Ged Merino 

Solo Shows /Art Fairs/ Biënnales/ Collaborative projects

 

2022                   "Algún día todo esto tendrá sentido" (Someday this will all

                              Make sense)  Alief Art House Houston Texas

 

2021                    "Algún día todo esto tendrá sentido" (Someday this will all

                              Make sense) Maleza Proyectos, Bogota, Colombia

 

                             "Algún día todo esto tendrá sentido" (Someday this will all

                              Make sense) Bliss on Bliss Art Projects NY, made possible

                              With a grant from NYFA CAC

 

                             "Algún día todo esto tendrá sentido" (Someday this will all

                              Make sense) Bliss on Bliss Art Projects NY, made possible

                              With a grant from the Queens Council on the Arts

 

                             "Algún día todo esto tendrá sentido" (Someday this will all

                              Make sense)   The Drawing Room Contemporary Art, Manila  

 

                             Art Moment / Drawing Room Contemporary Art, Jakarta,  

                             Indonesia

 

                             Mango Art Festival / Drawing Room Contemporary Art, Bowen

                             Hall Bangkok, Thailand

 

2020                     "Algún día todo esto tendrá sentido" (Someday this will all

                              Make sense) Bliss on Bliss Art Projects Bogota

                              

                             Alt Philippines 2020 / The Drawing Room, SM Aura 

 

2019                    “The Hybridity and Dynamism of the Philippine Contemporary 

                              Art / Seoul Korea 

                             “Kuwentong Kutsero” /Museo De Intramuros, Manila 

                              Philippines

                             “Stitching Boundaries” The GedAze Project /Bliss on Bliss Art 

                              Projects / Sunnyside NY made possib;e with a grant from the      

                              Queens Council on the Arts

                             “Stitching Boundaries” The GedAze Project Yant Art Space. 

                               Forest Hills, NY, made possible wth a grant from QCA QAF

                             “KANLUGAN” (SHELTER) The Ged/Aze Project

                              National Commission on Culture and the Arts /Philippines

 

2018                     “Selecting Memory” The Drawing Room Contemporary       

                              Art

                             “Imaginarium” The GedAze Project”/ Singapore Art Museum

                             “Stem” The GedAze Project / BenCab Museum Baguio City

 

2017                    “Open Threads” The GedAze Project / Topaz Arts NY

                            “Prelude” The GedAze Project / TDR Escolta 

                            “Ripples and Layers” The GedAze Project /Fundación Sanso 

                              Manila, Philippines

                             “Existence” The GedAze Project / UP Vargas Museum PH.

                             “Illuminati” / The GedAze Project / ArtFair PH. 

                             The Drawing Room Contemporary 

 

2016                     Transitional Objects / The Drawing Room Contemporary Art 

                              Manila

                             “Sound in Our Head” The GedAze Project/Bliss on Bliss Art                            

                              Projects NY,NY

                             Sound in Her Head/ The GedAze Project /Spare Room Project  

                             The Drawing Room Contemporary Art

 

2015                     CIGE Art Fair / Beijing China

                             Southeast Asia Art Platform / Artstage Singapore 

2014                     Sueños Recurrentes/ Galeria Expreso del Arte Bogotá 

                             Colombia

                             Metamorphosis / The Drawing Room Gallery, Makati, Phil.

                             Beneath the Surface, Structures and Scratches / CCP Manila, 

                             Philippines

2012                     Prints and Paintings / Bliss on Bliss Art Projects NY

2006                     New Works, New York / Avellana Gallery, Philippines  

2005                     Recent Works MONO-Prints / Avellana Gallery, Philippines

1988                     New Works / Philippine Consulate, NY, NY.

1987                     Helena Benitez Hall, PWU Fine Arts Gallery, Philippines

 

 Selected Group Shows

 

2022                 “News” / Thombayan, Manila Philippines

                         “Transnational Movement” Venice Italy

                          “Synthetic Condition” / UP Vargas Museum , Philippines

                          “The Hem of a Long Converstion” The Drawing Room, Manila

2021                  “Threads” Bogota ed. / Bliss on Bliss Art Projects, Sunnyside NY

                          “Threads” Bogota ed. / Topaz Arts , Woodside, NY

                          “Threads” NY ed. / Flux Factory LIC NY

                          “Threads” Bogota ed. / Maleza Proyectos Bogota, Colombia

 

2019                  “The Hybridity and Dynamism of The Philippine Contemporary Art

