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.

Announcement of the shortlisted artists for the 2019 Ateneo Art Awards – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art will be on 17 July 2019 at The Main Atrium, Shangri-la Plaza.

  • 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 Galleries)
    • 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 (Art Informal)


    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 Buenconseje - 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)
  • 2015

    Ateneo Art Awards 2015 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Pio Abad - The Collection of Jane Ryan and William Saunders (Vargas Museum)
    • Frank Callaghan - Dead Ends (Silverlens Galleries)
    • Ryan Villamiel - Isles (Silverlens Galleries)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2015 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Catalina Africa - Reverse Boomerangs and Other Exercises for Pleasure (1335 Mabini)
    • Charles Buenconsejo - Unending Void (ArtInformal)
    • Buen Calubayan - "Eternal Landscape", The Triumph of Philippine Art (Ayala Museum)
    • Ian Carlo Jaucian - In the Year 2000 (Silverlens Galleries)
    • Lui Medina - Lui Medina (ArtInformal)
    • Veronica Pee - Pocket Universe (Art Informal)
    • Luis Santos - Measuring Distance (Silverlens Galleries)
    • Maria Taniguchi - "Untitled", Don't You Know Who I Am? (Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp)
    • Derek Tumala - Sacred Geometry (The Drawing Room booth, Art fair Philippines 2015)
  • 2014

    Ateneo Art Awards 2014 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Charles Buenconsejo - Destination Unknown (West Gallery)
    • Leslie de Chavez - Complicated (Lopez Memorial Museum and Library)
    • Maria Jeona Zoleta - The Unicorn Club (1335 Mabini)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2014 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Pio Abad - Every Weapon is a Tool if You Hold it Right (Silverlens Galleries)
    • Zean Cabangis - Condestruct (Art Informal)
    • Buen Calubayan - Spoliarium (Now Gallery)
    • Vermont Coronel Jr. - Dreamworld (The Drawing Room, Singapore)
    • Olivia d'Aboville - Sacred Geometry (Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea)
    • Cian Dayrit - The Bla-Bla Archaeological Complex (Vargas Museum)
    • Lui Medina - Metamorphic Histories (Vargas Museum)
    • Luis Antonio Santos - Nocturne (West Gallery)
    • Jay Yao - Homecoming (Celestina)
  • 2013

    Ateneo Art Awards 2013 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Charles Buenconsejo - Reality is a Hologram (ArtInformal)
    • Buen Calubayan - Fressie Capulong (Blanc Peninsula)
    • Raffy T. Napay - Thread Experience (West Gallery)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2013 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Pio Abad - Zabludowicz Collection Invites Pio Abad (Zabludowicz Collection, London)
    • Allan Balisi - Hollow Spaces (West Gallery)
    • Zean Cabangis - Goat Paths (Art Informal)
    • Joey Cobcobo - Lola 101, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 (Avellana Gallery, Ortigas Foundation Inc. Library, Print Gallery Bencab Museum)
    • Nikki Luna - Beat (Lopez Memorial Museum and Library)
    • Joven Mansit - Ulat Panahon (Boston Gallery)
    • Leeroy New - Monstrosities (Galleria Duemila)
    • Ryan Villamiel - Flatland (Silverlens Galleries) & Kosmik (West Gallery)
  • 2012

    Ateneo Art Awards 2012 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Martha Atienza - Gilubong ang Akon Pusod sa Dagat (Office of Culture and Design, Bantayan Island)
    • Riel Hilario - Perro Amoroso / It was a Paradisiacal State: The Body was allowed to be a body (Art Informal)
    • Maria Taniguchi - Untitled (Celestial Motors) [Silverlens Galleries]


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2012 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Zean Cabangis - Shade My Eyes and I Can't See You (Silverlens Galleries)
    • Vermont Coronel - Spirit of a Place (The Drawing Room)
    • Kawayan de Guia - A Lot of Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing (The Drawing Room)
    • Patricia Eustaquio - Cloud Country (Silverlens Galleries)
    • Dina Gadia - Regal Discomforts (Blanc Compound)
    • Goldie Poblador - The Ghost in the Machine (Liongoren Gallery)
    • Mervy Pueblo - Project: Stone Mediation (The Black Room, MCAD Whittier Studio's Gallery, USA)
    • Mark Valenzuela - Zugzwang (Art Informal)
    • MM Yu - Inventory (Silverlens Galleries)
  • 2011

