PABLO celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with a series of shows This August

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Cubao X, Quezon City – It makes sense that Pablo X,  a month-long series of shows celebrating the gallery’s tenth anniversary, will be held at Post Gallery. It is after all in Cubao X, the hub of art, music, and vintage finds, where Pablo was born.

Established in 2005, Pablo has been exhibiting works spanning a broad range of disciplines as gleaned from the diverse selection of artists participating in the show. All have had a solo show or joined exhibits at Pablo, be it at the Cubao, Makati, or the Fort galleries. A notable line-up exhibiting and performing artists will be featured from August 1 to September 19, 2015.

Kicking the celebration off is a series of collaborative graffiti art by Okto, Ekis, Drone & Exld Manila on Saturday, August 1. The anniversary’s Illustration exhibit will be curated by Saturnino Basilia (Dina Gadia & Allan Balisi) and will feature works by Wiji Lacsamana, Abi Goy, Liza Flores, Manix Abrera, Nelz Yumul,   Lala Gallardo-Samson, Epjey Pacheco, Bjorn Calleja, Beejay Esber, Eva Yu, Meneer Marcelo, Dex Fernandez, Ramon Bautista, Jun Sabayton, Camy & Patrick Cabral, and Julius Sebastian. The Urban Art and Illustration exhibit is from August 1 to 8, 2015.

The second part of the Pablo Ten anniversary show will open on August 15 and run until August 22, 2015. It will focus on Video Art, and will showcase the works of Ivan & Pauline Despi, Tad Ermitaño, Kaloy Olavides, Martha Atienza, Poklong Anading,  and Lena Cobangbang. The opening night will be highlighted by a special Selecter FM Session, curated by Caliph8 with performances by Pow Martinez & Kaloy Olavides (with Pastilan Dong), Malek Lopez & John Sobrepena, Roger Lopez & Richard Tuason.

The third Pablo Ten anniversary event will run from August 29 to September 5, 2015 featuring installation works by Jeona Zoleta. A Photography show opens on the same night, curated by David Griggs and showcasing the works of Mitch Mauricio, Jay Yao, EWWS, Jed Escueta, Brendan Goco, Paolo Ruiz, RA Rivera, and MM YU.

Pablo Ten will end its anniversary celebration with a Painting exhibit by Pow Martinez, Tin Garcia, Jigger Cruz, Jayson Oliveria, CRAJES, Zeus Bascon, Dina Gadia, Allan Balisi, Albert sy,  Romeo Lee, Ranelle Dial, Mike Crisostomo, Katwo Puertollano, Cos Zicarelli, Maria Cruz, Argie Bandoy, Mark Salvatus, Carina Santos, Auggie Fontanilla, and  Neil Arvin Javier

The exhibit opens on September 12 and will be up until September 26, 2015.

To stay updated on the shows, visit and, or Pablo X’s Facebook event page.

For further inquiries and more information, contact Pablo at 63(920) 960.5690    or email


Chispita Opening at Pablo

IMG_8903_editedThe gallery turned into a bar for just one night.

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Cocktails were provided by Donosti

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while Jeona Zoleta played toxic mermaid in a pool filled with cava bottles and popcorn



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In a night so clear illumined by “stars” drinking until the bottom of the glass clears out for sunrise

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Chispita will be on view until April 4 (drinking is optional or it’s BYOC on your visit to see the show )







Art Talks by Jed Escueta and Jeona Zoleta

Last Saturday October 11, Post hosted a couple of art talks with Jed Escueta who did a walk through of his ongoing exhibit Coprolite Happens and with Jeona Zoleta who had a show-and-tell of the art residency program she had recently been in which was hosted by Fontanelle in Adelaide, Australia.  A lot of insights were shared as to the process Jed utilizes in how he takes pictures, and the subjects he chooses, relating it as much to the photographic print or format of presentation for each.  The talk continued on with good vibes and high spirits with Jeona’s amusingly entertaining presentation of her stay in Adelaide. Hosted by Fontanelle, her residency culminated in an exhibit D’luxe Fantasy Freak Make-Up Kit where it included an impromptu workshop on Budots dancing.







