June 16, 2015
(Top to bottom, Raffy Napay’s “Nest/Home” and Charles Buenconsejo’s “A-Z” and “The Idea of Nothing is Nothingness (images courtesy of the artists)) Wednesday, 22 July 2015 6pm, Opening Reception Exhibitions run from 22 July to 12 September 2015 Ateneo Art Awards winners, Raffy T. Napay (2013) and Charles Buenconsejo (2014) will be mounting back-to-back homecoming shows at the Ateneo Art Gallery this July. The two exhibitions, Napay’s Sanctuary and Buenconsejo’s Relative Nothing, will showcase a broad range of media, from soft sculpture to video, corresponding with the diversity of contemporary art practice that the Ateneo Art Gallery, along with its partner...
May 7, 2015
Join Professor Tony Godfrey as he explores contemporary art from its birth to its current state in a 6 week course at the Ateneo Art Gallery from June 13 – July 18.  Through lectures and discussions discover the different movements that have emerged since the 1960s, the artists that have defined these movements and the different art forms that are currently seen in exhibitions, art fairs and biennials.   Course dates : Lectures every Saturday from June 13 – July 18, 2015, 10 am – 5 pm.   June 13 : What was wrong with Modernism?  Why did contemporary art happen?...
Nominations for 2015 Ateneo Art Awards: Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art is now open! We are pleased to announce this year's call for nominations for the Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Arts. Work that has been exhibited between May 2, 2014 and May 1, 2015 can now be nominated for the 12th edition of this prestigious prize to be given at the 2015 Ateneo Art Awards. Nomination forms have begun circulation among art spaces and cultural institutions all over the Philippines, and are also available at the Ateneo Art Gallery. Since 2004, the Ateneo Art Gallery and its partners...
April 29, 2015
Please be informed that due to public demand the Shape workshop has been shortened from two weeks to one week. This one week workshop will follow the set schedule for Module 1, May 4 (Monday) to May 8, (Friday), from 1 pm to 4 pm in the Ateneo Art Gallery. The workshop will cover traditional media of drawing (pencil, pen, ink and charcoal), illustration, painting and collage as well as the basics of starting a professional portfolio. Also due to public demand, professional artists wishing to refresh their skills are welcome to participate in the workshop, as students. The workshop...
April 22, 2015
    The Ateneo Art Gallery and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation, Inc. have just announced the exhibitions to be reviewed by writers interested in submitting entries for the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism. These exhibitions are: Pandy Aviado: Fifty Years of Printmaking, Ground Floor Gallery, Ayala Museum 25 November 2014 – 11 January 2015 Images of Nation: Cesar Legaspi, the Brave Modern, Third Floor Galleries, Ayala Museum, 1 December 2014 – 26 April 2015 Forces at Work, Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center 2 December 2014 – 28 January 2015 Vitruvian Figure Paul Pfeiffer, Museum of Contemporary...
April 14, 2015
Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ, announced on April 8, 2015 the appointment of Ma. Victoria “Boots” Herrera as Director of the Ateneo Art Gallery.   Ms. Herrera joins the Ateneo de Manila University after having worked in the public sector for 26 years. She ends her post as the Director of the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department and assistant professor at the University of the Philippines – Diliman, Department of Art Studies this summer. She has been involved with the Ateneo as a lecturer in the Arts Management program since 2005 and was curator for the Ateneo Art Gallery’s landmark exhibitions Lee Aguinaldo: In Retrospect...
April 6, 2015
The Ateneo Art Awards which has been held in August since its inception in 2004 will this year be held in September allowing for a longer period of entries into both the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism and the Fernando Zobel Prizes for Visual Arts.   The Ateneo Art Gallery will be accepting entries for the art criticism award until 30 April 2015.  Participants may submit reviews of the following shows from the past 6 months.   Pandy Aviado: Fifty Years of Printmaking, Ground Floor Gallery, Ayala Museum 25 November 2014 – 11 January 2015 Images of Nation: Cesar Legaspi,...
January 6, 2015
January 6, 2015 (http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Arts&Leisure&title=ateneos-art-collection-national-artists-and-international-stars&id=100343) WHEN Spanish-Filipino painter Fernando Zobel decided to move to Spain, he donated over 200 artworks from his collection to the Ateneo de Manila, and that collection is now housed in the Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG). Today the AAG -- established in 1960 -- is not only home to Mr. Zobel’s collection of works by mostly Filipino postwar modern artists, but neorealist and abstract expressionist works from several other donors. To date, the AAG holds over 600 works of art, including paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and posters. GRANADEAN ARABESQUE by Jose Joya, and Carroza by Fernando Zobel are part...
