Theme 2013<

Back to Square 1 is primarily focused on the re-kindling if not progressive recovery of the creative impulse―the most basic reasons behind why artists make and do art.

 

In an attempt to invoke art's origins in community engagement, and the spurring on of individual and shared imagination, this initial undertaking underlines how artistic intent can and should continually be challenged to move beyond mere functionality and personal commercial gain.

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Venues

Lopez Museum

 

Exhibiting Artists include: Alma Quinto, Josephine Turalba, Toym Imao

, Khaled Hafez, Goldie Poblador, Eric Zamuco andAhmed Al Shaer

Orange Gallery

 

Organizer: Charlie Co

Angono

 

Organizer: Wire Tuazon

Baguio

 

Coordinator: Bumbo Villanueva

 

Exhibiting Artists: TBA

Venues

Kanto

 

Organizers: Philip Paraan & Mideo Cruz

98b

 

Organizer: Marika Constantino

Museum of Three Cultures

 

Exhibiting Artist: Red Lambago

Sining Makiling

 

Exhibiting Artists include: Cris Garcimo (Gentle Universe), Khaled Hafez, Claro Ramirez, Jon Romero, Josephine Turalba, and Eric Zamuco

Venues

Philippine Women's University

Exhibiting Artists include: Patrick Astilla, Pips Brown, Noel Cuizon, Jason Mitchel, Jet Pascua, Mervy Pueblo, Alwin Reamillo, Joey Roberedo, Flash Tangalin, Josephine Turalba, and Eric Zamuco

Magmart

 

Exhibiting Artists include: Eva Fontana, Antonello Matarazzo, Rebecca Ruige Xu, Nick Rand, Ahmed Mohsen Mansour, Rolf Versteegh, Lin Klaassen-Zwamborn, Toine Klaassen, Didier Feldmann, Maria Korporal, Igor Imhoff, Igor Krasik, Rimas Sakalauskas, Maria Korporal, Lépine Vincent, Adrian Regnier Chavez, Mauricio Sanhueza, Hideyuki Tanaka, Marta Roberti, Ora, Juan Carlos Zaldivar, Lino Strangis, Silvana Sferza, Gérard Cairaschi, Ülo Pikkov, ferrie = differentieel, Isabel Pérez del Pulgar, Roberto D'Alessandro, Jessica Fenlon, Nam Le, Ouestbrouq, and Francesca Fini.

1335 Mabini

 

Organizers: Arvin Flores and Mai Saporsantos

Claro J. Ramirez is among the co-curators of the 2013 Singapore Biennale and curator for the Philippines of Goethe Institut's travelling exhibition, Riverscapes INFLUX. His most recent projects include participation in Art Video Exchange at Smallprojects Tromsø 2012 and the 14th Jakarta Biennale as well as exhibitions at Finale Art File and Mo Space Gallery in the Philippines.

 

He is a 2000 Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Awardee and was the 2009 NCR Curator for the Sungdu-an National Visual Art Exhibition at the National Museum of the Philippines. Ramirez has done consultancy work for artistic direction of exhibitions and new media projects at the Lopez Memorial Museum and other institutions such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Japan Foundation, and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design at the College of St. Benilde, De La Salle University.

 

He is a multimedia artist whose paintings, sculpture, photography, soundwork and mixed media installations have been exhibited in China, Japan, Bangladesh, Denmark, Poland, and the United States. His work has also been shown at the National Museum, Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Lopez Museum, Ayala Museum, Ateneo Art Gallery, GSIS Museo ng Sining, Negros Museum, West Gallery, Finale Gallery, The Drawing Room, Crucible Gallery, Kulay Diwa, Gallery 139, The Junk Shop, and Surrounded by Water. Ramirez is a former apprentice of National Artist for Visual Arts Cesar Legaspi, and a graduate of the University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas. He also serves as a faculty member of the Southville International School IBO Visual Arts Program.

Venues
Silke Schmickl

Silke Schmickl studied Art History, French Literature and Intercultural Communications in Munich and in Paris where she completed her diploma at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) in 2001. She has been a researcher at the German Center for Art History in Paris since 2000 where she published a book on Thomas Struth's 'Museum Photographs' (MSH, 2005). In 2002, she co- founded the Paris based film label Lowave with Marc Horchler, which she has directed since 2007. She is responsible for the conception and production of art projects as well as their distribution in partnership with international cultural organizations. Silke also works as an independent curator for international museums and institutions.
Ming Turner, PhD

