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Artist

Wire Tuazon

Philippines

Wire Rommel G. Tuazon (born 1973 in Angono, Rizal) is a Filipino avant-garde visual artist. He is the current president of the art movement Neo-Angono Artists Collective.

Tuazon earned his bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, major in painting, from the University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman in 1999.

A year before graduating, he founded a group of young artists called “Surrounded by Water.” The collective rented a studio-type space along the Manila East Road in Angono, where they exhibited their paintings, photographs, installations, and music performances. The place was called “Surrounded by Water Alternative Art Space.” In 2000, the art space was moved to EDSA near the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration building. Two years later, they found a new home in Cubao, but the space had to close down in 2004. The group continues to hold an annual exhibit called “Dogshow,” where they get together and see how each of them has grown in their craft.

Tuazon has had several solo exhibitions and participated in various group performances in the Philippines, Australia, Singapore, Japan, and Korea.

In 2001, he won a residency grant in Ashiya City Museum and History sponsored by the Japan Foundation Asia Center. He was also selected by late independent curator Bobi Valenzuela as among the Boston Gallery's upcoming painters to watch. In 2003, Tuazon received the Thirteen Artists Award of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

He is married to fellow Neo-Angono artist Keiye Miranda, daughter of Angono folk painter and sculptor Nemiranda.

Unexhibited Artworks

Queen of Hearts (detail)

2004

82cm x 58cm framed
Oil on canvas paper
SGD$1500

Exhibitions

This artist has not yet exhibited.

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