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Asian International Art Exhibition Philippines 2011 Hangaram Art Museum Seoul Arts Center Korea 14th September - 23rd October 2011

Philippine Committee Asian Artists, Inc. Member: Federation of Asian Artists Maria Victoria “Ambie” Abaño Chairperson

Ross Capili Chairperson

Ramon Orlina Vice Chairperson

Virgillio “Pandy” Aviado Member

Benedicto Cabrera Member

Susan Fetalvero-Roces Member

The Philippines in Asia 26th Asian International Art Exhibition Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Korea


n any gathering of Asians, the Philippines is distinctly the odd man - Christian among predominantly Buddhist, Muslim, Taoist or Confucian communities, Latin in temperament amidst countries that exhibit their distinct Oriental sensibilities despite the common experience of colonization, English-speaking in a continent that speaks Mandarin, Nihongo, Bahasa, Thai, Vietnamese and a babble of other languages both national and regional. Our educational system, our literature, even our laws draw mainly from America, and to a limited extent, from Spain. Even our visual arts obviously draw from the West - with the first formal art school established in Manila towards the latter part of the 19th century to educate our artists in the methods and subjects of European painting and sculpture. Our best-known artists of this period - Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo - drew from the same well of formal painting, and lived and died in that tradition. It was only in the 1920s when the first faint wafts of modernity touched our shores with the arrival from the United States of Victorio Edades, later to be joined by others in a group that was to be known as the “Thirteen Moderns.” It was this group that represented modern contemporary trends in art, against the more conservative traditionalists. Looking back, it is edifying to observe how the two groups publicly espoused their respective views, with (often) gentlemanly discourse and public exchange of reasoned views in newspaper columns and articles, or through public art competitions. Some even brought their art out of the exhibition halls to the sidewalks, the better for the masses to appreciate their works. With the opening of the Philippine Art Gallery and other private art galleries in the 1950s and onwards, and the

Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1969, it can be said that modern art in the Philippines finally found its home (and audience). Names like Anita Magsaysay-Ho, Fernando Zobel, HR Ocampo, Vicente Manansala, Arturo Luz, Jose Joya, Cesar Legaspi, Botong Francisco, Ang Kiukok, Napoleon Abueva, Federico Alcuaz, Romeo Tabuena, largely predominated with the younger group composed of Lee Aguinaldo, Pandy Aviado, BenCab, Roberto Chabet, Jaime de Guzman, Lao Lianben, David Medalla, Fernando Modesto, among others, beginning to make their names heard. A number relocated overseas in pursuit of their art, with some returning later in life. Some, like pioneer printmaker Manuel Rodriguez Sr. who will be turning 100 in a few more months, have yet to come home. The Marcos regime of the seventies and eighties was both a boon, with its patronage of local arts, establishment of the order of national artists and the Thirteen Artists award, among other notable accomplishments; and a bane because of censorship and control of state support for individual artists. The restoration of pre-Marcos era politics and politicians in the mid-1980s resulted in a democratic and vibrant art scene in Metro Manila, Baguio, and other regional centers, and the currency of what has since been called ‘social realism’ using art to illustrate the reality in communities and society. Antipas Delotavo, Santiago Bose, Egai Fernandez, Jose Tence Ruiz, Roberto Feleo, and their younger colleagues: Elmer Borlongan, Alwyn Reamillo, Mark Justiniani, Alfredo Aquilizan, Noel Quizon, Karen Flores, Manny Garibay, to name just a few, are some of the known proponents of this movement. Hyperrealistic painter/sculptor Ronald Ventura is fast becoming the darling of the auctions, with works that are setting alltime records. Other artists like Rodel Tapaya, Marina Cruz, Nona Garcia, Geraldine Javier, John Santos, Pam Yan, Leslie de Chavez, Lynyrd Paras,Yasmin Sison, Annie Kabigting, to name a

