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Alfredo A. Liongoren Retrospective Exhibition

Layers and Layers of the Self Peeled Through
Alfredo A. Liongoren Retrospective Exhibition 

The UP Fine Arts Gallery cordially invites everyone this coming September 19, 4 PM, for the opening of Layers and Layers of the Self Peeled Through

Alfredo A. Liongoren’s retrospective exhibition brings together artworks from six decades of his practice: starting from his student years at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts in the early 1960s, to the succeeding decades—which have been typified by shifts between varying degrees of abstraction and figuration, and later, explorations with the overtly socio-critical and the performative. Laid down in themes and supplemented with archival materials, his artworks are treated as points within a matrix that one may trace along.

The exhibition will be open to the public from September 19 to October 6 at Galleries One, Two, and the Multi-purpose Hall of the UP Fine Arts Gallery.

Walk-in guests are welcome from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9 AM – 4 PM. 

For inquiries, contact us at

Visit the Official Facebook page of the UP Fine Arts Gallery for updates.

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SINAG 2023 ID/VC Sophomore Show

SINAG 2023 ID & VC Sophomore Portfolio Show

The Department of Visual Communication of the UP College of Fine Arts proudly announces the opening of SINAG 2023 on August 18, 2023, Friday, 4pm, at the UP Fine Arts Galleries! We take a glimpse into the portfolio works of Industrial Design and Visual Communication sophomore students from their first year and second year classes in the Associate in Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs. This academic exhibit is an admissions requirement for AA students as they aspire to pursue their BFA studies. Like the sun casting its rays as dawn breaks, so do these batch of art and design students burst with potential as they emerge from their recent remote learning set-up with their creative design explorations. 

We enjoin students, faculty, family, and friends to the UPCFA SINAG 2023! Exhibit runs from August 18 to September 9, 2023. Free and open to the public. The gallery is open from 9am to 4pm.

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Tanglaw para kay Willie Nepomuceno

Tanglaw para kay Willie Nepomuceno: Pagpupugay, Pasasalamat!

Ika-5 ng Agosto (Sabado), 2023 10:00 ng umaga

Atrium, Arts and Design West Hall (New Building)

College of Fine Arts, UP Diliman, Quezon City

The Concerned Artists of the Philippines, in cooperation with UP College of Fine Arts, would like to invite you to a day of tribute for Willie Nepomuceno. Let’s all gather to remember, celebrate, pay respects, and learn from the life of a man with a thousand faces and voices.

We honor a Filipino artist who offered his unmatched talent in impersonation as a social commentary to be one with the people.

#ArtistaNgBayan #TuloyAngLaban

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2023 Tanglaw ng Sining

This Academic Year 2023-2023, we celebrate the 33rd Tanglaw ng Sining Candlelight Ceremonies of the UP College of Fine Arts. This year’s theme is titled “Liwanag ng Likha,” inspired by the works of our dear colleague and mentor, Prof Ruben Fortunato De Jesus. The program starts at 4pm and will be held at the Arts and Design West Hall of the UP College of Fine Arts, E. Jacinto St. UP Diliman, Quezon City. Congratulations to the graduating batch of students! Tuloy lang!


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The L:sten:ng Biennial

The UP College of Fine Arts and PAROLA UP Fine Arts Gallery present
THE LISTENING BIENNIAL 2nd Edition Inter-Asia+

Co-presented by
Alitaptap Artists Community (Philippines), DZUP -UP CMC Department of Broadcast
Communication (Philippines), University Hotel, UP Diliman (Philippines), Multimedia University
Faculty of Creative Media (Malaysia), Silpakorn University Faculty of Fine Arts (Thailand), Camoes
Instituto da Cooperação e da Lingua Portugal (Japan)

Sponsored by
University of the Philippines Diliman Office of the Chancellor, UPD College of Mass
Communication, Goethe Institut Philippines, Japan Foundation Manila

Supported by
Anima Art Space (Philippines), BMLab (Philippines), Drawing Room (Philippines), UP Computer

The Listening Biennial is a string of endeavours, where listening is in the core as a relational capacity,
a philosophical and political proposition, a creative practice and a research framework, which,
although initiated by individual scholars, artists, curators, is global in scope.

The First Edition was held in 2021, curated by Yang Yeung (Hong Kong), Israel Martinez (Mexico),
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, and its initiator and artistic director Brandon LaBelle.
This Second Edition, happening in July 6 to August 8, 2023, is curated by Luisa Santos (Portugal),
Guely Morato (Bolivia), Rayya Badran (Lebanon), and Dayang Yraola (Philippines).

Yraola developed a range of activities for Asian cities, which proposes that listening be explored as a
discursive act of coming together in moving forward from the ashes of the pandemic and the ills
that it brought upon humanity. But where is forward? And how can listening do what it is assigned
to do?

