Cruz, Mideo M.

  • Works
  • Biography


Born: 1973 Cabanatuan City Philippines

College of Architecture and Fine Arts, Major in Painting
1990 - 1995 University of Sto. Tomas, Espana, Manila


Visiting Fellow
Asian Cultural Council
New York USA
September 2008 - March 2009
Artist in Residence
Headlands Center for the Arts San Francisco CA USA
September – November 2008
2006 Ateneo Art Awards
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon CIty Philippines
August 8, 2006
13 Artists Awardee
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Manila Philippines
September 17, 2003
Grant Recipient
Sungdu-an 3: Making the Local: NCR3
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
February 28, 2003
PAP Open Fine Print Competition 2001
Juan Luna Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
December 12, 2001
Full Fellowship
1995 National Visual Arts Workshop, Samba-Likhaan, Quezon City
April 1995
Best Regional Entry
Tapaoho, Experimental Video
Ika~pitong Gawad CCP para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video
(7th Cultural Center of the Philippines Alternative Film and Video Awards)
November 26, 1993
2nd Place
Pinid na Pinto sa hindi Tapos na Balangkas
SHADE 6th National Pen and Ink Art Competition
September 16, 1992

Solo Creative Exhibition/Projects
The Hoax Crusader An intervention on public spaces with an intervention on the documented projection of the intervention. ongoing since 2002.
The Great American Experience a multi disciplinary exposition
Lunduyan Gallery
Kamuning Quezon City
April 2009
Lunar Studio, Point B
Williamsburg New York NY USA
February 2009
Grace Space
Broadway Brooklyn New York NY USA
February 2009
Everything Must Go a multi disciplinary exposition
Edgezones Wynwood Art District Miami Florida USA March 2009
Small Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines
Live installation February 2, 2006 creative residue viewed until March 5, 2006
Substation Singapore April 2006
A New Generation of Philippine Artists Mondejar Gallery Zurich Switzerland 2008
Santong Pinagpasasaan, blasphemous installation in collaboration with Abet Umil’s poetry, Kulay Diwa Art Galleries, Parañaque City, Philippines.
April 1 - June 20, 2005
Pilipinas Kong Mahal Tumbang Preso Cafe, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. Philippines. May 1997

Group Creative Exhibition/Projects
Eastern Exposure Pinto Art Gallery Antipolo Philippines 2009
Climate Monster Street Art Bangkok Thailand 2009
We Did Our Thing Cultural Center of the Philippines 2009
Drawing As Form Sculpture Square Singapore 2009
Kargado Ateneo de Manila Gallery Philippines 2008
A New Generation of Philippine Artists Zurich Switzerland 2008
NEXUS Ateneo de Manila University Philippines 2007
On this site Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre Ontario Canada 2004
Identities versus Globalization Changmai/Bangkok Thailand, Berlin Germany 2004-2005
The Future of Performance Art Project
Multimedial Art Studio & MAS Gallery, Odzaci, Serbia 2004
Densities Cultural Center of the Philippines 2003
Peace Show Kentler Gallery New York USA 2002
Hardware1&2 UP Vargas Museum Philippines 2002

International Art Festivals Participated
10th Open Art Festival Beijing China 2009
The Sudden Change Sichuan Province China 2008
Art Tuilage Burgundy/Paris France 2008
LIVE Art Biennale Vancouver Canada 2007
Open Art Festival Beijing China 2007
InterAzioni XX Festival Sardinia Italy 2007
Great East Asia Co-Prosperity Restaurant 1&2 Tokyo – Toyama Japan 2006
Future of Imagination 3 Singapore 2006
Satu Kali Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2006
Hong Kong on the Move Hong Kong 2005
Philippine International Performance Art Festival Philippines 2005
Taiwan International Performance Art Live Taipei, Taiwan 2005
Asiatopia 6 Bangkok/Changmai Thailand 2004
7a*11d International Art Festival Toronto Canada 2004
Laokoon International Festival Kampnagel Hamburg Germany 2004
Wed Action #4 Jogyakarta Indonesia 2004
Bandung International Performance Art Festival Bandung Indonesia 2004
Asiatopia 5 Bangkok/Changmai Thailand 2003
One-Day Performance Art Festival Korea 2002
Guimcheon International Performance Art Festival Korea 2002
Nippon International Performance Art Festival Japan 2002
Philippine International Performance Art Festival Manila Philippines 2002