Dr Ming Turner received her PhD in Art History and Theory at Loughborough University (UK), and lectures at De Montfort University in the UK.  She has delivered research papers to many international conferences, and publishes widely internationally, including Women’s Studies in the West (Beijing, 2011), Gender and Women’s Leadership (London: Sage, 2010), n.paradoxa (2010 and 2012) and The International Journal of the Arts in Society (2009).  She is also an international curator, and her previous curatorial projects include Taiwan Digital Art Pulse Stream Plan (2010-12, Taipei), 0&1: Cyberspace and the Myth of Gender (2010, Chongqing, China), Simply Screen: Inbetweeners of Asia (2009, Berlin and London). She has recently completed an international touring exhibition, Beautiful Life: Memory and Nostalgia, held in the UK and Taiwan (2011-2012).  She is currently curating a major show, Post-humanist Desire: Sexuality and Digitality in Contemporary Art, to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei in Taiwan, scheduled for 2013-2014.
Venues

Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez

Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines Department of Art Studies. She was curatorial consultant of Lopez Museum (2005-2012), presently a member of the Advisory Board of Asia Art Archive, and guest curator of the 2011 Jakarta Biennale. She teaches courses on art criticism, curatorship, and visual literacy, and was a 2009 fellow of the USA National Endowment for the Arts International Arts Journalism Institute in the Visual Arts. Her writing has appeared in Forum on Contemporary Art and Society, n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal, C-Arts: Asian Contemporary Art and Culture, Metropolis M: Magazine on Contemporary Art, Pananaw: Philippine Journal of Visual Arts, and Ctrl+P: Journal of Contemporary Art, among others.


Iris Ferrer

 Iris Ferrer received her degree in Philosophy in Ateneo  de Manila University on 2010. She then proceeded to Art Radar Asia in Hong Kong where she gained her certificate in Arts  Journalism. While studying philosophy in Ateneo, she was also the project head for APART  Visual Arts Collective from 2008 to 2010 as well as being part of the organizing team of the same collective from 2007 to 2009. She was also a member of editorial team for the AEGIS yearbook (2009-2010), the Writing department (2006 - 2010) and the Arts department (2009 - 2010) in Samahan ng Pilosopiya, and a member of the Strings section in the Ateneo's Musician Pool (2006-2007).
Venues

Josephine Turalba

Josephine is an interdisciplinary installation artist who incorporates video, sculpture, performance and sound into her artworks. She received her MFA in New Media from Transart Institute at Universität Krems in Austria in 2009. Her works take a visceral approach to the politics of violence focusing on the dynamics of infliction, trauma, depicting traces and spaces, a place where empathy translates into healing. Her videos and sculptural installation works have been shown at the Santorini Biennale, Greece, 2012; The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2012; La Cinematheque Francaise, Paris, France 2012; Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany, 2012; École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, 2012; The Yuchengco Museum, Manila, 2011; South Hill Park, Bracknel, UK, 2011; KIT Kunst-im-Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2011; The 12th Cairo Biennale, Egypt, 2010; Malta Contemporary Art Center, 2009 and the Lopez Museum, Manila, Philippines in 2013, 2007 and in 1992.


Gari Apolonio

Gari Apolonio is a cultural worker with over six years of art management/museum work in the areas of museum education, exhibition, collections management and administration. Some of the notable civic and art projects he handled include: the Escuela Taller Lecture Series, a series of lectures on life skills for the students of Escuela Taller, Touch the Artist's Vision Program, a museum program for the visually-impaired visitors of the Met Museum, and Touching the Sunlight, an arts workshop and exhibition project for children with special needs. He has also handled numerous art exhibits, local and international, as well as travelling art shows. Some of the more prominent exhibits he handled include Suite Vollard: Pablo Picasso 1930-1937, Japan: Kingdom of Characters, and the retrospective exhibits on Juan Senson and National Artists Fernando Amorsolo and Vicente Manansala. He has curated exhibitions and also teaches art and design. He holds two degrees, BA Philosophy and BFA in Art History, both from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.


Venues

Mary Ann Josette Pernia

Mary Ann Josette E. Pernia finished her Art Studies at UP Diliman. She teaches at UP-Manila, and has served as an Education Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Special Projects and Education Consultant at the Lopez Museum and is presently managing public programs for the DLS-CSB SDA
                             Museum of Contemporary Art and Design.


Venues

Toym Imao

 

Philippines

Alma Quinto

 

Philippines

 

 

Wire Tuazon

 

Philippines

Josephine Turalba

 

Philippines

Racquel de Loyola

 

Philippines

Charlie Co

 

Philippines

 

 

Kawayan de Guia

Philippines

Sajid Imao

 

 

Philippines

Emanuela Camacci

 

Italy

Venues

Red Lambago

 

Philippines

Erol Balcos

 

Philippines

 

 

Michael Bacol

 

Philippines


Alvin Zafra

 

Philippines

Mideo Cruz

 

Philippines

Goldie Poblador

 

Philippines

Eric Zamuco

 

Philippines

Ahmed El Shaer

 

Egypt

Khaled Hafez

 

Egypt