few, are also on the rise. They are arguably the first generation of Filipino artists to enjoy an international following. Not to detract from the accomplishments of Filipino artists who have created an international following, but this current crop has drawn interest in Filipino artists through successful auctions and shows in the art capitals of Asia and other parts of the world. For reasons of history, colonization, education, religion and temperament, the Philippines is both Asian and Western, taking from its indigenous roots - shared with Southeast Asia and Polynesia, adding layers of Spanish and American flavors and nuances. Its art is likewise different, again a mix of what is native and what is adopted and adapted from foreign influences. AIAE started in 1985 in Seoul, and has since made the rounds of Asian art capitals: Taipei, Fukuoka, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Bandung, Singapore, Manila, Macau, Tainan, Guangdong, Daejeon, Hongkong and Ulaanbaatar. Initially participated in by artists from Japan, Korea and Taiwan, it has since become a pan-Asian event, with artists from all over Asia taking part, making it one of the venues for exhibiting the diverse arts and cultures of this great and vibrant continent. The Philippines began participating with the 7th AIAE in Bandung, Indonesia. The Philippine Committee Asian Artists, Inc. was incorporated in 2002 with BenCab as founding president, as a formal organization to promote the participation of the Philippines in this international exhibition. Among the artists who have participated in the annual exhibit are such illustrious names as Abueva, BenCab, Joya, Luz, Saprid; senior artists like Albor, Dans, Fajardo, Lanbien, Lluch, Orlina, TenceRuiz, Tequi, Zaballero; and the younger group that includes the rapidly rising artists mentioned above. The Philippines hosted the AIAE in 1996 and 2005, and continues to support the visual arts in its many activities. This year, the Philippine Committee, with Ambie Abano and Ross Capili as co-chairs, is again participating as the exhibition is held at the Hangaram Art Museum in Korea, with the theme “Glocalization of Asian Culture.” Each artist holds up a mirror or candle to his milieu, painting his view of the reality observed. DENNIS MONTERA’s parched-looking canvas surface makes ironic comment on the effects of floods that are happening worldwide. The upturned face of the female nude in ROSSCAPILI’s work looks at the literal feet of the cross, her ten fingers stretched in supplication, each digit attached to the cross with strings like a marionette’s limbs. The thick impasto and anguished brushstrokes of JOEY COBCOBO

depict the challenges to indigenous culture and tradition. In quiet contrast, BENCAB paints a relaxed and self-possessed Sabel, holding a mysterious black cat close to her chest. AMBIE ABANO’s woodcut juxtaposes a worried female face with a recently familiar global consumer symbol. ABA LLUCH DALENA uses bright and colorful dots and dashes to create a seeming labyrinthine maze. A literal and biologically accurate heart is drawn by MAXINE SYJUCO: dressed in bridal finery, holding a bouquet of white flowers. CHRISTINA QUISUMBING RAMILO attaches milk bottle nipples to the current Philippine symbol for global success and fame - the punching bag - successfully achieving a commentary both on the status of women, and national survival. The colors of celebration inspire RESTY TICA to capture the wild and vibrant mood of the Filipino fiesta. DANIEL DELA CRUZ formed brass into a soulful and anthropomorphic guitar. MAX BALATBAT collates shapes and images suggestive of daily experiences of the sidewalk, and the streets. PANDY AVIADO puts together images of objects in a box - a collector putting things in order, much like our human attempts to bring order to life and nature. The suit is reinterpreted by ERIC DE LEON ZAMUCO as animal pelt, using jusi, silk, pigments and a metal hanger. In a similar vein, LENORE RS LIM draws a fine lace veil. In a tribute to AIAE’s 26th year, SUSAN FETALVERO ROCES paints the map of Asia embraced by a wing of golden feathers, while glass master sculptor RAMON ORLINA transcends Asia to pay homage to the global icon Gehry. The sixteen artists offer various views of both Philippine, and global realities: the lively colors of our festivals, the organized chaos of our sidewalks, questions of culture, identity and morality, our innate musicality and rhythm, the shared problem of global warming and flooding, as well as day-to-day questions like where to get the next meal, and how to survive under severely trying circumstances. Using varied media - oil, acrylic, photographs, silk, brass, glass and other materials - the artists interpret and re-present both the realities and the aspirations of present-day Philippines. National and global experiences are made approachable by the artists’ individual and very personal images, colors, and shapes. The sometimes-harsh truths are made palatable by sensibilities that are at times humorous, at times sarcastic, at times ironic, but always tempered by each artist’s humanity and appreciation for beauty.

Rene E. Guatlo is a freelance writer based in Manila and his home province of Ilocos Norte in northwest Luzon. He writes features on art, food, travel and culture, contributing to the lifestyle sections of national broadsheets and magazines.

