Yason Banal’s work moves between installation, photography, video, performance, text, curating and pedagogy, taking myriad forms and conceptual strategies in order to explore, perhaps even trigger, suppressed associations and links. He obtained a BA in Film at the University of the Philippines, an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College-University of London, residencies at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and AIT in Tokyo, and visiting lectureships at London Metropolitan University and Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music. His works have been shown at the Tate, Frieze Art Fair, IFA Berlin, the Courtauld, Christie's, Sotheby's, Guangzhou Triennale, Singapore Biennale, Oslo Kunsthall, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and most recently at the Shanghai Biennale, Queens Museum of Art and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He is faculty at the University of the Philippines and runs the studio-space Sonja Bath.
1972 born in Manila (Philippines)
2004 MFA in Fine Art: Goldsmiths College, University of London
BA in Film: University of the Philippines, Diliman