Yason Banal is an artist working with various forms and ideas traversing seemingly divergent systems. He obtained a BA in Film at the University of the Philippines Diliman and an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. His work has been widely exhibited locally and internationally in galleries, museums, fairs, biennales and alternative spaces, most recently at ALT Philippines 2021 and 2020; Metropolitan Museum in 2020 and 2019; Asia Film Archive Singapore, SOAS London and 47 Canal New York in 2019 and Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018. He is full-time faculty at the U.P. Film Institute and former coordinator at the U.P. Film Center.