Dina Gadia

Bio

Dina Gadia (b.1986, Pangasinan, Philippines; lives and works in Manila, Philippines) is an artist recognised for her visually arresting and playfully representational style. In most of Gadia’s works, ambiguous text and other quotidian expressions are combined with appropriated images from popular printed matter. Her selected visuals evoke large localised contexts and people, reflecting relevant issues, such as postcolonial attitudes, disparate economic realities, and female inequity. Despite being known for jarring juxtapositions, Gadia imbues her paintings with a sense of humour, often portraying deadpan narrations through ironic visual puns. The artist thereby eliminates traces of sentimentality or self-righteous judgment in her creations. Gadia’s recent mediums include collages, acrylic paintings, and flags embroidered on satin.

Gadia received a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Advertising from Far Eastern University. She has exhibited extensively since 2005, leading solo presentations both locally and internationally in New York, Taipei, Singapore, and Tokyo. She was a member of the Bastards of Misrepresentation, a group of ambitious, avant-garde individuals gathered by the acclaimed contemporary artist, Manuel Ocampo; Gadia exhibited with the group in New York back in 2012, in a survey show that demonstrated Manila’s dynamic art scene. She was a finalist for the Ateneo Art Awards, a respected award for emerging artists, in 2012 and 2018. In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious national Thirteen Artists Awards by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. In 2019, Gadia participated in City Prince/sses at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Dina Gadia (b.1986, Pangasinan, Philippines; lives and works in Manila, Philippines) is an artist recognised for her visually arresting and playfully representational style. In most of Gadia’s works, ambiguous text and other quotidian expressions are combined with appropriated images from popular printed matter. Her selected visuals evoke large localised contexts and people, reflecting relevant issues, such as postcolonial attitudes, disparate economic realities, and female inequity. Despite being known for jarring juxtapositions, Gadia imbues her paintings with a sense of humour, often portraying deadpan narrations through ironic visual puns. The artist thereby eliminates traces of sentimentality or self-righteous judgment in her creations. Gadia’s recent mediums include collages, acrylic paintings, and flags embroidered on satin.

Gadia received a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Advertising from Far Eastern University. She has exhibited extensively since 2005, leading solo presentations both locally and internationally in New York, Taipei, Singapore, and Tokyo. She was a member of the Bastards of Misrepresentation, a group of ambitious, avant-garde individuals gathered by the acclaimed contemporary artist, Manuel Ocampo; Gadia exhibited with the group in New York back in 2012, in a survey show that demonstrated Manila’s dynamic art scene. She was a finalist for the Ateneo Art Awards, a respected award for emerging artists, in 2012 and 2018. In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious national Thirteen Artists Awards by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. In 2019, Gadia participated in City Prince/sses at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Selected Works

Selected Works

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Yr. of the Tigrrrl
2009
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The Big Chameleon Moment
2010
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acrylic on canvas
77h x 96w in • 195.58h x 243.84w cm
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The Quickening and Rising
2010
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collage
11.81h x 8.85w in • 30h x 22.48w cm
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It’s Easier to Paint the Tree than to Match its Color
2012
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48h x 48w in • 121.92h x 121.92w cm
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Debris
2012
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silkscreen print
30h x 20w in 76.20h x 50.80w cm
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Buxxxom Grind (Animal)
2012
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collage
9.5h x 7.25w in • 24.13h x 18.42w cm
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Convenient Culture Prop I
2013
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acrylic on wood
40.75h x 40.50w in • 103.50h x 102.87w cm
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SNAP!
2015
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acrylic on paper
43.70h x 35.90w in • 111h x 91.19w cm
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Slogan or Other Message in Vibrant Silk and Fringe II
2015
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embroidery on satin
35h x 23.50w in • 88.90h x 59.69w cm
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Great position and feel translates to a better performance
2016
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Jungle
2017
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34h x 40w in • 86.36h x 101.60w cm
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Mounting The Function
2017
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Presses and Pushes
2018
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Forming 3
2019
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acrylic on canvas
38.19h x 32.13w • in 97h x 81.60w cm
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Dancers
2020
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acrylic on canvas
28h x 24w in • 71.12h x 60.96w cm
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Throbbing-Pulsing-Pounding-Drumming-Hum!
2020
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Selected Exhibitions

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