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Three months in Montalvo Arts Center: Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan

ARTIST NEWS / 30 JANUARY 2013

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan will be resident artists at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California from March 25-June 30, 2013.

View>>Press Release from Montalvo Arts Center

UnBound in Yuchengco Museum features Aquilizans and Pasilan

ARTIST EXHIBITIONS / 23 JANUARY 2013

Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan and Diokno Pasilan, our Aus-based artists, are in the exhibition “UnBound: An Australian Philippine Exchange” curated by Gina Fairley.

About the exhibition:
UnBound is an exhibit showcasing recent artistic exchange between Australia and the Philippines through the works of six Filipino and Australian artists who have made both countries their home. The exhibit is put together by Australian curator Gina Fairley.

“How culture is transported, repackaged by these artists, and then interpreted by local audiences, sits at the core of this exhibition. It is a both an expression and a questioning of our times,” explains Fairley. Using the metaphor of an airport’s transit lounge as the point of intersection for arriving and departing—for ideas of home and away—this contemporary exhibit evokes the frequency with which these artists move across the Asia Pacific.

Fairley has selected a group of six artists who live between and across the Philippines and Australia, and have been instrumental in taking the work of Filipino artists abroad. The featured artists are Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Maria Cruz, David Griggs, Diokno Pasilan, Juni Salvador, and Tony Twigg. 37 of their artworks will be on exhibit, from mediums such as painting, video, and sculpture and with pieces dating back to as early as 1995.

Exhibition runs from 23 Jan – 20 Feb 2013 at the 3rd Floor Foyer and Gallery of Yuchengco Museum.

Feature in Preview Magazine (Nov 2012, PH)

GALLERY NEWS / 20 NOVEMBER 2012

Grab a copy of the November 2012 issue of Preview Magazine. The Drawing Room is one of the galleries mentioned in this feature on Singapore’s Gillman Barracks. Get to know our vision in joining this hub. Article: “Address Book” written by Irwin Cruz.

Vermont Coronel featured in Rogue Magazine (Nov 2012, PH)

ARTIST NEWS / 19 NOVEMBER 2012

Grab a copy of this month’s Rogue Magazine to read Vermont Coronel’s two-page spread.

View>> Online version of ROGUE MAGAZINE

 

Mark Salvatus in Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2012

ARTIST NEWS / 19 NOVEMBER 2012

“Hundred Lives” (2011), one of the works by Mark Salvatus shown in his solo exhibition Other View in The Drawing Room, made it to the Finalists Gallery of the 2012 Sovereign Asian Art Prize. You can support him by registering and voting for this work here>> http://www.sovereignartfoundation.com/art-prizes/asia/gallery/?year=2012&page=2

The Aquilizans make it to the McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Award 2012

ARTIST NEWS / 19 NOVEMBER 2012

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan are on the list of finalist in the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Award for this year. Since its inception in 2003, the McClelland Sculpture Surveyhas emerged as the most important outdoor sculpture exhibition in Australia, displaying a wide range of works in different media and styles by both established and emerging artists.

The Sculpture Survey is at the McClelland Gallery+Sculpture Park from Sunday, 18 November 2012 onwards.

View>> Info on the Survey and Award

Mark Salvatus in Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei

ARTIST NEWS / 19 NOVEMBER 2012

Mark Salvatus was in Bamboo Curtain Studio in Tamsui, Taipei City for a studio residency under Bamboo Culture. His studio period was from 20 October to 19 November 2012. One of his projects there extended his “Wrapped” series.

 

Alfredo, Isabel Aquilizan in SA SA BASSAC, Cambodia

ARTIST EXHIBITIONS / 6 AUGUST 2012

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan are part of the exhibition “new artefacts” curated by Roger Nelson in SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh (Cambodia).

Bringing together leading Australian and Cambodian local and diaspora artists,the artworks and objects in new artefacts have been “left over” from their proper place in each artist’s practice or working process, and strategically removed from their original contexts. The exhibited objects include working materials, notes, documents and sketches while the exhibited artworks include pieces that, while finished, did not fit within a series, or were edited out in a selection process, or were not included in an exhibition.

View>> Info on NEW ARTEFACTS

Alvin Gregorio in the U.S. Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale

ARTIST NEWS / 3 JULY 2012

Alvin Gregorio collaborates with Richard Saxton/ M12 for the project “Campito”  which will be included in the U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale (29 August – 25 November, 2012).

The theme for the pavilion – “Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good” – frames an archive of actionable strategies by [urban] designers acting on their own initiative to solve problematic urban situations, creating new opportunities and amenities for the public.

View>> Info on CAMPITO
View>> Spontaneous Interventions

Riel Hilario bags two residency grants for 2012 – 2013

ARTIST NEWS / 30 JUNE 2012

Riel Hilario was awarded with two residency grants this year that would take him to Paris and the United States. He will be away from October 2012 to September 2013.

Alliance Française de Manille’s Philippine Artist Residency Program (PARP) has selected Riel as its 2012 grantee. The residency venue Cité Internationale des Arts will host him from October to December 2012 as he studies Gothic sculptures in France, specifically statuaries of religious architectural structures. Aside from this research, Riel will informally survey European modern and contemporary art in France and attend the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain in October.

The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) Philippine Foundation announced him as the Elizabeth McCormack and Jerome I. Aron Fellow. As its recipient, Riel will be hosted by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council to pursue three months of studio work. His research program on carving practice and technologies would take him to Washington, Massachusetts and California. The United States’ itinerary will take place from March to August 2013. Under this grant, Riel will also spend September 2013 in Malaysia (Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur and Malacca) to orient himself with the traditional wood carving of the region.

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