Photo courtesy of AlphaBrenda Sadcopen

Photo courtesy of AlphaBrenda Sadcopen

Mikayla is a Filipino American photographer, curator, and artist based in Chicago. She is heavily involved in the Filipinx community in Chicago, and focuses her artwork around decolonization, and the preservation and empowerment of her Filipino culture and identity.

As a photographer, she has worked with brands such Nike, Puma, and Finish Line, as well as photographed for media companies, Do312 and Pursuit of Dopeness.

As for curatorial work, she has years of experience with The Field Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Art, is a member of a female creative agency, Her Notoriety, and curates different types of events such as artist showcases, Kultura: the biggest Filipino music, food, and arts festival in the Midwest, and Rise: a bi-monthly community self defense/domestic violence awareness event.