Wire Tuazon

Wire Tuazon (b. 1973) is a visual artist whose practice combines the hyperrealist, semiotic and the performative. Graduating with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 1999, he became a founding member of the art collective Surrounded By Water, which set up independent artist-run spaces in Angono and later on in Quezon City in 2000. In 2001, Tuazon received a residency grant at the Ashiya City Museum of Art and History from the Japan Foundation Asia Center. In 2003, Tuazon was chosen one of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’s annual Thirteen Artist Awardees. He served as President of the Rizal-based Neo-Angono Artists Collective in addition to participating in numerous group exhibitions and public art performance festivals across the Philippines, Australia, Singapore, Japan and Korea.

Recent Shows

Jan 13 to Feb 9, 2017 • Metanoia (Life Studies) • Video Room, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

Oct 4 to Oct 29, 2016 • All Our Yesterdays • Upstairs Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

Aug 7 to Aug 29, 2015 • Aphrodisiac Remix • Video Room, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

May 16 to May 17, 2015 • Empty Kingdom (Karnabal Festival 2015) • West Wing Gallery, UP Vargas Museum, Diliman, Quezon City

Feb 5 to Feb 8, 2015 • Art Fair Philippines 2015 • The Link Carpark, Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines

Jan 8 to Jan 31, 2015 • Falls Versus Finds • Upstairs Gallery and Video Room, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

Feb 8 to Mar 9, 2014 • Do You Believe in Angels? • Mo_Space, Bonifacio Global City, Philippines

Feb 4 to Feb 24, 2014 • Unbearable Lightness of Being • Tall Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

May 8 to Jun 3, 2013 • Closed Door Meeting • Upstairs Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

May 8 to Jun 3, 2013 • I Love Painting and Painting Loves Me • Tall Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

Feb 9 to Mar 4, 2012 • Imagining Identity: 100 Filipino Self-Portraits • Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

Nov 4 to Nov 26, 2011 • Thunder Bolt Pagoda or for Those in Search of the Miraculous and A Poem of Fire • Upstairs Gallery and Video Room, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

Selected Works