crystal beads, string, wood, ceramic
100” x 8” (254 cm x 20 cm)
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) Manila
Juan Miguel Aquilizan (b. 1986. Manila, Philippines) lives and works in Queensland, Australia. Sculpture was his main track in the University of the Philippines Diliman, College of Fine Arts. He describes his art as “objects of ritual assemblages.” His practice has received recognitions in the University, Philippine Art Awards and the Metrobank Foundation through the course of his studies in Manila.
He’s held solo and group exhibits around Asia and his most recent one is A Pilgrimage: Souls Retrieved, Ceremonies Constructed (2018), Drawing Room Gallery, Makati City with his partner Jessica Dorizac. They also had an exhibit at the Art Fair Philippines (2018) and have participated in a show at Art Basel, Hong Kong (2017). He also worked as a stylist, DJ and a model; he was a vocalist for an experimental, punk-electro band, Vore; and he’s worked in the Children’s Art Centre under the Education Unit the prestigious Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.