Purita Kalaw - Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism

The Ateneo Art Awards – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism was established in honor of art writer and Art Association of the Philippines founder, Purita Kalaw – Ledesma. With an aim to put art criticism into the public sphere, the Ateneo Art Gallery in partnership with the Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation will choose two winners who will each contribute to The Philippine Star and ArtAsiaPacific Magazine.

Announcement of the shortlisted writers for the 2019 Ateneo Art Awards – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism will be on 17 July 2019 at The Main Atrium, Shangri-la Plaza.

  • 2018

    Ateneo Art Awards 2018 - Purita Kalaw - Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism Winners:

    Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize-Art Asia Pacific

    • Alec Madelene Abarro - An Organized Chaos: Navigating the Looban (On Urban Labyrinth at the Ayala Museum)

    Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize- The Philippine Star

    • Mary Jessel Duque - Pacita Abad: A Million Times a Woman, an Artist (On Pacita Abad: A Million Things to Say at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design)


    Other writers shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2018 – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism include:

    • Juan Paolo Colet - Life in the Labyrinth (On Urban Labyrinth at the Ayala Museum)
    • Jayvee Del Rosario - Ossifying the Abstract (On Alfonso Ossorio: A Survey 1940 – 1989 at the Ayala Museum)
    • Sabrina Jeongco - Pacita Abad Has a Million Things to Say (On Pacita Abad: A Million Things to Say at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design)
    • Jose Carlos Joaquin Singson - Bread and Circuses in Time Roiling and Churning (On Vic Delotavo: Posters for Philippine Cinema at the Vargas Museum)


    Special Citation:

    • Maria Lourdes Garcellano - Sinehan sa isang museo: Karatula O Obra? (On Vic Delotavo: Posters for Philippine Cinema at the Vargas Museum)
  • 2017

    Ateneo Art Awards 2017 - Purita Kalaw - Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism Winners:

    Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize-Art Asia Pacific

    • Josephine V. Roque, Transits of Meaning

    Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize- The Philippine Star

    • Arianna Mercado, Dalena’s Curtain Call


    Other writers shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2017 – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism include:

    • Christian Benitez, History is Form: On Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “The Serenity of Madness”
    • Carlo Pacolor Garcia, Beaded Gestures
    • John Kenneth Paranada, Tie A String but Cut it Right in the Middle
    • Chanon Kenji Praepipatmongkol, Equivocal Beliefs: Natee Utarit at Ayala Museum
  • 2016

    Ateneo Art Awards 2016 - Purita Kalaw - Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism Winners:

    Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize-Art Asia Pacific

    • Dominic Zinampan, Chambers of Reflection: A Critique on Mark Justiniani’s Reverb

    Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize- The Philippine Star

    • Pristine de Leon, Owning the Image: Exploring Lopez Museum’s political cartoons and the pleasures of resistance


    Other writers shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2016 – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism include:

    • Mariel Aglipay, The River Runs Red
    • Jasmine Cruz, The I, the art and a millenial’s visual vocabulary
    • Par Patacsil, Allegories of Ambivalence, Ascendancy and Dissent in Drawing the Lines
    • Carlos Quijon, Jr., Faced with the Abyss


  • 2015

    Ateneo Art Awards 2015 - Purita Kalaw - Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism

    Winner:

    • Paula S. Acuin, "Lakas ng Loob: Re-introducing Cesar Legaspi," on Cesar Legaspi: The Brave Modern


    Other writers shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2015 – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism include:

    • Renato Paolo V. Aguila, Rallying to Standstill: A Review of Ethos Bathos, Pathos
    • Mia Angela A. Dagsaan, "Fictions of Word and Image," A Review of Propaganda
    • Paolo Miguel G. Tiausas, On Curating Futures, A Review of Propaganda
  • 2014

    Ateneo Art Awards 2014 - Purita Kalaw - Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism

    Winner:

    • Carlomar Daoana, Loss As Impetus Of Discovery: A Review Of "Complicated"

    Other writers shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards 2014 – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism include:

    • Ren Aguila, Re-Reading History: A Review Of Complicated, Lopez Museum
    • Gian Cruz, Fragments Of The Philippine Contemporary: A Triumph of Kitsch, Anguish, And Ambiguity
    • Lisa Ito, Re-Presenting The Present: Mapping History Through The Philippine Contemporary
    • Cocoy Lumbao, Loose Continuity: On Manila Metropolitan Museum's Philippine Contemporary
    • Alice Sarmiento, How Did We Get Here? Scaling The Past And The Possible At The Met