    Ateneo Art Awards 2011 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Bembol dela Cruz - House Blends (Blanc Compound)
    • Kawayan de Guia - Bomba (Vargas Museum)
    • Maria Taniguchi - Echo Studios (Vargas Museum)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2011 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Renato Barja Jr. - The Jungle and the Rain (Blanc Compound)
    • Frank Callaghan - River of Our Dreams (Manila Contemporary)
    • Olivia d'Aboville - New Frontiers: Olivia d'Aboville Chasm of Fantasies (Ayala Museum)
    • Nona Garcia - Fractures (West Gallery)
    • Sam Kiyoumarsi - Inalienable Dreamless (LOSTprojects)
    • Tatong Recheta Torres - Make My Day! (Yarn Factory Art Projects, Tochigi Japan)
    • Rodel Tapaya - Simple Depictions (Alliance Francaise de Manille Total Gallery)
    • MM Yu - Waste Not Want Not (Finale Video Room, Finale Art File)
    • Maria Jeona Zoleta - Sure Sure, Happy Happy, Picture Picture (20 Square)


  • 2010

    Ateneo Art Awards 2010 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Leslie de Chavez - Buntong Hininga (Slab and 20 Square)
    • Pow Martinez - 1 Billion Years (West Gallery)
    • Mark Salvatus - Sungduan 5: Daloy ng Dunong (National Museum)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2010 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Frankie Callaghan - Dwelling (Silverlens Galleries)
    • Joey Cobcobo - 7 Heads and 10 Horns (Avellana Art Gallery)
    • Kiri Dalena - The Present Disorder is the Order of the Future (Mo_)
    • Kawayan de Guia - Katas ng Pilipinas: God Knows Hudas Not Play (The Drawing Room)
    • Patricia Eustaquio - Dear Sweet Filthy World (Silverlens Galleries)
    • Riel Hilario - Aniwas (Art Informal)
    • Leeroy New - Corpo Royal (The Drawing Room)
    • Michelline Syjuco - Draped in Silk: The Journey of the Manton de Manila (Yuchengco Museum)
    • Rodel Tapaya - Thrice Upon a Time: A Century of Story in the Art of the Philippines (Singapore Art Museum)


  • 2009

    Ateneo Art Awards 2009 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Kiri Dalena - Keeping the Faith (Lopez Memorial Museum)
    • Patrica Eustaquio - Death to the Major, Viva Minor (Slab)
    • Leeroy New - Terratoma II (War of the Worlds) Singapore Biennale 2008 (Singapore City Hall)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2009 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Martha Atienza - Man in Suit (Green Papaya Art Projects)
    • Allan Balisi - Spacing Out (Blanc Compound)
    • Ringo Bunoan - Archiving Roberto Chabet (Vargas Museum)
    • Joey Cobcobo - 8 Printmakers (Avellana Art Gallery)
    • Kidlat de Guia - Sleeping White Elephants (Galleria Duemila)
    • Christina Dy - Soaplands (Cultural Center of the Philippines)
    • Goldie Poblador - The Perfume Bar: Collected Memories and Ephemeral Representations in Thesis Exhibition (Corredor Gallery, University of the Philippines Diliman)
    • Pam Yan Santos - Like (Blanc Compound)
    • Michelline Syjuco - Armadillon (Magnet Gallery, Bonifacio High Street)
  • 2008

    Ateneo Art Awards 2008 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Poklang Anading - Fallen Map (Magnet Katipunan)
    • Marina Cruz-Garcia - Embroidered Landscape of My Mother's Life: A Biography in Philippine Art Awards (National Museum)
    • Kawayan de Guia - Incubator (The Drawing Room)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2008 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Marina Cruz-Garcia - Recollections (Art Informal) & Embodied Dolls in Sungduan Extension (Museum of Three Cultures, Cagayan de Oro)
    • Christina Dy - Curtains Marching Carpet (Silverlens Galleries)
    • Lyra Garcellano - Short Stories (Finale Art Gallery - Megamall)
    • Robert Langenegger - Irish Bull of the Mother and Child (Finale Art Gallery - Megamall)
    • Rachel Rillo - Manila (Silverlens Galleries)
    • Mark Salvatus - Wrapped (National Art Studio, Goyang, South Korea)
    • Mac Valdezco - Droplets in The 8th (Avellana Art Gallery)
    • Mark Valenzuela - Warzone (Galleria Duemila)
  • 2007

