Ongoing exhibition

Somehow, I can't stop eating


Why do we eat? The biological answer is obvious: one eats to live. But for Celline Mercado, the reverse is also true: one chooses to suffer life precisely because they can eat. In her series “Somehow, I can’t stop eating”, Mercado reveals that eating is more than a function of one’s metabolism but the means through which one copes with the pains of being alive. Food, then, is not only a necessity to stay thanatos but also a vital reprieve from the agonies of bios.

Mercado executes this thesis through digital illustrations, rendered in a style reminiscent of comic books and pop art. However, she subverts their ostensibly commercial visuals and childlike vibrance with unflinching an...


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Since 1975

Galleria Duemila is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary and modern art from the Philippines. The gallery has an extensive collection of paintings, prints and sculptures.


Services include conservation and restoration of paintings from 16th century to contemporary art, consultation, commissions & installations.

Established by Silvana Ancellotti-Diaz, an Italian by heart and a Filipino by art. With the vision to expose Filipino artists locally and within the ASEAN region.


It handles rare works by modern masters of the early 20th century, including Fernando Amorsolo, Fernando Zobel, H.R. Ocampo, Vicente Manansala, Jose Joya and Cesar Legaspi and showcasing local and international artists from the current generation.


Silvana's Top Picks

Abad, Pacita

"Join The Circle (13/20)"
GDR-11691
20-color lithograph, collagraph,
photo-polymer relief & intaglio,
copper relief, on shaped handmade cream stpi
paper.
127.00 x 101.60 cm / 50.04 x 40.03 in.
2003

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Manalo, Michael Vincent

"The Living "
COR-16249
c-print, archival print photo paper, matte
107.61 x 76.15 cm / 42.40 x 30.00 in.
2013

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Olmedo, Onib

"Café Girl"
SASP-18326
acrylic on canvas
91.00 x 61.00 cm / 35.85 x 24.03
1977

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Joya, Jose

"Male Nude"
Jose Joya
COP-534
pastel on paper
43.00 x 29.00 cm / 16.94 x 11.43 in.
1974

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Olmedo, Onib

"Two Figures Waiting"
Onib Olmedo
COP-4278
pastel on felt paper
71.50 x 56.00 cm / 28.17 x 22.06 in.
1992

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