Art Fair Philippines 2016 promises an expanded and exciting lineup for its fourth edition as it recognizes its role as the world’s window to one of Asia’s fastest growing contemporary art scenes.
Running until February 21, the premiere platform for exhibiting the best in Philippine contemporary art will welcome even more participants and a wider audience as it spreads out to another floor of The Link, the car park facility in Ayala Center, Makati, at the heart of the country’s financial hub.
Founded in 2013, the fair has showcased the vibrant Filipino art scene in a transformed parking garage that for four days features selections from Metro Manila’s leading galleries. A wider roster of galleries from Southeast Asia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan will join them.
To complement the gallery offerings, a curated section of solo presentations by critically and commercially successful artists will be installed throughout the two levels of the main fair.
A third level of the fair will be devoted to its educational component, ArtFairPh/Talks, housing a lecture theater for daily talks on art history, the art market, and current practices in contemporary art.
Art Fair Philippines also teams up with the Ateneo Art Gallery to bring these conversations to fair visitors.
Alfredo + Isabel Aquilizan, the Brisbane-based Filipino husband and wife tandem with an impressive profile of participating in critically-lauded art events around the globe, will headline the fair’s Special Exhibits. Also included in the lineup are Mark Justiniani, Martha Atienza, Nona Garcia, At Maculangan, Raffy Napay, Mac Valdezco, and Pamela Yan Santos.
The 40 galleries participating in Art Fair Philippines 2016 are 1335Mabini, Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea, Archivo 1984 Gallery, Arndt, Art Cube, Artesan Gallery + Studio, ArtInformal, Art Verite Gallery, Avellana Art Gallery, Blanc, Boston Art Gallery, CANVAS, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Equator Art Projects, Finale Art File, Gajah Gallery, GaleriaCayon, Galleria Duemila, Galerie Michael Janssen, Galerie Stephanie, Galerie Anna, Gallery Kogure, Gallery Orange, J Studio, MO_Space, Nunu Fine Art, PABLO, Paseo Art Gallery, Pinto Art Gallery, Salcedo Private View, Secret Fresh, Silverlens, TAKSU Gallery, The Crucible, The Drawing Room, Tin-Aw Art Gallery, Vinyl on Vinyl, West Gallery, Yavuz Gallery, and YOD Gallery.