Asian International Art Exhibition Philippines 2011 Hangaram Art Museum Seoul Arts Center Korea 14th September - 23rd October 2011

The Artists Ambie Aba単o

Leonor RS Lim

Pandy Aviado

Sio Montera

Max Balatbat

Ramon Orlina


Christina Quisumbing Ramillo


Susan Fetalvero-Roces

Joey Cobcobo

Maxine Syjuco

Daniel Dela Cruz

Resty Tica

Aba Lluch Dalena

Eric De Leon Zamuco

One Star

Ma.Victoria ‘Ambie’ Abaño

Giclee print of woodcut on canvas 30 x 50 inches 2011

2009 - 2011 Philippine Committee Chairperson

Born 1967. As an Architect, Ambie Abaño abandoned the practice in favor of being a visual artist, which to her is an inherent responsiveness to what she considers a calling. From being a painter, her shifting to printmaking brought her to a passionate encounter with and exploration of the medium which led to the creation of portraits and figures in sculptures, mixed media works and installations, always originating from traditional printmaking techniques. Rather than holding an expression captive, her portraits insists upon the phenomena on which the moment the person comes forth as an individual. Among her achievements include the Grand Prize in the Painting Category of the Art Association of the Philippines Open Art Competition in 1987 and the Grand Prize in the Philippine Art Awards in 2006. She is the first recipient of the Alliance Française de Manille Philippine Artist Residency Program which brought her to Paris for a three-month residency and further training in color viscosity and various intaglio techniques in 2011. She is also a grantee of the Asian Cultural Council for a six-month artist’s residency in New York for training in Lithography in 2012. Abaño is a presently President of the Philippine Association of Printmakers and a faculty member at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. Apart from this she devotes time in being involved in art related projects. Address : 1014 Apacible Street Paco, Manila 1007 Philippines Mobile : 0917-822-7682 Phone : (632) 526-1044 E-mail :

Virgilio ‘Pandy’ Aviado

Art Box 1

1992-1996 Philippine Committee Chairperson

Giclee print on canvas 30 x 50 inches 2011

He held his first solo exhibition at the Luz Gallery in 1967 and represented the Philippines at the Sao Paolo Biennial in the same year. Aviado has since participated in several international art events among them the India Triennial in New Delhi (1968), The Paris Biennial (1969), and the Havana Biennial (1991, with sculptor Junyee). He also participated in Philippine exhibitions held in Australia, Korea, Canada, Chile, Amsterdam and Japan. Aviado is also an experienced art administrator. He served as President of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) and the Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP). He was Director of the Coordinating Center for the Visual Arts at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCVA-CCP, 1991 to 1992) and was elected head of the Committee on Visual Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (CVANCCA, 1995 to 1997). He was the first head of the Philippine Committee FAA. Aviado has held more than 40 solo exhibitions. Address Telefax Email Website

: 24 West Maya Drive, Phil-Am Homes, Quezon City : +6329286979 : :


Max ‘Maxbal’ Balatbat

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 50 inches 2011

Born in Caloocan City, Philippines in 1978, Max Balatbat also known as Maxbal is an abstract painter. Maxbal’s father was an architect which explains his natural affinity to the world of art, and it has not been hidden at all. He studied Architecture at the Far Eastern University in Manila 1995 but in 1997 he decided to take Fine Arts instead at the University of the East Caloocan. In 2002, he completed his degree in Fine Arts with a major in Advertising and was awarded as one of UE’s Exemplary Performance in Visual Arts and 2009 Grand Prize winner of 3rd AAP-ECCA Abstract art competition and GSIS ABSTRACT competition 2009. He is one of the moving force and creative motor behind the spirited art collective, Sininggang. Accidentally seeing his father’s old floor plan led him to an exciting new experiment that would later produce a fresh perspective in his art. Combining his educational background, he came out with a distinct style he now calls architectural abstraction. Now after years of gallery experience and numerous achievements, both professional and personal in visual arts, Max Balatbat continues to perform his duties of innovation and visual fluency. Address : 150 Ma. Clara St., 4th Avenue, Caloocan City Telephone : +632 3658650 Mobile

: +63921 7403570




Woman with Black Cat

1997-2000 Philippine Committee Chairperson

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 50 inches 2011

A National Artist for visual arts since his conferment in 2006, Ben Cabrera, or BenCab, is an icon in the Philippines. A pioneer in the 70s for addressing social and political issues, as well as his portrayal of Filipino identity, he is acclaimed for his draftsmanship in expressing universal human sympathies and everyday narrative drama. BenCab spent twelve years in London where the physical distance to his country caused him to become even more keenly aware of his root culture and the realities of life in the Philippines, where he returned to settle in 1985. His works have been the subject of four books, Ben Cabrera: Etchings 1970-1980; BenCab’s Rock Sessions; BenCab Nude Drawings; and the definitive book on his life’s work, BENCAB. He established the BenCab Museum in 2009, in his mountain home of Baguio, to house his personal collection of indigenous Cordillera artifacts as well as contemporary Philippine art. Also in 2009, BenCab was conferred a doctorate in Humanities, honoris causa, by his alma mater, the University of the Philippines. Address : BenCab Museum Km. 6 Asin Road Tuba, Benguet 2306 Philippines Tel. (Baguio) : +63 74 4427165 Tel/Fax (Manila) : +63 2 8162512 E-mail : Website :

