Visual Artist/Sculptor/Performance Artist: SAMUEL PENASO

SAMUEL PENASO  is a multi-disciplinary artist whose works include traditional painting, sculpture, performance, and hybrid works which straddle these disciplines. He has held 28th solo exhibitions in Japan, Thailand, Austria, Germany, Singapore, New York and Abu Dhabi. represented the Philippines in the 8th Beijing Intl. Art Biennale- China 2019 Exhibition Exchange- Hanoi Vietnam 2018, Nippon International Performance Art Festival in both 2005 and 2011 and has participated in the the Asian International Art Exhibition, Bandung, Indonesia; ArTriangle, Malaysia and Young Art Philippines, Luxembourg with his “Stripewalker” performance.  Penaso received several art grants; including Don Papa Rum residency in London in 2019, an Asian Cultural Council (ACC) International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York in 2013. After being a finalist in the 2006 Beppu Asia Biennale of Contemporary Art in Japan, Penaso won the first place in the 2012 Art Association of the Philippines Annual Art Competition, and a string of other wins thereafter, including the 2013 finalist at the Winter Grand Salon Show in New York, First Prize in the 2014 and 2016 GSIS Art Competition. In 2018, the Philippine Art Awards gave him an award of merit. In the same year, he was awarded the Metrobank Awards for Continuing Excellence and Service (Metrobank ACES). The grand prize for the Don Papa Rum Arts competition is his most recent win. Penaso is one of the core members of Tupada Action and Media Art (TAMA) a group of performance artists.

Sam Penaso is a visual and performance artist from Guindulman Bohol. He finished his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree Major in Advertising at Technological University of the Philippines.

 

 

Double Vision, 2017

48" x 60" Acrylic on canvas

HUMANSCAPE 1

72" x 72" Acrylic on canvas 

HUMANSCAPE  2

48" x 60" Acrylic on canvas

Grants / Residency

  • 2019 Don Papa Rum Art Resideny, London
  • 2014 Art Hub, Art Residency, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2013 Asian Cultural Council- Grant Recipient, New York (6th months)
  • International Studio Curatorial Program (ISCP) Brooklyn, New York 2005 Thailand- Philippines Art Exchange Program, Thailand

