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About the Artist:

Born 1984 in Caloocan, Philippines, Dex Fernandez is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Manila, Philippines. He is currently known for his ongoing street art project called Garapata.

Fernandez’s eclectic compositions challenge the traditional definitions of high culture and fine art. In 2015, he became a recipient of 13 Artists Award by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. His works been a part of numerous local and international exhibitions, shown in spaces such as UP Vargas Museum, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Museum of Design and Contemporary Arts (MCAD), Pablo Gallery, West Gallery, Drawing Room Contemporary Arts, Pinto Art Museum and Silverlens in Manila, as well as Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Primo Marella Gallery in Italy, Topaz Arts in New York, Osage Foundation, Lightbomb Contemporary and Rossi & Rossi in Hong Kong, 1am Gallery in San Francisco and Owen James Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC. Fernandez also participated in the first Urban Art Fair in Paris, (2016) and Singapore Art Biennale 2016. He also completed residency programs at Vermont Studio Centre (2011), Ping Pong Art Space Taiwan (2012), Lir Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2013) Asian Cultural Council in New York, Fine Arts Work Center, Massachusetts (2015), Ongoing Art Center, Tokyo (2016).

Instagram: @dexfernandez / @garapata


Technological University of the Philippines / Fine Arts

Residency Grant:

May 20 – July 26, 2016
Ongoing Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

May – Nov  2015
ACC – Asian Cultural Council, New York, USA

Dec 1 – Dec 15, 2013
Lir Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Sept 5 – Oct 12, 2012
Ping Pong Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

Oct 23 – Dec 16, 2011
Vermont Studio Center, Vermont US

Biennale :
Oct 2016 – Feb 2017
Singapore Biennale, 6th Edition.
Singapore Art Museum

Solo Projects:
Feb 2017
Art Fair Philippines 2017

Feb 2014
Art Fair Philippines 2014

13 Artist Awardee of 2015
Cultural Center of the Philippines

October 15, 2017
GC3: Mating Season  Pinto Art Gallery, Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo City

April 1, 2017
Drawing Room X Dex Fernandez  Drawing Room Gallery, Pasomg Tamo Ext Makati City, Philippines

September 8, 2016
GARAPARTY  Altromondo Gallery, Greenbelt 5, Makati City Philippines

May 20, 2016
 Art Center Ongoing,  Kichijoji Tokyo, Japan

October 31, 2015
310E44R822  Owen James Gallery,  Greenpoint Brooklyn New York City NY, USA

June 5, 2015
The Moth and The Bulldozer  Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown MA, USA

April 15, 2015
The Triangle Man and The Flightless Diawata (!0th Romeo Forbes Storytelling) Book Launch  Vargas Museum, UP Diliman QC Philippines

July 3 – August 2, 2014
1000000000mg  West Gallery, West Ave. QC Philippines

October 26 – November 20, 2013
Solignum Attack;  Garapata Stool Launch  Vinyl on Vinyl, Malugay St. Makati City Philippines

January 12 – February 2, 2013
: - ) Pablo Gallery, Fort Bonifacio Global City Taguig Philippines

September 29, 2012
B/W/TPE  Pingpong Artspace, Taipei, Taiwan

February 12, 2012
Garapata Toy Launch  Secret Fresh Gallery, Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Philippines

December 6, 2011
VSCX  Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA

September 13 – October 8, 2011
 XOXOXO West Gallery, West Ave. QC Philippines

February 16 – March 19, 2011
\m/  20sq Slab/Silverlens, Makati City Philippines

January 20 – February 24, 2010
- + *  Pablo Gallery, Fort Bonifacio Global City Taguig Philippines

(October 14) SCOPE: Pingpong set# 1 / Screening of videos works from the Philippines, Presented by 98B Collaboratory (Manila)
and Space Ppong (Gwangju)
(August 27) The Farced Eyed, Kalawakan Spacetime, Quezon City Philippines
(August 19) In Between Spaces: Video/Photo Exhibition, No.26 Core Plaza, No.1 Shanyuan St Zhongguancun, Haidian, Beijing China
(August 19) Merthiolate , Metro Gallery, Mandaluyong  City Philippines
(August 19) Drawing Room Group Show, Drawing Room, Makati City Philippines
(May 22) Pinto Manila x Manhattan 24hour Art SHow, Urban Zen, Greenwich Manhattan NYC

(Sept 15) Mars Ravelo Reinterpreted, Cultural Center of the Philippines
(Sept 2) 36 Asia Young Artists, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonju, Korea
(August 19) MASK, Diesel Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
(July 23) Sticker Party, BnA Koenji Tokyo, Japan
(July 2) X – Pilipinas Street Plan 10th Yr Anniv., Pablo Gallery, Fort Bonifacio Global City Taguig Philippines

