Datu Arellano is a visual artist, a musician, a designer, a retired front-end web developer, an educator, and an active member of the Anino Shadowplay Collective since 1997. As a practitioner he straddles multiple contexts of visual and performing arts, and works within the traditional forms of drawing, painting, and sculpture; the experimental aspects of sound design, music, and video; and the commercial contexts of graphic design. He lives and works in Quezon City and Manila.


Philippine High School for the Arts, Visual Arts Major (1994-1998)
Major in Computer Science, University of the Philippines (U.P) College Baguio (1998-1999)
Certificate in Painting, College of Fine Arts, U.P. Diliman (1999)

Exhibitions (1998 to present, selection )

City of Bawal, 1335MABINI, Makati
New Wave, Deutsche Bank Artspace, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
The Replacements, Underground Gallery, Makati

Bakas, Bagtas, Bukas (with Anino Shadowplay Collective), Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
Fallible Axioms, Mono8 Gallery, Manila
Position Paper, Galerie Stephanie, Mandaluyong
Composite Circuits, Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, Makati

Tahigami Music, Cultural Center of the Philippines (SOLO)
Codec (3-man show with Raymond Red and Pablo Biglang Awa), Underground Gallery, Makati

2015 Tahigami, Art Informal (SOLO)

2014 Kandinsky, J. Studio,

2005 Whites Series, Pinto Gallery(SOLO)

Meditations In White, CCP Small Gallery (SOLO)
Sungdu-an 3 / NCR 3: Making the Local, Pasig City Museum
Densities: Making sense of Dense Cities, CCP

SBW Annual Lighting Show, Photography Art Center
First ASEAN Cultural Week, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Magnilay, De La Salle University Art Gallery (SOLO)
White on White, The White Wall - Odd Manila, UP Bahay ng Alumni

Paper Over, Ayala Museum
Makiling sa Tabi ng Dagat, CCP hallways
Makiling sa Likod ng OE, Surrounded By Water Gallery
Panimula, Ayala Museum

Schnell, De La Salle University Art Gallery (SOLO)
The Human Form: Traditional and Contemporary Approaches, Boston Gallery, Quezon City
Philippine Sculptures 1999, Greenbelt Park
Humanities Week Exhibition, U.P. College Baguio, 1999

Sculptour, GSIS Museo ng Sining
Philippine Sculptures 1998, Greenbelt ParkLS FC, UPD,Quezon City