Isabel & Alfredo AQUILIZAN

Isabel &  Alfredo AQUILIZAN

A lfredo Juan Aquilizan was born in Ballesteros, Cagayan, Philippines, in 1962, and Isabel Aquilizan y Gaudinez was born in Manila, Philippines, in 1965. They both are currently based in Brisbane, Australia.

The artists' collaborative works have developed within the spheres of family and community, involving their personal relationships as well as those they share with other artists. For years, they have been exploring the meaning of home and a sense of belonging while travelling extensively for their work. Finding and de ning the notion of identity, dealing with the hardships of journey and displacement, sensing presence in absence, and accumulating memory – these are all questions at the core of their artistic practice. They continue to develop these issues through materials and objects both abstract and referential that serve as metaphors for everyday human life. For ten years they collected fragments for an artistic collaboration entitled "Project Be-longing" (1997-2007). They are currently working on a new project,"Another Country", which deals with migration, dislocation, diaspora, adopting/adapting, settlement/resettlement, and identity.

The artists have participated in a number of international biennales and exhibitions, including the Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2013); Asia Pacifi c Triennale, Brisbane, Australia (2009); Singapore Biennale, Singapore (2008); Adelaide Biennale, Australia (2008); Biennale of Sydney, Australia (2006); the Third Echigo-Tsumari Triennale, Japan (2006); Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2004); Venice Biennale, Italy (2003); and many others. Their projects in 2013 include: Yes Naturally, The GEM / Photo Museum / Gemeentemuseum, the Hague, Netherlands; FRAGMENTS: A Survey, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; New Work/Old Work, Queensland University of Technology Museum, Brisbane, Australia; In-Flight III, National Heritage Board, Singapore; Moscow Biennale, Russia; and Passing Through: Project Another Country, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan.




2013        "No-Mad-Ness in No Man's Land", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

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