January 6, 2015   (http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Arts&Leisure&title=what-does-an-artist-say-after-a-racial-slur&id=100346)   “WHAT’S UP, brownie?” said the white man, and artist Eric Zamuco realized that this racist greeting directed at him. It was a sharp reminder of where he was. He was living in Missouri in America, and was just walking to a street corner near his home, but his brown skin was a mark of difference, and those from the country’s dominant race gave him a stinging message -- “you’re not one of us.” WORKS IN Eric Zamuco’s Another Other at the Ateneo Art Gallery: Tale of Common Things, Sacred Rainment, Battleship 6x4 from the Above Series (detail) “Kapag ganun pala...
September 25, 2014
The Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art is a distinction given to the most significant works and exhibitions from the previous year, celebrating the best of contemporary Philippine visual art. Out of 84 nominations, 12 artists and their exhibitions were chosen for this year’s shortlist. They are as follows: Pio Abad for Every Tool is a Weapon if You Hold it Right (Silverlens Manila), Charles Buenconsejo for Destination Unknown and Luis Santos for Nocturne (West Gallery), Zean Cabangis for Condestruct (Art Informal), Buen Calubayan for Spoliarium (NOW Gallery), Vermont Coronel Jr. for Dreamworld (The Drawing Room Singapore), Olivia d’Aboville for...
September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014 (http://www.philstar.com/ystyle/2014/09/12/1367927/ateneo-art-awards-2014-ftw) “The Unicorn Club” by Maria Jeona Zoleta MANILA, Philippines - From the 12 shortlisted artists and exhibitions for this year’s Ateneo Art Awards, three emerged as the winners of the Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art: Charles Buenconsejo for “Destination Unknown” (shown at West Gallery), who was also named recipient of the Ateneo-La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre residency grant in Australia; Leslie de Chavez for “Complicated” (shown at Lopez Museum), who was also named recipient of the Ateneo-Liverpool Hope Creative Campus residency grant (Liverpool, United Kingdom), and Maria Jeona Zoleta for “The Unicorn Club” (shown...
September 2, 2014
The Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art is a distinction given to the most significant works and exhibitions from the previous year, celebrating the best of contemporary Philippine visual art. Out of 84 nominations, 12 artists and their exhibitions were chosen for this year’s shortlist. They are as follows:  Pio Abad for Every Tool is a Weapon if You Hold it Right (Silverlens Manila), Charles Buenconsejo for Destination Unknown  and  Luis Santos for Nocturne  (West Gallery), Zean Cabangis for Condestruct  (Art Informal), Buen Calubayan for Spoliarium (NOW Gallery), Vermont Coronel Jr. for Dreamworld (The Drawing Room Singapore), Olivia d’Aboville for...
August 25, 2014
The Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art is a distinction given to the most significant works and exhibitions from the previous year, celebrating the best of contemporary Philippine visual art. Out of 84 nominations, 12 artists and their exhibitions were chosen for this year’s shortlist. They are as follows:  Pio Abad for Every Tool is a Weapon if You Hold it Right (Silverlens Manila), Charles Buenconsejo for Destination Unknown  and  Luis Santos for Nocturne  (West Gallery), Zean Cabangis for Condestruct  (Art Informal), Buen Calubayan for Spoliarium (NOW Gallery), Vermont Coronel Jr. for Dreamworld (The Drawing Room Singapore), Olivia d’Aboville for...
August 19, 2014
August 19, 2014   (http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Arts&Leisure&title=buenconsejo,-de-chavez-and-zoleta-top-art-awards&id=93052) A BLACK upside-down Statue of Liberty, a video of welding sparks and the artwork that resulted when the sparks burned paper below the torch, and a wild conglomeration of… stuff. The exhibits that included these works were deemed the best of 2014 by the Ateneo Art Awards in a ceremony held at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall’s East Wing on Aug. 14. This year the Fernando Zobel Prizes for Visual Art went to Charles Buenconsejo (for his exhibit Destination Unknown at West Gallery from Aug. 29 to Sept. 16), Leslie de Chavez (for Complicated at Lopez Memorial Museum and Library...
August 19, 2014 (http://www.interaksyon.com/lifestyle/ateneo-art-awards-names-winners-launches-art-criticism-category)   Throngs of Fine Arts students brought cheer to what was usually a serious event as they clapped and whooped for their idols at the 11th Ateneo Art Awards held on August 14 at the Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City. (It helped that budding art collector John Lloyd Cruz, as well as Maja Salvador, were there, too.) The Fernando Zobel Prize for Visual Art was inaugurated, named in honor of the Art Awards’ founding benefactor. The winners were Charles Buenconsejo, who also won last year; Leslie de Chavez, who also won in 2010; and Jeona Zoleta, who was...