Esc Projects: Victor Balanon
October 19, 2013 | 10: 30AM - 6PM
98B COLLABoratory
Ground floor, First United Building
Escolta, Manila

Victor Balanon will be screening several of his videos for this month’s ESC Projects. This parallel event for the Saturday Market X Future Market @ ESCOLTA, will showcase various themes, predetermined frameworks and contexts using animation techniques. 

At 130pm Victor Balanon will conduct an informal discussion about his animation works and processes. Do not miss this opportunity to acquire more insight and information about his practice.

Victor Balanon started to study Dental Medicine in 1989. He left school however, a year short of finishing his studies, choosing to pursue and develop his interest in art. A self-taught artist, he has worked as an illustrator creating artworks for film, independent comics and underground music labels. He later studied film and animation at the Mowelfund Film Institute producing two animated short films as a result. During this time he has also created a self-published comic-book anthology and started working on his serialized pen and ink drawings. He was invited to be a part of the seminal late-90’s art space/collective Surrounded By Water, where some of the more prominent, current artists of today have started their practice. He has participated in various groups shows ever since, both locally and abroad, including group exhibitions in Hong Kong, San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo. He was also a participating artist in the 14th Jakarta Biennale in 2011 and his works have also been collected by the Singapore Art Museum. His ongoing and long-term significant bodies of work include a sequence of murals as well as the serial brush and ink work The Nameless Hundred.

He lives and works in Quezon City, Philippines.


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