And here’s an excerpt of Jed’ talk






Some images from Jeona’s slide show of her stay in Adelaide, Australia at Fontanelle

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Jeona Dancing but not to More To Lose

IMG_7567Here is a sample of her Budots dance. What is Budots? and another definition


Gif Junkie Slumber Party

On a balmy Saturday afternoon of  August 23, a forum on gif art and internet art was held in conjunction with the show #Destroy 3000 Years of Culture which recent Ateneo Art Award winner Jeona Zoleta curated.  Multi-media Arts and Fine Arts students from Kalayaan College, Mapua Institute of Technology and the UP College of Fine Arts came to hear about the discussion on this new art medium and platform that’s uniquely conceived out of this digital-media saturated generation.  I do hope they’ve learned something from this discussion. Much thanks to teachers Ms. Drea Peralejo, Ms. Con Cabrera, and Ms. Teta Tulay for herding their students to this talk. Post and Pablo hope to conduct more forums like this in the future.


Artist Maria Cruz had an exhibit at CCP last June titled Psychology Today. She is wearing a shirt she bought from a gig by the indie band Young Liars who refashions 2nd -hand clothes.



Ringo Bunoan, co-curator of an upcoming homage show for Roberto Chabet at CCP this August 30, is also currently setting up a small bookshop that focuses on art books and locally published books with Katya Guerrero. Pow Martinez will be opening a show with Jeona Zoleta at Now Gallery this August 25.


a nourished body for a nourished mind : scrumptious home-baked treats from Pablo gallerist Osie Tiangco.


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Jeona Zoleta giving an introduction to the talk, explaining how the show came about : the title of the show being taken from an Atari Teenage Riot Song (Destroy 2000 Years of Culture), and originally inviting mostly women artists she’s worked with from an earlier show she’s curated at Finale Art File (Y2K Babes), eventually she’s included some artists who prior to this show have not really made gif clips.


Alden Santiago explaining his work Remodern Guilt. He accepted the challenge of doing a gif for the first time for this show as he’s mostly doing installation work. Forgot to ask if the work references 2001 Space Odyssey in any way.


Martin De Mesa sneaks in some prepping for his performance during the talk.


Kat Medina’s turn. She confessed that the work she did for the show may not be strictly considered a gif as its frame rate of 60 already borders on being an animation of 2 of her existing paintings. She also added that working with technology is somehow a form of craft practice.


Teta Tulay with her students from Kalayaan College, is also a core member of the Anino Shadowplay Collective, and a recipient of numerous recognition such as Gawad CCP para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, Animation Council of the Phil. and PPBY for her works on animation and illustration.


Catalina Africa, back from her art residency from Maine, USA, explains how she came up with her own gif work, employing green screening techniques to her collage-paintings, and incorporating performance too.


Mark Sanchez narrates a rather funny anecdote about an asylum inmate who thinks he’s a casette tape (lying supine as side A, lying prone as side B) He relates this anecdote to his work where he translated an image of white noise into an ASCII code. Transcribing it manually, he correlates the physicality of this task as working in an analogue mode to get to a digital image.


Tanya Villanueva on her work – a compilation of found gifs on the internet. She’s part of a group show titled Hand Job which will be opening on Sept 4 at Galerie Anna.


illustrator, vinyl afficionado and part-time actor Fabo came to the talk with his whole brood who are all budding artists as well. Here, he shares his insights and concerns about this new media which seems to define as well the generation of today. The concern centers primarily on how this new media can be beneficially used further, and how it can bypass traditional platforms to present work.


Tatong Torres, who did an entire exhibition in the 3d virtual world platform Second Life and by which he was shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards in 2011, raised questions on the technical aspects of mounting the show, and the essential differences between gifs and looped video works.


