residency: NovemberDecember 2020

Sam Domingo (Philippines)

Sam Domingo

Sam Domingo is a writer and theatre practitioner. Born and raised in the Philippines, she writes essays, poems, and plays that have reached more territories than her two feet. She completed psychology and minor studies in English literature from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2019. She uses this background to discuss the silenced narratives of the human condition especially of the marginalized (LGBTQ+ community and migrant workers), our struggle with technology, and socio‐political issues in Asia. 

Her writings appeared in the International Business Times, CORDITE, and local literary portfolios. She is a contributor to CODAME, an international arts NGO based in the USA. In the performance arts, she has worked as a technical director, actress, and production head for plays staged by the Filipino theatre groups: Ateneo ENTABLADO and Tanghalang Ateneo. She has joined international conferences on the arts and cultures, such as the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) 2019, PASINAYA 2019 Festival of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Pasay City, and ASEAN+3 Youth Cultural Forum 2019.

Last October 2020, she was a fellow in the Curatorial Development Program organized by the University of the Philippines, Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN), and Japan Foundation, Manila. Her curatorial project on Nena Saguil born out of the program will be presented in the Vargas Museum in 2021. She also currently explores ekphrastic poetry in an online artistic residency granted by !GWAK, an international art collective based in the United Kingdom.

At the Smashing Wor(l)ds residency at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Sam will explore the experiences of mis-gendering among transgender communities in two predominantly Catholic countries, Poland and the Philippines, approaching their lived experiences using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA).

Sam Domingos residency is part of the Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for re/Imagining & un/Learning Vocabularies, a project financed by Creative Europe, programme by European Union.


  • Curators
    • Anna Ptak
    • Anna Czaban
  • Coordinator
    • Ewa Kozik