Recent academic writing

“Crisis, Continuity and Survival: Transformations of the Vernacular through Creative Practices and Strategies” for a conference at the Asia Research Institute National University of Singapore, Singapore November 2014

Book chapters

“Culture, Creativity and the City in Southeast Asia: Changing contexts, contemporary platforms, novel co-operations”, 2015: Bangkok: ThailandThe Nippon Foundation for Asian Public Intellectuals, 37-52.

Entries (Felix Bacolor, Buen Calubayan, Marina Cruz, Alfredo Esquillo, Hermisanto, Diokno Pasilan, Mark Salvatus, Pamela Yan-Santos and Entries on Sculpture, Installation and site specific art, AXIS art project and co-authored entry on Initiatives and Engagements) revised Cultural Center Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, forthcoming

Entries (Napoleon Abueva, Santiago Bose, Junyee) Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism forthcoming

“Public Art, urban renewal and the fabrication of national history: The Revive Manila program and the New Manileno campaign” in Transforming Asian Cities: Intellectual impasse, Asiazining space, and emerging translocalities edited by Nihal Perera and Wing Shing-Tang. 2013. London and New York: Routledge, 51-64.

“Sining Publiko at ang Siyudad: Mga kontemporaryong lapit at halimbawa” (Public Art and the City: Contemporary approaches and examples) in Sining at Lipunan edited by Cecilia De la Paz and Patrick Flores. Quezon City: Sentro ng Wikang Filipino, Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman, 2014, 176-184.

“Urban Decay, Redemption and the Feminized City: Cinematic representations of Revive Manila’s renovated parks” in Suri Sining: The Art Studies Anthology edited by Reuben Ramas Canete. 2011. Quezon City: The Art Studies Foundation, 227-237.

Refereed journal essays

“Grounds for Scrutiny: Architectural history and the survey as exhibitionary mode”, Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture 13. July 2016. Singapore: Department of Architecture School of Design and Environment National University of Singapore, 74-81.

“Creative Mediations of the City: Contemporary public art as compass of Metro Manila urban conditions in International Journal of Urban Research 37:3. May 2013. Oxford and MA: Blackwell, 864-878.

“Dissonant Enchantments: The resonant object and Kawayan de Guia’s Bomba” in Humanities Diliman 7:2. 2010. Quezon City: University of the Philippines, 132-139.

“Invisible States, Peripheral Sites: Artistic negotiations of the urban” in Agham Tao 19. 2010. Quezon City: Social Science Center, 38-47.

“Situating Representation in an Urban Context: Public parks and the Revive Manila program” in Philippine Humanities Review 7:1. 2007. Quezon City, College of Arts and Letters, 297-231.

Exhibition notes and catalogue essays

“Here and Elsewhere”, catalogue essay November 2016 Pope Bacay solo exhibition, Tin-aw Art Gallery

“Delightful, Dissident Tales”, catalogue essay October 2016 Lee Paje solo exhibition, Tin-aw Art Gallery

“Trail of a Dream”, catalogue essay September 2016 Francis Commeyne solo exhibition, Tin-aw Art Gallery

“Infinite time, proximate distance”, exhibition notes Direction 2016 Metropolitan Museum of Manila, February 2016

“Wonder and Waste Not”, Mac Valdezco for Art Fair Philippines, catalogue essay February 2016

“Double Take”, Mark Justiniani for Art Fair Philippines, catalogue essay February 2016

“An elegy and a vision”, group exhibition at Tinaw Art Gallery, January 2016

“Lathe of Light”, Mark Justiniani’s Temple piece for Art Basel Hong Kong, March 2015

“Image Relay”, Clairelynn Uy’s Popcorn solo exhibition at Tin-aw Art Gallery, October 2014

“Strange Spectre”, Joy Mallari’s Witness solo exhibition at Finale Art File, August 2014

“The Measure of Precision and Chance” Lofranco solo exhibition at Tin-aw Art Gallery, June 2014

“Pilgrims of Art”, Simultaneous exhibitions of Renato Habulan and Alfredo Esquillo, Jr. at Finale Art File Makati City, April 2014

“Myth in Resplendent Form” Illuminations Joy Mallari Art Fair Philippines 2014 and Tin-aw Art Gallery Makati City, February 2014

“Shifting Spheres: Local galleries in the nexus of the global market and changing tastes for art”, gallery profile for Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea, February 2014

“Suddenly Becoming”, Recurrence Mark Justiniani at the Southeast Asia Platform Art Stage Singapore, The Drawing Room Contemporary Art, January 2014

“The World in Slivers”, Habeas Corpus Alfredo Esquillo at Art Stage Singapore Sogan and Tin-aw Art Galleries, January 2014

“Of Things in Time”, In Transition exhibition Jose John Santos III at Indigo Gallery, the Bencab Museum Baguio City, November 2013

“Vivid Remembrance”, Living Memory exhibition Plet Bolipata and Elmer Borlongan at Wada Fine Arts Tokyo, September 2013

“Ardent Devotion”, Turning Inward exhibition Alfredo Esquillo for Artissima Turin, September 2013

“Mark by line, mould by tint: Malleable forms in Ambie Abano’s prints”, for Transfigurations exhibition UP Jorge Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center UP Diliman, June 2013

“Transference”, inaugural exhibition for Bellas Artes Bagac Bataan, May 2013

“Parallel Bounties: Objects as presence and phantom in the art of Pamela Yan and Marina Cruz“, for Art Informal Art Basel HongKong, May 2013.

