Irene Araneta, Maria Taniguchi, Joey Samson, Paulo Vinluan + more at the Finale Art File 30th Anniversary Show

Finale Art File celebrates 30 years in the business with a group show.

( Finale Art File celebrates its 30th year anniversary this month with a group show curated by Nilo Ilarde, featuring works by 11 of artists it represents. The opening of the show on Wednesday, May 8,  gathered together friends who have supported the gallery, whose humble beginnings began in a home accessories shop.

Though the celebration was interrupted by one of the city’s power outages that day, visitors nevertheless stayed to view the artwork. Out came the smartphones and the pocket flashlights, which the art lovers used to light up the shape paintings hanging in the gallery and the painted doors on the second floor.

Artists and patrons from Manila as well as from the rest of the Southeast Asian region came to join Vita Sarenas, the gallery director, and the rest of the Finale team in commemorating three decades of supporting the most progressive in Philippine contemporary art.


A power interruption had no power over Finale’s 30th anniversary party. Click for more.

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