born in Quezon City, Philippines
lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Education
2008 Meisterschüler degree | Class of Prof. Maria Vedder | Berlin University of the Arts | Germany
2001-2006 Video Art, Visual Communication | Berlin University of the Arts | Germany
1999 Exchange semester | École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon | France
1996-2001 Painting, Fine Arts | Class of Prof. Rolf-Gunter Dienst | Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg | Germany

Solo Shows
2020 Bahala Ka [What do I know?] | Kunstverein Hildesheim | Germany
2020 Untitled Painting #1- [infinity] | 1335mabini | Manila | Philippines
2016 Mangrove | Galerie Michael Janssen | Berlin | Germany
2016 TRIAS | NON Berlin | Germany (weekly solo-exhibition series)
2015 Umwelt | Galeria Duemila | Manila | Philippines
2014 Tabula Rasa | 1335mabini Studios | Manila | Philippines
2014 Artist Unknown | Cultural Center of the Philippines | Manila | Philippines
2012 On Surface | Green Papaya Art Projects | Manila | Philippines
2008 The Model Family Award | Galerie Metro | Berlin | Germany
2005 Away from Home | Kunstverein Hof | Germany

Selected group shows and screenings - short version -
2022 upcoming: ifa-Kunstbestand - title tba (curated by Susanne weiss and Inka Gressel) | ifa-Galerie Berlin | Germany
2022 upcoming: Fellbach Biennale | Germany
2022 upcoming: Topaz Arts | New York
2021-22 Transition Exhibition | Brücke Museum | Berlin
2021-22 Recent Acquisitions | Ateneo Art Gallery | Manila | Philippines
2021 Routes of Empathy | Haunt | Berlin
2021 snare for birds | co-lab project with Kiri Dalena and Jaclyn Reyes | Resist! Die Kunst des Widerstandes | Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum Cologne | online
2020 caring structures | Kunstverein Hildesheim | Germany
2020 NOT VISUAL NOISE | Ateneo Art Gallery | Manila | Philippines
2019 Motions of this Kind: Propositions & Problems of Belatedness | Brunei Gallery at SOAS | London
2018 VIVA EXCON 2018 | the Visayas Islands Visual Arts Exhibition and Conference | Roxas City | Philippines
2018 INCARNATOR: MINIATURE VIEWING ROOM (video screening, invited by Paul Pfeiffer) | Bellas Artes Projects - Outpost | Makati | Philippines
2018 PRECURSE | Curated by John Hodany | Park Place Gallery | Brooklyn, New York
2018 Bastards of Misrepresentation - Planet Merde | Galerie Melike Bilir | Hamburg
2018 Paintings must be meaningful | Pinto Art Museum | Philippines
2017 SCOPE:Pingpong | Space Ppong | Gwangju | South Korea
2017 SONIC SOUNDINGS | VENICE TRAJECTORIES | Venice | Italy
2016 Never Shown on Purpose | Circle1 | Berlin | Germany
2016 They have come to escort me on the dangerous pathway of the intermediate state | Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (AMNUA) | China (video screening, invited by J&K)
2016 Graduale 16: No new kind of Duck | Rosa-Luxemburg Platz | Berlin | Germany
2016 Abortion of Cute | 8.Salon | Hamburg | Germany
2016 Don´t Panic It´s Organic | Galerie Zimmermann-Kratochwill | Graz | Austria
2016 Topsy Turvy | Finale Art File | Manila | Philippines
2016 Electric Bulalo: Painting in Exile | Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery | Manila | Philippines
2015 Deluge 5 | nationalmuseum | Berlin | Germany
2015 UGAT-AGOS | NON Berlin | Germany
2015 STOP LOOK LISTEN | 1335mabini | Manila | Philippines
2015 Exoten-AdAptation_AdOption | WARP | Sint-Niklaas | Belgium
2015 Contemporary Transnational Journeys and Liaisons | Metropolitan Museum of Manila | Philippines
2014 They have come to escort me on the dangerous pathway of the intermediate state | Power Station of Art | Nikolaj Kunsthal | Copenhagen | Denmark
2014 They have come to escort me on the dangerous pathway of the intermediate state | Power Station of Art | Shanghai (video screening, invited by J&K)
2014 Die Ästhetik des Widerstands | Galerie im Turm | Berlin | Germany
2014 Brave New Worlds | Metropolitan Museum of Manila | Philippines
2014 Die Ästhetik des Widerstands | IG BILDENDE KUNST | Vienna | Austria
2013 YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT | Ateneo Art Gallery | Manila | Philippines
2012 Rebus New York | Emely Harvey Foundation | New York (artist group Global Alien)
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Awards, Grants and Residencies
2014-16 Stipend | Fellowship Graduate School for the Arts | Berlin University of the Arts
2014 Artist in Residency | 1335Mabini | Manila
2014 Global Exchange Grant | Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department
2013 Exhibition funding | ifa - Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations
2011 Travel grant | Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department
2007-08 NaföG grant (Landesgraduiertenförderung des Senats Berlin)
2007 DAAD (travel grant in combination with NaföG)
2007 Artist in Residency | Sodaart/Nomad | Villa Arson/Nice and Vienna