“Random Collision” for Mark Justiniani’s Orbit exhibition Finale Gallery Makati City, April 2013

“Tableau Sublime” for Gabriel Barredo’s installation Asphalt. Makati City: Art Fair Philippines, February 2012

“Fraught Horizons” for Mark Justiniani’s installation Mimefield. Makati City: Art Fair Philippines, 2012

“Piety and Place: Terrains of faith in the art of Alfredo Esquillo and Renato Habulan” Semblance and Presence exhibition. Singapore: National University of Singapore, 2012

“Stalling Time”, Group exhibition Tin-aw Art Gallery, 2012

“Objects of Refuge” Dennis Atienza’s solo exhibition Tin-aw Art Gallery Makati City, 2012

“Contours of the Modern in the Art of Bonifacio Cristobal” Pasay City: GSIS Museum, 2012

“Crafted Haven: Plet Bolipata’s Imagination at the Bonifacio Global City“, 2012

‘Perpetual Passage/Protracted Arrivals“, Nothing to Declare exhibition. Quezon City: The UP Jorge Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, 2011

“Dialogues with Dress” CHE costume collection exhibition. Quezon City: College of Home Economics, 2011

Description of works for “Monumental”, Group exhibition at Manila Contemporary. Makati City: Tin-aw Art Gallery, 2011

“Kapital: Tribute to Labor“, Kapital exhibition. Quezon City: The UP Jorge Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, 2010

“Making Pictures, Making Choices” for group exhibition. Makati City: Picasso Residences, 2010

“Transit/Transfer: Artistic streams from post-war Modernism and current practice in Philippine art” for Inaugural group exhibition. Makati City: Altro Mondo Gallery, 2010

Artist profiles for “Crossover: An exhibition of Philippine contemporary art”, Denmark 2010

“Shifting Gears”, Maniobra group exhibition White Box Gallery, Cubao Quezon City 2009

“Disrupting Complicity”,  Tutok Perspektiba exhibition, Faculty Center galleries Quezon City, 2007

Film and exhibition reviews

“An Intimation of Revival: The sculptural in Ling Quisumbing Ramilo’s works”, Review of Construct at Silverlens 20Square, forthcoming Art+ magazine Philippines

“Instructive Survey: The Real H.R. Ocampo”, Review of Ayala Museum H. R. Ocampo exhibition, Contemporary Art Philippines magazine,September 2013

“Far from center yet solidly grounded”, President’s report Young Critics Circle Film Desk, August 2013

“A Revelation and Reckoning: Good, Evil and a World Gone Strange”, Review of Qiyamah film by Gutierrez Mangansakan II, August 2013

“Perturbing Hoard” Exhibition review of Felix Bacolor’s Toy Stories NOVA Gallery Manila, Contemporary Art Philippines magazine, September 2013

“A Timely Distraction”, It Takes a Man and a Woman, June 2013

“Vacuous Thrill”, One More Try, 2013

“Eloquent Silence”, Raymond Red’s Pelikula and Ang Magpakailanman, 2012

“Numbers Game”, Bahay Bata film, 2012

“Home that is Prison”, Nino by Loy Arcenas and Bisperas by Jeffrey Jeturian, 2012

“Love Bungles the Work Place”, Unofficially Yours, 2012

“Ephemeral and Placeless: Emergent public art modalities in Baguio’s public art festival”, Culture

“Bereft of Nuance” Ganap na Babae, 2011

“Life’s vast skies and Ports of call”, Pink Halo-Halo, 2011

“Defying Gravity”, Raymond Red’s Himpapawid, 2011

Other writings

“Burning Silence, Anxious Noise”, TutoK Freedom of Expression website, August 2013

“Reality’s Random Frontiers”, Contemporary Art Philippines magazine, 2012

“Global City, Culture Hub: Probing location and cultural production”, Art Associates Program, Singapore International Foundation and the Nancy Sena Junior Faculty Grant. 2011, unpublished work

“The Publics of Public Art: Premise and possibility”, Pananaw 7: A journal of Philippine visual arts. 2011, 80-91.

“Engaging Audiences”, Asian Art News 20:4, July to August 2011, 64-67.

‘Taming the Public Body: Tracing metaphors of disease and decay in the narrative of urban renewal”, Building Modernity exhibition CD-rom, Manila: NCCA.


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