Ateneo Art Awards 2018

An exhibition on the selected works of the finalists of the Fernando Zobel Prize, and excerpts from the pieces of the Finalists of the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize on Art Criticism. Source: Ateneo Art Gallery Facebook Page

Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics

Ateneo Art Gallery, The Japan Foundation, Manila and The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines are pleased to present the international travelling exhibition Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics. Open from 17 June to 28 July 2017, the exhibition introduces the similarities and differences between modern Japanese manga, which now enjoys global popularity, […]

Lines: Pictures and Poems by Jose Garcia Villa

Jose Garcia Villa (1908–97) is best known as a modernist poet in Philippine literature whose experiments and audacity brought him both notoriety and fame. Before he became a poet, however, he was a painter. He considered painting his “first love” and actively painted and drew in the 1920s and 1930s. Tending to abstraction at a […]

AAG in Review

As we prepare to transfer to a new home at the Arete, we take this opportunity to look back to our history when the AAG was housed in two different spaces: first, the Bellarmine Hall (from 1960 to 1967) and then the Ground Floor of the Rizal Library (current building, from 1967 to 2009).  The […]

LUZ@90

Featuring recent and early works, the exhibition celebrates the 90th birth anniversary of Arturo R. Luz, National Artist for Visual Arts. Luz was named National Artist for Visual Arts in 1997. Beginning his career with figurative works, he then explored other modes of abstraction and stylized figuration in paintings, sculptures, prints, and collages. His works […]

Ateneo Art Awards 2016

Ateneo Art Awards 2016 consists of two categories. The Fernando Zobel Prizes are given to commemorate Fernando Zobel de Ayala, the founding benefactor of the Ateneo Art Gallery, while the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes for Art Criticism aims to foster critical public discussion about exhibitions and works of art, in honor of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma’s venerable contribution […]

On Things To Not Forget: A Review of Stirring the Ashes | Leslie De Chavez

It is in the fragile moment right before the ashes from a fire would disintegrate, be blown away and be one with nature that artist Leslie De Chavez would like to bring the viewers in his recently concluded exhibition at the Ateneo Art Gallery. With this metaphor that operates through his pieces, the artist discloses the trend within Filipino society: big, controversial […]

Ateneo Art Awards 2016

Ateneo Art Awards 2016 consists of two categories. The Fernando Zobel Prizes are given to commemorate Fernando Zobel de Ayala, the founding benefactor of the Ateneo Art Gallery, while the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes for Art Criticism aims to foster critical public discussion about exhibitions and works of art, in honor of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma’s venerable contribution […]

Figuring Filipino Utopia

Fernando Zobel de Ayala y Montojo is a towering figure in modern Filipino art and criticism. An award-winning artist and an astute theorist, he founded the Ateneo Art Gallery in 1960. Six years later, he established the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art in Cuenca, Spain. Art histories in the Philippines and Spain are, indeed, unimaginable without […]

Los Desastres de la Democracia (The Disasters of Democracy)

In 1815, Spanish court painter Francisco Goya was commissioned to paint “La Junta de la Compania de Filipinas”, his largest work, to commemorate the annual meeting of the Royal Company held in March 30. To mark the painting’s bicentenary in 2015, the Musée Goya in Castres, France invited Manuel Ocampo to create an intervention with […]

Stirring the Ashes | Leslie de Chavez

The Ateneo Art Gallery presents Stirring the Ashes by Leslie de Chavez, opening on Saturday, 23 July at 4pm. De Chavez was one of the three winners of the 2014 Ateneo Art Awards and the recipient of the Ateneo Art Gallery – Liverpool Hope University Residency Grant. De Chavez won the award for his works […]