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The CCP’s new 13 artists named

06:38 AM May 03, 2015

The Cultural Center of the Philippines has selected the awardees for the 2015 Thirteen Artists Awards (TAA). Now on its 16th year of conferment, 172 artists have been given recognition in the fields of painting, sculpture, mixed and multi-media and installation art.

The 2015 Thirteen Artists awardees are Buen Abrigo, Martha Atienza, Zean Bajar Cabangis, Ernest Concepcion, Vermont Coronel Jr., Dexter Fernandez, Mark Andy Garcia, Nikki Luna, Hanna Pettyjohn, Mervy Pueblo, Mark Valenzuela, Alvin Zafra and Jeona Zoleta.

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The TAA
was
first
conceived
in
1970
initially
as
a
curatorial
guide
for
an exhibition
organized by then
CCP
Museum
director
Roberto
Chabet.
His
intent
was
to
identify
artists
who
took
the “chance
and
risk
to
restructure, restrengthen, and
renew
art
making
and
art
thinking….”

It
was later
adopted
as
a
biennial
award
by
Chabet’s
successor Raymundo Albano.
This makes the
TAA the
oldest
award
program
conferred
by
the
CCP, two
years
ahead
of
the
National Artist
Award which
started
in
1972.

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Since
2009, the
TAA
has
been
a
triennial
award.
It
is
administered
by
the
CCP
Visual
Arts
and Museum
Division (VAMD) under
the
Production
and
Exhibition
Department.
During
the
two month
nomination
period(between
October to December 2014), 41
nominations
were
received from
museum
directors,
gallerists,
independent
curators,
heads
of
art
and
cultural
organizations, and
former
TAA
awardees.

From
the
69 artists were nominated, 68 qualified and 3 artists did not submit their portfolios.
This
year’s panel
of
jurors
included
past
TAA
winners
namely
Jaime de Guzman (1970),
Mark Justiniani (1994), Julie Lluch (1990), Pam Yan-Santos (2009), with
Boots
Herrera, VAMD
Director, representing
the
CCP.

Winners will receive a cash grant
to defray cost of materials for producing new work for a group exhibition
at
the
Bulwagang
Juan
Luna (Main
Gallery). The exhibit opening on 3 September 2015 will be highlighted with the formal recognition of
winners.
This
year’s exhibition will
be
curated
by Jonathan Olazo
and
the
trophy
will
be
designed
by
Juan Alcazaren, both TAA awardees (1994 and 2000, respectively).

Contact: [email protected]

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