Celebrate the best in Philippine contemporary art for 10 days with our partners all around the city.
All events follow Philippine time zone (GMT + 8)
In this session, four artists will discuss their artistic approaches to media such as video, the Internet, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and explore the intersections between traditional and contemporary modes of artmaking. The session will also exchange the artists’ insights on the recent swift shift to the virtual space, forced by the pandemic. How would the digital and online platforms affect our experience and perception of art?
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(Mark Salvatus and Mayumi Hirano)
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Jed Gregorio (b. 1990) is a Filipino artist who lives and works in Manila, Philippines. His broad artistic practice encompasses photography, filmmaking, installation, and performance. Often informed by themes of politics of religiosity, masculinity, and post-Internet art histories, Gregorio’s free-ranging poetics manifest as serial and anthological projects that span multiple platforms, exhibitions, and diffusions, each operating in a hermeneutical cosmology developed through hyperfictional and multimedia strategies — from discrete works in assemblage and sculptural installation, to spatially expansive milieu constructed with images, objects, sound, and light. Gregorio’s current project-in-progress “Frat” was introduced in the tail-end of 2020, with “Act 1: Kristo Disco” and “Act 2: Monochrome One” presented in succession in context-specific premises. Gregorio graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Communication, from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2011.
Marlon Hacla is an artist exploring artificial intelligence as a tool for understanding artistic subjectivity and creative human agency. He lives in Quezon City with his cats.
Heavily inspired by emotional geography, slow TV, and magic realism, Alfred Marasigan (b. 1992) conducts serendipitous research and transmedial practices primarily through livestreaming. Marasigan graduated in 2019 with an MA in Contemporary Art from UiT Arctic University of Norway’s Kunstakademiet i Tromsø and is a Norwegian Council of the Arts Grantee for Newly Graduated Artists. Currently based in Manila, he is now a faculty member of Ateneo de Manila University’s Fine Arts Department for half a decade.
Tanya Villanueva is a 37 year old artist born in Valenzuela, Philippines. Her work has developed over the years from looking into work and production of art objects through the lens of painting, photography and craft; to exploring the performative nature of this cultural labor through the use of video installations, textile projects and collaborations. Her art is informed by her work as a single-mother, a working-class art practitioner and her struggle with chronic depression and anxiety. Her work has been shown locally at institutions, commercial contemporary galleries and artist-run spaces. She had various art projects outside the county through artist-run spaces in Queens, San Francisco as well as an exhibition at a curator’s residence in Manhattan. Tanya holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines and a Dressmaking certificate from Miriam College. She works and lives in Quezon City, Philippines.