Sampung (Nag-u) Utos


Acrylic, pigment ink and graphite on canvas 30 x 50 inches 2011

2009 - 2011 Philippine Committee Chairperson

Born in Manila, Philippines in 1959, Rosscapili is a painter, digital printmaker and art educator He studied Fine Arts (major in Advertising) at PWU in 1981, and served Philippine Airlines as its Art Director for 16 years. He has successfully mounted over 30 one-man art exhibitions in Manila, Paris, and the United States. He has participated in more than 35 group exhibitions, including the Asian International Art Exhibitions in Fukuoka, Japan; Taipei; Taiwan; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Ulaanbataar, Mongolia. He has also accumulated at least 55 awards and distinctions, including the Pamana ng Lahi Award in San Francisco, USA (2001), and the latest of which are the 2008 PATA Gold Award for Travel Photo Journalism in Hyderabad, India; 2008 ANVIL Award; Ani ng Dangal Presidential Award 2009; and 2009 Quill Award. He was a member of the Executive Council of the National Committee on Visual Arts of the NCCA from 2007-2010. At present, he is co-chair of the Philippine Committee Asian Artists, Inc. Gallery Address : Galerie OneWorkshop Unit 324, LRI Design Plaza, Nicanor Garcia St. Bel Air II, Makati City, Philippines Telefax : +6328368799 Mobile : +639176273193 E-mail : Website :

Joey Cobcobo

Golden Arrow in the Hanging Coffins View Oil & Acrylic on canvas 30 x 50 inches 2011

Cobcobo (b. 1983), working on painting, printmaking and woodcarving. He combines these disciplines in assemblages and installations, a good sampling of which have been viewed in venues such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bencab Museum, Yuchengco Museum, Megamall Art Center, Avellana Art Gallery, Blanc Art Gallery, and other new and emerging alternative art spaces in Metro Manila. Cobcobo’s ethnicity (a half Igorot and half Ilocano who has lived and studied in Mandaluyong City since his early youth) has its influence in the endemic and actuated tensions apparent to his work. His art combines contemporary and transmedia approaches to traditional art practices, revealing an introspective interest in the critique and construct of a moral/ethical re-imaging of what is endemic and prevalent in social and cultural practices. Visual artist Joey Cobcobo, is a Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Advertising from the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) in 2004 and presently an Instructor of Graphic Arts and Printmaking in Fine Arts (FA) Department in the same University. In just few years, he has garnered a number of distinctions, including shortlistings at the Ateneo Art Awards and Juror’s Choice of Excellency in Philippine Art Awards in the year 2009 and 2010. His works have been exhibited for more than 36 group shows and 4 solo shows in the Philippines, Singapore, Australia and South Korea. Studio address : 197 Blk. 40 Welfareville Comp. Brgy. Addition Hills Mandaluyong City, Philippines 1550 Phone : (02) - 5346311 Mobile : (+639)-927-2819769 Email : Website :

I Hope You Dance

Daniel dela Cruz

Brass and various metals Variable size 2011

Born in 1966 in Metro Manila, Daniel de la Cruz had been expected to take up and practice medicine or law. More inclined to the arts and reluctant to pursue such expectations wholeheartedly, he, upon graduating from preliminary law studies in college, struck out on his own and worked in a gift and dÊcor export company as a sculptor and product designer. Hard work, perseverance and talent ensured his unmitigated success in this industry and he eventually ended up developing products for prestigious product companies around the globe. Despite this success Daniel’s artistic urges were still not pacified, and he vowed to experience fulfilling his dream of becoming a true artist before reaching the age of 40. He courageously ventured beyond the world of product design and manufacturing into his true passion: sculpture. Applying his instinctive skills and knowledge of diverse materials, Daniel developed unique methods of working with metal which allowed him to create one of a kind metal sculptures which was distinctively his own. It was in August of 2007 that he mounted his first solo exhibition and has been regularly holding exhibitions in the Philippines and abroad since then. His unique creations coupled with the deep insights in his work has lead Daniel to being one of the most sought after sculptors today. Address : 10 San Bartolome street, Capitol#8 Subdivision, Pasig City, Philippines Telephone : +6325344073 Mobile : +639175212824 Website : Email :

Aba Lluch Dalena

Here And There (Do Not Lose Your Soul) Acrylic and mixed media 30 x 50 inches 2011

