LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Michael Munoz is an artist from the Philippines who has engaged in the discipline of contemporary art making and museum work. He is a recipient of the Cultural Center of the Philippines' 13 Artists Award in 2012.
He had his formal training at the University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts in 1993 and pursued a career with Surrounded by Water (1999) an artists collective that took part in the rise of artists-run-spaces in the Philippines during the late 90’s. Since then he had exhibited in various venues in the country, and participated in exhibitions abroad.
In 2003, he worked as exhibition consultant and designer for the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino, setting-up exhibitions on the indigenous collections of the museum and local craft traditions in the country. In 2005, he helped found MANLILIKHA Artisans’ Support Network and since then was involved in various heritage advocacy projects through exhibitions, documentation and promotion of local traditions, craftworks and artisans. This exposure to indigenous cultures and religious traditions in the country lead him to expand more in utilizing craft materials in his art-making and stirred interest in sacred art.
In 2009, he refocused to contemporary art making and did a series of exhibitions on faith inspired themes. By 2012 he was conferred the CCP 13 Artists Award. This shift in his artistic theme opened up opportunities for collaboration with other Filipino artists, giving birth to Reredos an organically formed group of artists with a common interest for the Truth.
“My artistic production focuses on studying sacred art, integrating the old and new methods, and making use of commercial and industrial materials while adhering to traditions to convey the Truth of the Faith.”
WHO I AM
I am a Filipino artist passionate about sacred art in contemporary art making.
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