To find out, it is proposed that we answer two questions:
1. What is it that we hear that we would listen to? In asking this question, we become aware of
what information or issues we are aware of, and therefore, have more tendency to react to.
2. What is it that we do not hear that we should listen to? In asking this question, we try to dig
deeper into our experience to find out what we might have missed, that may or may not be
important for us, which may or may not require a reaction from us.
To respond, there are exhibits, tambayan (listening sessions), performances, sound camp and
symposia that will be held in various locations in Asia, such as the University of the Philippines-
Diliman (Quezon City, Philippines), Alitaptap Artists Community (Cavite, Philippines), Silpakorn
University (Bangkok, Thailand), Multimedia University (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), on the air and
online via DZUP. 

Refer to the Asia website for full calendar and project updates:

Initiator/ Artistic Director: Brandon LaBelle
Curator: Dayang Magdalena Nirvana T. Yraola
Over-all Coordinator Manila: Ian Carlo Jaucian
Coordinator Kuala Lumpur: Dean Lim Kok Yoong, Yuvaraj Kaliaperumal, Suzy Sulaiman
Coordinator Bangkok: Dean Vichaya Mukdamanee
Coordinator Tokyo: Director Tiago Mauricio

Finance Manager: Joan Zamora
Assistant Finance Manager: Marize Rullan, Gilda Sychingiok and Glory Jane Moron
Graphics: Paolo Muncada and Grace Ann Buenaventura
Documentation: Lesley Cao (writing), BMLab (video/ docu)
Lead for Tambayan: Ivy Claudio and Chryl Martinez
Assistant for Tambayan: Kean Barrameda
Technical Assistant: DZUP
Lead for Exhibit and Symposium: Mitch Shivers and Tad Ermitano
Assistant Coordinator: Decca Lumanglas
Technical Assistant: Arianne Macalintal
Lead for Sound Camp: Mary Ann Salvador
Assistant for Sound Camp: Jennelyn Manuel
Technical Assistant: Jon Romero and Deo Jimenez


July 6-August 8

Camoes, Cultural Centre of Portugal, Tokyo

With performance from Takuro Mizzuta Lippit (djsniff) and Makoto Nomura on July 6, 4pm

July 8-Aug 12

UP Fine Arts Gallery

Curators for Audio Exhibit: Brandon LaBelle, Rayya Badran, Guely Morato, Luísa Santos and

Dayang Yraola.

Artists as follows: (from Luísa) Tara Fatehi with Pouya Ehsaei, Igor Jesus,  Ayo Akinwande, Ayumi

Paul, Sara Rodrigues with Rodrigo Camacho (Landra), Rouzbeh Akhbari (Tehran); (from Rayya)

Sary Moussa (Lebanon), Yara Asmar (Lebanon), Aya Atoui (Lebanon), Dirar Kalash (Palestine),

Abdellah M. Hassak (Morocco); (from Guely) Lucia Herbas Cordero (Bolivia), Alejandra Canelas

(Bolivia), Griselda Sánchez (México), Víctor Mazón Gardoqui (Spain); (from Dayang) Teresa

Barrozo (Philippines), Arnont Nongyao (Thailand), Hasan Hujairi (Bahrain/Sharjah), mamoru

(Osaka/Ixelles), The Observatory (Singapore). (from Brandon) Zorka Wollny (Krakow/Berlin),

Nicolas Kisic Aguirre (Peru), Arendse Krabbe (Copenhagen), Jaon Kahn (New York/Zurich),

Alexander St-Onge (Montreal).

SOUND ART EXHIBIT: “there is no sound artist, just sound art”

July 8- Aug 12

UP Fine Arts Gallery

With performance from Anjeline de Dios and Elemento on July 8, 12nn

Curator: Dayang Yraola (for PhD Incentive Award)

Featured artists are: Datu Arellano, Teresa Barrozo, Erick Calilan, Gerecho Iniel Cruz, Tad Ermitaño,

Cris Garcimo, Jett Ilagan, Ian Carlo Jaucian, Benj Meamo, Mitch Shivers, Kyle Rubis, Kean

Barrameda, Jamel Obnamia, Mark Rambo, Marco Ortiga. Restaged works: “Sandata” (Lirio

Salvador); and “Atang, a sound prayer” (Rita Gudiño, Mitch Shivers, Dayang Yraola).

These works will be in conversation with works from the following artists from TLB-Asia partners:

Anis Harod (KL), Dzulhafidz Dzulkifli (KL), Takuro Oshima (Kyoto), Suzy

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Dean Doi Rosete’s Legacy Lecture

The UP College of Fine Arts, through the Department of Visual Communication, invites you to Prof. Leonardo Rosete’s Legacy Lecture.

