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Zeny May Recidoro is a Filipino writer and scholar currently residing in New York City. She is a recipient of the Asian Cultural Council fellowship grant from 2018 to 2020. She has a degree in Art Studies from the University of the Philippines, and an MFA in Art Writing and Criticism from the School of Visual Arts. Her literary works have been published in Lontar: A Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, University of Hong Kong’s Yuan Yang, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, quarrtsiluni, Terse Journal, Unlikely Journal, Ateneo de Manila University’s Kritika Kultura, Queen Mobs Tea House, Variable West, and Berfois. One of her early poems, We (2012; Best of the Net nominee, 2013) was translated into Chinese for Verse and Voice Poetry Magazine in 2017. As an art writer, she has written for the Brooklyn Rail and Degree Critical. Her essay “Works-in-Progress: Artistic Practices and Digital Communities” appear in the Philippine Contemporary Art Network’s Writing Presently.

Born on 6 May 1991 in Las Pinas City, Recidoro grew up in San Pedro, Laguna, and spent her teen years in Teacher’s Village, Quezon City. In her spare time, she cooks, bakes, takes pictures, and does paper crafts.


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