WIRE TUAZON
 
Born in 1973
Philippines
 
Artwork
<b>Ambulare Series 3 - The Next Liberator</b><br/>Oil and silverleaf on canvas<br/><br/>152 x 122 cm<br/>2014<br/>
<b> Ambulare Series 4 - The Last Atheist</b><br/>Oil and silverleaf on canvas<br/><br/>152 x 122 cm<br/>2014<br/>
<b>Ambulare Series 5 - The New Messiah (After Chris Burden)</b><br/>Oil and silverleaf on canvas<br/><br/>152 x 122 cm<br/>2014<br/>
Wire Tuazon is a visual artist whose practice combines the hyperrealist, semiotic and the performative.
 
Graduating with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines, in 1999, he became a founding member of the art collective Surrounded By Water, which set up independent artist-run spaces in Angono and later on in Quezon City in 2000. In 2001, Tuazon received a residency grant at the Ashiya City Museum of Art and History from the Japan Foundation Asia Center. In 2003, Tuazon was chosen one of the Cultural Center of the Philippines' annual Thirteen Artist Awardees. He served as president of the Rizal-based Neo-Angono Artists Collective in addition to participating in numerous group exhibitions and public art performance festivals across the Philippines, Australia, Singapore, Japan and Korea.
 
Education
Studio Arts, Major in Painting, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines,
Diliman, Quezon City
 
Solo Exhibitions
2017
Metanoia (Life Studies), Finale Art File, Makati City, Philippines
2016
All Our Yesterdays, Finale Art File, Makati City, Philippines
The Most Dangerous Animal, MO_Space, Manila, Philippines
2015
Aphrodisiac Remix, Finale Art File, Makati City, Philippines
2012
Cave to Canvas, Finale Art File, Makati City, Philippines
2011
A Poem of Fire, Finale Art File, Makati City, Philippines
Thunder Bolt Pagoda or for Those in Search of the Miraculous, Finale Art File, Makati City, Philippines
Gunstroke, Torchers and Skullshit Revisited, Finale Art File, Makati City
2010
The Shape of Water, Artesan Gallery, Singapore
Alleged Legend, Primo Marella Gallery, Beijing, China
2009
Chance Imagery, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Image Trap, Finale Art File, La Fuerza, Makati City, Philippines
2008
Talisman Bomb, The Podium, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Parables and Paradoxes, Finale Art File, LaO Centre, Makati City
2007
Reality Sandwiches, Art Center, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
2006
Authentic Hacienda, Mag:net Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
2005
Mortal Splendor, West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
2004
One Million Years, West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
The Whole World and an Entire Life, Drawing Room, Makati City, Philippines
Matter and Memory, UFO, Metro Manila, Philippines
2003
Jaime and the Conchshell, Artist Studio, Metro Manila, Philippines
This Mortal Coil, Pinto Art Gallery, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
Gunstroke, Torchers & Skullshit, The Second Gallery, Metro Manila, Philippines
2002
Peligro, West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
2001
Unity and Contradiction: The Rise & Fall of Urban Realism, Finale Art Gallery, SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Collages, Starbucks 6750, Makati City, Philippines
2000
Re-surface: The Damned Collages, SBW Gallery EDSA-Kitchen, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
To the Rescue of Art, SBW Gallery EDSA-Stockroom, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Desire to Remain, SBW Gallery EDSA-Kitchen, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
1996
Angels of the Picture Tube and the Damned Collages, Mezzanine Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines
When Everything Becomes Silent…I Jump, Dirty Room, UP Fine Arts, Quezon City, Philippines
 
