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Artist Sharing Workshop


Artist Sharing Workshop

March 25, 2021

Course Description

Abad’s practice looks at political narratives of empire and impunity, not as isolated accounts, but as intertwined histories, implicating a wide-ranging cast of transnational and transhistorical characters, re-constructing stories that are at once geopolitical and allegorical, and speaking to both painful intimate histories and imminent collective futures.

In this sharing session, Abad will present his recent project and ongoing research methodology involving primarily museum archives and auction catalogues. This specific project reflects on the miscalculated concept of “end of history” and examines informal relationships, even friendships, between authoritarian states during and after the Cold War, in order to create a cartography of neoliberal fantasy.


Pio Abad (b. 1983, Manila, lives and works in London) began his art studies at the University of the Philippines before receiving a BA from Glasgow School of Art and an MA from the Royal Academy Schools, London. He has recently exhibited at the 1st Brent Biennial, London; Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; Kadist, San Francisco; Oakville Galleries, Ontario; 2nd Honolulu Biennial, Hawaii; 12th Gwangju Biennial, Korea; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow Para Site, Hong Kong; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney; EVA International Biennial, Limerick; e- flux, New York City; Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Manila; Gasworks, London and Jorge B. Vargas Museum, Manila.


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