NEAR Manila Artists-In-Residence 2009

Project Space Pilipinas is proud to present the roster of selected artists for the Neo-Emerging Artists-in-Residence, Manila 2009.

Jinsuk Che (b. 1979, Seoul, Korea) is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Digital Media Design, Media Technology at the So-Gang University in Seoul, South Korea. She holds an MS in Art and Technology at Chung-Ang University in 2005 and BFA in painting at the Sung-Kyun-Kwan University, in 2002. Jinsuk had her first solo exhibition in 2005 titled “Behind Story_Teasing,” a multi-media exhibition she presented during her residency at the International Artists Studio Program, Korea (IASK Goyang) of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea. The following year, she was selected for the OCAT International Artist Residency in Shenzhen, China, where she had her second solo exhibition titled “Project Utopia in China: Dream in Shenzhen” at He Xiangning Art Museum. Other residencies she participated include, Nakatue Village Art Camp, Oita, Japan in 2002 and AFI Seoksu Market Project, Anyang, Korea in 2007. In 2008, she had two solo exhibitions, “Air Castle” at Kwanhoon Gallery and “Project SONAGI: Fading World,” a media and performance collaboration at Moonshin Museum, Seoul. Jinsuk has been participating in several new media and public art group exhibitions since 2002, some notable exhibitions include “Pleasure Factory” Seoul Museum of Art and “Book Resembles People, People Resembles Books” Kumho Museum, 2003, “Bikini in Winter” Alternative Space Loop, Seoul and “Great Expectation” OCAT Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China, 2006, “Wild animals go to the city” Seoul Culture and Art Foundation, 2007 and “Media Roleplaying: Relativity” Incheon Media Art Festival 2008, Pupyung History Museum, Incheon, Korea. Just recently, she opened “Art Space Plastic” an independent artist-run space located within the compound of her family’s plastic recycling factory.

Crisanto de Leon (b. 1981, Manila) graduated at the Philippine Women’s University, BFA in Painting in 2006. He had participated in numerous group exhibitions since 2002 including “Recent Works 4” Kulay Diwa Art Galleries, “Deklarasyon” Cubicle Gallery in 2004, “My Personal Saviour” UP Corridor Gallery in 2005, and “Boxed” Big Sky Mind Alternative Space in 2006. Cris had also joined some notable group exhibitions which include “Mga Pahina’t Kwadro Alay sa Manggagawa” Liongoren Art Gallery, “Boxed Exhibit 2007” Cultural Center of the Philippines, “Tutok Kasaysayang: Unang Yugto” Glorietta Artspace Makati in 2007. In 2008, he exhibited in “Boys Don’t Cry” Nineveh Artspace, “Wrong number” Big and Small Art Gallery, and “TutoKKK” Blanc Gallery in Makati City. He is an active member of TUTOK Artists Initiative and plays guitar for BYSTORM, a hardcore band based in Manila.

Michael Alvin Adrao (b. 1973) studied fine arts major in painting at the University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts in 1998. He had participated in some notable group exhibitions, including “Ang Delatang Pinoy: Yes, the Filipino Can!” at Hiraya Gallery and “Mula Filibustero Hanggang Kay Marimar” in 1996. Mike Adrao was also among the selected artists for the “Young Artists Discovery Series” of Hiraya Gallery where he mounted "Verses" in 1997. His other group exhibitions include “Crossroads” at the Australian Center in 1998, “Songs of Renewal” at Casa San Miguel in Zambales in 1999, “Recent Works 4” and “Urbanisasyon” at Kulay Diwa Art Galleries in 2003. He also participated in MATAHATI’s second fundraising exhibition “Artriangle” at Soka Gakkai in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2008.

Roedil “Joe” Geraldo (b. 1969, Talisay City, Negros Occidental) studied fine arts major in advertising at the La Consolation College School of Architecture and Fine Arts, in Bacolod City. He had participated in numerous group exhibitions in the Visayas and in Manila as well, some notable exhibitions include “Sungduan” (traveling exhibition organized by NCCA) in 2000, “8th VIVA EXCON (Visayan Islands Visual Art Exhibit and Conference): Best of Negros” in 2004, “Hinugot sa Yutang Pula: 2nd Dumaguete Biennial Terracotta Art Festival and Competition” Dumaguete City in 2007, and “Aramid” Pinto Gallery, Antipolo City, “Three Expressions in Terracotta” Total Gallery, Alliance Francaise de Manille, “Anyo” Art Informal in 2008. Joe Geraldo is a consistent finalist in the Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards from 2003 to 2008, and an awardee of several sculpture and painting competitions in the region. Conscientiously producing massive pieces in two and three-dimensional forms, he had held six solo exhibitions including “Oras 1” La Salle Museum, Bacolod City, in 1996, “Time 2” Negros Museum, Bacolod City, in 2001, “Halad sa Duta” Kaida Gallery, Quezon City, in 2007 and his most recent, “Putik” Negros Museum, Bacolod City, in 2008.

Israel Mark Gonzales (b. 1984, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental) graduated at La Consolation College School of Architecture and Fine Arts, Bacolod City, major in painting in 2006. He was finalist at the Shell National Student Art Competition in 2005, 2004 and semifinalist at the Metrobank Foundation’s Art and Design Excellence (MADE) National Competition also in 2004. He had attended various art-related workshops including “Art Barrage: Young Artists Discovery” sponsored by the Metrobank Foundation Inc. and Black Artists in Asia in 2003, and “Negros Museum Summer Creative Art Workshop” in Bacolod City in 2005. Some of notable group exhibitions he had participated include “8th VIVA EXCON (Visayan Islands Visual Art Exhibit and Conference): Best of Negros” in 2004, “Pasidungog,” Orange Gallery in 2005, “9th VIVA EXCON: Punias” Samar, Leyte in 2006, “2nd Dumaguete Biennial Terracotta Art Festival and Competition” Dumaguete in 2007, and “Three Expressions in Terracotta” Total Gallery, Alliance Francaise de Manille, in 2008.