Curated by Adeline Ooi
6pm on April 24, 2008 - May 24, 2008 .
Will Work 4 Food began in 2005 with a simple aim to
take “snapshots” of the nascent but exciting days of
Manila's alternative contemporary art scene. Three
years on, the careers of a number of the individuals
pictured here have matured. Many are now making names
for themselves as some of the Philippines' most
promising and exciting young contemporary artists.
This ‘family tree' reads like the tangled streets we
traverse on daily. Whether working together as members
of a collective, setting up exhibition venues of their
own, or quietly working on their obsessions, their
energy is inspiring, their enthusiasm and
determination to continually provoke and play, to
experiment and reinvent.
Born in Manila in 1976, Steve Tirona was raised in
Southern California and calls Los Angeles his
hometown. After graduating with a Bachelors Degree in
Photography from the Art Center College of Design in
Pasadena in 1996, Tirona went on to taking pictures
professionally in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. His
past work includes Rage Against the Machine's Battle
of Los Angeles album as well as the photographs for
the movie Adaptation . His unorthodox vision and style
of photography have garnered the respect and
admiration of his peers and the creative industry as a
whole. Steve is now based in Manila.
This project has been supported by The Nippon
Foundation Asian Public Intellectuals Fellowship
Accompanying Will Work 4 Food are Saturday Gallery
Activities , all from 3-5pm:
April 26-Gallery Talk by Curator Adeline Ooi
May 3-Artist Talk by Steve Tirona
Closing party on May 24, 6pm
Visit silverlens gallery at 2320 Pasong Tamo
Extension, Makati City, 816-0044,
manage@silverlensph oto.com. Gallery hours are Monday
to Friday 10am–7 pm, Saturday 1–6pm.
SILVERLENS GALLERY WILL BE AT BOOTH C03 AT THE HONG
KONG ART FAIR 08, MAY 14-18, 2008