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019 “Colours” Galerie Ana, Sm Megamall, Philippines “Berlin” Berlin Embassy,Luisenstrase Berlin Germany
  • “Steel Life” SM ArtCenter Megamall, Galerie Francesca
  • 2018 “ Linear” Art Cube Gallery, Karrivin Blidg. Chino Roces, Makati City 2017 “>(?$@Lv0!%#” Art Anton, Conrad Hotel, Mall of Asia, Pasay City 2016 “Stripewalker” Secret Fresh, Ronac Art Center, Greenhills, San Juan
  • “Unlimitext” Galleria Quattrocento, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City 2015 “Metalscape” Altro Mondo Gallery, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Ctr. Makati city 2014 “Desertscape” Art Hub, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • “Nosebleed” Altromondo at the Picasso Bldg. Makati City
  • 2013 “Open Studio” International Studio Curatorial Program (ISCP) New York
  • “Ensemble” Blue and Gray Gallery, Taguig 2011 “Tawo” Nineveh Artspace, Sta. Cruz Laguna
  • “The Homecoming” Island City Mall, Tagbilaran City, Bohol 2010 “Untitled” Kaida Contemporary, Quezon City
  • 2009 “Cut & Face” Momentous Gallery, Singapore
  • “Quarantine” Big & Small Gallery, SM Megamall “Crossword” Museum of Modern Art (MOYA) Vienna, Austria “Recent Works” Urania, Ander Urania 17, Berlin Germany
  • 2008 “Keombae” Galerie Astra, LRI Design Plaza, Makati City “Circle & Stripe” Artasia Gallery, SM Megamall, Philippines
  • 2007 “Borderline” Gallery Art in Garden, Phuket Thailand “Boholandia” Renaissance Gallery, SM Megamall, Philippines
  • 2006 “Recent Works” Frio Mixx, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Philippines 2005 “Baligja” Boston Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
  • “Hage-Hage” Nipaf Gallery, Nagano, Japan
  • 2004 “Rest In Peace” Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • 2003 “Didto sa Amo” Boston Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines 2002 “HUBOg” Red Dot Gallery, Makati City, Philippines
  • Selected Awards
  • 2019 Semi-Honorable Mention, Art Olympia Intl. Open Art Contest,Japan Finalist, GSIS Art Competition (Figurative Category)
  • Garbo sa Guindulman, Sawang Guindulman Bohol
  • Grand Winner, Don Papa Rum Annual Art Competition
  • Award of Continuing Excellence & Service (ACES) Metrobank 2018 Award of Merit, Philippine Art Awards Competition
  • 2017 Top 5, Metro Manila Regional Winner, Philiipine Art Awards 2016 1st Prize, GSIS Art Competition (Non-Representational Category)
  • 3rd Prize, GSIS Art Competition (Sculpture Category)
  • 2015 Honorable Mention, Art Association of the Philippines (Sculpture)
  • 2014 1st Prize, GSIS Art Competition (Mixed Media Category)
  • 2013 Finalist, Winter Grand Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, New York
  • Curate NYC Top 150, Rush Arts Gallery, Chelsea, New York 2012 1st Prize, Art Association of the Philippines (Sculpture Category)
  • 2011 Finalist, Bangko Sentral Painting Competition
  • 2009 Honorable Mention, ECCA-AAP Abstract Competition 2008 Honorable Mention, Art Association of the Philippines 2006 2nd Prize, (Photography) Art Association of the Philippines
  • Semi-Finalist, Beppu Asia Biennale of Contemporary Art, Japan 2004 1st Prize, Gawad Ka Amado Hernandez, Sining Biswal
  • 2001 Finalist, Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards 3rd Prize, Metrobank Painting Competition
  • 2000 Honorable Mention, Art Association of the Philippines 1999 Honorable Mention, Metrobank Painting Competition 1998 Finalist, Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards
  • Finalist, Metrobank Painting Competition
  • 1996 (2) Finalist, 29th Shell National Student Art Competition
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
  • 2019 Manila Art, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Ouverture, Altromondo Creative Space, Chino Roces Makati City
  • Celebrating Diversity, Kambal Gallery, Hong Kong Visual Arts Center Bohol-Buhol 7, Galleria Quattrocento, Serendra Taguig
  • Art in the Park, Gallery Ana, Salcedo Village, Makati City
  • South Arts Festival, The Filinvest Tent, Alabang
  • Art Fair Philippines, Kaida Gallery, Ayala Center, Makati City 2018 Artmerge, Art Anton, Conrad Hotel, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
  • Manila Art, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Asia Contemporary Art Show, Conrad Hong Kong
  • Exhibition Exchange, Exhibition Centre, Hang Bai Hanoi Vietnam Philippine Visual Arts Festival, Island City Mall, Bohol
  • Affordable Art Fair, Kambal Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Art Fair Philippines, Kaida Gallery, Ayala Center, Makati City
  • 2017 Salo-Salo J-Studio, Chino Roces. Pasong Tamo Manila Art, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Monuments Sculptures to the Monsoon, Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo 13th Annual Sculpture Review, SM Megamall Art Center
  • ArTabang, Horizons, Oakridge Business Park, Cebu