Prof. Leonardo Rosete, or Doi, as he is widely known, has stood as the persistent champion of the Industrial Design program.  After thirty-six years of distinguished service in the academe and the creative industry, Doi has built an extensive and expansive worldview concerning Industrial Design.  Using his personal narrative as a backdrop, Doi will discuss the beginnings of the field and the program, its current landscape, and his prescription to remain responsive to changing needs and demands.

Scheduled this June 29, globally recognized as World Industrial Design Day, we hope you can join us in celebrating this international day of observance as we shine a spotlight on Doi’s industrial design journey and the insights he has gathered along the way.

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CFA Open House 2023 (Mar 25)

UPCFA Open House 2023

Applicants to the UP CFA Undergraduate & Graduate programs who wish to cultivate their creative potential…​

Come to
The UPCFA Open House 2023

and find out more about our course offerings in Painting, Sculpture,

Visual Communication, Industrial Design, Art Education, Art History,

Ceramics, Printmaking, and Master of Fine Arts!


March 25, 2023, Saturday, 9am-4pm

The Atrium, Arts and Design West Hall

College of Fine Arts, E Jacinto St., UP Diliman


No registration fee. Pre-registration is required.

Fill up google form or scan the poster QR code.

Registration starts at 8:30 am. See you!

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SANAG Art Prize

The University of the Philippines and UP Fine Arts Gallery officially presents SANAG, the UP Art Prize. 

The awarding ceremony and exhibition will be launched on March 9, 2023 at the Plenary Hall of the UP Fine Arts Gallery. Viewing starts at 4PM.


SANAG is the first University of the Philippines Art Prize (UP Art Prize). It is sponsored by the 21st University of the Philippines President, Danilo L. Concepcion, during the last year of his term (AY 2022-2023).

SANAG, a Hiligaynon term denoting the beacon of light, lucidity, or enlightenment embodies the essence of the UP Art Prize, which is an award given to artist members of the University of the Philippines System who lived by the University’s core values of honor and excellence, serving as beacons of light in these trying times.

The UP Art Prize is not limited by age, gender, or nationality. Its eligible awardees are present and former students at the University of the Philippines System, from any course, whether they have graduated or not, with a professional practice as a visual artist between five to ten years..

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KALOOB: Mula at Tungo sa Bayan

Hatid ng UPD Arts & Culture Festival 2023 ang KALOOB: Mula at Tungo sa Bayan.

“Ang tema at adhikain ng UPD Arts and Culture Festival 2023 ay nagnanais magbigay-pugay sa mga tagumpay na natamo ng mga artista-iskolar-manlilikha ng bayan na nagpapamalas ng masusing pag-unawa sa kondisyon ng tao, partikular sa karanasang Pilipino. Sa gitna ng pandemya, mga problemang pangkalikasan, panlipunan, pangkabuhayan, at politikal, kasama na ang pagpigil sa karapatan ng malayang pagpapahayag sa isang demokratikong bansa, ang mga artista-iskolar-manlilikha ay patuloy na lumilikha ng sining na nagmumula at patungo sa bayan.”

Bilang kaloob o ambag ng mga iskolar ng CCTGACH at VACSSP, isang pisikal at online na eksibisyon ng sining biswal ang itatanghal upang maipamalas ang kanilang mga pananaw ukol sa sining, lipunan, at sangkalibutan. 

Kabilang sa artista-iskolar-manlilikha ng bayan mula sa Kolehiyo ng Sining Biswal sina:

Alumni / Faculty

Luigi Almuena

Roanne Descallar

Jeryc Garcia

titat n. ledesma

Annie Dennise Pacaña



Ma. Gabrielle Abueva

Mark Ezekiel Arce 

John Allyster Arroza 

Rafael Joy Banday

Mycah Bongabong

Chevy Dela Cruz

Jhomelyn Escobal a.k.a. VIII

Nicholas Selwyn Jalea 

Katrina Maria Batac 

Kyle Germane Labayan

Cecille Pauline Montenegro 

Romeo Nungay III

Debrah Kate Oliva 

Fatima Rabia Wadi 


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Tanglaw ng Sining 2022

"Sulo ng Pagsulong: Tanglaw ng SIning 2022"

Ang ika-tatlumpu’t dalawang (ika-32) pagtatapos ng mga mag-aaral ng Kolehiyo ng Sining Biswal ay binigyang pugay sa birtwal na seremonya ng Tanglaw ng Sining o Candlelight Ceremony sa temang “Sulo ng Pagsulong” noong ika-30 ng Hulyo 2022, sa ganap na 6 pm. Ito ay pinangunahan ng Kalihim ng Kolehiyo, Propesor Jose Manuel Sicat at ng Graduation Committee sa direksyon ni Propesora Riza Romero. Ito ay pinaunlakan ng Panauhing Pandangal na si Presidente Danilo Concepcion. Ginawaran ng parangal bilang Alab ng Sining 2022 si Dekano Leonilo O. Doloricon.