Project Initiatives
director 2talk international creative convergence Sambalikhaan Grounds Quezon City Philippines 2008
curator DiwaNG alab art space Philippines 2007
curator Eros alab art space Philippines 2007
curator perspeKtiba Tutok Karapatan series of exhibition, live action and forum 2006-2007
curator Encounter Terror an international compilation of one-minute performances 2004-2005
curator 911 1/2 World Simultaneous Action a simultaneous international art action event on September 11, 2004
initiative New world disorder electronic mail art gallery An e-mail based art space Since 2002
curator FIREworks A night of poetry and performance on Philippine American War Donada Art Gallery, Malate, Manila, Philippines July 4, 2002
curator Piss or Peace A marathon of Performance Art and Poetry Donada Art Gallery, Malate, Manila, Philippines. December 8, 2001
curator Pinagpipistahan (Banderitas Exhibit) • Casa San Miguel, San Antonio, Zambales , Philippines. April 2002 •St Paul College, Manila, Philippines. September 1999 • UP Vargas Museum, Diliman, Quezon City , Philippines. July 1999

Speaking engagement
Speaker Performance as Cultural Criticism, Emerson College Boston MA USA February 12 2009
Speaker School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA USA February 11 2009
Speaker De La Salle Lipa City Philippines August 28, 2008
Speaker Art + Political Egagement Emily Carr Art Institute Vancouver Canada 2007
Mentor Masteral class on performance art Singapore Art Museum Singapore March 29-30 2006
Speaker Artists in Social Movement Asian People's Theatre Festival Society Habitus Alternative Art Space Hong Kong December 10, 2005
Speaker ASIATOPIA6 International Performance Art Festival. Bangkok, Thailand. November 18, 2004
Speaker, Mentorship Shoring Support, on-site and off-site interactive workshop on performance and installation, Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre Kingston Canada November 4-7, 2004
Speaker Infiltration, 7a*11d International Festival Toronto Canada October 31, 2004
Speaker new world disorder, artspeak, Astor Hotel, Makati City, Philippines. September 10, 2004
Speaker International-Intranational Re-imagining the Boundaries, Laokoon Festival, Kampnagel Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. August 12, 13,14, 2004
Speaker The Empowerment of NGO’s: towards a politically Conscious Public, UST CME Auditorium, Medicine Building, University of Sto Tomas, Manila, Philippines. December 12, 2003
Speaker Performance Art Situation in Asia, Changmai University Museum, Changmai, Thailand. November 20, 2003
Lecturer Creative Research and Execution, Publicis-AMA, Eastwood Park Pasig City, Philippines. November 2002
Speaker Performance Art Scene, Guimcheon Cultural Center, Korea. August 12, 2002
Speaker Protest Art Through the Years of Engaged Practice Locus 1, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines. August 8, 2002
Speaker Class War, Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. January 18, 2002

Reactor Protest Art, Claro M Recto Hall, Faculty Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. February 2001
Speaker Art Attack; Images & Visions of Change, College of Fine Arts, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. February 21, 2001
Lecturer Street Art, College of Social Work and Development UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. November 2000

Present Affiliations
convenor Krit Kat Kritikal Katoliko
adviser Southeast Asia Performance Art Conference
associates International Association of Performance Art Organizers
convenor new world disorder international artists network
foreign associates Artists Village Singapore
associates Neo-Angono
associates Baglan

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