The 70s
The 1970s saw the rise of conceptual art practice which encouraged artists to explore innovative forms and approaches. Guest curator, Ringo Bunoan centers on experimental photography and installation art. Being ephemeral, the latter will be represented by re-creations by the artists themselves or, if not feasible, through archival documentation. The exhibit underscores the importance of oral history and archiving projects in the production of art historical narratives.

Featured artists include Raymundo Albano, Huge Bartolome, Joe Bautista, Danilo Dalena, Joy Dayrit, Nath Gutierrez, Nap Jamir, Johnny Manahan, Red Mansueto, Fernando Modesto, Butch Perez, Yolanda Perez–Johnson, and Judy Sibayan.

For further inquiries, you may e-mail us at or call Esty Bagos, Museum Education Officer at 426-6488 / 426-6001 loc. 4160



Ateneo Art Gallery. All rights reserved.Our mailing address is:
Arts Wing, Areté
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Manila, Philippines 1108Telephone: (632) 426.6001 ext. 4160 or (632) 426.6488


Elmer Borlongan, one of the leading contemporary artists today, holds a retrospective of his works on paper from the 1970s when he started attending art workshops until the present. Drawing continues to be the foundation of Borlongan’s creative process. Whether intended as studies for paintings or as final works, the spontaneity of drawings captures the artist’s approach in concept development, composition, and representation. Featured works will include drawings in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and watercolor and selected paintings from the artist’s collection and private lenders.

Elmer Borlongan Draws The Line is extended until June 17, 2018.

For further inquiries, you may e-mail us at or call Esty Bagos, Museum Education Officer at 426-6488 / 426-6001 loc. 4160


Ateneo Art Gallery. All rights reserved.Our mailing address is:
Arts Wing, Areté
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Manila, Philippines 1108Telephone: (632) 426.6001 ext. 4160 or (632) 426.6488

The Ateneo Art Gallery moves to its new home in Areté. The Upper Ground Floor Galleries – Mr. & Mrs. Chung Te Gallery, Mr. & Mrs. Ching Tan Gallery, and Ernesto and Susan Tanmantiong Gallery – are venues dedicated for the AAG Permanent Collection. Its inaugural exhibition focuses on the growth of the AAG Collection through the generosity of various donors. This exhibit also aims to highlight the role of philanthropy which not only sustained the growth of the AAG but also made possible the realization of the newly-constructed Areté.

From Fernando Zobel, whose donation to AdMU led to the founding of the Ateneo Art Gallery in 1960, to succeeding donations from Ateneo alumni and visual artists, the AAG Collection has grown into what is now considered an important collection of post-war Philippine modern art, Social Realist art from the 1970s and 1980s, and contemporary works. The exhibit will be divided into decades with each section featuring a list of names of all donors and a selection of works from each period. During its one-year run, works within each section will be rotated to ensure that all donors are represented and their donations exhibited.

For further inquiries, you may e-mail us at or call Esty Bagos, Museum Education Officer at 426-6488 / 426-6001 loc. 4160


Ateneo Art Gallery. All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Arts Wing, Areté
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Manila, Philippines 1108

Telephone: (632) 426.6001 ext. 4160 or (632) 426.6488

The Settlement Final-7


Ateneo Art Gallery, in cooperation with the Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS),  presents The Settlement, a traveling public art installation by Mark Justiniani from 3 November – 2 January 2018.

Mark Justiniani’s The Settlement is part of his current series of assemblages and installations which creates an illusion of infinite space through the careful manipulation of light and mirrors.  Justiniani intends to make the external features of artwork look like a shanty, a house of an informal settler — a common urban imagery. The Settlement is rich in Philippine historical and cultural references such as martial law, the Marcos burial, the Aguinaldo Hall in Malacañang, Andres Bonifacio, a mananaggal, and amob of rallyists.  The piece is mired with symbolisms whose relevance goes beyond specific moments in history, as tropes of death, detention, trauma, destitution and conflict continue to persist in our current state of affairs. It challenges our attitudes toward political myth-making, which people in power have continuously composed and which the public have repeatedly consumed. Ninety percent of the artwork is just illusion, Mark Justiniani invites the audience to “cross” the bridge from our present view on these social conflicts in order for us to progress.

The Settlement is a public art installation first exhibited at the Ayala Museum as part of Art Fair Philippines 2017.  It was then brought to the Sunken Garden in UP Diliman and  is currently on view at the Unionbank Plaza of Areté, Ateneo de Manila University and will run from 3 November 2017 until 2 January 2018.  This project is organized by the Ateneo Art Gallery in cooperation with CANVAS.


