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Cabrera, Benedicto "Bencab"
National Artist




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Born: April 10, 1942 in Manila, Philippines

Art Studies:
1959-1963 University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts 1959-1963

Selected One-Man Exhibitions:
1966 1st One-man show, Indigo Gallery, Manila
1968 Paintings, The Luz Gallery, Manila
1969 Black & White Paintings, Joy T. Dayrit's Print Gallery, Manila
1970 Paintings & Drawings, Room Gallery, London
1971 Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Clytie Jessop Gallery, London
1972 Larawan, Paintings, The Luz Gallery
Paintings & Drawings, Merradin Gallery, London
1973 New Works, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
1974 New Works, The Luz Gallery, Manila
1975 Paintings & Prints, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1976 Filipinas Ni BenCabcab, Faculty Center, University of the Philippines
Pintura, Dibujo, Grabado, Galeria Belarca, Bogota, Columbia
Galeria Norai, Mallorca, Spain
1978 Larawan II: The Filipino Abroad, Recent Works, The Luz Gallery
Bencab's Five Years of Life Class, Drawings, Prints & Sculpture, Sining Kamalig, Manila
1979 Chastenet European Art Centr, London
In A Life Class, Drawings, Camdem Arts Centre, London
1980 Bencab: New Works in Oil, The Luz Gallery, Manila
1981 Ben Cabrera Etchings: 1970-1980, Museum of Philippine Art
Prints & Drawings, Galeria Norai, Mallorca, Spain
1982 Punk, Drawings, Cultural Center of the Philippines
1983 Etchings by Ben Cabrera, Glasglow Print Studio Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
1984 Being Filipino: Paintings, Prints & Drawings, Focus Gallery, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Paintings & Watercolors, Hiraya Gallery, Honolulu
Works on paper, Finale Art File, Manila
Recent Works, The October Gallery, London
1986 Selected Works, Lopez Museum Memorial Gallery, Manila
1987 Drawings from London, Penguin Café and Gallery, Manila
Paintings & Drawings, The Luz Gallery, Manila
1988 Recent Works, The October Gallery, London
1989 A Decade of Bencab Etchings, De La Salle University Library & Assumption Convent Library, Manila
1990 Paintings on Paper, CAP Art Center, Cebu City, Philippines
Aftermath, Paintings, Chuck Levithan Gallery, New York
1992 Recent Paintings, The Luz Gallery, Manila
1993 101 Drawings, The Luz Gallery
1994 Lovers, Galleria Duemila, SM Megamall
1995 Bencab's Rock Sessions, Pastel Drawings, Art Center, SM Megamall, Manila
Images of the Cordillera, Xerox Art, Metropolitan Museum of Manila
1997 Mysterious Woman & Selected Nudes, Galleria Duemila, SM Megamall
1998 Larawan III: The Filipina ca. 1898, Paintings, The Luz Gallery, Manila
The Filipina ca. 1898, Paintings, Featherstone Meetinghouse For The Arts, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
2002 "Homage to Sabel", The Luz Gallery, Makati City

Selected Group Exhibitions:

1965 Aviado, Bencab & Galang, Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) Gallery, Manila
1968 Young Artists 1968, The Luz Gallery
Tokyo Biennale
1969 VI Paris Biennale
1979 Summer Show, Redfern Gallery, London
1980 Exhibition of Philippine Contemporary Art, Asian Art Festival, HongKong Museum of Art
1981 Six Artistes Contemporains Philippins en Europe, Academie Diplomatique Internationale, Paris
1982 Five Filipino Artists, The Wraxall Gallery, London
1986 Artists for Peace, Museum of Philippine Art
1987 Philippine Printmakers Show, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (Travelling Exhibition, Canadian Cities)
1989 Lukisan Pilipina, Cabrera-Zaballero, National Museum, Jakarta
1st Baguio Arts Festivsl, Baguio City
1991 II Sud Del Mondo: I'Altra Arte Contemporanea, The Third World & Beyond: An In- ternational Confrontation of Contemporary Artists, Museum of Italy, Marsala, Italy
New Age, New Trends, New Prints, Alliance Francaise Manila
1992 7th Asian International Art Exhibition, Merdeka Building, Bandung, Indonesia
1993 Art Philippines: A Celebration, Empress Place Museum, Singapore
8th Asian International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Museum, Japan
1994 Art Line & Strokes, A Painting & Print of Contemporary Filipino Visual Artists In HongKong, China Club & HongKong Visual Art Centre, HongKong
9th Asian International Art Exhibition, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
1995 Asian Modernism: Diverse Development In Indonesia, The Philippines & Thailand, Tokyo, Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta
10th Asian International Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
1996 Modernity & Beyond, Singapore Art Museum
11th Asian International Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Manila
1997 2nd Taegu-Asia Arts Exhibition, Cultural Center of Taegu, Korea
12th Asian International Art Exhibition, Centro de Actividades Turisticas, Macao
1998 Bayan, Metropolitan Museum of Manila
Collaborative Event: Urbanization, Six Southeast Asian Artists, Bandung, Indonesia
Alab Ng Puso, Metropolitan Museum of Manila
13th Asian International Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1999 14th Asian International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Women by Bencab, Luz, Malang, & Samson, The Art Center, Manila
2000 Guhit, Philippine Drawing Society Exhibition, Jorge B. Vargas Museum & Ayala Museum, Manila
2001 Group Show 2001, The Luz Gallery, Makati City

Awards & Distinctions:

1962 2nd Prize, Painting, Shell National Student Art Competition
1963 1st Prize, Painting, University of the Philippines Student Council Art Competition
1967 1st & 2nd Prize, Photography, 20th Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) Annual Exhibition & Competition
1969 Philippine Representative, VI Paris Biennale
1970 Thirteen Artists Award, Cultural Center of the Philippines
1988 Kalinangan (Cultural) Award for Painting, City of Manila
1991 President, Baguio Arts Guild
1992 Gawad CCP Para Sa Sining (CCP Awards For The Arts) for Visual Arts, Cultural Center of the Philippines
1994 Most Outstanding Kapampangan For Arts & Culture (Painting) Award, given by President Ramos on Pampanga Day
1993 Chairman, 4th Baguio Arts Festival
1998 ASEAN Achievement Award, for Visual & Performing Arts, 5th ASEAN Achievement Awards, ASEAN Business Forum, Jakarta
Outstanding Citizen of Baguio Award for Arts, given by the mayor of Baguio on the city's 88th Foundation Day


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