                            Insa Art Space, Seoul Korea

                           Manila Acapulco Connection/ Zhou B Art Center Chicago           

 

2018                   Tumba Tumba/ UP Vargas Museum Philippines

                            “Practice from the Peripheries – Memo-Random” Art Informal 

 

2016                   Common Thread / The Drawing Room Contemporary Art

                           Paper and Layers / Cultural Center of The Philippines

                          “Case Studies” Found Bound Rebound / Topaz Arts NY, NY

 

2014                   Promdi-Archipelago ACAW 10ed. / Bliss on Bliss Art Projects 

                           NY, NY

 

2013                   Eco-Logic /Las Vegas Center for Contemporary Arts

 

 2012                   In This Place We Live 2/ M55 Art Gallery LIC NY

                            NYFA Bootstrap Festival /Clemente Soto Velez NY

                            Conversations with Mars/Trans-Glocal /Bliss on Bliss Art 

                            Projects NY

2011                    In This Place We Live/ M55 Gallery LIC NY

                            Eye of the Beholder / LICA LIC, NY

2010                    VIA MAIL / Capitana Gallery, Philippines

                            LEAP /La Mama Galeria , NY,NY

2009                    A Night of 1001 Prints / M55 Art Gallery LIC, NY.

                            Return to Paradise / ARIAS Artspace, Makati, Philippines

                            When you say nothing at all / ARIAS Artspace, Makati, 

                            

2005                    Manila to Williamsburg / Goliath Space Brooklyn NY

 

2002                    Mono-Print / Miriam Perlman Gallery. Chicago IL.

 

2001                    A is for Abstract La MAMA Galleria, NY

 

2000                    Printmakers show / The Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn NY.

 

1997                    At the edge....  / Cendrillon, NY, NY

 

1995                    Successful Series / Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago IL.

 

1992                    Continuing an Idea / Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL.

 

1991                    Repeated Surfaces / Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL.

 

1989                    Applied Surfaces / Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago IL.

                            Developing an Idea / Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL.

 

1987                    ASEAN Preview / Kulay- Diwa Gallery, Philippines

                            5th ASEAN Youth / National Museum, Singapore

                            MALVAR Artists / Museum of Baguio, Philippines

 

1986                    Filipino Contemporary Artists / Ayala Museum, Philippines

 

 

Awards, Grants and Residencies

 

2021                    NYFA CAC Grantee

                          

                             Queens Council on The Arts QAF Grantees 

                             To create new work

 

2019                     Queens Council on The Arts QAF Grantees The GedAze Project 

                             To create new work

                             

                             Museo de Intramuros , Manila Philippines, AIR

 

2017                     Topaz Arts, NY , The GedAze Project residency to create new work

1991                     Best in Show / Spirit of New Jersey, JC, NJ.

1988                     Jackson Pollock Memorial Scholarship/Art Students League 

                             NY

1987                     Top Five/ ASEAN Youth Painting Delegation Singapore

 

Education

1990                     Art Students League, NY, NY

1987                     PWU School of Fine Arts, Philippines

 

 

Gallery Representation Past and Current

The Drawing Room Contemporary Art, Manila Philippines

Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago

Multiple Impressions, NY

Turning Art.com , MA

Artist Statement

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I collect things, discarded intentionally or incidentally, and my migratory history includes a movement of physical things. Gathered for the creation of new objects. Alluding to peculiar periods of things when their “original” function for which they are constructed for is no longer such. Rather, they are reconfigured to suit a new design amongst many permutations. 

Thus, this process of constant transformation, inspired by recycling practices, which does not seek a single destination, can also be understood as an analogy of my artistic career in continuous roaming between the two extremes of the Pacific Ocean. My identity is based not so much on root (root, or origin in the Philippines), but “enroute” (route, or their roaming paths) The node in this network of material affinities across the years is the nexus between Manila, Bogota, and New York. In my ambivalent state as I shuttle between cities, absorbing energy and the visual stimulation each city emits yet on the other hand feels a sense of displacement.” 

in a process based on a cycle of emergencies, existences, and fading, in which a piece of art is nothing more than an expression of impermanence. in a process based on a cycle of emergencies, existences, and fading, in which a piece of art is nothing more than an expression of impermanence. 

weaving my biography with my art history through a material that threads through seemingly separate, even disparate, worlds, as if archiving sentimentality. A transposition of experiences made possible by migration and settlement. 

easy.