(March 21) Secret Archipelago Palais de Tokyo, Paris France
(March 7) South by Southeast  Osage Art Foundation, Hing Yip St. Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
(March 7) Fluidity and Encounters Rossi and Rossi Gallery, Unit 3C, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
(Dec.) Alay, Boston Gallery, Quezon City
(Dec.) Interval, West Gallery, Quezon City
(Nov.) BookEnds, Blanc Gallery, Quezon City
(July 11)  Maynila, Arndt Singapore
(July 4) Street Meet Festival, Saskatoon, Canada
(April 30) New Natives, LightBomb, Hong Kong
(April 3) Tabletop, Altro Mondo Gallery, Makati City,
 (March 13) Drawn To Scale, Vargas Museum UP Diliman,

(Oct.) Still, Blanc Gallery, Katipunan Quezon City
(April 10) Manila Vice: Part of Bastards of Misrepresentation: Sete Museum, France

(Nov3) Doing Time on Filipino Time: Part of Bastards of Misrepresentation: NY Edition #2, Crossing Art Gallery, New York, USA
(Oct27) Bastards of Misrepresentation: NY Edition #2, Topaz Arts, New York, USA
(Oct27) “Volume1”, Erehwon Center for the Arts, Quezon City
(Sept9) “Bloom Art Festival”, Cubao, Quezon City
(June9) From the Black Lagoon, Department of Avant Garde Cliché, Pasong Tamo Ext. Makati City
(May3) Bastards of Misrepresentation, H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
(April20) Outerhope, Blanc Gallery Shaw Blvd
(Jan11) Art Stage Singapore, / Pablo Gallery, Marina Bay Convention Hall, Singapore

(Sept 17) “Confessions of a Sinner” Manila Contemporary, Whitespace Pasong Tamo Ext. Makati City
(Sept 16) “Wallpaper 2” Pablo Gallery, Cubao X
(July 26) “A Soundtrack to Nothing” Crucible Gallery, Mandaluyong City
(July 7) “Hats On, Bottoms Off”  Blanc Compound, Shaw Blvd Mandaluyong City
(May 24) “Flatfield”, West Gallery, West Ave. QC
(May 7) “Survavalism”, Light and Space Contemporary
(Feb 8) “Boy Cotter of Beauty and the Theoretical Steroid Defiled Modernist Chicken”, West Gallery, West Ave. QC

(October 14) “Implode, TUP Alumni Art Exhibit”, Bulwagan Juan Luna Main Gallery CCP, Pasay City
(October 7) “Berliner-liste: Art Fair for Contemporary art and photography“,Pablo Gallery - Berlin, Germany
(September) “Latitudes, Encounter with the Philippines”, Primo Marella Gallery - Italy
(June 5) “Siren’s Hall”, Mo Space, MOs Design, Global City Tagiug
(May 4) “3 x 3 + 9“, Magnet  High Street, Bonifacio Global City Tagiug
(January) “Happily Unhappy”, Blanc Compound, Shaw Blvd Mandaluyong City

(November 13) “Tabi Po Tabi Po: A Filipino folklore Exhibit and Sound Installation”, 1am Gallery San Francisco, Califonia
(November 6) “Forever and Ever and Ever and Ever , Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore
(October 16) “FTW” 2man Show, Tala Gallery, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
(September 15) “The Spoils of Love, an Imagine Silence Exhibit”, Ayala Greenbelt 5 and 3, Makati City
(June 14) “Hybrid Moments” Kaida Art Gallery Kamuning Road
 (June 13) “Love Rules” Boston Gallery, Boston Street Cubao, Quezon City
(May 29) “If I Were A Monster”, White Box Studio, Cubao-X Marikina Shoe Expo, Araneta Center, Cubao
(January 17) “Magnum Asupre 2” Bluewings Art Space Rafa’s deli & café, Unit C10 Xavierville Ave. Loyola Heights, Quezon City

(Nov) Tutok Bantayog : Anong K mo, Blanc Compound ,Shaw Blvd Mandaluyong City(Nov 22) “TULAY”  Filipino and Fil-Am Art Exhibit, I-Hotel Manilatown Center, San Francisco
(Nov) Boxed: Eros, The Cubicle Art Gallery, Pasig City
(August 21) “Ä story from home; Myth, folklore, and legend of Philippines” Fourth Gallery, Singapore
(May 28) "Perpetual Playground of your Lustful Minds"  2 man show, Bluewings Art Space Rafa’s deli & café, Unit C10 Xavierville Ave. Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(January 23) "Viva Mansterville" Big Sky Mind, Quezon City

(December) "Four Equal Sides" Big and Small Art Gallery SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
(November 7) “Magnum Asupre” Bluewings Art Space Rafa’s deli & café, Quezon City
(September 29) “Going out, Coming in”  2 man show White Box Studio, Cubao-X, Cubao Quezon City
(June 21) “RETURNOSTALGIA”  Big and Small Art gallery SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
(May 15)  “Nonsense” White Box Studio, Cubao-X Marikina Shoe Expo, Araneta Center, Cubao

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