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About Cheeny

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Cheeny Celebrado-Royer b.1991 in Naga City, Philippines moved to the United States in 2005. She graduated with her BA in Studio Art at McDaniel College in 2014, and earned her MFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016 . Her work has been shown in Philadelphia at FJORD Gallery and around the Baltimore region including the Peale Museum, 'sindikit Gallery, Gallery CA, Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, Space Camp and MICA's Decker and Riggs Galleries. Celebrado-Royer was a Janet &... more

Token to the Third World

Token to the Third World contains a series of works that represent the homes destroyed by typhoons and natural disasters. This project was inspired by the condition in which the Philippines, as well as many countries around the world experience natural disasters. The Philippines survives at least 20 typhoons yearly. Celebrado-Royer became fascinated with the persistent preparation for the storm and the rebuilding of homes after the storm has passed.


Transit is a series of work that speaks to the increasing number of immigrants from other countries who come to America in pursuit of the American Dream.

Tumbang Preso (Knock down the prison, free the prisoner.)

Tumbang Preso (loosely translated as "Knock down the Prison/ Free the Prisoner") is a traditional Filipino game that is widely played in the streets of the Philippines. Though there is not a written documentation of its origin, some would say that the game developed during the Philippine Revolution (Filipino-Spanish War). It involves a tin can inside a drawn circle, flip-flops, a guard-- responsible for guarding the can (“It”) and at least five other players-- who would be responsible for knocking down the can by aiming at it while they throw their flip-flop.

Once the can is knocked down, the players will have the opportunity to retrieve their flip-flops from where the "It"'s territory. The "It" then has to take the can and put it back in its proper place. After the can is put back, the "It" will try to tag another player to be the next guard.

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