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...
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...
August 15, 2014
August 15, 2014 (http://www.spot.ph/the-feed/57056/winners-of-the-ateneo-art-awards-2014-named) A solid 10 years later, the Ateneo Art Awards is still a wonderful celebration of the talent of local visual artists. The shortlist for the artists under the age of 36, who had outstanding exhibits held between May 2013 and May 2014, were released on June, and recognition was bestowed on three exceptionally brilliant creative minds during the awards ceremony on August 14.   Two categories were opened this year: the Fernando Zobel Prizes for Visual Arts and thePurita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism. Charles Buenconsejo, Jeona Zoleta, andLeslie de Chavez received the prize for the visual arts category, while Carlo Daoana was...
August 8, 2014
August 8, 2014 http://www.philstar.com/ystyle/2014/08/08/1354952/material-conversations (The Philippine Star) (photo) Buen Calubayan Spoliarium Now Gallery July 4-15, 2013 MANILA, Philippines - For a decade now, the Ateneo Art Gallery has been celebrating the year’s best work from the year’s best young artists (yes, we consider 36 and below quite young — or haven’t you heard that 40 is the new 30?) through their annual Ateneo Art Awards. Out of 84 nominations this year, 12 were selected to make up the shortlist for the visual art category. Three among them will be given the Fernando Zóbel Prize for Visual Art on Aug. 14. See...
July 8, 2014
July 8, 2014 By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz, Reporter http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Arts&Leisure&title=The-critic%E2%80%99s-art&id=90538 WHEN the late art critic Rod. Paras-Perez was still alive, he was notorious for his stinging comments. If he felt that certain artworks were not up to par, he wouldn’t just smile and say polite things; he’d say exactly what was on his mind, and his words stung badly.   Mr. Paras-Perez’s talent didn’t end with words on paper -- he was also an artist who created prints, ceramics, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, wood sculptures, charcoal drawings, and paper collages on light boxes. Thus as a follow-up to the April exhibitContext: Rod....
June 23, 2014
June 23, 2014 (The Philippine Star)   MANILA, Philippines - The Ateneo Art Gallery has announced the shortlists for the visual art and art criticism categories. 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 ...
January 18, 2014
January 18, 2014  Written by Tito Genova Valiente / titovaliente@yahoo.com http://businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/en/news/opinion/26141-the-bato-balani-stories-of-rodel-tapaya     A STORYTELLING event will take place at the Ateneo Art Gallery. The story is artist Rodel Tapaya, a four-time Ateneo Art Awards finalist and winner of the Asia-Pacific Signature Art Prize. His stories, like any wonderful narrative, are visual and graphic. The painted puns, like the Devil, are in the details. In a piece called The Lucky Fight, a glass-enclosed fighting arena contains a rooster lunging at another. It is a cockpit, and I can almost hear the storyteller describing the scene: “At the top of a...
January 1, 2014
January 1, 2014 http://www.tirochedeleon.com/news/Rodel-Tapaya-Artist-Spotlight/   On the occasion of a solo exhibition titled "Bato Balani", opening on January 21st at the Ateneo Gallery in Manila, accompanied by a book surveying his oeuvre of the past 10 years, the Tiroche DeLeon Collection dedicates an artist spotlight to another collection protégé: Rodel Tapaya. Rodel Tapaya, 'Cane of Kabunian, Numbered But Cannot Be Counted' ,2010   Rodel Tapaya made his first big impression on the global art scene in 2011 when he won the prestigious Asia-Pacific Breweries Foundation “Signature Art Prize” with a work titled ‘Cane of Kabunian, Numbered But Cannot Be Counted’. The...
December 18, 2013
December 18, 2013 by: Patty Tumang http://www.heygarch.com/posts/a-decade-of-philippine-contemporary-art The Ateneo Art Awards celebrates 10 years this year with a retrospective exhibition. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Ateneo Art Awards, the Ateneo Art Gallery has gathered the award winners from each year to present an exhibition entitled, “Ateneo Art Awards 2004 – 2013: A Retrospective” (September 8 – December 10, 2013). Featuring works by Filipino artists Poklong Anading, Maria Taniguchi, Patricia Eustaquio, Kawayan de Guia, Leslie de Chavez, Annie Cabigting, Geraldine Javier, Ronald Ventura, Mideo Cruz, among others (see complete list of winners below), the exhibition captures the breadth of...
December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013 http://artradarjournal.com/2013/12/13/ateneo-art-award-reflecting-on-10-years-of-filipino-contemporary-art/   Organisers of the Ateneo Art Awards discuss the Philippines’ vibrant art scene, the next generation of promising artists and the continuing influence of Founder Fernando Zobel. The contemporary art of the Philippines is going from strength to strength, supported by a handful of institutions such as the Ateneo Art Gallery and its Awards. Executive Director Richie Lerma and Managing Curator Yael Buencamino reflect on ten years of the Awards and the changing Filipino art scene. A government infrastructure that supports art production in Manila is sparse. Yet, the city hosts a number of art openings weekly,...
September 8, 2013
Filipino artists exploring existentialism and identity are honoured at the 10th Ateneo Art Awards. By Cassandra Naji On 8 August 2013, the Ateneo Art Awards named Charles Buenconsejo, Buen Calubayen and Raffy Napay as this year’s winners. As the 2013 theme ‘Marking Time’ suggests, the organisers selected works that explore notions of identity and existence. The Ateneo Art Awards, now in their tenth year, picked Buenconsejo, Calubayen and Napay from a shortlisted field of twelve emerging Filipino artists, based on their solo shows from 2012 and 2013. Portions of the previous exhibitions were recreated and displayed in Manila until 12 August to mark the...
September 4, 2013
September 4, 2013 http://www.panitikan.com.ph/content/ateneo-de-manila-university-and-philippine-star-present-purita-kalaw-ledesma-prize-art   As the Ateneo Art Awards celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 8, a new prize category is being added to its annual selection of the year’s best contemporary Filipino visual artists to encourage local arts writers to foster critical public discussion about exhibitions and artworks in keeping with the mission and vision of the Ateneo Art Gallery to recognize artistic talent and push boundaries in contemporary art practice. The new category, to be called the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism, is being established by the Ateneo de Manila University through the Ateneo Art...
August 16, 2013
August 16, 2013 By September Grace Mahino (The Philippine Star) http://www.philstar.com/ystyle/2013/08/16/1094571/young-blood-rules-ateneo-art-awards   MANILA, Philippines - A quote? I can’t think of any right now,” Charles Buenconsejo says as he runs a hand through the mop of curls on his head, a weighty Ateneo Art Awards trophy in his other hand and a stunned look on his face. It had been less than a minute since he was onstage, in the middle of the Shangri-La Plaza, receiving the award from jury members Dr. Joven Cuanang, director of the Pinto Art Museum, and Mercedes Lopez-Vargas, director of the Lopez Memorial Museum, with his...