Lyra Garcellano

Lyra Garcellano (b. 1972) does installation works and paintings. Her works revolve around the politics of identity and are anchored on issues of displacement, movement, history and memory. She holds two degrees – in Fine Arts (Major in Painting) from the University of the Philippines and in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Ateneo de Manila University – and is currently taking graduate studies in Art Theory in the University of the Philippine’s Department of Art Studies. She is also the creator of the comic strip Atomo and Weboy, which appeared in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, one of the country’s largest broadsheets from early 2000 until 2009. She received the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Thirteen Artists Awards in 2006 and was shortlisted in the Ateneo Art Awards for 2008.

Garcellano has also received several artists residences, including an Asian Cultural Council grant to Location One in New York city (2010), the BMW Young Asian Artists residency in Singapore (2011) the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists in Yogyakarta (2002) and the Gwangju Cultural Foundation in South Korea (2012). Her most recent residency was from National Art Studio from the National Museum of Contemporary Art in South Korea (2013).

Recent Shows

Jul 31 to Aug 28, 2019 • Interventions • Upstairs Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

Feb 27 to Mar 4, 2018 • Tropical Loop • Special Exhibit #8, 7th Level, The Link Carpark, Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines

Nov 15 to Nov 29, 2017 • SaLang #8: No Painting • Project Space Pilipinas, Lucban, Quezon Province, Philippines

Aug 4 to Aug 29, 2017 • Gordian Knot (a series of notes) • Tall Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

Aug 7 to Aug 29, 2015 • Dear Artist • Upstairs Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

Jul 26 to Aug 8, 2015 • Atomo & Weboy • Secret Fresh Gallery, Ronac Art Center G/F, Ortigas Ave., Greenhills, San Juan

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

Dec 9, 2014, to Jan 3, 2015 • Sweep • Upstairs Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

Mar 13 to Jun 11, 2014 • Drawn to Scale • 3F Galleries, UP Vargas Museum, Diliman, Quezon City

Oct 10 to Nov 4, 2013 • Leave Me a Place Underground • 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

Sep 2 to Sep 27, 2011 • Epistolary • Upstairs Gallery, Finale Art File, La Fuerza Plaza, Makati City, Philippines

Selected Works