  • Salut, Homage to Johanees Vermeer, Metro Gallery
  • Southwind, Gallery Roberto, Molito, Ayala Alabang Muntinlupa
  • Art Fair Philippines, Altro Mondo Gallery, Ayala Center, Makati City 2016 Quadro, Galerie Roberto, Madrigal Ave, Alabang
  • Open Minded 2, Bastedor Art project, Ronac Magallanes Manila Art, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • 12th Annual Sculpture Review, SM Megamall Art Center Korea Phil. Art Exhibit, GSIS Museum of Art
  • Art Apart Fair, Orchard Road, Wisma Atria, Singapore
  • Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, Puerto Prinsesa, Mindoro
  • Art Fair Philippines, Altro Mondo Gallery, Ayala Center, Makati City Unang Hirit, J Studio, Veterans Complex, Taguig
  • 2015 Iskwalado VI, SM Art Center, Megamall
  • Chromatext Rebooted, Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • Unnatural. J Studio, Veterans Complex, Taguig City Bohol-Buhol, Artologist Gallery, Greenhills San Juan Alay Sining 8 -Art with a Heart, Glorietta 5, Makati City Manila Art, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • 11th Annual Sculpture Review, SM Megamall Art Center Content May Vary, Tin-aw Art Gallery, Makati Ave. Makati City Art Fair Phil- Tin-aw Art Gallery, Ayala Center, Makati
  • Leon Gallery Art Auction/ Asian Cultural Council Auction, Makati
  • 2014 Salo-salu, J Studio, Veterans Complex, Taguig City Viva Excon- Inspire: Lifeforce, Gallery Orange, Bacolod
  • Alay Sining 7 -Art with a Heart, Glorietta 5, Makati City Iskwalado V, SM Art Center, Megamall
  • Manila Art, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Summer Affordable Art Sale, Arthub, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 2013 Winter Grand Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, New York Eco Logic, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas
  • Confluxus, Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York
  • Curate NYC, Rush Arts Gallery, Chelsea, New York Manila Art, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig X- Renaissance Art Gallery, SM Megamall Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention Center
  • 2012 Alay 16, Boston Art Gallery, Quezon City ManilArt 12, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
  • Pure Imagination, Altro Mondo, Greenbelt 5, Makati City Continuum, De La salle, Lipa Batangas
  • Seoul Intl. Art Exhibition, Insadong Seoul Korea
  • ACC Art Auction, Finale Gallery, Makati City
  • Galerie Joaquin 10years Anniversary, SM Art Center 2011 Bohol Arts Festival, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
  • Contemporary Art Phil. Auction, Oakwood, Ortigas Ctr. Pasig City Alay 15, Boston Art Gallery, Quezon City
  • Affordable Artfair -1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore
  • ManilArt 11, NBC tent, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • ACC Art Auction, Finale Gallery, Makati City
  • Metrobank Winners, Altrumondo/Tin-aw Gallery, Makati City 2010 Tutok Bayani, Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • Alay14, Boston Gallery, Quezon City
  • 12x9inches, West Gallery, Quezon City
  • Metrobank Winners, Altromundo & Tin-aw Gallery, Makati City Implode (TUP alumni), Cultural Center of the Philippines ArtManila, SMX, SM Mall of Asia
  • Collective Fusion, Philippine Center, New York, NY
  • 2009 Vernissage, Wimbledon Gallery- London UK
  • Temporary Art Product Exchange, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Young Art Philippines, Luitzhausen, Luxembourg
  • Young Art Philippines, Fachlinik St. Camillus, Essen Germany, Young Art Philippines, Chelsea Gallery, London UK
  • Young Art Philippines, Phil. Centre, Bayernalle Berlin, Germany
  • 2008 Kapuluan: Islands of Visions, Gallery Nuri, Seoul, Korea Uber Art Exhibit, Uber Disco Studios, Almhult Sweden
  • ArTriangle, Sokka Gakai Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  • Homecoming Asian International Art Exhibition, Ayala Museum 2007 December Show, Blanc Art Space, Makati City
  • 22nd Asian International Art Exhibition, Bandung Indonesia Tupada Exhibition, Cultural Center of Philippines Wanderlust, Le Soufle, the Fort & Rockwell, Makati City
  • 2006 1st Nagano Intl. Video Art Festival (NIVAF) Nagano, Japan Art Fair, Rotunda Gallery, Bangkok Thailand
  • Wunderspaze, Killiney Road, Singapore Korea-Phil Art Exhibit Festival, GSIS Museum Gang Street Festival- Sydney, Australia
  • 2005 Alay 9, Boston Gallery, Cubao, Quezon City Thailand-Philippines, Cultural Exchange, Subic Bay Thai-Phil Art Exchange Workshop Exhibit, Thailand
  • 4 Filipino Artists, Budji Living- Bangkok, Thailand 2004 Alay 8, Pinto Gallery, Grand Heights, Antipolo City
  • Configured Drawings, Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • Apatan, Nineveh Artspace, Sta Cruz, Laguna
  • Korea-Manila Fine Art Biennale, Seoul Korea 2003 Alay 7, Boston Gallery, Cubao, Quezon City
  • Art for Peace, Pasig Museum, Pasig City
