December 2016
December 2, 2016

Ateneo Art Awards 2016 Winners Announced

15 September 2016 – Grand Atrium, Shangri-la, Mandaluyong


For the Fernando Zobel Prizes for Visual Art, three (3) winners were chosen by the jury from a shortlist of twelve (12). The winners are Martha Atienza for Study in Reality No. 3; Rocky Cajigan for Museumified; and Nathalie Dagmang for Dito sa may Ilog ng Tumana: A Sensory Investigation on the Contradictory Relationship of Barangay Tumana with the Marikina River.


Winning with her thesis show at the College of Fine Arts in UP Diliman, Dagmang takes both the Liverpool Hope University – Creative Campus and the Artesan Gallery + Studio residency grants, while Martha Atienza is awarded the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre residency grant.


For the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes for Art Criticism, two (2) winners were selected from a shortlist of six (6). Presented the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize – The Philippine Star, Pristine de Leon is given a regular column to be published twice a month or 24 articles for a year in the publication’s Arts & Culture section. Her winning entry is entitled, Owning the Image: Exploring Lopez Museum’s political cartoons and the pleasures of resistance.


Together with KLFI and The Philippine Star, the Ateneo Art Gallery welcomes ArtAsiaPacific, a bi-monthly magazine on contemporary art, as a new publication partner. The recipient of the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize-ArtAsiaPacific Magazine  is Dominic Zinampan for his entry Chambers of Reflection: A Critique on Mark Justiniani’s “Reverb”. He will be contributing a total of six articles to ArtAsiaPacific for one year.


The Ateneo Art Awards 2016 is presented with Shangri-La Plaza, La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Liverpool Hope University – Creative Campus, Artesan Gallery + Studio, Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation, Inc., The Philippine Star, ArtAsiaPacific Magazine, Metro Society and YStyle.


Works of the winners and the shortlisted artists will be exhibited at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Mall until Monday, 19 September and at the Ateneo Art Gallery from 10 October to 3 December.


For more information, please contact Tricia Raya, AAG Exhibitions Coordinator, at 426-6488 or email You may also visit our website, at