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Bitter Pills
painted fiberglass (10 pcs)
variable dimension
Multiple Languages


Jet Pascua studied at the University of the Philippines – College of Fine Arts, Oslo Academy of Fine Arts and Bergen Academy of Fine Arts and has been based in Tromsø, Norway for 13 years. He is currently an Artistic Research Fellow at the Norwegian Artistic Research Program.

As an artist, Pascua uses various techniques and materials to explore the intersections between individual and collective histories. His work invites reflection on past
and present pains, the liminality of migrant experience, and the possibility of rewriting and revisiting history to effect change. In Transference, he draws on both personal family history and national history to reveal how traumatic experiences of loss, abandonment, and betrayal echo across many generations over long periods of time.

Pascua has exhibited internationally, holding solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Pacific region. 



2013-Present Artist Research Fellow, The Norwegian Artistic Research Program, University of Tromsø

2007 MFA, Bergen Academy of Fine Arts, Norway

2004 NBA, Royal Academy of FIna Arts, Oslo, Norway

1991 Department of Studio Arts, University of the Philippines 



2016 Barents International Artist Residency, Kirkenes

2016 Project Support (Norwegian Arts Council)

2015 North Norwegian Artist Center Lofoten, Artist Residency

2015 Norwegian Arts Council, 1 year Funding for Artist-Run Space

2014 Norwegian Arts Council, Curatorial Support

2014 Office fro Contemporary Art (OCA), Travel Grant for Manifesta 10

2013 Norwegian Arts Council, Artistic Project Support

2013 Norwegian Artist Work Grand (Arbeidstipend), 3-Year Artist Stipend

2013 Norwegian Arts Council, 2-Year Support for Cultural Projects

2012 OCA, Participation in the Condition Report Symposium, Cakar

2012 Troms County Culture Department, Annual Artist Grant

2012 Norwegian Arts Council, Artistic Project Stipend

2011 Norwedian Embassy Jakarta, Support for Jakarta Biennale participation

2011 Norsk Billedkunstneres Vederlagsfond, Project Stipend

2011 Office for Contemporary Art (OCA), Travel Grant, Jakarta Biennale

2011 Helsinki International Artist Programme, Curatorial Residency

2010 Norwegian Arts Council, 3-year Grant for Artist-Run-Space

2009 Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond, MA Project Award

2008 European League of Institutes of the Arts, Film Project Grant

2008 Norwegian Arts Council, Curatorial Project Stipend

2006 Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency 


2016 Transference, Silverlens Gallery, Manila

2016 Water Always Seek the Line of List Resistance, Nordland Academy of Arts and Sciences, Norway

2015 Gallery 2, Stamsund

2015 How The Water Closed Above Him, Window Box-Pushwagner Gallery, Oslo

2015 Surrounded By Water, Hardanger Folkemuseum

2014 Timelines., Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art Gallery

2013 Alikabok, West Gallery, Manila

2013 A Residual Effect, Gallery 3H+K, Pori Finland

2013 Dust Lines, One Night Only, UKS Oslo

2012 The Victoria, Silverlens Gallery, Manila

2010 A Country. A Tree., SLab 20SQUARE, Makati City Philippines

2009 Scratching Surfaces, Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo

2007 Prescription Pills, Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo

2007 Karga, West Gallery, Manila 

2005 Dose Of The Same Medicine, Galleri 21:25, Oslo

2003 Parental Guidance, West Gallery, Manila

2002 Journeys, Arctic Gallery, Tromsø

2000 Boxes, Arctic Gallery, Tromsø

1999 Rails, Gallery 139, Manila

1999 Transitions, Lupon Art Space, Manila

1997 Configuration, Gallery 139, Manila

1997 Recent Works, Gallery 139, Manila

1996 Elemental, Gallery 139, Manila

1995 Pep Talk, Pep’s The Gathering Place, Manila 



2017 Group Exhibition, Barents Spektakel, Kirkenes, Norway

2017 Group Exhibition, Havre Magasinet, Boden, Sweden

2016 Group Exhibition, Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, Svolvær

2014 Mobile Institute, Manifesta 10 Parallel Program, St. Petersburg

2014 Multiple Languages, Silverlens Gallery, Manila

2014 On Immanence, Project Space, Manila

2013 Untuned, CCAMS Gallery, Manila

2013 domestiCITY, JStudio, Manila

2013 Relikt, Silverlens Gallery, Singapore

2013 Move On Asia 2013, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand

2012 Video Guerrilha, Sao Paolo, Brazil

2012 What A Mess! Art Fair, Fredrikstad, Norway

2012 Reality, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

2012 Parralax Views: Multiculturalism - Epic Fail or Not, .NO Gallery, New York

2012 Fail Again, Fail Better, Tromsø Kunstforening Museet, Tromsø

2011 Jakarta Art Biennale 14, Indonesia

2011 Bisa, Metropolitan Museum, Manila

2011 Festpillene, Harstad Kunstforening, Harstad

2011 Fail Again, Fail Better, Galleri BOA, Oslo

2011 Supermarket Art Dair 2011, Kulturhuset, Stockholm

2011 State of Perception, Metal at Edge Hill Station, Liverpool

2010 400 Women, with Tamsyn Challenger, Tracy Emin and more, Shoreditch Town Hall Basement, London

2010 Move On Asia 2010, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong

2009 Tabi-Tabi Po, 1AM Gallert, San Francisco, CA

2009 About Time, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway

2009 In Real Time It Would Last A Thousand Years, Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

2008 Bowing to Lebow, Kaiskur 9 , Tromsø, Norway

2008 Tutok 2tok, Manila

2008 Stipend Exhibition, Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo

2008 Urban Jealousy: 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Istanbul/Berlin

 2008 Prix Eurpoa, Berlin

2008 You Know... , USF Project Room, Bergen, Norway

2007 End Frame Video Art Project II: Daily Disclosures, Manila Video Art Festival, Manila 

2007 Shoot Me: Photographs Now, MO Space, Manila

2007 I Have Nothing to Paint and I Am Painting It, MO Space, Manila

2007 Loop 2007, Barcelona, Spain

2007 Avgangsutstillingen, Stenersen Museum, Oslo

2007 Oslo Open, Tullinløka, Oslo

2007 Southern Comfort, Galleri 21:24, 21:25 (Curator/Organizer)

2006 Summer Destruction Show, Fossveien 24, Oslo

2006 Academy In Exile, UKS, Oslo

2006 Blind Date, KIASMA,Helsinki

2005 About Last Night, Galleri Seildukken, Oslo

2004 9 x 12, West Gallery, Manila

2004 Site Specific, Art Academy, Oslo

2003 Densities; Making Sense of Dense Cities, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

 2003 This Is Not A Playground, Surrounded By Water, Manila

2002 Trapdoors and False Bottoms, West Gallery, Manila

2001 Small Projects One, Private Residence, Manila (Curator/Organizer)


Small Projects: Artist-Run-Space, Founder and Director

NABROAD, Adviser 



Transference, 2016
Multiple Languages, 2014
relikt, 2013
The Victoria, 2012
A Country Road. A Tree., 2010

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