The Directors


Mark Salvatus

Artistic director / Co-founder

MARK is a full-time visual artist who lives and works between Manila and Osaka.  He graduated cum laude at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design with a degree in Advertising Arts.  His works has been exhibited in different museums, galleries in the Philippines and abroad. He has participated in international biennales and triennales including Singapore, Guangzhou, Jakarta and Honolulu. He was a recipient of the Cultural Center of the Philippines 13 Artists Award (2012), Ateneo Art Award (2010) and Sovereign-Schoeni Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong (2013). In 2006 he co-founded Pilipinas Street Plan (PSP), a community of street artists in Manila and in 2012 he co-founded 98B COLLABoratory, a multidisciplinary site for creative sharing, discussion and collaboration.

Mayumi Hirano

Program & research
development Director / co-founder

MAYUMI graduated from Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (NY, USA). She was part of the curatorial staff for Yokohama Triennale, 2005 and was a researcher for the Asia Art Archive. From 2008 to 2013, she planned, coordinated and organized the art festival Koganecho Bazaar and also curated the international Artist-in-Residence program in Koganecho, Yokohama, Japan. As a Nippon Foundation API Fellow, Hirano is currently researching about artist collectives in the Philippines and Thailand.

Marika Constantino

EXECUTIVE Director

MARIKA is a visual artist who has participated in significant exhibitions in the Philippines and abroad. As a freelance writer, she contributes to a number of globally distributed publications. She shares her various experiences in the art practice to a wider audience as an educator and an independent curator.  Her early exposure to art and her boundless fascination for the creative process resulted with a degree from the UP College of Architecture to further studies at the UP College of Fine Arts, with Art History as her major. Constantino is continually striving to strike the balance between the cerebral, conceptual and experiential aspects of art with life in general, thus, fueling her fervent passion for artistic endeavors. Currently, aside from her individual art practice, she is busy co-directing the programs and activities of 98B COLLABoratory.

Gabriel Villegas

Operations Director

GABRIEL fell in love with the print medium when he was a teenager. He would collect brochures, flyers, magazines, postcards, and anything printed that was well designed. His first crack at the printed medium was through a small column in his grade school paper and then continued on by being part of his high school's paper. His affair with print took a back seat while studying Advertising Arts at the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila and resumed when he worked as a layout artist at a local in-store music magazine. He was the art director of YES! Magazine, the number one entertainment magazine in the Philippines for nine years. During his free time, he is found spending time with his other interests: cooking, technology, gadgets, reading, art, the internet and helping out with the projects of 98B.

 
 

THE members


Members of 98B come from varied backgrounds including musicians, writers, visual artists, educators, undergraduate students, curators, and graphic designers. All of them continue to be part of the team and choose to be active on a year to year basis.

Founding Members 2012

Anjo Bolarda
Con Cabrera
Marika Constantino
Vermont Coronel
Don Dalmacio
Mayumi Hirano
Mik Laborde
Pau Reyes
Mark Salvatus
Gabriel Villegas

2013 

Anjo Bolarda
Con Cabrera
Marika Constantino
Vermont Coronel
Camz Dagal
Don Dalmacio
Zyrael Fortes
Mayumi Hirano
Mik Laborde
Pau Reyes
Mark Salvatus
Gabriel Villegas

 

2016

Marika Constantino
Mayumi Hirano
Miggy Inumerable
Katherine Nuñez
Julius Redillas
Issay Rodriguez
Mark Salvatus
Gabriel Villegas

2014

Marian Barro
Tammy Bañez
Anjo Bolarda
Con Cabrera
Marika Constantino
Vermont Coronel
Camz Dagal
Don Dalmacio
Zyrael Fortes
Mayumi Hirano
Mik Laborde
Pau Reyes
Mark Salvatus
Gerome Soriano
Gabriel Villegas
Joseph Yap

2016

Marika Constantino
Mayumi Hirano
Miggy Inumerable
Katherine Nuñez
Julius Redillas
Issay Rodriguez
Mark Salvatus
Gabriel Villegas

2015

Marian Barro
Tammy Bañez
Anjo Bolarda
Marika Constantino
Joseph Gabriel
Mayumi Hirano
Miggy Inumerable
Kulay Labitigan
Katherine Nuñez
Julius Redillas
Issay Rodriguez
Mark Salvatus
Gabriel Villegas
Joseph Yap