Aba Lluch Dalena produces sculptures in terra cotta as well as paintings in oil and mixed-media.The youngest exhibiting sculptor in the Philippines at the age of six, Dalena went on to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. She also engaged in art education as an art teacher for children in various schools for the past ten years. Dalena is also a vocalist and composer for Rockbato, a Pinoy rock-alternative band. Address : 25-E Mayaman St. UP Vilage, Diliman, Quezon City Mobile : +639228765434 E-mail :

Ella’s Veil

Leonor RS Lim

Inkjet GiclĂŠe print on canvas 30 x 50 inches 2011

Lenore RS Lim (b. 1946 in Manila) continually seeks out new printmaking processes, rediscovers lost techniques, and combines abstract and representational imageries. Lenore received the Presidential Award, specifically the Pamana ng Pilipino Award, for Filipino overseas, in 2004 and the Outstanding Professional Award for Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in 2005 for her accomplishments in the arts. She enjoys a growing audience of collectors in the United States, where she was awarded a prestigious Jackson Pollock-Lee Krasner Foundation Grant, among other honors. In addition to showing at galleries and museum worldwide, Lenore represented the Philippines at the United Nations World Women Conference Exhibit in New York in 2000 and OPEN, the International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, in Venice, Italy in 2002. Her work is included in the U.S. Library of Congress and the private collection of Agnes Gund, Chairman and President Emerita of The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan among others. Ms. Gund penned the foreword to her monograph Profound Afterglow: The Prints of Lenore RS Lim, published by Reyes Publishing in 2005.

Address : Manansala Tower #2005, Rockwell, Makati, Philippines Telephone : +63 2 916 0735 Studio Address : 1400 Fifth Ave #5D New York, NY 10026 Telephone : 212 679 9051 E-mail : Website :

Sio Montera

Lessons that Global Floods Are Teaching Mixed media on canvas 30 x 50 inches 2011

Dennis “Sio” Montera, a multi-awarded artist and educator, completed his Masters in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2004. He is active in promoting visual arts in the Philippines, being the Vice-Head of the Committee on Visual Arts (2011-2013) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and a founding member of the Creative Cebu Council Inc. He teaches Studio Art at the Fine Arts Department of the University of the Philippines -Cebu. He wwas bestowed with the Chancellor’s Award twice for most outstanding achievement in creative work. Sio Montera was awarded the grand prize of the 2010 GSIS National Painting Competition, abstract category. His characteristically non-objective art is often intertwined with life as both thrive on the present; its impact on the artist, how the world flows, convulse, and flexes through the swirl of emotion, social concerns in a definable time/space singularity. The artist’s work reflect the fascination of discovering ‘form’ through ‘processes’ as essentials in non-figurative expression. Address Telephone (U.P. Cebu) Mobile E-mail Website

: Cebu City, Philippines : +63 32 2338202 : +639173295626 : :

Homage to Gehry V

Ramon Orlina

Glass Variable size 2011

2005-2008 Philippine Committee Chairperson

Ramon Orlina is a licensed Architect, having graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture & Fine Arts in 1965. In the mid-70’s, he pioneered the use of glass as an artistic medium of expression in the Philippines. Since then he has gone full time in the arts and exhibited widely in his country and elsewhere around the world. Among his many awards are the ASEAN Awards for Visual Arts in 1993 and the Third ASEAN Achievements Awards for Visual Arts in 1994. In 2006, he was awarded The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award. Among his successes in international competitions, he has won the “Mr. F” Prize in the 1999 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale in 1999 and the First Prize in the Sculpture Category of the II Bienal International del Baloncesto en las Bellas Artes 2000 in Madrid, Spain. In January 2011, he unveiled a monumental outdoor sculpture in cast bronze and glass for the University of Santo Tomas called “QuattroMondial”. Standing at 10.32meters high, it was commissioned by the University to commemorate the 400th year anniversary of its founding. Orlina’s name is synonymous with glass sculpture in the Philippines. Address : 2174 Ilaw ng Nayon St., corner Blumentritt Ext., Sampaloc, Manila 1008 Philippines Telephone : +632 7496439 / 7815918 Mobile : +639178805108 Email : Website


Christina Quisumbing Ramilo

Feeding the Nation Acrylic on canvas 30 x 50 inches 2011

CHRISTINA QUISUMBING RAMILO received her Bachelor’s degree in Editorial Design and Illustration from the University of the Philippines and her Master’s degree in Studio Art and Art Education from New York University. She lived in New York for 23 years and moved back to the Philippines in 2008. She has exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Canada, and Venice, Italy. In recent years, she has been focusing on installations and assemblages and has been using a variety of materials in her works from stairway stringers, scrap wood, faucets, tree trunks, cigarette butts, pencil stubs, flat iron sheets and many other everyday objects. For this exhibition, she painted a version of an earlier work (Multiple), a punching bag with infant pacifiers. She has been exhibiting regularly in Manila and has recently participated in shows in Florence, Italy and Penang, Malysia. In 2009, she was in Yogjakarta for a 2-month artist residency. Address : 42 Father Martinez St., Diliman, Quezon City 1103 Mobile : +63915 897 7923 Email : Website :