3 November – 14 December 2017
Mon-Fri | 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sat | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

15 – 24 December 2017
Mon-Sun | 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

25 December 2017 – 2 January 2018
Mon-Sun | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Contact Jay Galang, Exhibitions Coordinator through or call AAG at 426-6488 for more information.


About the artist

Mark Justiniani (b. 1966, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental) studied painting at the University of the Philippines.  He is often identified with the lineage of Social Realism in the 1980’s and 1990’s in the Philippines often through artist-activist initiatives like Abay (Artista ng Bayan), Salingpusa (1984) and Sanggawa (1994). Justiniani received the Thirteen Artists Award in 1994 from the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He has represented the Philippines in various international conferences, workshops and exhibitions in Japan, Denmark, Australia, USA, Singapore, Taiwan, and Indonesia.  

Since 2006, after returning from the United States, Justiniani developed a series of assemblages and installations described as having “magic realist strains” but focusing on the nature of vision, configurations of space, and the ambivalent relationship between time and space using reflective media.  He explores these works in varied scales and as avenues to tackle philosophical, political, and sociological concerns.


Photos by Arielle Acosta



Ateneo Art Gallery is now open in Areté! Visit the Ateneo Art Awards 2017, featuring the works of the winners and shortlisted artists and writers of the Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art and the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism and the Mutable Truths exhibitions from 1 October – 2 December 2017.


Our temporary museum schedule is from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Mondays to Saturdays at the Arts Wing, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. For inquiries, you may call us at 426-6001, loc. 4160 or 5392 or 426-6488, or email us at

G&P panel discussion


Formal opening moved to 14 Sep | 2:00 PM
Exhibition run: 13 Sep – 21 Oct 2017
Viewing hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Eduardo J. Aboitiz Sandbox Zone
3/F George SK Ty Learning Innovation Wing
Areté, Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Featured Games:
1378(km) (Jens M. Stober, 2010)
Coming Out Simulator 2014 (Nicky Case, 2014)
Democracy3 (Positech Games, 2013)
Dys4ia (Newgrounds, Anna Anthropy, 2012)
Escape from Woomera (Katharine Neil,, 2004)
Killbox (Biome Collective, 2016)
Madrid (Gonzalo Frasca, 2004)
Orwell (Osmotic, 2016)
Papers, Please (3909, Lucas Pope, 2013)
Perfect Woman (Peter Lu & Lea Schönfelder, 2016)
Phone Story (Molleindustria, 2011)
Sunset (Tale of Tales, 2015)
The Cat and the Coup (Peter Brinson and Kurosh ValaNejad, 2011)
The Westport Independent (Double Zero One Zero, 2016)
This War Of Mine (11 bit studios, 2014)
TouchTone (Mikengreg, 2015)
Unmanned (Mollenindustria, 2012)
Yellow Umbrella (Awesapp, 2014)

Click here for more information on the exhibit.

Sep 14, Thursday

Christian Huberts

Christian HubertsGame World Views: The potentials and problems of politics in games
By Christian Huberts | Media and Culture Specialist


Oct 6 – 7, Friday to Saturday
(Venue: Main Campus, De La Salle – College of St. Benilde, Manila)

3:00 PM – 3:00 PM | 24-HOUR GAME JAM
Are you a game developer or an enthusiast with experience in game
development? Join our GAME JAM and get a chance to win a free trip to Cologne,
Germany to visit GAMESCOM 2018.
For more info, click here.

Oct 21, Saturday



Sen. Bam Aquino

John Paolo Bago | Creative Director, Tier One Entertainment

Dr. Randy Dellosa | Psychiatrist

Frances Kramer | Addiction Rehabilitationist

Julius Raymon U. Mariano |

with moderators Dr. Gary Devilles of ADMU’s Kagawaran ng Filipino, and Nikki Veron Cruz, TV presenter


MHM - Banner Photo


Ateneo Art Gallery, The Japan Foundation, Manila and The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines are pleased to present the international travelling exhibition Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics. Open from 17 June to 28 July 2017, the exhibition introduces the similarities and differences between modern Japanese manga, which now enjoys global popularity, and Katsushika Hokusai’s manga.

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), best known for the woodblock print titled The Great Wave, called his collection of printed drawings “manga.” Hokusai Manga contains an assortment of drawings varying in subject matter—from the humorous to the prosaic and instructional. This pictorial compendium is often associated with the origins of contemporary manga for its storytelling and visualization of movement. Over 200 years after its first volume was published, it continues to captivate people worldwide.

