Mark Justiniani

CV-Mark Justiniani

Born in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines on April 25th 1966

 

Education

University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts, Diliman, Q.C

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

“ART|JOG|10: Changing Perspective”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Settlement, Open Space, Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines (travelling exhibition)

Art Stage Singapore Special Projects, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

2016

Reverb, Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines, Quezon City

What Science Missed, Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines

2015

“Temple”, Art Basel, HK Convention Center, Hongkong

2014

“Transit”, Bazaar Art Jakarta Special Projects, The Drawing Gallery, Jakarta

“Recurrence”, Art Stage Singapore Platform, The Drawing Room Gallery, Singapore

2013

“Tila”, Pinto Art Gallery, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines

“Rotator”, Secret Fresh Gallery, San Juan, Philippines

“Orbit”, Finale Art Gallery, Makati Philippines

"Mimefield”, Tin-aw Gallery, Art Fair Philippines

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

“Tagadagat”, collaboration with Elmer Borlongan and Emmanuel Garibay, Art Fair Philippines, Makati City, Philippines

2016

“Bazaar Art Jakarta”, The Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Indonesia

“Formosa 101 Art Fair”, Taipei Expo Dome, Taipei, Taiwan

“Young Artist Studio”, Museum of Tinguely Project, Art Bassel, Messe Basel Hall 1, Switzerland

“ART|JOG|9 – Universal Influence”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Things, Human & Their Celebration”, Green Art Space, Greenhost Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2015

“ART|JOG|8 - Infinity In Flux”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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

2013

“Monumental”, Manila Contemporary, Makati City, Philippines

 

Awards and Distinctions

2013 

Outstanding Bosconian, Don Bosco Technical Institute, Victorias, Negros, Philippines

2009 

Judge, CCP Thirteen Artists Awards 2009, Cultural Center of the Philippines

2005

Solidarity Award, Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC), Los Angeles, California

2004

Award for Continuing Excellence in the Arts, Metro Bank Foundation, Manila, Philippines

1999

Jurors Choice Award, Philip Morris Group of Companies Philippine Art Awards, Manila, Philippines

Philippine Representative, ASEAN Art Awards, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1998

Awardee, Philippine Centennial Mural Project (6.5 ft. x 84 ft.) at the Heroes Hall, Malacanang Palace, Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines (Sanggawa)

1997

Malihaw Awardee, The Most Outstanding Victorianon in the Arts, Victorias, Negros Occidental, Philippines

1994

13 Artists Awards, Most Outstanding Achievement of Young Artists in the Philippines, Cultural Center of the Philippines

1990

Grand Prize, 7th Metro Bank National Painting Competition, Manila, Philippines


Representative by

The Observatory

Variable dimensions | LEDs, reflective media, objects

2016

Concept

The trip back to the self is a lengthy one. It goes far beyond and deep within. It requires an unfolding in space which reveals layers of constellations with a seemingly unknowable and unreachable stretch of a distance. As we look onward to as far as our eyes can see, with instruments that magnify perspectives, we travel to a time when light began its journey. Yet we are here. Is it arrogance on the part of those who possess thought to consider itself the luckiest of beings? To be gifted with life even though it is cursed with too many questions. The final breath of suns that have run its course have brought forth life, and thought, and the notion of a self. A self which inquires and seeks for origins.

  

Perjalanan kembali ke diri adalah sebuah perjalanan yang panjang. Yang menempuh jarak dan menyelami kedalaman. Ia mensyaratkan adanya sebuah pembongkaran dalam ruang yang membuka lapis-lapis konstelasi dengan sebuah jarak pandang yang seolah tak diketahui dan tak teraih. Saat kita menatap ke depan sejauh mata memandang, dengan peralatan-peralatan yang mampu menguatkan perspektif, kita berpergian ke satu waktu saat cahaya memulai perjalanannya. Namun, kita masih ada di sini. Apakah ini sebuah kesombongan saat mereka yang memiliki pikiran menganggap dirinya sebagai yang paling beruntung? Menerima berkat bernama kehidupan, lengkap dengan kutukannya yang berupa pertanyaan-pertanyaan yang begitu banyak. Hembusan napas terakhir dari matahari yang sudah berjalan alami telah melahirkan kehidupan, pikiran, dan konsep tentang diri. Diri yang mempertanyakan dan mencari asal usulnya.