About Mark

Born April 25, 1966 at Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Mark Justiniani, often identified with the lineage of Social Realism through the 80’s and 90’s in the Philippines through artist-activist initiatives like Abay (Artista ng Bayan) and Sanggawa (1994), and part of the Salingpusa Art Group, has been working with notions of how we perceive reality.  After returning from the USA in 2006, he has developed his oeuvre through “magic realist strains” and has moved to configurations of space, the nature of vision and their ever vacillating relationship with time through the use of reflective media in recent years.  His practice has had him represent the Philippines in conferences and exhibitions overseas since 1992.

 

Educational Background

Arts Education, University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts, Diliman, Quezon City

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • Provoking Space, Mizuma Gallery, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
  • The Settlement, Open Space, Ayala Museum, Makati City, and UP Sunken Gardens, Quezon City, Philippines (travelling installation)
  • Art Stage Singapore Special Projects, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

2016

  • Reverb, Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines, Quezon City
  • What Science Missed, Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines

2015

  • Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Convention Center, Hong Kong

2014

  • Transit, Bazaar Art Jakarta Special Projects, The Drawing Room Gallery, Indonesia
  • Recurrence, Art Stage Singapore Platform, The Drawing Room Gallery, Singapore

2013

  • Rotator, Secret Fresh Gallery, San Juan, Philippines
  • Orbit, Finale Art Gallery, Makati City, Philippines
  • Mimefield, Tin-Aw Gallery, Art Fair Philippines, Makati City, Philippines

2011

  • Phantom Limb, Finale Art Gallery, Makati City, Philippines
  • Damgohanon, Capitano Gallery, Negros Occidental, Philippines

2010

  • Malikmata, SLab, Makati City, Philippines

2008

  • Pamati, Sitio Remedios, Ilocos Norte for the Silangan Foundation, Philippines
  • Catapult, Substation Gallery, Singapore.

2007

  • SaSilongalingan, Nineveh Art Space, Laguna, Philippines

2006

  • Varying Constants, Art Verite, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines

2003

  • Mga Dialogo, Boston Gallery, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

2002

  • 2002, Galleria Duemila, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
  • Transit, Red Dot Gallery, Makati City, Philippines
  • Daong, works in coffee, Starbucks 6750, Makati City, Philippines

1999

  • Sanktuaryo, Boston Gallery, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

1996

  • Kwento ni Wanggo, Boston Gallery, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

1995

  • White Rain, Hiraya Gallery, Manila City, Philippines

1994

  • Santo-Santohan, Hiraya Gallery, Manila City, Philippines

1993

  • Kasimanwa, Hiraya Gallery, Manila City, Philippines

 

Selected Group Shows / Projects

2017

  • Islands, Constellations and Galapagos, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
  • Traces of the Future: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia, Mizuma Gallery, Mizuma, Japan 
  • Inverted Telescope, The Drawing Room Gallery,  Makati City, and Cultural Center of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Children’s Biennale, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore (commissioned piece)
  • Changing Perspective, Artjog 10, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
  • Tagadagat, collaboration with Elmer Borlongan and Emmanuel Garibay, Art Fair Philippines, Makati City, Philippines

2016

  • Bazaar Art Jakarta, The Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Formosa 101 Art Fair, Taipei Expo Dome, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Young Artist Studio, Museum of Tinguely Project, Art Bassel, Messe Basel Hall 1, Switzerland

2015

  • Bazaar Art Jakarta, The Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Indonesia

2014

  • Multiple Languages, Silverlens/SLab Gallery, Makati City, Philippines
  • You Look the Same As Us But You Don’t Speak the Same Language, Equator Art Projects, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
  • Do You Believe in Angels?, Mo_Space, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City, Philippines

2013

  • Theory and Practice of the Small Painting, Equator Art Projects, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

2011

  • The Theory and Practice of the Small Paintings, Equator Art Projects, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
  • Ciento Cincuenta, Pinto Gallery, Antipolo City, Philippines
  • Relevant Rizal?, Looking for Juan, Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Monumental, Manila Contemporary, Makati City, Philippines

2010

  • Alay, Boston Gallery, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Re:view 2010 Show, Bencab Museum, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
  • Art2Heart Auction, Art Informal, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
  • Smokescreen, Tin-aw Art Gallery, Makati City, Philippines
  • Remix Santiago Bose, Yuchengco Museum, Makati City, Philippines
  • Cross Over, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009

  • Diminishing Returns, Tin-aw Art Gallery, Makati City, Philippines
  • Figuring the Times, Finale Art Gallery, Makati City, Philippines
  • New Figuration, Bencab Museum, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines

2008

  • Looking for Juan, Artist Space, Glass Wing of the Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines
  • Assembly Line, Tin-aw Art Gallery, Makati City, Philippines

2007

  • Beyond Borders, Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore
  • Group Show, Boston Gallery, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
  • Off the Wall 3, DejaDesign Gallery, Los Angeles, California, U. S. A.

