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.
May 28 to Jun 24, 2019 • Filling a cup with a wine to chase the dragon in me • Upstairs Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines
May 4 to May 28, 2018 • I Swallowed My Hard Drive • Video Room, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines
Dec 7, 2016, to Jan 5, 2017 • Tropical Snowflakes • Upstairs Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines
Sep 17 to Sep 28, 2016 • (in a group show)
Invaders from a Different World • Bamboo Bay Community, Mandaue City, Cebu
Mar 3 to Apr 1, 2016 • (Cyber) Mystiq Tiger • Video Room, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines
Jul 3 to Jul 29, 2013 • The Rainbow Magic Sparkle • Upstairs Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines
BGC NYE 2017, Jeona Zoleta, 2017, 49½×50 in, exhibited in Independence Day
Untitled, Jeona Zoleta, 2016, 48×48 in, exhibited in 33rd Anniversary Show
My Boy Lollipop and My 2ndhand Dildo Collection, Jeona Zoleta, 2016, 72×72 in, exhibited in (Cyber) Mystiq Tiger
The Rainbow Magic Sparkle Fantasy Furrest, Jeona Zoleta, 2013, 72×96 in, exhibited in The Rainbow Magic Sparkle