Imelda Cajipe Endaya

b. 1949 in Manila, Philippines
Lives and works in Manila, Philippines

Imelda Cajipe Endaya’s life work and advocacy focus on people’s culture and empowerment of women. She is recognised in the Asia Pacific region for a singular Filipina visual language that is focused on the possibilities of feminist art. She co-founded the feminist organization Kababaihan sa Sining at Bagong Sibol na Kamalayan (KASIBULAN) in 1987.

Her works are in the collections of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Philippine National Art Gallery, National Gallery of Singapore, Metropolitan Museum Manila, Okinawa Prefectural Museum, and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. Among her awards are Ani ng Dangal from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in 2009, Republic of the Philippines CCP Centennial Honors in 1999, Araw ng Maynila Award in 1998, and the CCP Thirteen Artists Award in 1991. She is also an author and independent curator. In 2022, her life work was featured in “Pagtutol at Pag-asa”, a 50-year retrospective exhibition of her art at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Ateneo de Manila University Library of Women’s Writings.

BIOGRAPHY FROM GAJAH GALLERY AND THE ARTIST’S WEBSITE, NOVEMBER 2023

Country: Philippines
Social Media: @cajipe.endaya