AIAE @ 26

Susan Fetalvero-Roces

Acrylic with gold leaf/Giclée on canvas 30 x 50 inches 2011

2001-2004 Philippine Committee Chairperson

Susan Fetalvero-Roces received formal art training at the Philippine Women’s University (PWU). She also studied Chinese ink brush painting, specifically the Ling Nan style under master painters in Hong Kong and Manila. Working both in figurative and abstract, her works reveal a rich blend of Western and Asian sensibilities. She deftly combines ink brush painting techniques with richly textured layers of brilliant colors and mixed media on canvas and in fine graphic works. Constantly experimenting with medium and forms, Susan incorporates three-dimensional and kinetic elements in her recent works. She has held 25 solo exhibitions in Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan, and numerous group exhibitions in the Philippines, Asia Region and the United States. Aside from her prolific output as an artist, she is a member of the Philippine Committee, a member of the Federation of Asian Artists, Trustee and Treasurer of the Artist Association of the Philippine Foundation (AAPF), the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP), Philippines Association of Printmakers, and Kasibulan. Susan has been a consistent Philip Morris Art Awards Juror’s Choice and Honorable Mention from 1995 to 1999. Susan is actively involved in organizing local and international art exhibitions and events among them the PLDT/DPC Annual Art Competition and the Philippine participation for the annual AIAE. Address : 1697 Dian Street, Brgy. San Isidro, Makati City, Philippines 1234 Telefax : +6328486077 Mobile : +639178437512 E-mail :

Maxine Syjuco

Homage to the Queen of Hearts No. 1 Acrylic Giclée on canvas 30 x 50 inches 2011

Maxine Syjuco (b. 1984 in Manila, Philippines) is a poet and multi-media visual artist. Her works, best described as “visual narratives”, offer a marriage between poetry and the visual arts. In combining elements such as photography, painting, installations, electrified mixed-media constructions and sound-art with her own poems, Syjuco infuses each piece with intimate, intricately layered— often dark and sensually twisted— open-ended narratives. Love, loss, longing, and the separation of human flesh from consciousness are prevalent themes that allow her work to raise questions about the essentialities of femininity, emotion, memory and the ever-elusive soul. Her first book of poetry, A Secret Life, was published in 2008 and received critical acclaim. Her poems have been translated into Polish and French, and have seen print in several international anthologies including the Asia Literary Review, The Poet’s Guild Quarterly, and the 2011 Rhino International Poetry Anthology. Syjuco represented her country’s region in the 2010 Visayas Art Biennale, and her works— both exhibitions and performances— have taken place in venues as varied as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Metropolitan Museum, the Lopez Museum, the Yuchengco Museum, Museo Sugbu, art galleries, universities, libraries, and even public streets and parks. Address : 325 Country Club Drive, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City, Philippines Telefax : +6328509278, 850 92 54 Mobile : +63917 554 32 29, +639915 115 22 11 E-mail :


Resty Tica

Mixed media on canvas 30 x 50 inches 2011

Resty is 33 years old and was born in Tondo, Manila. He discovered his talent at the age of seven and started painting at this very young age. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the Technological University of the Philippines in 1999 and is presently working as professional graphic designer and senior artist at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network. After participating in several noteworthy group exhibition, he mounted his first solo exhibition at Galerie One Workshop in April, 2010 and followed it with his second one-man show last May 2011 also at the same gallery. His numerous achievements include the Grand Prize of the PLDT-DPC Telephone Directory Cover Art Competition, the 1998 Artist of the Year Award of the TUP Fine Arts Gawad Pagkilala sa Sining, and finalist honors at the Shell National Art Competition and at the MADE Awards. This multi-faceted artist has recently added sculpture as his newest form of artistic expression. Address : I-3 RSG 1, Calbayog St., Mandaluyong City Mobile : +639176408479 E-mail :

Eric De Leon Zamuco

Pelt Suot Dyed jusi silk, tailor’s chalk, stainless steel, hanger Variable size 2011