  • Urbanisasyon, Kulay Diwa Art Gallery 2002 AAP Annual Exhibition, GSIS Museum
  • Art in Blue Denim, Gallery 101/Rockwell Makati City
  • Artrese sa 101, Gallery 101 Quezon City
  • 2001 ww.artrese org, Metropolitan Gallery, Megamall
  • Elemento: Pangunahing Udyok, Surrounded by Water
  • Philip Morris Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum, Manila 2000 Metropolitan Art Gallery, Shangri-la Plaza
  • Larawan ng Artista Bilang Pilipino, UP Vargas Museum Panimula, Ayala Museum, Makati City
  • Selected Performance Art
  • 2019 Stripewalker Series, Colours, Gallerie Anna, SM Megamall Stripewalker Series, Sipaf Intl. Performance Art Festival, Manila Bay Stripewalker Series, GSIS Art Competition Awarding, GSIS Museum
  • Le Pavillion, ACES Awarding, Metrobank 40th Anniversary 2018 Stripewalker, Viva Excon, Capiz, Roxas City
  • Sipaf Intl. Performance Art Festival, City College of Angeles, Pampanga Stripewalker, Exhibition Exchange, Nihn Vinh and Hanoi Vietnam Stripewalker, PVAF, Alona Beach ,Panglao Bohol
  • Stripewalker, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Stripewalker, Ruins of St. Paul, Macao
  • Stripewalker, Artist in their Studio, Book Launching, Manila Hotel 2017 Sipaf International Performance Art Festival, 19b Escolta
  • Perfurmatura Festival, Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • Ted X, Admu NewPort Theater, Resort World, Manila
  • 2016 Sipaf International Performance Art Festival, PUP Sta. Mesa
  • Stripewalker Series, GSIS Art Competition Awarding Ceremony Nipaf Asia Performance Workshop, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Nipaf Asia Performance Workshop, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, Puerto Galera, Mindoro
  • 2015 Earth Hour, Manila Doctors Hospital, UN Avenue, Manila Stripewalker Series, Tambahayan, Quezon City
  • Stripewalker Series, Banaue, Rice Terraces, Ifugao
  • Dugtungan (PIPAF) Apo Art Space, Santiago City Isabela 2014 Yolanda, Viva Excon Exhibition, Orange Gallery, Bacolod
  • Yolanda, UP Vargas, Ikot, UP Diliman
  • Stripewalker Series, Art Hub, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE Stripewalker Series, California / Las Vegas / Los Angeles
  • 2013 Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn & Kingston, New York Stripewalker Series Project, NewYork City
  • Kinetic Orchestra 2, University of Santo Thomas
  • 2012 Tupada 9th Intl. Performance Art Festival, Sablayan Mindoro Batangas
  • Bounce-Tupada Tuesday, Conspiracy Garden Cafe, Visayas Ave. 2011 Tupada 8th Intl. Performance art Festival, La Salle Lipa Batangas
  • Sa(lu)bong, 150th Birth anniv. of Gat Jose Rizal, Rizal Park
  • Nippon Intl Performance Art Festival(NIPAF)Tokyo,Osaka,Nagano, Japan disKURSO#3, Technological University of Phil(TUP)
  • disKURSO#1, University of the East(UE) Caloocan
  • 2010 Implode (TUP alumni), Cultural Center of the Philippines Outer Space Gallery, San Antonio Village, Makati City
  • Tupada 7th Intl. Performance Art Festival, Shambala-Silang Cavite 2009 Tupada 6th Intl. Performance Art Festival, Baler Aurora
  • Stripewalker Project Tour, Singapore
  • Philippine International Performance Art Festival (PIPAF)- Luneta Stripewalker Project, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, London
  • 2008 Stripewalker, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju Korea
  • Asia Performance Art in Seoul- Gallery Yogiga, Seoul, Korea
  • Tupada 5th Intl. Performance Art Festival, Dagupan City
  • Homecoming Asian International Art Exhibition, Ayala Museum 2007 Sandman- Selasar Sunaryo Artspace, Bandung Indonesia
  • Free Burma, 2nd Dagupan Arts Festival, Dagupan City
  • Tupada 4th Intl. Performance Art Festival, Baguio City
  • Tupada 43, Culture Week, College of Arts & Science, UP Manila
  • 2006 Sabwatan, Conspiracy Café, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City Tupada 38, Kinetic Orchestra- Blue Room Art Gallery, Makati City
  • Tupada 3rd Intl. Performance Art Festival, Lingayen Pangasinan 2005 Nippon International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF) Summer
  • -Event & Workshop, Tokyo, Aichi, Matsimuto, Nagano, Japan Thai-Phil Art Exchange, Phuttamonthon, Thailand
  • Tupada 2nd Intl. Performance Art Festival, Luneta Park
  • 2004 Flood Victims, AAP Opening Exhibition, GSIS Museum Neo-Angono First Public Art Festival, Angono, Rizal
  • Korea-Manila Fine Art Biennale, Kanlungan ng Sining 2003 Tupada Intl. Performance Art Events, Pasig Museum
  • Bulong 2, Metropolitan Tower Mabini St. Malate
  • Tupada Asian Performance Art Event, Philcoa Overpas QC 2002 Tupada Performance Art Events, Luneta Park

Art Affiliations

  • 2018 Core Member, Tupada Action & Media Art (TAMA) (2002-present) Art Association of the Philippines (2003-present)
  • President, Guindulman Association in Metro Manila (GAMMA)
  • Director, Tapok-tapok Bol-anon Incorporated 2017 Member, Bohol Artist Inc. (BAI)