Martin De Mesa into the 2nd phase of prepping




Y2K meets Gen Z


and on to the show !



prepping up the performance tent for Jol3na, the performance duo of Jeona Zoleta and Catalina Africa


Post program director Manuel Ocampo with Paris-based Gaston Damag back in Manila for a series of shows with Drawing Room

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that guitar is so fun to play, it comes with a very portable mini amp in black and white tiger stripes.


Martin sings-chants in an ethereally choir-boy voice.

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the peripheral performers : Mark playing a vibrating wooden instrument, a paparazzi dedicated on taking photos of Martin, Kat and Tanya dancing to the cacophony of Jol3na’s ambient instrumentations and Martin’s sing-chants.


Destroy 3000 Years of Culture (The Opening Night)

Patrick Cruz recently launched his project space with the 1st Kamias  Triennale, an exhibition that "attempt to address the conditions of art as somewhat temporal and fleeting. From various art spaces, contemporary art trends and artists, the ephemeral qualities of art production are questioned and examined. "

Patrick Cruz recently launched his project space with the 1st Kamias Triennale, an exhibition that “attempt to address the conditions of art as somewhat temporal and fleeting. From various art spaces, contemporary art trends and artists, the ephemeral qualities of art production are questioned and examined. “


Local graffiti art pioneer, DJ and music producer Arvin Nogueras (aka Caliph8) with Pow Martinez who plays for Pastilan Dong and Mall Suicide.


the very young staff of Scout Magazine, a new lifestyle magazine we’ve all yet to see




artists both : Alvin Zafra and Jed Escueta who is next in line at Post Gallery for an exhibition of his photographs this coming September


The Met Museum staff visiting and promoting their upcoming big fundraiser for September of this year


MM Yu with Ateneo Art Gallery angels Thea Carpio Garing and Zeny May Recidoro who is also involved with Transit, a soon to launch literary and art journal


Salad Boy, designer behind the label Salad Days

the curator of the show Jeona Zoleta and Salad Boy in a let’s-just-hang-pajama party mode


the rest of the posse

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John Jayvee’s impromptu performance

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Jacob Lindo with Vic Balanon who is currently preparing for a solo exhibit at Art Informal this August


Salad Boy, Jamaica, Marvin Tojos and Dina Gadia who came from a small press expo (BLTX) to sell zines she publishes with Allan Balisi as Saturnino Basilia and with Nine Iron



gif show artists Martin De Mesa, Lou Lim and another costume change from Jeona

Destroy 3000 Years of Culture opens on July 26 at Post Gallery



Opening this 26th of July, Saturday, 6PM at Post Gallery Cubao, is Destroy 3000 Years of Culture,  an exhibit, and it would seemingly be the first of its kind here in Manila, that would showcase gif art and internet-based art. Featuring the works of 20 plus artists who are from the so-called millennial generation, a generation soaked in by the omnipresence of digital technology and its consequential visual overload.

Presented in multiple formats and a wide variety of medium, these artists quintessentially epitomize a bombarded aesthetic rife of appropriated nostalgia, multiple deconstruction and reconstructions of manipulated imagery coursed through the glitches in technological heterotopia as displacements in the virtual netherworld.

Featuring the works of  Catalina Africa, Jan Balquin, Patrick Cruz, Cian Dayrit, Martin De Mesa, Paola Germar, Eleanor Giron, Regina Jardiolin, Gino Javier, Lou Lim, Kat Medina, Aldrin Olaguer, Veronica Pee, Salad Boy, Mark Sanchez, Alden Santiago, Jerome Suplemento, Molly Soda, Gail Vicente, Marija Vicente, Tanya Villanueva.

Curated by artist Jeona Zoleta, Destroy 3000 Years of Culture’s opening will be highlighted by a performance by The Sutton Group.

An artist talk in line with the show will be presented on August 23 at Post Gallery, Cubao.