    Ateneo Art Awards 2007 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Lyle Buencamino - A Bowtie for John Lyle (Mag:net ABS)
    • Wawi Navarroza - Saturnine: A Collection of Portraits, Creatures, Glass & Shadow (Silverlens Gallery)
    • MM Yu - Thoughts Collected, Recollected (Finale Art Gallery)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2007 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Racquel De Loyola - 7A * 11D International Festival (Toronto, Canada)
    • Bembol Dela Cruz - Measures (Finale Gallery)
    • Nona Garcia - Girls Will Not Be Girls (West Gallery) & Strange Familiarity (West Gallery)
    • Winner Jumalon- Untitled Stills (Blanc Gallery)
    • Yasmin Sison - Unmade (Mag:net Paseo)
    • Jay Ticar - Frangible Armor Piercing A Single Round Bolt Action Bull Barrel (Mag:net Gallery Katipunan)
    • Mac Valdezco - Small Complete Units (Avellana Art Gallery)
    • Jevijoe Vitug - Capitali-sing (Finale Art Gallery)
  • 2006

    Ateneo Art Awards 2006 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Poklong Anading - Anonymity (Finale Art Gallery)
    • Mideo Cruz - Banquet (Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo Cultural Center of the Philippines & Future of Imagination 3, Singapore)
    • Maya Munoz- Closer (Hiraya Gallery)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2006 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Yason Banal - 18 Stations to Death and Dementia (Silver Lens Gallery)
    • Bembol Dela Cruz - The History of Things (Mag:net ABS-CBN)
    • Wawi Navarroza - Polysaccharide: The Dollhouse Drama (Blacksoup Project Artspace)
    • Lena Cobangbang - All that Heaven Allows (Finale Art Gallery)
    • Marina Cruz- Kambal (Boston Gallery)
    • Anton del Castillo - Under One Roof (Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo Cultural Center of the Philippines)
    • Jay Ticar - Pressure Points (Mag:net ABS-CBN)
    • Rodel Tapaya - Lunan (Boston Gallery)
    • Jevijoe Vitug - Lessons from the Masters (Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo Cultural Center of the Philippines)
  • 2005

    Ateneo Art Awards 2005 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Ronald Ventura- Human Study (The Big & Small Art Company)
    • Annie Cabigting - 100 pcs. (Finale Art Gallery)
    • Eric Zamuco - A Fine Line (West Gallery)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2005 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Isa Lorenzo- Healing Spaces (Silver Lens Gallery)
    • Mariano Ching- Dance This Mess Around (UFO Gallery)
    • Mac Valdezco - 100% Cotton (Avellana Art Gallery)
    • Carlo Angelo Saavedra - Postcards From The End of The World (Mag:net Gallery)
    • Norman Dreo- Unang Hakbang Patungo sa Europa (Renaissance Art Gallery)
    • Elmer Roslin- Lust in Paint (Boston Gallery)
    • Jayson Oliveria - Killafoto (Green Papaya Art Projects)
    • Luisito Cordero- Pathology for Boredom (Green Papaya Art Projects)
    • Rodel Tapaya Garcia - Balangkas (Boston Gallery)
  • 2004

    Ateneo Art Awards 2004 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art Winners:

    • Jayson Oliveria - Instinct vs. Learning (Mag:net Gallery)
    • Luisito Cordero- Building Bridges (Big Sky Mind)
    • Geraldine Javier - Slipping (Finale Art Gallery)


    Other artists shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2004 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art include:

    • Ronald Anading- Indistinct Conversations (Finale Art Gallery)
    • Lexygius Calip- Soul Shower (Avellana Art Gallery)
    • Kiko Escora- Body Parts (The Drawing Room)
    • Troy Ignacio- Disintegrated (The Drawing Room)
    • Lindslee- Cause and Effect Series (The Drawing Room)
    • Christian Tamondong- Work on Paper (The Drawing Room)
    • Maria Taniguchi- New Domestic Animals (Green Papaya Art Projects)
    • Ronald Ventura- Dead End Images (The Big & Small Art Gallery)