Seminars and workshops will aim to address topics and critical analysis from a global perspective and catered to all levels.
All sessions will take place at Bellas Artes Outpost, Makati (unless otherwise indicated).

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Queer Filipiniana

The material history in the Philippines considered 'Filipiniana' is often marked by hetero-normative representations of gender, family and nation. Seminars under this topic will take a critical look into representation, imagery and iconography in Filipino cultural history where 'deviant sexualities' and identities take form.


Cycle 1: Nick Deocampo (Philippines)

J. Neil Garcia (Philippines), and other Guests to be confirmed.

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Seminar and Workshop

Context-Responsive Art Practice

A panorama of the history and practice of site-specificificity and context responsive art, through theoretical and practical workshops led by artists working with architectural sites to engaging with communities.


Cycle 1: Leyla Cardenas (Colombia), Köken Ergun (Turkey), and Raqs Media Collective - Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi and Shuddhabrata Sengupta (India).

Cycle 2: Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan (Philippines/Australia), Sofia Hernandez-Chong (Mexico/The Netherlands),



Asia Pacific: Visual Histories of War and Postwar

Artists and art historians will respectively analyse narratives of war time (WWII and Vietnam War) in the Asia Pacific region. From addressing racist atrocities by Japanese forces, sharing transformative art practices that followed the aftershock of the Pacific Ocean Theatre during World War II, and looking into disobedient artistic attitudes across Asia within contexts of authoritarian rule during the Vietnam War and Cold War period.


Cycle 1: James T. Hong (Taiwan/USA), and Tuan Andrew Nguyen (Vietnam/USA)

Cycle 2: Greg Dvorak (USA/Japan), Lesley Ma (Hong Kong), and David Teh (Singapore).

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Indigeneities and Contemporary Art

Addressing forms in which indigenous and aboriginal traditions, knowledge, and cultural milieu manifest within contemporary art making and have been throughout art history.


Cycle 2: Cosmin Costinas (Romania/Hong Kong), Anselm Franke (Germany), and Candice Hopkins (Canada).



Movement and the Choreographic Turn in Performance

Experimenting with the conceptual possibilities of dance and choreography as critical forms towards how the body performs in relation to space and social space. In recent years, dance and performance have taken an active role in the institutional field of contemporary art. Likewise, the discourses, histories and developments of dance from the past decades (primarily framed and realized by institutions and festivals in hegemonic centers of power) have radically widened concepts on the dematerialization of art. Its liveness and ephemerality have further challenged the heavily accelerated monetization of object-based art.


Cycle 2: Eisa Jocson (Philippines), and Joshua Serafin (Philippines/Belgium)