Dilim Mutyang Dilim II_2019.jpg

LESLIE {espiritu} DE CHAVEZ

Born in Manila, Philippines, 1978

Lives and works in Tayabas / Lucban, Quezon

Philippines

 

Graduated at the University of the Philippines

BFA in Painting, 1999 (cum laude)

Represented by Arario Gallery (Seoul / Shanghai)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018        Higa sa Hangin (Lying Down in Air), Finale Art File, Makati City, Philippines

               The Allegory of the Cave, Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China

2017        SaLang#1: Craft-Mine-Crap, Project Space Pilipinas, Lucban, Quezon, Philippines

2016        Stirring the Ashes, Ateneo Art Gallery, Manila Philippines

               The Sleep of Reason, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2015        Under the Influence, Project Space Pilipinas, Lucban, Quezon, Philippines

               Unfolding Encounters, Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK

2013        Nameless Presence, Silverlens Gallery, Gillmans Singapore, Singapore

2011        God Is Busy, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea

2010        Buntong Hininga, Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines

2008       Banana Republic, Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland

2007       Red-eyed Brother, Arario Seoul, Seoul, Korea

               Leslie de Chavez, Arario Beijing, Beijing, China

2006       Tropical Delight, Window Gallery, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

               Ichimaseyo (Do Not Forget Me), Goyang Art Studio Gallery, Korea

2004       San Ysidro Dismayado, Pahiyas Festival, Lucban, Quezon, Philippines

2003       Bahid (Stain), Kulay Diwa Galleries, Manila, Philippines

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019        Yellow Ambiguities, Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

               Far Away But Strangely Familiar, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Slovakia

               +63 / +62, Silverlens Galleries, Makati City Philippines

2018        Once I had a Vision, The Left Hand of Darkness, MO Space, BGC Taguig City, Philippines

               SaLang, West Gallery, West Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines

2017        Voice of Asia, Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China

2016        Between the Street and the Mountain: Four Artists from the Philippines, Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China

2015        PaperViews 15: Rapid Cycling, Project Space Pilipinas, Lucban, Quezon, Philippines

               The Vexed Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, St. Benilde, Manila

               Asia Talk to Asia, Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju, South Korea

               You Must Change Your Life, Equator Art Projects, Singapore

2014        Pulse, Project Space Pilipinas, Lucban, Quezon, Philippines

               Really? Arario Museum in Space, Seoul, Korea

               PaperViews 14: On Immanence, Project Space Pilipinas, Lucban, Quezon, Philippines

               Multiple Languages, Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines

               Complicated, Lopez Memorial Museum, Manila, Philippines

               Unbearable Lightness of Being, Finale Art File, Manila, Philippines

              Concurrence, West Gallery, Manila, Philippines

2013        No Random Nonsense, Boston Gallery, Manila, Philippines

               Singapore Biennale 2013: If the World Changed, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2012        Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

               Artists With Arario 3, Arario Gallery, Cheongdam, Korea

2011        3rd Asian Art Biennial: Meditation, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

               Rundgang 2011, Leipzig International Art Programme, Leipzig, Germany

               Self Camera: Repositioning Modern Self, Changwon Asian Art Festival, Korea

               We Was There, Yuchengco Museum, Manila, Philippines

2010        Beacons of Archipelago, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea

               Nanjing Biennale, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China

               Rainbow Asia, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea

               Collection Show 2010, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea

               Reflections, Bupyeong Art Center, South, Korea

               Artists With Arario, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea

2009       We Said Our Piece, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

2008       3rd Nanjing Triennial, Nanjing, China

2007       First Pocheon Asia Biennale, Pocheon, South, Korea

2006       Bikini in Winter, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, Korea

2005       Beppu Asia Biennale of Contemporary Art, Beppu Museum, Japan

2003       Urbanisasyon, Kulay Diwa Galleries, Manila, Philippines

               Buklod, Kulay Diwa Galleries, Manila, Philippines

2002       Recent Works, Kulay Diwa Galleries, Manila, Philippines

               Surface, Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines         

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2015        The Creative Campus, Liverpool Hope University (Residency Grant), Liverpool, United Kingdom

2014        Fernando Zobel Prizes for Visual Art, Ateneo Art Gallery (Prize Winner), Philippines

2011        Leipzig International Art Programme (Residency Grant), Leipzig, Germany

2010        Goethe Institute, (Travel Grant, Art Forum 10), Berlin, Germany

               Ateneo Art Awards, “Shattering States” (Prize Winner), Philippines

2007       Neo-Emerging Artists Residency, Dangsan Studio(Residency Grant), Seoul, Korea

2005       IASK Goyang Art Studio, Asian Artists Fellowship Program (Residency Grant), Korea

               Beppu Asia Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005, Beppu Art Museum, Japan

2003       Metrobank Foundation Young Painters’ Annual (2nd Prize)

1999        Oblecine: Film and Video Art Festival, University of the Philippines (Honorable Mention)

               UP President’s Committee on Culture and Arts, 1st Film and Video Art Festival (3rd Prize)

1998        UP President’s Committee on Culture and Arts, Most Outstanding Student Artist

               Gawad Chancellor, Student Achiever for National Competitions, University of the Philippines

 

ART-RELATED ACTIVITIES

2015        Director, First Lucban Assembly: Pamumuhunan, Project Space Pilipinas, Lucban, Quezon, Philippines

2014        Curator, PaperViews 14: On Immanence, Project Space Pilipinas, Lucban, Quezon, Philippines

               Curator, Multiple Languages, Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines

               Curator, Unbearable Lightness of Being, Finale Art File, Manila, Philippines

2013        Collaborator, Southeast Asian Art Group Exchange Residency, Kuala Lumpur, Jogjakarta, Manila

2012        Collaborator, Southeast Asian Art Group Exchange Residency, Kuala Lumpur, Jogjakarta, Manila

2011        Collaborator, Southeast Asian Art Group Exchange Residency, Kuala Lumpur, Jogjakarta, Manila

               Project Manager, We Was There, Yuchengco Museum, Philippines

2010        Collaborator, Seoksu Art Project, Supplement Space Stone & Water, Anyang, Korea 

               Project Manager, Reflections, Bupyeong Art Center, Incheon, Korea

2009       Project Manager, Plastic Syndrome, Artist Exchange & Exhibition, Art Space Plastic, Incheon, Korea

               Project Coordinator, Artriangle, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2008       Project Coordinator, Tenggara: Recent Paintings from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Liverpool, UK

2007       Director, Project Space Pilipinas, Manila, Philippines (to date)

2005       Co-curator, First Dumaguete Open Biennial Terra Cotta Art Festival, Philippines

2004       Assistant curator, In Memory of a Talisman: The Works of Santiago Bose, Philippines

2003       Curator, Urbanisasyon, Kulay Diwa Galleries, Manila, Philippines