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About the artists
CHARLES BUENCONSEJO was one of the three winners of the 2013 Ateneo Art Awards. Although Buenconsejo’s background is in the fine arts - he received a Certificate in Fine Arts from UP Cebu- he first gained fame through his commercial and editorial work for the Philippines’ top magazines including Preview, Cosmopolitan, Mega, Metro and Esquire, among many others. Over the past few years, Buenconsejo has explored photography across different platforms, exhibiting in galleries and museums. In August of this year, he was recognized by the Ateneo Art Awards for his first solo exhibition Reality is a Hologram held in Art Informal, Greenhills.
WAWI NAVARROZA is an artist/photographer from Manila. She graduated from De La Salle University and attended special courses at the International Center of Photography, New York. In 2012, Navarroza studied European Master of Fine Art Photography at the Instituto Europeo di Design, Madrid.
Her work has been exhibited widely in the Philippines and abroad. in the Netherlands, France, Italy, Russia, Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, and Australia. She has received several art prizes including the Cultural Center of the Philippines' Thirteen Artists Awards (2012), the Ateneo Art Awards (2007), honorary award at Lumi Photographic Art Awards, Helsinki (2011), and has been a finalist for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2011) and the Singapore Museum Signature Art Prize (2011) and the Ateneo Art Awards (2005). In 2009, Navarroza was given the first Asian Cultural Council-Silverlens Fellowship Grant to further her photographic research and practice in New York City. Navarroza is also a singer in the rock band The Late Isabel.
Silverlens in its three Manila exhibition spaces and new space in Gillman Barracks, Singapore, show contemporary art from the Philippines. The Philippines is the art backbone, together with Indonesia, of Southeast Asia. Silverlens’ unique vision for the region, through its exhibition program, artist representation, and institutional collaboration, aims to place Philippine Contemporary Art within the broader framework of international contemporary art dialogue.
Established in 2004, Silverlens was the first photography gallery in Southeast Asia. Having established its photography core, it expanded to include exhibitions of the rest of the contemporary arts in 2008. Silverlens was founded by Isa Lorenzo and Rachel Rillo, artists who work with photography, and has earned recognition from both artists and collectors as one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Southeast Asia. Recent collaborations include the Singapore Art Museum, New Museum in New York City, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Manila, Busan Biennale, Aichi Triennale. Recent institutional collectors of Silverlens artists include LUMI Collection (Finland), Singapore Art Museum, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Collection (Manila), Since 2008, Silverlens has been participating in key international art fairs, such as ArtHK, Art Stage Singapore, Pulse New York, Pulse Miami, and Volta Basel.
Gillman Barracks, Singapore