Group Exhibitions
2016
33rd Anniversary Show, Finale Art File, Manila Philippines
Art Fair Philippines, Finale Art File, Manila, Philippines
2015
Christmas Wishes!, Finale Art File, Makati City, Philippines
Otherness, 2nd Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing, China
2014
Adobo Apocalypse, Element Art Space, Singapore
2013
Summa Art Fair, Finale Art File Booth, Madrid, Spain
I love painting and painting loves me, Finale Art File, Makati City, Philippines
Closed Door Meeting, Finale Art File, Makati City, Philippines
The Philippine Contemporary to Scale the Past and the Possible, Metropolitan Museum, Philippines
2012
Surrounded by Water, Over the Water, Equator Art Projects, Singapore
2011
Ciento Cincuenta, Pinto Art Gallery, Philippines
2010
Alay 12, Boston Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
12” x 9”, West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
Tutok Show, CCP-Main Gallery, Manila, Philippines
Inaugural of Pinto Museum, Pinto Art Gallery, Antipolo City, Philippines
Kapital, Vargas Museum, Quezon City, Philippines
Artriangle 3, National Gallery of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
El Prado Project, Dialogue with the Masters, Ayala Museum, Makati City
Philippine Contemporary Art Exhibition, LO/FTF Danish Trade Union Council For International Development Corporation, Denmark
2009
Eastern Exposure (Neo-Angono’s Exhibition); Pinto Art Gallery, Antipolo City
Manila Art Fair, NBC Tent, Taguig City
In the ocean without a boat and a paddle, Blanc Compound, Mandaluyong City
Post-Tsunami Art South East B(l)ooming, Southeast Asian Art, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
Twelve by Nine, West Gallery, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Christmas Show, Magnet Café, Quezon City, Philippines
2008
Tutok Show, Blanc Art Space, Makati City, Philippines
Serial Killers, Green Papaya Project, Quezon City, Philippines
Inaugural Part 1, Finale Art File, La Fuerza, Makati City, Philippines
Young Contemporary Philippines I, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sentimental Value: Philippine Contemporary Art Show, SOKA Art Center, Beijing, China
XII: Filipino Contemporary Artists, Artesan Gallery + Studio, Singapore
Alay, SM Art Center, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Tutok 2 Talk: Creative Convergence, Quezon City, Philippines
Group Show, Museo Iloilo, Iloilo City, Philippines
2007
Christmas Show, Green Papaya, Quezon City, Philippines
Christmas Show, Blanc Gallery, Makati City, Philippines
Surrounded By Water Dog Show; Green Papaya, Quezon City, Philippines
SOKA’s View, Southeast Asian Contemporary Art, Beijing-Taipei
Pocket Monsters, Prose Gallery
I Have Nothing to Paint & I’m Painting It, Mo Space, Taguig City
Celebrating Creativity; Alab Art Space
In Conversation: Tĕte-á-Tĕtes with Bobi V.; 2nd & 3rd Flr. Hallways, CCP
2006
SBW Postmodernism Is So Last Season; Green Papaya Art Projects
Zero-in 5 Convergence; Lopez Museum, Quezon City
Dos Por Dos; Boston Gallery, Antipolo City
The December show; Blanc Artspace, Makati City, Philippines
The Blank Show; West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
Two-Man Show: Wire Tuazon & Jayson Oliveria; Gallery 7, Quezon City, Philippines
Emerging Fires: Contemporary Philippine Art; Taksu + Artluz, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20th AIAE: Being Asian, Being Asia; Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines
Paint it Black; West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
Art Palette; La Salle, U.P., U.S.T, Manila, Philippines
Asian Art Contemporary Singapore – The Drawing Room, Suntec Bldg., Singapore
Art on Violin Exhibit; Art Center, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
2005
20th Asian International Art Exhibition; Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines
Three Filipino Artists of the New Generation; West Lake Museum, Hangzhou, China
Figuras; SM Art Center, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Flippin’ Out: Maynila to Williamsburgh; Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, New York
Parallel Stories; SM Art Center, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
The Country Outing, Finale Art Gallery, SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Picturing Painting; U.P. Vargas Museum, Quezon City, Philippines
Surrounded By Water Show; Saguijo, Philippines
2004
Alay 8, Pinto & Silangan Galleries, Antipolo City, Philippines
Mag:net Year End Show, Mag:net-Katipunan, Quezon City, Philippines
Neo-Angono 1st Public Art Festival, Angono, Rizal, Philippines 
West Gallery Year End Show, West Gallery, Megamall & Glorietta, Philippines
Drawings by Contemporary and Emergent Artists, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
Inventory; The Cubicle, Philippines 
RE(CREATION):Re-defining Angono’s Traditions, Village Artists Gallery, Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Cancelled Metaphors, SM Art Center, Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Salida, Village Artists Gallery, Angono, Rizal, Philippines
2003
Dog Show UFO, Makati City, Philippines
Dog Show; Cubicle, Quezon City, Philippines
Rueda, Nemiranda Arthouse II, Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Portalet, Linya Gallery, Iligan City, Mindanao, Philippines
Letras y Figuras: Contemporary Idioms on Idea and Identity, Front Gallery, Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines
13 Artists Awards, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
Pain & Pleasure, 24 HR Art N.T. Darwin, Australia
CUT: New Collages, Mag:net, ABS-CBN, Quezon City, Philippines
Pain & Pleasure, Green Papaya Art Projects, Quezon City, Philippines
Picture This, SM Art Center, Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Dwellings, Finale Art Gallery, SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Density: Making Sense of Dense Cities, Cultural Center of the Philippines
2002
Under Construction Project, Tokyo City Opera House, Tokyo, Japan
Multiple Portables, Plastique Kinetic Works, Singapore
Ode to Angono, The Second Gallery, Angono, Rizal, Philippines
AIAE Homecoming Exhibit, Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines
17th Asean International Art Exhibition, Korea
Feast of Conversations, Atelier Frank & Lee, Singapore
Recent Works II, Kulay Diwa Art Gallery, Paranaque, Philippines
Conversations, SM Art Center; Megamall A, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Mainstream, Surrounded By Water, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Lost in the Forest, The Second Gallery, Philippines
Endramada, U.P. Vargas Museum, Quezon City, Philippines
Crafting Economies: Phils/Japan Under Construction Project, Experimental Theatre, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
2001
Endramada, Pasig City Museum, Pasig City, Philippines
Endramada, Nemiranda Arthouse II, Angono, Rizal, Philippines
‘From the Sea of Trees’ Philippines/Japan, Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Japan
Cool Pieties; Art Center, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
9 Objects: Tribute to Marcel Duchamp, Alliance Francaise de Manille, makati City, Philippines
9 Objects: Tribute to Marcel Duchamp, Big Sky Mind, Cubao, Manila, Philippines
The White Wall, Odd Manila, Philippines
Surrounded, Bulwagang Juan Luna, Cultural Center of the Philippines
Dominance and Submission, Surrounded By Water, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
2000
Faith + the City: A Survey of Contemporary Filipino Art, Earl Lu Gallery, La Salle-SIA Singapore, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Malaysia
True Confessions, SM Art Center, Megamall A, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Dog Show, Surrounded By Water, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Hudyat: Muling Pagsibol, Nemiranda Arthouse, Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Paper Over, Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines
Graymatter, West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
Grand Royale, Big Sky Mind, Cubao, Manila, Philippines
Sungdu-an: Confluence on the Threshold, Bulwagang Juan Luna, Cultural Center of the Philippines
1999
Dog Show; Surrounded By Water, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Colony, UP Vargas Museum and Nemiranda Arthouse, Philippines
Colony; Nemiranda Arthouse, Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Colony; Surrounded By Water Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Colony; Surrounded By Water EDSA, Philippines
Cracks & Abysses, SM Art Center Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Daily Planet, Surrounded By Water, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Today Show, Cultural Center of the Philippines
The Topology of Signs: The surfaces, shapes and spaces of meaning, Bulwagang Juan Luna, Cultural Center of the Philippines
Coordinates, Boston Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
1998
Dog Show, Surrounded by Water, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Third Wave,SBW Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Songs of Renewal, Casa San Miguel, Zambales, Philippines
Re-Print Exchange, Australia Centre, Makati City, Philippines
No Preservatives Added, SBW Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Interaksiyon, NCCA Gallery, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
Xprints, U.P. Vargas Museum, Quezon City, Philippines
Spontaneous Combustion, SBW Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Inaugural Exhibition, SBW Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Crossroads: Terminal Baggage, Australia Centre, Makati City, Philippines
Not All Windows Have Walls (Video Art), UPCFA The Corridor; Quezon City, Philippines
All Dolled Up, Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines
Images, SM Art Center Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Filibustero, UP Vargas Museum, Quezon City, Philippines
To Barbara and Owen, UPCFA Faculty Center, Quezon City, Philippines
Painting by Numbers, Cultural Center of the Philippines
Foot and Line, UP Faculty Center Gallery III, Quezon City, Philippines
Hit or Miss, UP Faculty Center Gallery II, Quezon City, Philippines
Artecology, Nemiranda Arthouse, Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Artecology, Goethe Institute Manila, German Cultural Center, Quezon City, Philippines
 
