Art Fair Philippines, the premiere platform for exhibiting the best in Philippine contemporary art, will take place from February 5-8, 2015 in Makati City. After two highly successful runs, the fair once again transforms The Link, the car park building in Ayala Center, into an enclave for the country’s top galleries. To widen the selection of the art on view, the 2015 roster also includes participants from around the Southeast Asian region. A curated section of solo presentations by the most exciting names in Philippine art will complement the gallery features.
Bravo to the Organisers of Art Fair! Trickie Lopa, Liza Periquet and Dindin Araneta. Every year it is getting bigger and bigger – bigger space, more galleries, more attendees and more interest in Philippine Art
Roberto Feleo, professor, and mentor to a generation of artists, takes over the central exhibit space in The Link’s sixth level to debut life-sized pieces that delve into a pivotal point in Philippine history. . In consultation with Dr. Patrick Flores, curator of the Philippine pavilion to the 56th Venice Biennale, a portion of the car park’s seventh level will highlight pieces by Poklong Anading, Annie Cabigting, Buen Calubayan, Mariano Ching and Yasmin Sison, Kawayan de Guia, Alfredo Esquillo Jr., Geraldine Javier, and Maria Taniguchi. These special exhibits showcase works conceptualized for Art Fair Philippines 2015.
Mike Adrao’s highly detailed drawings imbue the fair’s reception area with a socio-political gothic vibe.
As in 2014, Christie’s will run Art Fair Philippines’ lecture series, Christie’s Art Forum. An array of talks designed to deepen the interest of enthusiasts is planned to run daily for the duration of the fair.
Spaces for thirty-three galleries, eight of them based outside the Philippines, will spread out over two levels. The 2015 participating galleries are: 1335 Mabini, Altromondo, Archivo, Arndt, Art Cube, Artesan, Art Informal, Art Verite, Avellana Art Gallery, Blanc, Boston Gallery, CANVAS, Crucible, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Equator Art Projects, Finale Art File, Galeria Duemila, Galerie Michael Janssen, J Studio, MO_, Nova Gallery, Nunu Fine Art, Pablo, Paseo Gallery, ROH Projects, Salcedo Private View, Secret Fresh, Silverlens, TAKSU, The Drawing Room, Tin-Aw Art Gallery, Vinyl on Vinyl, West Gallery.
Art Fair Philippines continues to work with Kenneth Cobonpue and his team to fine-tune the fair’s layout. All day casual dining and beverages are made available through food and beverage partners Kai Restaurant, The Straits Wine Company, and Coca Cola.
Art Fair Philippines is co-presented by Ayala Land Premiere, Alveo, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe Telecom, Volkswagen, and Bench. It falls under the Make It Happen Make It Makati initiative.
Media partners are Summit Media, The Philippine Star, Artprice, Asian Lines and Pipeline.
Official hotel partners are the Raffles and Fairmont Makati, Holiday Inn and Suites, and InterContinental Manila.
Art Fair Philippines 2014 is organized by Philippine Art Events Inc.