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The beauty of history is that it never stays in one place
assemblage (mirrors, jewelry and curio boxes) with chandelier
6 x 4 ft • 72 x 48 in • 182.88 x 121.92 (each panel) (diptych)
Not Past Nor Future, Neither Dead Nor Alive


Norberto Roldan (b. 1953) took his BA in Philosophy at St. Pius X Seminary, his BFA in Visual Communications at the University of Santo Tomas and his MA in Art Studies at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He has represented the Philippines in various international exhibitions in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the USA, and in international symposia and conferences on independent art spaces and international cultural exchanges. He was represented in two landmark surveys of Southeast Asian contemporary art: New Art from Southeast Asia 1992 by the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and Negotiating Home History and Nation: Two Decades of Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia 1991-2011 by the Singapore Art Museum. He was also represented in the recent acquisition exhibit No Country: Contemporary Art For South/Southeast Asia at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York, Asia Society-Hong Kong and Center for Contemporary Art in Singapore. Roldan is currently artistic director of Green Papaya Art Projects, an independent multidiscplinary platform founded in 2000, while practicing as a visual artist.


Not Past Nor Future, Neither Dead Nor Alive, 2010

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