Shared Residence

Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017 to Tuesday, 31 Dec 2019

Luis Ma Araneta Art Library

Application for loan requests ongoing. For inquiries, please email us at aag@ateneo.edu or call us at 426-6488.

Shared Residence, a collaborative art project, examines the notion of public and private spaces and communal ownership — from the artists to its prospective borrowers. Adopting a system similar to borrowing a book from a library, members of the Ateneo de Manila Loyola Schools community are given the option to borrow an artwork to reside in their private/personal space for a two-week period. This act of temporary ownership or possession introduces borrowers to collecting as a social practice which also comes with the responsibility of care and integrity.

The lives these artworks will take in the next months are an integral part of the project. Documentation from borrowers will be compiled through digital media, tracing a work’s movements online, thus creating another platform of sharing.

Proposed by Poklong Anading (2006 & 2008 Ateneo Art Awards winner), the Ateneo Art Gallery developed the mechanics of the project as an adjunct to the Ateneo Art Awards program, its annual recognition given to contemporary artists below 36 years. Artists initially invited to donate works specifically for this project are past awardees and/or recipients of residencies. Shared Residence was formally launched in 2015. Its duration is indefinite and it aims to be a growing collection that the university community can share.

If you are an AdMU employee or Loyola Schools student and are interested in borrowing an artwork from the project, please read the Borrower’s Application Form, Shared Residence – Mechanics and Guidelines, and Shared Residence – Loan Agreement Template carefully. You may use #AAGSharedResidence for your posts about the project.

The following artworks donated by the artists to the Project are available for loan.