Eric De Leon Zamuco was born and raised in Manila, relocated to Missouri in 2005, and currently lives and works in Quincy, Massachusetts. He is a multi-disciplinary artist who received a BFA from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts in 1991. He was a recipient of the Freeman Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center (2002), the Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Award (2003) and the Ateneo Art Award (2005). He holds an MFA degree in sculpture and photography from the University of MissouriColumbia (2009). He has had seven solo exhibitions, the most recent, at the Silverlens Gallery in Manila (2011). He has participated in group exhibitions in Manila, Boston, Oslo, Bangladesh, Washington DC, St. Louis, Michigan, and New York. Recently, he was awarded the Phoenix Gallery Fellowship in New York and will have his eighth solo exhibition at the aforementioned space in 2012. Telephone : 573-529-6796 E-mail : Website :

26 Years

Asian International Art Exhibition

1st AIAE: December 1985 National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul Korea*, Japan, Taiwan 2nd AIAE: May 1987 National Museum of History, Taipei Taiwan*, Korea, Japan, Hongkong 3rd AIAE: July 1988 Fukuoka Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan Japan*, Korea, Taiwan, Hongkong, Malaysia 4th AIAE: July 1989 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul Korea*, Japan, Taiwan, Hongkong, Malaysia, India 5th AIAE: December 1990 National Gallery of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia*, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hongkong, Macau, Singapore, Thailand 6th AIAE: February 1992 Tagawa Museum of Art, Japan Japan*, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Macau, Indonesia, Thailand 7th AIAE: November 1992 Merdeka Building, Ji.Asia Africa,Bandung, Indonesia Indonesia*, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Taiwan, Philippines 8th AIAE: September 1993 and October 1993 Fukuoka Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan Tagawa Museum of Art, Japan Japan*, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, India,Vietnam, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Hongkong 9th AIAE: September 1994 National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan*, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines,Vietnam, Hongkong, Macau 10th AIAE: August 1995 National Museum of Singapore Singapore*, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia Philippines,Vietnam, Hongkong, Macau 11th AIAE: November 1996 Metropolitan Museum of Manila Philippines*, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Macau, Hongkong, Singapore,Vietnam, Australia 12th AIAE: October 1997 Centre de’ Actividades Turisticas, Rua de Luis Gonzaga, Gomez, Macau Macau*, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, China, Thailand,Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines 13th AIAE: November 1998 National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia*, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Hongkong, Macau

14th AIAE: June 1999 Fukuoka Asian Museum, Fukuoka, Japan Japan*, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Hongkong, Macau 15th AIAE: October 2000 Tainan County Cultural Center, Taiwan Taiwan*, Hongkong, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Macau, Singapore,Vietnam 16th AIAE: December 2001 Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China China*, Australia, Hongkong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand,Vietnam 17th AIAE: August 2002 Daejeon Municipal Museum of Art Korea*, Australia, China, Hongkong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia,Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand,Vietnam 18th AIAE: December 2003 Hongkong Heritage Museum, Hongkong Hongkong*, Korea, China, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan 19th AIAE: October and November 2004 Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Kyushu Sangyo University Art Museum Japan*, Hongkong, Korea, China, Indonesia, Macau, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan 20th AIAE: November 2005 Ayala Museum Philippines*, Hongkong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Macau, Mongolia. Singapore, Taiwan 21st AIAE: July 2006 Singapore Art Museum (SAM) Singapore*, Philippines, Hongkong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Macau, Mongolia, Taiwan 22nd AIAE: November 2007 Selasar Sunaryo Art Space Bandung West Java - Indonesia Indonesia* China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore,Vietnam. 23rd AIAE: December 2008 The University City Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Guangdong Province, PRC China Mainland*, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Taiwan,Vietnam. 24th AIAE: November 2009 National Art Gallery, Malaysia Malaysia*, China Mainland*, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Macau SAR, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan,Vietnam. 25th AIAE: September 2010 Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia*, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand,Vietnam 26th AIAE: September 2011 Hangaram Art Museum - Seoul Arts Center Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia* Philippines, Singapore, South Korea*, Taiwan, Thailand,Vietnam

*AIAE Host Country

PROFILE: Philippine Committee Asian Artists, Inc.


hilippine Committee Asian Artists, Inc. was incorporated in February 2002 with the following as incorporators: Benedicto Cabrera (President),Virgilio Aviado (Vice President), Sid Gomez Hildawa (Secretary), Susan Fetalvero-Roces (Treasurer) and Ramon Orlina (Public Relations Officer). Its roots go back to 1985 when artists from Korea, Taiwan and Japan organized the First Asian International Art Exhibiition, and when Virgilio “Pandy” Aviado met members of the AIAE in his Fukuoka stint in 1989. In 1992, the Philippines participated in the 7th AIAE in Bandung, Indonesia. The same event marked the formalization of the Federation of Asian Artists by heads of delegations.

emerging in importance in the bracket of Asian Art. Through PCAAI, the 11th AIAE was hosted by the Philippines in November 1996 at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and the 20th AIAE at the Ayala Museum in 2005.

