Tuloy Po Kayo : David Medalla


The London-based art vanguard, David Medalla is back in Manila. He will be receiving a special academic convocation from the trustees and the President of the Ateneo De Manila University, The Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi awards. Additionally, there will be an opening of Medalla’s “Tuloy Po Kayo” exhibit at the Ateneo Art Gallery. This follows immediately after the convocation tomorrow, November 27, Tuesday, 4:30pm.

David Cortez Medalla (b.1938) is a London-based Filipino visual artist, and a pioneer of kinetic art, earth art, performance art, participation art and conceptual art. At the age of 12, he had already lectured at the University of the Philippines, and by 14 he was admitted to Columbia University in New York to study philosophy and Greek drama. In the mid 1950s, he returned to the Philippines and met Fernando Zóbel, the artist, educator and philanthropist, who later on became one of his earliest patrons. Medalla then moved to Europe, where he has based himself since while traversing the globe with his multi-disciplinary art practice. He has exhibited in numerous international art exhibitions and festivals including Documenta 5, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, and is the director and founder of the London Biennale. Medalla is represented in museum collections including the Ateneo Art Gallery, the FRAC - Pays de la Loire in France and Tate Britain in the UK. In May 2011, the artist unveiled one of his iconic bubble machines "Cloud Canyons No. 14" at New York's New Museum. Described as the first work of auto-creative art, it was selected by exhibitions director Massimiliano Gioni as an iconic modern work of art.

11/27/2012 - 4:30pm to 01/31/2013 - 6:00pm