2021 Ateneo Art Awards | Awarding Event

Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021, 4 PM to 5 PM

via Facebook Live

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Mark your calendars! Join us on September 15, Wednesday, as we announce the winners for the 2021 Ateneo Art Awards. Streaming on our Facebook page will start at 4pm. Follow us to receive notifications for this event.


English Category:

1. Allyn Canja The Internet Knows No Region: How artists from Western Visayas broke barriers during a global pandemic

2. Kiko del Rosario Piercing Loss, Streaming Desire

3. Elizabeth Ruth Deyro - The Artist’s Social Responsibility in the Time of Crisis: On Leslie de Chavez’s ‘I Like Art Fairs and Art Fairs Like Me’

4. Carla T. Gamalinda - Art and the inevitable crisis of the screens

5. Alee Garibay - Birthing an Alternative Culture amidst a Crisis

6. Portia Placino - Forging on by the Mountainside

Filipino Category:

1. Jaffy V. Fajardo - Nandiyan lang kultura at mga sining

2. Jord Earving Gadingan - Habang Wala Pang Matino

3. Mikka Ann Cabangon - Ang Hikayat sa Pag-aaral ng Sining-bayan


1. Brisa Amir Untitled Blankets (October 2019, Artinformal Makati)

2. Renz BaluyotEmpire (October 2020, West Gallery)

3. Nice BuenaventuraFools will copy but copies will not fool (June 2019, Artinformal Makati)

4. Mars BugaoanAppear Disappear ½ ¼ (April 2020, Kapitana Gallery, Talisay, Negros Occidental)

5. Doktor Karayom Patingin (May 2019, Blanc Gallery)

6. Celine LeeThe Length and Breadth of Depth (November 2020, Underground Makati)

7. Christina LopezPortraits (Proxies) (March 2020, The Drawing Room, Makati)

8. Henrielle Baltazar PagkaliwanganOn This Site Will Rise (Part of a group exhibition Fathom: The Monumental Art Series, October 2019, Orange Project, Bacolod)

9. Ioannis SicuyaNICHE (November 2019, The Boston Gallery)

10. Jel Suarezsmall bones, holding a mountain (October 2020, West Gallery)

11. Jo TanierlaPagburo at Pag-alsa: Natural Depictions and Illustrated Prophecies (Gelacio, 1910) (October 2020, UP Jorge B Vargas Museum)

12. Miguel Lorenzo Uy I am that I am (March 2021, Underground Makati)

Check out our recent Facebook posts to see more images and excerpts from these shortlisted exhibits and essays.

In place of a physical exhibition, the AAG will release a series of video features about the FZA shortlisted exhibits after the online awarding. Readers may also access the PKL shortlisted essays through the Vital Points microsite.

The 2021 Ateneo Art Awards is co-presented by the Ateneo Art Gallery, Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation Inc., and The Philippine Star; in partnership with ArtAsiaPacific Magazine and Katipunan Journal; and with support from the Embassy of Italy. Special thanks to our residency partners: No Space Residency, Project Space Pilipinas, Casa San Miguel, ABungalow Residency, and Orange Project.