2006

  • Beyond Borders, The Substation, Singapore
  • Off the Wall 2, DejaDesign Gallery, Los Angeles, California, U. S. A.

2005

  • Sign Language, DejaDesign Gallery, Los Angeles, California, U. S. A.
  • Portal Shifts, The Substation, Singapore
  • Off the Wall, DejaDesign Gallery, Los Angeles, California, U. S. A.
  • Four More…, Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles, California, U. S. A.

2004

  • 30 Cuadros y 20 Peomas de Amor, Espresso Mi Cultura, Los Angeles, California, U. S. A.

2003

  • Opera Gallery Artists, Opera Gallery, Singapore
  • Dreams: Etchings and Ceramics, Galleria Duemila, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
  • Global Eye, ASTO Gallery, Artist District, Los Angeles, California, U. S. A.
  • Mujeres del Norte, Galeria del Instituto de Baja, California, Tijuana, S.C. Mexico

2002

  • Lantern of the East, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California, U. S. A.
  • Periphery, El Patio de Frida, Artspace, Los Angeles, California, U. S. A.
  • Eclectic LA, Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, California, U. S. A.
  • Touch Me Not, Espresso Mi Kultura, Los Angeles, California, U. S. A.

2001

  • Pinto Art Gallery, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines

2000

  • Biennale of Sydney 2000, Sydney, Australia (As member of Sanggawa)
  • Faith + The City, (Travelling exhibition of Philippine Contemporary Art). Singapore Art Museum National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • ASEAN Art Awards, Singapore Art Museum

1999

  • Outward Vision, Amit May Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.
  • Mga Bagong Kwento mula sa Lumang Yugto, Pacific Bridge, Oakland, CA.
  • Hakata Riverain Project, public mural, Hakata Prefecture, Japan

1998

  • Alab ng Puso, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila City, Philippines
  • At Home and Abroad: Contemporary Philippine Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California, U. S. A.
  • At Home and Abroad, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila City, Philippines

1997

  • Chair King, An Exhibition of Paintings and Book Launching, Karen Flores and Mark Justiniani, Boston Gallery, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Divine Interventions, Fortitude Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1996

  • Container 96, Port of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Glimpses into the Future, Tokyo, Japan

1995

  • Vox Populi, Vox Dei, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia; Shangrila Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
  • Artists Today, Yokohama Citizens Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
  • Getting Into the Out Mural Project, Central Lecture Block, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1992

  • Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan, Grupong Salingpusa, Silangan Gardens, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines
  • Karnabal, Grupong Salingpusa, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila City, Philippines

1991

  • Icons, Grupong Salingpusa, Silangan Gardens, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines
  • Pasko Kina Pasky, Jamming Ground Group Show, 9 de Febrero, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
  • 11:59, Grupong Salingpusa, West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Haring Ibon, Elmer Borlongan and Mark Justiniani, City Gallery, Manila City, Philippines
  • Baguio Arts Festival, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines

1990

  • Media-Mixed, West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

1988

  • Tiktak, Tiktak, Lengua ni Utak, Grupong Salingpusa, Galeria de Antipolo, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines

1987

  • Ulo, Grupong Salingpusa, City Gallery, Manila City, Philippines

 

Awards and Distinctions

2013  Outstanding Bosconian, Don Bosco Technical Institute, Victorias, Negros, Philippines

2009  Judge, CCP Thirteen Artists Awards 2009, Cultural Center of the Philippines

2005  Solidarity Award, Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC), Los Angeles, California

2004  Award for Continuing Excellence in the Arts, Metrobank Foundation, Manila, Philippines

2002  Juror, Arts Council for Long Beach Grant Program, Long Beach California

2000  Finalist, Philippine Art Awards, Metropolitan Museum, Manila, Philippines

1999  Jurors Choice Award, Philip Morris Group of Companies, Philippine Art Awards, Manila, Philippines

Philippine Representative, ASEAN Art Awards, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1998  Awardee, Philippine Centennial Mural Project (6.5 ft. x 84 ft.) at the Heroes Hall, Malacanang Palace, Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines (as member of Sanggawa)

1997  Malihaw Awardee, The Most Outstanding Victorianon in the Arts, Victorias, Negros Occidental, Philippines

1994  13 Artists Awards, Most Outstanding Achievement of Young Artists in the Philippines, Cultural Center of the Philippines

1992  Grant offered by the Cultural Center of the Philippines for the Karnabal mural project (as member of Jamming Ground), Environmental Mural Making Contest, Quezon Circle, Quezon City, Philippines

1991  Second place, UST Annual on the spot painting contest, Manila, Philippines

1990  Grand Prize, 7th Metrobank National Painting Competition, Manila, Philippines

1989  Award of Excellence, 22nd National Shell Student Painting Contest, Manila, Philippines

 

Organizational Background

1987 – 1990  ABAY

1985 – 1992  Grupong Salingpusa

1994 – 1998  Sanggawa Collective

 

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