Joy Mallari

Born in Philippines, 1966
Lives and works in Philippines

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016
"Decoder", Tinaw Gallery, Art Fair Philippines 2015, The link, Makati, Philippines.
"Ulilang Kaluluwa", Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo City, Philippines.

2014
"Witness", Finale Gallery, La Fuerza Compound, Makati City, Philippines.
"Illuminations", Art Fair Philippines, Tin-aw Gallery, Makati City, Philippines.

2013
"Scribe", Secret Fresh, Greenhills, San Juan, Philippines.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2017
"ART|JOG|10:Changing Perspectives", Jogja National Museum, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
"Walls", Tinaw Gallery, Art Fair Philippines, The Link, Makati, Philippines

2016
"Drawing Show", The Drawing Room, Bazaar Art Jakarta, Indonesia.

2015
"You must change your life", Equator Art Projects, Gillman Barracks, Singapore.

2014
"You look the same as us but you don't speak the same language", Equator Art Projects, Gillman Barracks, Singapore.
"Do you believe in Angels?", Mo_Space, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City, Philippines, Equator Art Projects, Gillman Barracks, Singapore.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:
2012
National Children's Book Award 

2005
Solidarity Award, PWC, Los Angeles, California.

2004
Tarfest Juried show, Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

2001
Finalist, Osaka Triennale.

2000
Jurors Choice Awards, Asean Art Award, Manila, Philippines.
*As part of Sanggawa Art Collective

Entwined

Variable dimensions | LED, mixed media

2017

Concept

"Forget me not"
It is both a command and a plea. The act of remembering is an activity of the mind but the recollection moments become more faithful when it includes the senses. 

 

"Touch me not"
It is a closing in for protection and self-preservation. Between these phrases are fragments of books on a pillar with thorns and petals pressed within pages.

 

The recognition of desires and fears and the acceptance of basic impulses is a necessary step towards self knowledge. A kind of knowing which is aware that journeys, encounters, conflicts and resolutions are part of the life experience. Expressing this is an attempt at remembering through thought and touch.

 

 

"Forget me not"

Adalah sebuah permintaan dan sebuah permohonan. Tindakan mengingat-ingat adalah sebuah aktivitas pikiran namun momen-momen kenangan menjadi semakin terpercaya bila melibatkan indra.

 

"Touch me not"

Adalah tindakan menutup untuk perlindungan dan pemeliharaan. Di antara tiga frase adalah potongan-potongan buku di atas sebuah pilar dengan duri dan kelopak bunga terhimpit di antara halaman-halaman buku.

 

Pengenalan terhadap gairah dan ketakutan dan penerimaan atas dorongan-dorongan dasar adalah langkah yang diperlukan untuk menuju ke pengetahuan diri. Semacam pengetahuan yang mampu menyadari bahwa segala perjalanan, pertemuan, konflik dan penyelesaian adalah bagian dari pengalaman kehidupan. Pengungkapan ini adalah sebuah usaha untuk mengingat melalui pikiran dan sentuhan.