After two years of having to present exhibits, programs, and events digitally, Art Fair Philippines is finally returning to the physical realm for its 2022 edition!

The country’s premier art event will officially open its doors to the public on March 23, welcoming visitors to its new space at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. It will run until April 1st.

Here, the annual art affair will feature al fresco, in-person presentations and installations. Besides that, the venue will also serve as the setting for a handful of its gallery showcases and exhibitions. 

According to Art Fair Philippines co-founder Dindin Araneta, it’s time for a return to normal, specifically when it comes to events like this that are best-experienced face-to-face. 

“It’s about time that we move forward by encouraging people to attend activities in person,” Araneta said. 

If you’re interested in going, here’s what’s waiting for you: 

  • What: ArtFairPH/Projects

About: This exhibit will be presented by the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), art consultant Norman Crisologo, and exhibition designer Ed Lacson. It will feature works from late Arô Soriano, noted social realist Nune Alvarado, rising Filipino visual artists such as Bjorn Calleja, Johanna Helmuth, Ryan Jara, Doktor Karayom, Tyang Karyel, Aze Ong, and Wyndelle Remonde, and many more. 

  • What: ArtFairPH/Photo

About: This showcase—titled “Tattoos, Ternos and Couture: A Celebration of Philippine Fashion Photography”—will feature photos curated by noted photographers Neal Oshima, Michael Salientes, Mark Nicdao, and Gio Panlilio.

  • What: ArtFairPH/Film

About: The film section of the art fair will feature works by internationally acclaimed new media artist Jeremy Couillard, which includes his recent film “There is No Up or Down, Only Attraction.” 

  • What: ArtFairPH/Residencies

About: This category will exhibit works from Derek Tumala for Manila Observatory, Hannah Nantes for Linangan Art Residency, Jao San Pedro for Emerging Islands, Alwin Reamillo for Orange Project, and Faye Abantao for Butanding Barrio. It’sorganized in partnership with Bleeding Heart Rum Co., makers of Don Papa Rum.

  • What: ArtFairPH/ AR Art Trail

About: This presentation is a collaboration with Daata, a digital platform that commissions original digital artwork by established and emerging artists, allowing viewers to stream or download high-quality digital artworks on any device. 

  • What: ArtFairPH/Talks

About: For this year’s ArtFairPH/Talks, Art Fair PH has partnered with the Ateneo Art Gallery, Museum Foundation of the Philippines, and the Embassy of Spain. It will feature a series of virtual forums with Paco Barragán, an independent curator and arts writer based in Madrid. It will also organize a discussion about NFTs. 

  • What: ArtFairPH/ Studios

About: This year, Art Fair Philippines partnered with J Studio and ceramicist Pablo Capati to showcase a three-part series on the art of pottery titled “Conversations on Clay,” which will feature Jezzel Wee, Marco Rosario, Ella Mendoza, Krista Nogueras, Jon Pettyjohn, and Joey de Castro.

To learn more, visit Art Fair Philippines 2022 – https://artfairphilippines.com/

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