Photography, Comics + More Art Exhibits to Check Out This December

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( Art spaces have finally begun opening their doors two years since the pandemic started; and exhibitions in various formats make it more interesting for art enthusiasts to pay a visit to museums, galleries, and cultural centers. Get to experience art in person while appreciating the physical and tactile forms of the artworks, whether a painting, a sculpture, an installation, and other media-based works within a space that facilitates appreciation and engagement.

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Check out these art exhibits in Metro Manila this December:

Fotomoto 2022: Home

Fotomoto PH
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Fotomoto 2022 rediscovers the concept of "home" through the different interpretations of more than 100 photographers, including Jilson Tiu, Ben Molina, Ian Santos, Kim Canoy, and more. It also features talks on the latest in the photography industry, as well as workshops facilitated by industry leaders.

Runs until December 9 at Parola UP Fine Arts Gallery, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. For more information follow Fotomoto PH on Facebook. 

Fondly Remembering Spain

Instituto Cervantes Manila
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Presented by Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish Embassy, Fondly Remembering Spain gathers visual artist Phyllis Zaballero's paintings that serve as her recollection of time spent in Barcelona. The exhibition comprises private collections and of Zaballero’s own works.  

Runs until January 22 at Instituto Cervantes Manila, Intramuros, Manila City. For more information, follow Instituto Cervantes Manila on Instagram. 


Mono8 Gallery
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Lyndon Maglalang and Jomari T’leon create a visual dialogue through their works in their two-man exhibition. Groundlaying is the artists’ visual interpretation of life and existence that maps “the paths and tracks of what makes an individual.” 

Runs until December 9 at Mono8 Gallery, 53 Connecticut Street, San Juan City. For more information, follow Mono8 Gallery on Facebook. 

Komiks: Sining Biswal

Eskinita Art Gallery
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Komiks: Sining Biswal is dedicated to the long-living tradition of comics art in the Philippines.  It is curated by Randy Valiente and aims to encourage young artists to contribute to the history of the comics industry in the country.  

Runs until December 15 at Pasilyo Vicente Manansala, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For more information, follow the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Instagram. 

Kapit Lang

Eskinita Art Gallery
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Dengcoy Miel, an illustrator, cartoonist, and painter for 40 years now, contemplates the complex relationship between culture, religion, and the colonial past. Kapit Lang interprets the “ongoing cultural quagmire” through a series of paintings.

Runs until December 13 at the Eskinita Art Gallery, 59-C Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. For more information, follow Eskinita Art Gallery on Facebook. 

The No Name Show

Gravity Art Space
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The No Name Show, an annual year-end exhibition that started in 2021, showcases the works of more than 130 artists who choose to remain anonymous. The exhibition explores the possibility of acquiring an artwork sans the names, but with one’s taste and preference as the only basis.

Opened on November 25 at Gravity Art Space Gallery, 1810 Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City. For more information, follow Gravity Art Space Gallery on Facebook. 

Once Upon a Time

KCC Philippines
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Enter the world of fairytales through Once Upon a Time, a solo exhibition featuring the illustrations of Korean artist Wooh Nayoung. The Hanbok Fairtytale of Wooh Nayoung gives a peek at familiar dream-like sequences which may be straight out of a storybook.  

Runs from November 17 until February 28 at the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, 59 Bayani Road, Taguig City. For more information, follow KCC Philippines on Instagram. 

It’s Casual Entertainment, We Aim to Please!

Galleria Duemila
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It’s Casual Entertainment, We Aim to Please! serves as an invitation for the audience to witness the artistic and visual practices of a group of artists at Galleria Duemila. The exhibition showcases the latest works of Ronald Achacoso, Jon Cuyson, R.M de Leon, Raul Rodriguez, Jonathan Olazo, Trek Valdizno, and Cris Villanueva Jr.  

Runs from December 3 until January 14, 2023 at Galleria Duemila, 210 Loring Street, Pasay City. For more information, follow Galleria Duemila on Facebook. 


Space Encounters Gallery
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In Escapism, Indonesian artist Mahaputra Vito’s presents works made from coffee grounds, cigarette butts, and paper documents. According to the artist, it is through art that he gets to balance his life and "escape from daily work."

Opens November 26 at Space Encounters Gallery, Unit 7D, Padilla Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Pasig City. For more information, follow Space Encounters Gallery on Facebook. 

Familiar Place

Provenance Art Gallery
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Brave Singh employs his distinct composition and own take on landscape paintings. In Familiar Places, he touches on nostalgia, memories, and moments that can be recreated through places that are familiar to us.

Runs until December 5 at The Provenance Art Gallery, 2/F Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. For more information, follow Provenance Art Gallery on Facebook.

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