The Philippine Committee (FAA) was chaired by Virgilio “Pandy” Aviado (1992-1996) succeeded by Benedicto “Bencab” Cabrera (1997-2000), Susan Fetalvero-Roces (2001-2004), Ramon G. Orlina (2005-2009). The original board of officers incorporated and legitimized Philippine Committee Asian Artists, Inc. on February 2002. This year, the Committee is chaired by Ma. Victoria ‘Ambie’ Abaño and co-chaired by Ross Capili. From 1992 onwards, the PCAAI along with other delegations, coordinate the annual AIAE with the goal of developing, promoting and advancing Asian art.

Philippine Participants to Previous Asian International Art Exhibitions

PCAAI addresses the concern of parochial groups by extending towards being part of a larger community. Its function lies in advancing and protecting the manifestations, expressions and philosophy of its members. Likewise, it is projected towards connecting them with other communities beyond the locale. The Committee involves itself in the progress and promotion of its member who work in the visual arts by advocating and coordinating various programs and projects pertaining to local and foreign arts and culture. It combines and coordinates the activities of the association with the activities of other organizations, local or foreign, whenever such combination or coordination are in the best interest of the association. After all, the Committee is in charge of entering into agreement for united action for the common good with other associations of artists or other persons, local or foreign, whose cooperation is deemed helpful. One such example is its continued involvement in AIAE, the collective participation composed of the members of the Philippine committee and guests artists who are invited after being recommended to be

Other functions of the PCAAI as an incorporated body include undertaking research and development in the visual arts for the purpose of uplifting Philippine Art, and accepting contributions in any form necessary, desirable and proper for the association in order to carry out the objectives of the association.

Ambie Abaño • Napoleon Abueva • Lawin Abueva • Leonard Aguinaldo • Ged Alangui • Gus Albor • Nunelucio Alvarado • Don Amorsolo • Marcel Antonio • Alfredo Juan Aquilizan • Agnes Arellano • Ral Arrogante • Antonio Austria • Virgilio Aviado • Pablo Baen Santos • Manuel Baldemor • Gabby Barredo • Roland Bay-An • Norma Belleza • Jeho Bitancor • Charito Bitanga • Arnel Magbanua-Borja • Elmer Borlongan • Santiago Bose • Benjie Cabangis • Ben Cabrera • Benjie Torrado-Cabrera • Lex Cachapero • Michael Cacnio • Imelda Cajipe–Endaya • Ross Capili • Ed Castrillo • Elizabeth Chan • Charlie Co • Salvador Convocar • Reynaldo Contreras • Tala Contreras • Daniel Coquilla • Araceli Dans • Igan D’Bayan • Jose Datuin • Kawayan DeGuia • Jaime De Guzman • Fil Dela Cruz • Antipas Delotavo • Ferdinand Doctolero • Kiko Escora • Brenda Fajardo • Noell EL Farol • Karen Flores • Nona Garcia • Emmanuel Garibay • Jesse Garrovillo • Rick Hernandez • Sid Gomez Hildawa • Abdulmari Asia Imao • Raul Isidro • Nap Jamir • Jeannie Javelosa • Jose Joya• Junyee • Mark Justiniani • Lao Lianben • Nikulas Lebajo • Raul Lebajo • Alfredo Liongoren • Julie Lluch • Arturo Luz • Jordan Mang-Osan • Maningning Miclat • Joy Mallari • Fernando Modesto • Mona • Ferdinand Montemayor • Wawi Navarroza • Justin Nuyda • Jonathan Olazo • Eduardo Olbes • Onib Olmedo • Ramon Orlina • Bernardo Pacquing • Samuel Penaso • Al Perez • Teddie Boylie Perez • Impy Pilapil • Dan Raralio • Cid Reyes • Roberto Marcelo Afable Robles • Susan Feltavero-Roces • Jose Tence Ruiz • John Frank Sabado • Popo San Pascual • Jose John Santos III • Pablo Baen Santos • Solomon Saprid • Soler • Cesare Syjuco • Claude Tayag • Ofelia Gelvezon Tequi • Roger ‘Rishab’ Tibon • Wire Rommel Tuazon • Anna Varona • Roy Veneracion • Ronald Ventura • Nestor Olarte Vinluan • Reginald Yuzon • Phyllis Zaballero.

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Asian International Art Exhibition Philippines 2011

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26th AIAE  

26th AIAE Catalogue