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Catalina Africa (b. 1988, Manila) works in painting and installation, often whimsically combining both to produce serendipitous encounters within everyday life. Simulated and sensate, these environments temporarily transcend the boundaries implied by the exhibition space and evoke more fleeting memories, worlds, and words.
Africa started joining group exhibitions in 2008 and held her first solo exhibition in 2010. She finished her B Fine Arts (major in Painting) degree at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts in 2012. Since then, Africa has completed artist residencies at 1335 Mabini in Malate (2013), the Skowhagen School of Painting and Sculpture in the U.S. (2014), and the Baler Artist Village in Aurora (2015).
May 4 to May 28, 2018 • Time Moving in All Directions • Upstairs Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines
Jun 30 to Jul 29, 2017 • The End of a New Me (Programs for a Personal Paradise) • Video Room, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines
Jun 3 to Jul 2, 2016 • Studies on the Movement of Water • Tall Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines
Sep 11 to Oct 5, 2013 • The Floating Corner • Upstairs Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines
Hold fast to the highest version of yourself, Catalina Africa, 2016, 18×24 in, exhibited in Studies on the Movement of Water
An ascent to the next level of being normal, Catalina Africa, 2016, 14×16 in, exhibited in 33rd Anniversary Show
The Source, Catalina Africa, 2015, 36×48 in, exhibited in Christmas Wishes!
Force Field Farming, Catalina Africa, 2013, 60×48 in, exhibited in The Floating Corner