Ligaiya Romero is a documentary filmmaker and visual artist working toward decolonial models of storytelling.

She lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn, near her Lola's apartment and her family's first home. Since 2014, she has been working on a photography project about inherited memory, hidden histories, and her family.

Ligaiya is the Video Producer & Editor for The Argus Project, a transmedia documentary about police violence and citizen counter-surveillance. The project was supported by Tribeca New Media Fund and presented at Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes 2016. Her work has been recognized by the SXSW Interactive Awards, the Webby Awards, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Photo District News, College Photographer of the Year and the New York Photo Awards, among others. Most recently, she was a documentary producer and editor at MediaStorm.

Ligaiya is currently developing skills and practices for community-empowerment as an artist-in-residence with More Art in New York City. 



Exhibitions & Accolades


Tribeca Film Festival /// Exhibition, The Argus Project

Asian Women's Giving Circle /// Grant Recipient

More Art /// Artist-in-Residence

International Center of Photography /// Hackathon Mentor

NPPA Northern Short Course /// Speaker



CAM Raleigh /// Exhibition, Big, Bent Ears