Valenzuela, Mark


Visual Artist


Biography


Personal Background:
Born in January 07, 1980 in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. Finished his Primary education at Pagadian City Pilot School, and Secondary education at Zamboanga del Sur National High School. He is currently enrolled at Siliman University, taking up BS Mechanical Engineering, now in his last year. He initiated the gathering of young artist in the city by making an alternative space where they can meet and talk about the present local art scene. Previously known as the Powerhaus Gallery, it is now named Room33. In May 2005, he worked with senior artists to organize the first Dumaguete Open Biennial Terra Cotta Art Festival and Art Competition.


Individual Exhibitions:



2008
Platoon of Strangers, Galleria Duemila

2007
WARZONE, Galleria Duemila (1st One-man show)


Selected Group Exhibitions:



2008 August "Zone of Influence" Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City
2008 February “Never Fully Disclosed” Group exhibition, Foyer Gallery, Luce Auditorium, Silliman University, Dumaguete City
2008 February “Alay 10” An exhibition of 60 contemporary artists of the Philippines, SM Art Center, Mandaluyong City
2008 February “SAMUTSARI -- Art for Biodiversity” Group exhibit with Napoleon Abueva, Ben Cabrera, Elmer Borlongan, Gus Albor, Antipas Delotavo, Julie Lluch, Plet Bolipata, Pandy Aviado and Pablo Capati, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
2007 July “Hinugot sa Yutang-Pula” 2nd Dumaguete Open Biennial Terracotta Art Festival Exhibit and Competition, Mariyah Gallery, Larena Drive, Bogo Junction, Dumaguete City
2007 June “Feast of the Forest” with Napoleon Abueva, Ben Cabrera, Pandy Aviado, Gus Albor, Antipas Delotavo, Elmer Borlongan and Julie Lluch, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
2007 May “Towers” A two-man exhibition with Dumaguete-based potter Hemrod Duran, Pinto Gallery, Antipolo City
2006 December “Cara Y Cruz” An exhibit of terracotta masks, Mariyah Gallery, Larena Drive, Bogo Junction, Dumaguete City
2006 February
Wrong Horizon & Regiments : An exhibit with Kitty Taniguchi, Mariyah Gallery, Larena Drive, Bogo Junction, Dumaguete City

2005 Dec. - 2006 Feb.

Dula Sa Lapuk: a traveling art exhibition on terra cotta sculptures and installations, Pasilyo Edades, 4th Floor, Cultural Center of the Philippines Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, Phils. Curated by Bobi Valenzuela and reviewed by Eileen Ramirez
2005 May-July Dula Sa Lapuk: a traveling art exhibition on terra cotta sculptures and installations, Mariyah Gallery, Dumaguete City, curated by BobiValenzuela
2004 November
Viva Exlon 8 “Sahi” Bacolod City

2004 October “Peace Week” Group Art Exhibit, Ground floor, S.U. Library,Dumaguete City
2004 March “Red and Rite” Room 33, San Juan St., Dumaguete City
2003 November “Verve” Coco Amigos Bar and Restaurant, Dumaguete City
2003 October “Cast of Characters” Spanish Heritage Gallery, Dumaguete City
2003 February “Dream State” Spanish Heritage Gallery, Dumaguete City
2003 August “Bakunawa” End House, Silliman University, Dumaguete City
2003 August
“Pinta Kinaiyahan” CEBTROP, Silliman University, Dumaguete City

2003 March “Give Fish a Chance” Coco Amigos Bar and Restaurant, Dumaguete City
2002 December
“Human Rights Week Art Installation Exhibition” Amphitheater Grounds,Silliman University, Dumaguete City

2002 November “Sandugo” VIVA EXCON 7, Tagbilaran, Bohol
2002 October “Peace Week” Group Art Exhibit, 2nd Floor Silliman University, Library, Dumaguete City
2002 September “Cebu Arts Festival 2002” Group Art Exhibit, Waterfront Hotel Lahug, Cebu City
2002 August “Kulay Pintura” Group Show, Silliman Hall, Silliman University Dumaguete City

Designed Exhibitions:



2008 February “Never Fully Disclosed” Group exhibition
Foyer Gallery, Luce Auditorium, Silliman University, Dumaguete City
2007 December “Rang-ay ti Damilian” An exhibition of Ilocos utilitarian terracotta pieces and sculptures, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
2007 July “An Exhibition of Contemporary Pottery” by the Japan Foundation
Silliman University Library, Dumaguete City
Dumaguete City Press Club, Dumaguete City
2006 December “Cara Y Cruz” An exhibit of terracotta masks
Mariyah Gallery, Larena Drive, Bogo Junction, Dumaguete City
2006 August “Duwa-duwa, Witik-Witik sa Hangin” of Kitty Taniguchi and Merlie Alunan, Foyer Gallery, Luce Auditorium, Silliman University, Dumaguete City
2006 July “WOMANMATTERCROW” of Kitty Taniguchi, Mariyah Gallery, Larena Drive, Bogo Junction, Dumaguete City
2006 March “Women and Horses” of Danny Sollesta, Mariyah Gallery, Larena Drive, Bogo Junction, Dumaguete City
2006 February “Wrong Horizon & Regiments” of Kitty Taniguchi and Mark Valenzuela, Mariyah Gallery, Larena Drive, Bogo Junction, Dumaguete City
2005 October “Katutubo: Nuon at Ngayon” Photo exhibit for NCCA in celebration of the Indigenous Peoples Month, Silliman University Library, Dumaguete City
2005 July “Hinalay” Silliman University Library, Dumaguete City
2005 May “Tampo Lapuk” Silliman University Library, Dumaguete City

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