University-related activities (selection)
2021 Lecturer | "Routes of Empathy" | Class of Prof. Stella Geppert | Burg Giebichstein Halle | online
2019/2020 Lecturer | Planetary Perspectives | Stiftung Universit?t Hildesheim | Germany
2017 Participation at the AG Dekoloniale ?sthetiken | Graduiertenkolleg "Das Wissen der Künste“,
Universität der Künste Berlin
2017 Presentation, Participation | House of Memories | Transdisciplinary workshop/symposium at the
Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
2015 Initiator, Organizator | Salon for Aesthetic Experiments: Tropes in Painting | House of the World
Cultures Berlin
2015 Initiator | Artist talk | Philippine Studies Series Berlin |„Moments and Gestures: Capturing Subject
and Gender in Philippine Cinema“ | Graduate School | University of Arts Berlin
2015 Participation | ARTISTIC NEEDS & INSTITUTIONAL DESIRES | Symposium with exhibition and
performances from international artistic postgraduate programmes | House of the World Cultures Berlin
2014 Lecture | Soongshil University | Seoul
2011 Lecture at Class of Linda Wysong | Pacific Northwest College of Art | Portland | Oregon (for Global Alien)

Lecture Performances and Workshops (selection)
2021 Lecture Performance | Snare for Birds - artists Lizza May David (Berlin), Kiri Dalena (Manila) & Jaclyn Reyes (New York) | 9. Asientag: Monolog oder Dialog | online
2021 Lecture Performance | MEGA Seminar „FORGET US NOT – Widerständig und kollektiv Erinnern aus Asiatisch-Deutscher Perspektive | online
2021 Lecture Performance | Snare for Birds - artists Lizza May David (Berlin), Kiri Dalena (Manila) & Jaclyn Reyes (New York) | Engaging Colonial Archives Launch event | Spreefeld Berlin
2021 Lecture Performance | Snare for Birds - artists Lizza May David (Berlin), Kiri Dalena (Manila) & Jaclyn Reyes (New York) on artistic approaches to decoloniality | webinar: Towards Decolonizing Filipin@-German Solidarity and Cooperation | online
2020 Lecture Performance and Talk with Fiona McGovern beside the exhibition Bahala Ka [What do I know?] | Kunstverein Hildesheim | Germany
2019 Lecture Performance | Alles ist interessant #2 | Kunstraum Ossastraße | Berlin | Germany
2019 Workshop by Lizza May David & Gabriel Rossell-Santillán| The Koppel Project Central | London
2018 L-STELLEN | Performance-Workshop at Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin // for more information see here
2017 Workshop | House of Memories | Transdisciplinary workshop/symposium at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
2013 Lecture Performance | Cultural Centre of the Philippines | Manila
2009 Workshop (with Myriam Eckart) | Tongue Laden | Berlin

Artist talks and presentations (selection)
2021 Screening Filmforum NRW | RESIST! Die Kunst des Widerstands – CINEMA RESIST! SNARE FOR BIRDS, with Kiri Dalena & Lizza May David
Anschließend Künstlerinnengespräch (Englisch) mit Kiri Dalena & Lizza May David
2021 Radio broadcast LATITUDE ON AIR, “New approaches to museology – Databases (re)loaded” by Goethe Institute, Link on Mixcloud
2020 ArtSpeak Online - Not Visual Noise Diaspora Panel | Ateneo Art Gallery Philippines | online
2019 Artist talk | SEA Currents | Raven Row | London
2016 Book launch | the canvas and the monkey | Galerie Michael Janssen | Berlin | Germany
2016 Artist talk | ASIAN ART TALK SHOW 2016 | NON Berlin
2015 Initiator | Salon for Aesthetic Experiments: Tropes in Painting | House of the World Cultures Berlin
2015 Initiator, Artist talk | Philippine Studies Series Berlin "Moments and Gestures: Capturing Subject and Gender in Philippine Cinema"| Graduate School | University of Arts Berlin
2014 Presentation | Soongshil University | Seoul
2013 Artist talk | ArtSpeak Ateneo Art Gallery | Manila
2012 Presentation (as artist group member Global Alien) | Where we meet: Cultural Translation and Art in Social Transformation | ifa - Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen | Werkstatt für Kulturen | Berlin
2012 Presentation | As in Shop | Manila
2011 Curator Philippines | Asian Filmfestival Berlin | House of the World Cultures | Berlin
2009 Presentation | Migration, East Asian Identity and Environmental Diplomacy | Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) | Berlin
2008 Presentation | Teams & Subjects - Über Autorschaft in Künstlergruppen | Heinrich Böll Stiftung | Sophiensaele | Berlin (as artist group member Global Alien)
2008 Artist talk | We aren't commodities for sale - Filipino Overseas Workers in Japan and Hongkong
Talk and screenings by Kaoru Yoneyama, Moira Zoitl and Lizza May David |
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien | Berlin

Further Affiliations (selection)
Board member korientation e.V. - a postmigrant self-organization and network for Asian German perspectives with a socially critical view on culture, media and politics
Member of activist group ALPAS, Neue Deutsche Museumsmacher:innen, Philippine Studies Series Berlin, Asia-Art-Activism, Saloon Berlin
2008-2015 Member of artist group Global Alien

Collections: Ateneo Art Gallery, Kienzle Art Foundation