Bio

Norberto Roldan (b. 1953, Roxas City, Philippines) founded the Black Artists in Asia in 1986 and the Visayas Islands Visual Arts Exhibition and Conference (VIVA ExCon) in 1990 both in Bacolod City. He was VIVA ExCon’s artistic director in 1990, 1992, and 2018. He also co-founded Green Papaya Art Projects in 2000 and has remained its artistic director until today.

Roldan is a practicing visual artist and is represented in several landmark surveys like New Art from Southeast Asia, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (1992), No Country: Contemporary Art for South/Southeast Asia, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum (2012); Between Declarations
& Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia Since the 19th Century, National Gallery Singapore (2015); SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, National Art Centre Tokyo and Mori Art Museum (2017); and, Passion and Procession: Art of the Philippines, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2017).

Roldan recently moved his practice to Roxas City where he manages the projects of Green Papaya, among them the ongoing Shri Vishayas project. Shri Vishayas is a platform for the intersections of indigenous, rural, and contemporary cultures, and is a program of VIVA ExCon Antique 2022-2023.

Norberto Roldan (b. 1953, Roxas City, Philippines) founded the Black Artists in Asia in 1986 and the Visayas Islands Visual Arts Exhibition and Conference (VIVA ExCon) in 1990 both in Bacolod City. He was VIVA ExCon’s artistic director in 1990, 1992, and 2018. He also co-founded Green Papaya Art Projects in 2000 and has remained its artistic director until today.

Roldan is a practicing visual artist and is represented in several landmark surveys like New Art from Southeast Asia, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (1992), No Country: Contemporary Art for South/Southeast Asia, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum (2012); Between Declarations
& Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia Since the 19th Century, National Gallery Singapore (2015); SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, National Art Centre Tokyo and Mori Art Museum (2017); and, Passion and Procession: Art of the Philippines, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2017).

Roldan recently moved his practice to Roxas City where he manages the projects of Green Papaya, among them the ongoing Shri Vishayas project. Shri Vishayas is a platform for the intersections of indigenous, rural, and contemporary cultures, and is a program of VIVA ExCon Antique 2022-2023.

Salvahe
2015
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wall installation with Catholic liturgical cape, fabric, beeswax and T5 lighting
77h x 117.50w in • 195.58h x 298.45w cm
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F-16
2012
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oil and acrylic on canvas
6h x 12w ft
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Vanity Fair X
2016
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assemblage with beauty compacts, old photographs and bottles
63.50h x 34w in 161.29h x 86.36w cm
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Between Salvation and Damnation
2014-2017
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installation with various components
102.36h x 144.09w x 144.09d in • 259.99h x 365.99w x 365.99d cm
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Litany XX
2018
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assemblage with old estampitas, collage and nail polish
73h x 44w in • 185.42h x 111.76w cm
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Installation view of Passion and Procession: Art of the Philippines exhibit
2017
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There are no ideas but in things: 100 perfumes
2005
installation with cabinet, mirror with collage, found bottles and lighting fixture

There are no ideas but in things: first communion
2005
installation with cabinet altar, picture frame, found objects and lighting fixture

There are no ideas but in things: 10 hail Mary’s
2005
installation with box altar, plastic dayglo figurines, found objects and lighting fixture

Installation view of 'Passion and Procession: Art of the Philippines' at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
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There Are No Ideas But in Things (Two Aliens)
2018
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installation with old medicine cabinet, old lipstick holders and framed photo
16h x 19w x 16.50d in • 40.64h x 48.26w x 41.91d cm
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First Aid Made in China XX
2018
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assemblage with plastic first aid box and found objects
11h x 11w in • 27.94h x 27.94w cm
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Demokrasya
2018
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textile installation with embroidered fabric, re-purposed old Catholic vestment (humeral), and dangling metal amulets and metal chains
78.58h x 106.69w in • 199.60h x 271w cm
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How Can You Jump Over Your Shadow When You Don't Have One Anymore? XXXX
2018
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assemblage with baroque frame and assorted found objects
48h x 36w in • 121.92h x 91.44w cm
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Incantations in the land of virgins, monsters, sorcerers and angry gods
1999 - 2018
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Un-used patadyong wraparound skirt, fabric lining, embroidery, flattened soft drink crowns and wooden poles
62.20h x 33.86w in • 158h x 86w cm
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Installation view at Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong
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Mother of the Almighty
2021
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assemblage with found estampitas of the Virgin Mary, vintage fabric, and vintage wallpaper
68.50h x 44.50w x 4d in • 173.99h x 113.03w x 10.16d cm
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Selected Exhibitions

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