Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art

In honor of Ateneo Art Gallery’s first benefactor - Fernando Zóbel (1924-1984), the Ateneo Art Awards – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art is awarded to three visual artists who are under the age of 36 for their outstanding works

  • 2018

    Ateneo Art Awards 2018 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Ronson Culibrina – Talim (Blanc Gallery)
    • Johanna Helmuth – Makeshift (Blanc Gallery)
    • KoloWn – Low Pressured Area (Cultural Center of the Philippines)


    Embassy of Italy Purchase Prize Recipient:

    • Jel Suarez – Traces by Which We Remember (West Gallery)


    People's Choice:

    • Mars Bugaoan - Becoming (Artinformal)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2018 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Bea Camacho – Memento Obliviscere (MO_space)
    • Dina Gadia – Situation Amongst the Furnishings (Silverlens)
    • Ian Carlo Jaucian – Viral Automata (1335 Mabini)
    • Robert Langenegger – Only Dog Can Judge Me (MO_Space)
    • Issay Rodriguez - … (Silverlens)
    • Ciron Señeres – Gray Horizon (Cultural Center of the Philippines)
    • Elias Miles Villanueva – What’s Left of It (Pinto Art Museum)
  • 2017

    Ateneo Art Awards 2017 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Cian Dayrit, Exposition (Lopez Museum and Library
    • Gale Encarnacion, Blow Me (College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines Diliman)
    • Costantino Zicarelli, Prelude to a Billion Years (Artinformal)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2017 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Catalina Africa, Studies on the Movement of Water (Finale Art File)
    • Charles Buenconsejo, Name, Kind, Application, Date Opened, Date Added, Date Modified, Date Created, Size, Tags (Artinformal)
    • Gino Bueza, Systems of Control (West Gallery)
    • Zean Cabangis, Echoes (Artinformal, Discoveries Sector, Art Bassel Hong Kong)
    • Kitty Kaburo, Life Jacket Under Your Seat (Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
    • Doktor Karayom, Linya (Cultural Center of the Philippines)
    • Czar Kristoff, Configurations (West Gallery)
    • Leonardo Onia, Jr., Microscopic Hysteria (West Gallery)
    • Nicole Tee, Quiet Punctuations (College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines Diliman)
  • 2016

    Ateneo Art Awards 2016 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Martha Atienza, Study in Reality No. 3 (Silverlens Galleries)
    • Rocky Cajigan, Museumified (Blanc Gallery)
    • Nathalie Dagmang, Dito sa may Ilog ng Tumana: A Sensory Investigation on the Contradictory Relationship of Barangay Tumana with the Marikina River (UP CFA Thesis Show, 2015)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2016 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Buen Abrigo, Line of Flight (Blanc Gallery)
    • Romina Diaz, Stagnant Energies (Finale Art File)
    • Ian Fabro, Hurt Anatomies (Art Informal)
    • Ian Carlo Jaucian, Emit No Evil (1335 Mabini)
    • Leeroy New, <3U-lolz (Bencab Museum)
    • Jose Luis Singson, Suspension of Disbelief (1335 Mabini)
    • Ryan Villamael, Behold A City (Silverlens Galleries)
    • Liv Vinluan, Cariño Brutal (Finale Art File)
    • Paulo Vinluan, See Waves (Vargas Museum)