I moderated an artist talk by Nice Buenaventura and Jo Tanierla last February 23, 2022.
Note lifted from Ateneo Art Gallery:
We continue with the last of our Ateneo Art Awards 2021 lecture series by inviting Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Arts winners, Nice Buenaventura and Jo Tanierla.
In this session moderated by Portia Placino, winner of the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize in Art Criticism for ArtAsiaPacific, Buenaventura and Tanierla discuss their creative processes and the collaborations necessary to create their works in their respective exhibitions.
Nice Buenaventura won for her solo exhibition titled Fools will copy but copies will not fool which was held at Artinformal Makati from 1 June to 29 June 2019. In this exhibition, Buenaventura attempted to mimic print failures using charcoal and oil in the same spirit as to how a printer produces unfaithful copies.
Jo Tanierla emerged as a winner for his first solo show, Pagburo at Pag-alsa: Natural Depictions and Illustrated Prophecies (Gelacio, 1910) which was held from 20 October until 12 December 2020 at the UP Vargas Museum. Pagburo at Pag-alsa is a historical fiction set in 1910 Luzon about the journey of Gelacio and Manta-tio from Malagonlong bridge in Tayabas to Pamitinan cave in Montalban. The project was Tanierla’s response to fascism and its imperialist origins.