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Having worked as a commercial photographer, Charles Buenconsejo’s artistic practice builds upon an ongoing inquiry and deconstruction of visual culture. The discussion he pursues through print, video, and installation runs from the physical components of the image to its social and personal functions as both a means of surveillance and tool for self-actualization. His work is also heavily informed by contradictions, in particular, the contradiction of the photograph as both an instance of available light and a digitized sequence – thus, expressing how one surface can contain both the poetry of the creative act and the routine of living in the age of the algorithm.

Charles Buenconsejo studied Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines. From his first solo show in 2012, he has since exhibited prolifically and won numerous awards, most notable are the 2013 and 2014 the Ateneo Art Awards, which earned him a residency with the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre in Bendigo, Australia

Solo Exhibitions:

2016: “Name, Kind, Application, Date Last Opened, Date Added, Date Modified, Date Created, Size, Tags ” – Art Informal Gallery, Pasig, Philippines

2015: “Relative Nothing” – Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2015: “Relative Nothing” – La Trobe Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo, Australia

2014: ” The Way Up and The Way Down” – Blanc Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2014: “Unending Void” – Art Informal Gallery, Pasig City, Philippines

2013: “Destination Unknown” – West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2012: “Reality is a Hologram” – Art Informal Gallery, Pasig City, Philippines

Group Exhibits:

2016: “Hypermanilarama” – Nova Gallery, Makati City, Philippines

2016: 2016: “The Philippine Contemporary: To Scale the Past and Possible” – The Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila City, Philippines

2016: “Art Fair Philippines” – The Link, Makati City, Philippines

2015: “Ateneo Art Awards” – Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2015: “Art Fair Philippines” –  The Link, Makati City, Philippines

2014: “Bookends” – Blanc Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2014: “Before and After” –  West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2014: “Ateneo Art Awards” – Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2014: “Table Top” –  Altro Mondo, Makati City, Philippines

2013: “Ateneo Art Awards” – Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2013: “Stills” – Blanc Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2012: “Sea,Sun and Sky” –  Heima, Makati City, Philippines

2011: “Untitled Photographs” – Bliss on Bliss Studio, New York, USA

2011: “2oth Sosabeol International Art Expo – Flame Show 2011, South Korea

2011: “It Doesn’t Snow in Manila” –  Art Informal Gallery, Pasig, Philippines

2011: “Good Night, Sleepless Night” – Descry Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2011: “FFFF Exhibit” – Blanc Gallery, Mandaluyong, Philippines

2011: “Hats on, Bottoms Off” – Blanc Gallery, Mandaluyong, Philippines

 Residency:

2015: “Studio Residency”  –  La Trobe Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo, Australia

Awards:

2015: “Shortlisted”- Ateneo Art Awards, “Unending Void”

2014: “Winner”- Ateneo Art Awards, “Destination Unknown”

2014: “Winner” – Ateneo Art Awards, “Reality is a Hologram”