Honored and grateful to be in the latest issue of @artplusmag together with the other amazing 13 Artists Awardees of 2021! Thank you to the Cultural Center of the Philippines for facilitating the interview. Manila friends, please do grab a copy!
Inside Art+ Magazine Issue 74: Raul Lebajo
Cultural Center of the Philippines announces the 13 Artists Awardees for 2021. The awardees are Allan Balisi, Nice Buenaventura, Gino Bueza, Mars Bugaoan, Rocky Cajigan, Geloy Concepcion, Patrick Cruz, Ian Carlo Jaucian, KoloWn, Czar Kristoff, Lou Lim, Ryan Villamael and Catherine Sarah Young.
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The Thirteen Artists Awards is the oldest government award for visual artists in the Philippines and is now conferred every three years by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Yesterday they announced this year’s thirteen and I’m humbled and deeply grateful to be on this list together with some very talented and courageous artists who speak truth to power. The list includes Filipino artists in the Philippines and those in the diaspora such as the US (San Francisco), Canada (Toronto and Vancouver), and me in Australia (Sydney). Thank you as well for all the residencies, fellowships, curators and gallerists, mentors, friends, and colleagues who have supported my work in various countries over the years. Maraming salamat po, Cultural Center of the Philippines Visual Arts and Museum Division and congratulations to the other twelve artists! Looking forward to working closely with the museum for a future exhibition curated by the amazing Shireen Seno (13 Artists 2018).
CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division TAA 2021 winners’ announcement
CCP VAMD is very proud to announce this year’s batch of CCP 13 Artists Awardees —
• Allan Balisi
• Nice Buenaventura
• Gino Bueza
• Mars Bugaoan
• Rocky Cajigan
• Geloy Concepcion
• Patrick Cruz
• Ian Carlo Jaucian
• Czar Kristoff
• Lou Lim
• Ryan Villamael
• Catherine Sarah Young
The selection committee, composed of Imelda Cajipe Endaya (13 Artists 1990), Nona Garcia (13 Artists 2003), Nap Jamir II (13 Artists 1974), Gerry Tan ( 13 Artists 1988) and Rica Estrada (CCP VAMD), went through a rigorous online deliberations process in order to come up this year’s batch among the eighty-eight qualified artists that were nominated.