Manga Hokusai Manga approaches Hokusai Manga from the perspective of contemporary Japanese comics.  The exhibition begins with six images of Hokusai from 1970’s manga, when Hokusai’s personality and eventful life became a source of inspiration for manga artists, and ends with seven original works made by contemporary manga artists specifically for this exhibition. Responding to the formal aspects of Hokusai Manga and the fascination with its creator, these contemporary works provide an insight into the constantly evolving expressions of manga and the directions it will take in the future.

Prior to its exhibition in the Philippines at Ateneo Art Gallery, it has been shown in countries such as Italy, Belgium, Ireland and Vietnam. The exhibition in the Philippines will feature a reading corner, with the latest and classic manga from the Japan Foundation library.


Lectures and Activities:

Exhibiting Manga: Intentions, Difficulties, and Potentials (ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED)
A lecture by Dr. Jaqueline Berndt | Director of the Exhibition and Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, Stockholm University

30 June 2017 | Friday
3:30 – 5:00 pm

Venue: Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo de Manila University

Making Manga: Basic Manga Creative Process Workshop (ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED)
A workshop by Tintin Pantoja of Comic School Manila

15 July 2017 | Saturday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Venue: Natividad Galang Fajardo Room, Dela Costa Hall, Ateneo de Manila University

Basic class open from ages 12 to above.
Free materials will be provided.

Manga and the ‘Manga-esque': Shifting Definitions and Perspectives (SEATS AVAILABLE)
A lecture by Dr. Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua | Director of the Japanese Studies Program and Assistant Professor of the Department of History

20 July 2017 | Thursday
3:30 – 5:00 pm

Venue: Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo de Manila University

Animated Film Screening: The Voices of a Distant Star The Garden of Words (SEATS AVAILABLE)

Both films will be shown on all Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays until 28 July 2017 (July 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25 and 26) at 10 am and 2 pm.

Venue: Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo de Manila University


Limited seats available in all events. Please email for reservations.


Mutable Truths: Perspectives in Philippine Contemporary Art was organized by the La Trobe Art Institute and the Ateneo Art Gallery to celebrate our decade-long partnership.  The exhibit features ten artists from the Philippines, all having visited Australia between 2005 and 2014 through an artist residency they received as winners of the prestigious Ateneo Art Awards (AAA). This award program, which began in 2003, gives recognition to outstanding exhibitions held within a year by artists below 36 years of age. Its winners have since established their careers and are among the most active in the Philippine art scene.  Featured artists are Poklong Anading, Martha Atienza, Lyle Buencamino, Charles Buenconsejo, Buen Calubayan, Marina Cruz, Kawayan de Guia, Leeroy New, Mark Salvatus and Ronald Ventura. The title refers to the varied range of issues and concerns each artist addresses as well as the diverse scope of practice they represent – from paintings, assemblage and installations, and video works.


This partnership between the La Trobe University and the Ateneo de Manila University from the Philippines began 17 years ago through academic exchange programs in the humanities and social sciences organized and coordinated through the Philippines Australia Studies Centre . In 2005, both universities through their respective art museums, supplemented this cooperation through an artist residency and exhibition exchange program.  This component has since provided venues for interaction among Australian and Filipino artists.


Exhibition Run:

La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, Australia

15 March – 30 April 2017

Photos of by MM Yu


Ateneo Art Gallery in Areté

Ateneo de Manila University

1 October – 2 December 2017

Photos by Arielle Acosta


Shared Residence


Shared Residencea collaborative art project initiated by Poklong Anading, examines the notion of public and private spaces and communal ownership—from the artists to its prospective borrowers. Adopting a system similar to borrowing a book from a library, members of the Ateneo de Manila Loyola Schools community are given the option to borrow an artwork to reside in their personal space for a two-week or fourteen-day period. This act of temporary ownership or possession introduces borrowers to collecting as a social practice which also comes with the responsibility of care and integrity.

The lives of these artworks will take in the next months are an integral part of the project. Documentation from borrowers will be compiled through digital media, tracing a work’s movements online, thus creating another platform of sharing.

Ateneo Art Gallery developed the mechanics of the project as an adjunct to the Ateneo Art Awards program. Artists initially invited to donate works specifically for this project are past awardees and/or recipients of residencies. We are grateful for their participation and interest in the project. The duration of Shared Residence is indefinite and we foresee a growing collection that the university can share.

If you are an AdMU employee or Loyola Schools student and are interested in borrowing an artwork from the project, please read the Borrower’s Application Form, Shared Residence – Mechanics and Guidelines and Shared Residence – Loan Agreement Template carefully. You may use #AAGSharedResidence for your posts about the project.

The following artworks donated by the artists to the Project are available for loan.

For inquiries and submissions of application forms, you may contact Jay Galang, Exhibitions Coordinator, at 426-6488 or email