Winners of the 2016 Ateneo Art Awards Fernando Zobel Prizes for Visual Art, Rocky Cajigan and Nathalie Dagmang will talk about their winning exhibitions, their practice and influences with Angel Velasco Shaw, Media Artist and Director of Institute of Heritage, Culture and the Arts at Philippine Women’s University.
Rocky Cajigan was awarded the prize for his exhibition Museumified held at Blanc Gallery from 10-31 October 2015, while Nathalie Dagmang won for her thesis show, Dito sa may Ilog ng Tumana: A Sensory Investigation on the Contradictory Relationship of Barangay Tumana with the Marikina River, held at the UP College of Fine Arts from 27 May – 5 June 2015.
Through Museumified, Cajigan questions how his heritage as an indigenous person from Bontoc, Mountain Province is represented in museums. His works are meticulously crafted and purposely composed to construct personal and communal stories of disappearing and evolving practices. Using an ethnographic approach to her practice, Dagmang actively observes how people change and are changed by their environment in her video work. The river—a source of life for the people of Tumana—can also be a source of upheaval.
To confirm your attendance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Works by the shortlisted artists and writers will be on display at the Ateneo Art Gallery until 3 December 2016.