Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Alliance Française de Manille (AFM) together with 1335Mabini (Philippines) and the Centre Intermondes (France) are pleased to announce that the 4th grant of the Alliance Française de Manille-Philippine Artist Residency Program (AFM-PARP) has been awarded to visual artist Poklong Anading. This year, 27 artists have applied to the residency program making the Philippine Artist Residency Program a recognized grant in the Filipino artistic community.

Date: September 2, 2014
Venue: Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris) & Centre Intermondes (La Rochelle)
Time: 9:00 pm

AFM-PARP history and new perspectives 2014

Initiated by Ms. Deanna Ongpin-Recto, the Alliance Française former President, the AFM-PARP grant was launched in July 2010 to mark AFM’s 90th anniversary. It was conceived as a means to broaden professional networks between contemporary art communities in the Philippines and France. The residency aims to enrich the experience of local artists within the contemporary art scene, by providing them opportunities for stimulating cultural exchanges and collaboration with other artists. One residency is offered annually to Filipino visual artists. The three first editions of the AFM-PARP were organized in partnership with la Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris with the support of Eglise Saint Merry which have both exhibited artworks from the PARP grantees during their art residency in France.

In 2014, the new AFM Director, Patrick Deyvant has proposed to include the PARP in a new policy partnership with French and Filipino cultural institutions. In line with this, an artistic and cultural cooperation has been implemented between AFM, a Filipino gallery, 1335Mabini and the French art organization Centres Intermondes in La Rochelle. The partnership will work as a two way artistic exchange. While AFM will support the residency of a Filipino artist to France, throughout the action of Centre Intermondes, 1335Mabini will welcome a French artist for a residency in Manila in 2015.

Biography of Poklong Anading

Poklong Anading was born in 1975, in Manila, Philippines. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in painting from the College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines (1999). He completed residencies with Big Sky Mind, Manila (2003–04), and Common Room, Bandung, Indonesia (2008). Having begun as a painter, he now works primarily in video and photography. He also expanded into process-oriented sculpture and installation informed by Arte Povera, making work that appeals to all the senses. He often assumes the roles of observer and collector, turning facts and memories into images and objects, and frequently engages social issues. In 2006, he received the Ateneo Studio Residency Grant in Australia and a Cultural Center of the Philippines 13 Artists Award. Anading won the Ateneo Art Award in 2006 and 2008.

Works and exhibits of Poklong Anading

Poklong Anading’s work is a refreshing spot in the dearth of witty conceptual art in Manila. Poklong’s work mixes humor with intelligence in his multidisciplinary work. Anading has had solo exhibitions at Finale Gallery, Mandaluyong City, Philippines (2004, 2005, and 2007); Mag:net Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines (2004, 2007, 2008, and 2009); Mag:net Gallery, Makati City, Philippines (2006); Cross Art Projects, Sydney, Australia (2006); Finale Art File, Makati City (2007, 2008, 2010, and 2012); Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City (2009); Pablo Fort, Taguig City (2010); Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill, Graz, Austria (2010 and 2012); and MO Space, Makati City (2011). His works were presented in the two-person exhibition Between Signs at Silverlens Gallery in Makati City (2011). Anading organized and participated in Room 307: Inkling, Gutfeel and Hunch at the National Art Gallery in Manila (2008). He has been included in notable group exhibitions such as: Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2002 and 2012); Galleon Trade: Bay Area Now 5, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2008); Some Rooms, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong (2009); Arena, 8th Jakarta Biennial (2009); Bastards of Misrepresentation, Freies Museum, Berlin (2010), which traveled to Bangkok and New York (2012); Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2012); and Marcel Duchamp in Southeast Asia, Equator Art Projects, Singapore (2012). In 2013, Poklong Anading was one part of the Filipino artist group show Manila Vice curated by Manuel Ocampo organized at the Musée des Arts Modestes in Sète. Anading lives and works in Manila.

Contacts and info’s about the AFM-PARP

For more details about the 2014 Alliance Française de Manille-Philippine Artist Residency Program (AFM), kindly contact Ms. Sabrina Durand (AFM Cultural Coordinator) at 895 7441 / 895 7585 or email sabrina@alliance.ph.

You may also visit the following websites:

Alliance Française de Manille: www.alliance.ph
1335Mabini: www.1335mabini.com
Centre Intermondes: www.centre-intermondes.com

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