The Ateneo Art Gallery, the country's premier museum of modern Philippine art, together with Metro Society, Y Style of the Philippine Star, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Land and Smart Gold, is proud to announce the short-list for the 2007 Ateneo Art Awards:

Lyle Buencamino for "A Bowtie for John Lyle," Mag:net ABS, 4 - 31 July 2006.

Bembol dela Cruz for "Measures," Finale Art Gallery, 15 February -- 6 March 2007.

Racquel de Loyola for "7a*11d International Festival," Xpace, Toronto, Canada, 27 October 2006.

Nona Garcia for "Girls Will Not Be Girls," Art Center, SM Megamall, 3 --15 August 2006.

Nona Garcia for "Strange Familiarity," West Gallery, SM Megamall, 19 -- 31 October 2006.

Winner Jumalon for "Untitled Stills," Blanc Gallery, 16 February -- 9 March 2007.

Wawi Navarroza for "Saturnine: A Collection of Portraits, Creatures, Glass& Shadow," silver lens Gallery, 18 January -- 17 February 2007.

Yasmin Sison for "Unmade," Mag:net Paseo, 9 -- 27 May 2006.

Jay Ticar for "Frangible Armor Piercing Inside a Single Round Bolt Action Bull Barrel," Mag:net Katipunan, 17 February -- 6 March 2007.

Mac Valdezco for "Small Complete Units," Avellana Art Gallery, 14 April --19 May 2007.

Jevijoe Vitug for "Capitali-Sing," Finale Art Gallery, 8 -- 27 March 2007.

MM Yu for "Thoughts Collected, Recollected," Finale Art Gallery, 19 April-- 8 May 2007.

This marks the first time that an artist appears on the short-list twice, with Garcia been recognized for two different exhibitions in the same year. De la Cruz, Navarroza, Ticar and Vitug were short-listed for the Awards last year, while Valdezco was previously short-listed in 2005.
The short-list was selected by the 2007 Ateneo Art Awards Jury after going through over one hundred nominations. Each artist, a Filipino citizen, 35years or under by 31 May 2007, was nominated for a solo or group exhibition in any public venue held between 2 May 2006 and 1 May 2007.
From the short-list, the jury will deliberate on 20 June 2007 to determine the three recipients of the Awards. The winners will then be announced on 8 August 2007 at a formal ceremony at the Rockwell Tent following "2007 Ateneo Art Awards: Global/Vernacular," an exhibition of the works of the short-listed artists at Power Plant Mall from 2 - 7 August 2007.
Global/Vernacular is recognition and credence, acknowledging Philippine art has its own nuances yet believing it moves beyond local context to reverberate cross-culturally. It also calls attention to the expansion of the Ateneo Art Gallery Studio Residency Grant, the only program of its kind organized by a Philippine cultural institution. 2007 marks the third year of the Ateneo Art Gallery Studio Residency Grant in Australia, to be held for the first time in La Trobe University in Bendigo, as well as the introduction of the Ateneo Art Gallery Studio Residency Grant in Singapore with Artesan Gallery. Each residency provides one of the three Ateneo Art Awardees with roundtrip airfare, accommodation and a work studio for three weeks, an allowance, as well as an invitation to exhibit at their respective host venues.
Visit http://gallery.ateneo.edu/ for updates on the Ateneo Art Awards. For further inquiries, please contact Clarissa Chikiamco, 2007 Ateneo Art Awards Project Coordinator, at 426-6488 or at cchikiamco@ateneo.edu.
Clarissa Chikiamco
Project Coordinator
Ateneo Art Gallery
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Tel (+632) 426-6001 ext. 4160
DL (+632) 426-6488
Fax (+632) 426-6488