 
 
 
Performances/Achievements 
2008
The URN (Utopian Recovery Nomad) Memorial Transit Project: Dioramas of Hybrid Legends and Blissful Ruins slowly drifting through the remote shorelines of reality; 2nd Bagasbas Beach International Eco Arts Festival, Daet, Camarines Norte
2007
Festival Director, 4th Neo-Angono Public Art Festival
Curator for Luzon, “Sungduan 4: Ex-Tensions, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao
Neo-Angono Artists Collective: Commissioned Mural for National Press Club, Philippines
Infinity & Accident – Performance series
2006
Performance : Destiny Project; 3rd  Neo-Angono Public Art Festival
Installation : Crimes Against Humanity; 3rd  Neo-Angono Public Art Festival
2005
Relocating Immortality; Mountain of Eternal Peace, 2nd Neo-Angono Public Art Festival
The Ocean of Spiritual Bliss; 4th Philippine International Performance Art Festival
2004
Rural Scenes Revisited: Tupada 2nd International Action Art Festival; Diliman Republic, Quezon City, Philippine
Salida , The Village Artists Gallery, Philippines
Kampel Evolution, Las Brisas Hotel, Antipolo City, Philippines
Time Traveller; Neo-Angono 1st Public Art Festival, Angono, Rizal, Philippines
2003
Looking for Gen. E. Aguinaldo’s Army, Plaza Rizal, Pasig City, Philippines
Folkloric Stories, The Second Gallery, Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Indicators of Resistance, Tupada #19 International Action Arts Festival, Pasig City Museum, Pasig City, Philippines
99 Encounters, Observatory CCP 13 Artists Awards, Philippines
2002
Stabat Mater, Experimental Theatre, CCP, Philippines
Suite Pastorale, UP Vargas Museum Grounds, Quezon City, Philippines
Visita, The Second Gallery, Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Breeding Ground, Angono Catholic Cemetery, Angono, Rizal, Philippines
2001
The Pursuit of Happiness; UP Cebu-Luńa Artspace
n Full Bloom: Ode to Atsuko Tanaka, Ashiya City, Japan
Estadismo de las Islas Pilipinas, Pasig City Museum, Pasig City, Philippines
2000
Signal, EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Flood, Angono, Rizal, Philippines
1999
Punla, Angono, Rizal, Philippines
1992
German Cultural Center, Quezon City, Philippines
 
Awards/Grants
2003
CCP Thirteen Artists Awardee, Cultural Center of the Philippines
2001
Residency Project Grantee, Japan Foundation Asia Center, Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Japan