Kawayan DE GUIA
Born 1979 in Baguio, Philippines
Based in Baguio, Philippines
De Guia works across painting, installation and sculpture. His works proffer ironic and sometimes comedic perceptions of sociopolitical issues in contemporary Philippine society and the colonial past, and often make reference to or draw materially from his hometown. His deep interest in the heritage and indigenous culture of the Cordilleras can be traced to his family, which has been a longstanding advocate for the arts and cultural scene in Baguio. In 2011, de Guia initiated AX(iS) Art Project, a biennial arts festival that is guided by the belief that art is not exclusive and, therefore, posited outside institutional norms.