Jeona Zoleta

Jeona Zoleta (b. 1989, Manila) has accumulated a body of work that defies easy categorisation: integrating elements from kitsch, popular culture, and gender politics into installation and painting. Zoleta deliberately cultivates an aesthetic of psychedelia and play while consciously wielding appropriation as a strategy for art production: creating mashups of images from mass media, the internet, the marketplace, and her own imaginary wonderland.

Participating in various group shows since 2008, Zoleta held her first solo show in 2010 and graduated from the Studio Arts program of the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts in 2011. She was among the three winners of the Fernando Zobel Prize for Visual Arts (Ateneo Art Awards) in 2014, receiving a residency grant at Fontanelle Gallery and Studios in Adelaide, Australia. In 2015, she was named as one of the recipients of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Thirteen Artists Awards.