Mark Salvatus

b. 1980, Quezon, Philippines
Lives and works in Manila, Philippines

Mark Salvatus studied Advertising Arts at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. His works have been presented in different exhibitions and venues, including Asian Art Biennial, Taichung 2021; 2nd Lahore Biennale, Pakistan; Kyoto Art Center, ISCP, New York; Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin; ‘Motions of this Kind’ at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London; ‘Leaving the Echo Chamber’, Sharjah Biennale 2019; ‘UENOYES’, Tokyo; ‘Unfolding: Fabric of our Life’ Mill6 CHAT, Hong Kong; PCAN Pavilion, Gwangju Biennale (2018); ‘How Little You Know About Me’, MMCA, Seoul (2018); ‘The sun teaches us that history is not everything’, Osage Art Foundation (2018), and ‘Sunshower, Art in Southeast Asia from 1980’s-now’, Mori Art Museum (2017) to name a few. Mark is a recipient of the 13 Artists Award from the Cultural Center of the Philippines (2012) and Ateneo Art Awards (2010).

He had residencies in Asia Culture Center (ACC) Gwangju and Rijksakademie (Amsterdam) Exchange Dialogue Program, IASPIS Umea, Sweden; Art OMI, New York, Common Room Networks Foundation, Bandung, Indonesia and Goyang Art Studio in South Korea. In 2006 he co-founded Pilipinas Street Plan, a community of street artists based in Manila and in 2012 he co-founded 98B COLLABoratory, a multi-disciplinary site for creative sharing, discussion and collaboration. He also founded Load na Dito (LONADI) in 2016 with Mayumi Hirano, an artistic and research project based in Manila.

BIOGRAPHY INFORMATION FROM THE ARTIST’S WEBSITE, MARCH 2024.

Country: Philippines
Instagram: mark_salvatus