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First Responder 13
20 x 32 in • 50.8 x 81.28 cm
unique print
Isa Lorenzo, 007: First Responder


Isa Lorenzo, educated in Manila and New York City, is the founder of Silverlens Galleries (2004). As gallerist, she is instrumental establishing photography as a collected medium in the region, and continuously raising the bar for strongly curated contemporary art exhibitions. She sits on the board of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, and acts as adviser to prominent private collections. As artist, she has shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, at the UNESCO House in Paris, and at Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Metropolitan Museum in Manila. Her pieces are in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Collection (Manila), the Mikey and Lou Samson Collection (Singapore), the Ropke Collection (Cologne). She is the recipient of the the Jenesys Grant of the Japan Foundation at Tokyo Wonder Site and the Berlin Arts Program of the Goethe Institut.



2013 Isa Lorenzo, 007: Silverlens, Makati City, Philippines (August)

2011 Isa Lorenzo, 006: Incarnate, Silverlens, Makati City, Philippines

2009 Isa Lorenzo, 004: Release, Silverlens, Makati City, Philippines

2008 Isa Lorenzo, 003: The Moro Negatives, Silverlens, Makati City, Philippines

2008 FILIPINAS, Philippine Embassy, Brussels, Belgium

2007 Isa Lorenzo, 001: Before You Go, Silverlens, Makati City, Philippines

2007 FILIPINAS, UNESCO House, Paris, France

2006 FILIPINAS, Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Gallery, Manila

2004 Healing Spaces, Silverlens, Makati City, Philippines

2002 Triptychs, Drawing Room Gallery, Makati City, Philippines 


2016 Survey, Silverlens, Manila

2013 Ley Hunting, Silverlens, Singapore

2012 Marcel Duchamp in South-east Asia, Equator Art Projects, Singapore

2012 Silverlens, Paris Photo, Paris, France

2012 Ley Hunting, Silverlens, Makati City

2012 The Hope and the Dream in Filipino, CANON Open Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012 Territories Of The Real and Unreal: Photographic practices in contemporary Southeast Asian art, Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2011 Silverlens, Pulse Miami Art Fair, Florida, USA

2011 Hybrids, Blanc Gallery, Manila Peninsula Hotel, Makati City

2011 Silverlens, ManilArt 11, Manila, Philippines

2010 Bare Tactics, Blanc Gallery, Manila Peninsula Hotel, Makati City

2010 Silverlens, Art HK 10, Hong Kong

2010 El Prado Project: Dialogue with the Masters, Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines

 2010 Death of Death (is alive and kicking), The Crucible Gallery, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

2009 Ode to Common Things, Galeria Arnes y Ropke, Madrid, Spain

2009 Silverlens, Pulse New York Art Fair, New York, USA

2008 Zwischen, Galerie Stefan Ropke, Cologne, Germany

2008 Silverlens, Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York, USA

2008 Silverlens, ShContemporary, Shanghai, China

2008 Silverlens, ArtHK08, Hong Kong, China

2007 Mujeres Filipinas, Fundacion Mapfre, Madrid, Spain

2007 Shoot Me, MO_Space, Fort Bonifacio, Philippines

2006 Eye 2 Eye: A Collaboration of Female Photographers from Three Continents, V-Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2006 8 Filipinas, Liongoren Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2004 To Illuminate, Drawing Room Gallery, Makati City, Philippines

2004 The Image World, International Center of Photography, New York City, USA

2004 Contemporary Landscapes, Thomas Werner Gallery, New York City, USA

2002 And So It Goes, Central Park, New York City, USA

2002 Life of the City, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA


2007 Pearl of the Orient: The Philippines in a Shell, published by Ars Mundi

2007 FILIPINAS, published by Silverlens, Inc., with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Manila, Philippines



2010 Berlin Arts Program, Goethe Institute, Berlin, Germany

2009 Creator-in-Residence, Jenesys Program, Japan Foundation / Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan



2004 New School University - Parsons School of Design, New York, USA

2004 MA Media Studies / Photography

2003 International Center of Photography, New York, USA

2000 University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines Doctor of Medicine


Survey, 2016
Isa Lorenzo, 007, 2013
Ley Hunting, 2013
Ley Hunting, 2012
Isa Lorenzo, 006: Incarnate, 2011
Isa Lorenzo, 004: Release, 2009
Isa Lorenzo, 003: Moro Negatives, 2008
Isa Lorenzo, 001: Before You Go, 2007


Isa Lorenzo, 006: Incarnate
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Isa Lorenzo, 004: Release
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Isa Lorenzo, 003: The Moro Negatives
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Isa Lorenzo, 001: Before You Go
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