Gus Albor (born August 1948) is a painter and sculptor known for his minimalist abstraction works. He graduated from the University of the East School of Music and Fine Arts. After 5
years, he earned a one-year British Council Study grant to the West Surrey College of Art in England. He was a CCP Thirteen Artists Awardee and has participated in major exhibitions and
art events in the Philippines, USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and China. Some of these events are: the First Selection of Philippine Art by the Museum of Philippine Art (MOPA), 1981;
and 100 years of Philippine Painting Exhibition held at the Pacific Asia Museum, in Pasadena, California, 1984.

Augusto Albor: The Art of Attentiveness
by Karl-Heinz Stockheim | The Philippines’ Honorary Consul General for North Rhine Westphaliam Germany (taken from Immaterial c. 2010)

To do justice to the work of the artist Augusto Albor, it is necessary to let people speak who have known him for years and have dealt themselves intensively with his oeuvre. The late Raymundo Albano, curator of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, described the art’s early phase as being
preoccupied with articulating a surface of great attentiveness while his current interest is directed towards the metaphysical.

Mischa Volgtli describes the effect this has. The viewer, he says, is completely absorbed by this electrifying yet so harmonious art. His influence, according to Cesare Syjuco, is immeasurable
even on artists twice his age. National artist Arturo Luz completes this acclaim with succinct statement that: “Augusto Albor is quite simply the best that the Philippines has to offer.”
In the last 40 years, Augusto Albor’s art has been shown in dozens of individual and group exhibitions. I have had the honor to launch a presentation of his art in Germany. On top of that,
his works have traveled to Hong Kong, New Delhi, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Beijing, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur.

Numerous national and international distinctions, and awards are a evidence of the recognition of Albor’s art. Augusto Albor is far more modest than the praise which the critics bring him.


1971 born in Bacolod (PH)
Lives and works in Bacolod (PH)


(2005 - 2017, selection)

Boxed Out, 1335Mabini Karrivin Plaza, Makati (PH)
Scope: Pingpong, Space Ppong, Seo-gu, Gwangju (KR)
The Ocean After Nature, Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery, Dublin  (IRL)
Seascapes: Tranquility and Agitation, Metropolitan Museum of Manila (PH)
Ligalig: Art in a Time of Turmoil, Ateneo Art Gallery (PH)
The Ocean After Nature, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston (US)
The Ocean After Nature, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide (AU)

Cycles 001, University of the Philippines, Visayas (PH)
Here Distorted, 1335MABINI, Manila (PH) (solo)
The Ocean After Nature, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (USA)

56th Venice Biennale; The Philippine Pavillion: Tie A String Around The World, Palazzo Mora, Venice (IT)
8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (AU)
Sights and Sound, curated by Joselina Cruz, Jewish Museum, New York/NY (USA)

Multiple Languages, curated by Leslie de Chavez & Louise Marcelino, Silverlens, Makati (PH)
The World According to Us, Gallery Orange, Bacolod (PH)
Coexistence in Asia, Korean Cultural Center, Manila (PH)
Parallax ASEAN: Changing Landscapes and Wandering Stars, Geonju Art Center, Geonju, Busan (KR) Jakarta (RI)

Sorry for the Inconvenience, Museo Negrense de la Salle, University of St. La Salle Bacolod (PH) (solo)
Parallax ASEAN: Changing Landscapes and Wandering Stars, ASEAN KOREA Contemporary Media Art Exhibition 2013, NEMO at Blue Square, Seoul and Hanam Art Center, Hanam (KR)
Sensorium, Ayala Museum, Makati (PH)
Singapore Biennale: If the World Changed, Singapore Art Museum (SG)
The Philippine Contemporary, Metropolitan Museum, Manila (PH)
Move on Asia, Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (DE), City Gallery of Wellington (NZ)
Pinoy Fortress videos, Alliances en Résonance”- “Echoes of Alliances: The Philippines in Paris”,International Museum of Minor Art, Sète (FR)

Beyond Protest : Philippine Social Realism, Ateneo Art Gallery Collection, Quezon City (PH)
Pinoy Fortress, KM1: What Remains What Disappears, curated by Francoise Cheval, Fort Santiago, Manila (PH) (solo)
Metropolitan Museum, Manila (PH) Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône (FR)
Modes of Impact, Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City (PH)
Handumanan, Jorge B. Vargas Museum, Quezon City (PH)
12th Seoul International New Media Festival, Loop Gallery, Seoul (KR)

Sorry for the Inconvenience, Nova Gallery, Makati (PH) (solo)
Run Fish Run, Gallery Orange, Bacolod (PH) (solo)
Move on Asia, Travelling Exhibit, LOOP, Seoul (KR), Casa Asia, Barcelona (ES), LABoral Art Center, Gijon (ES)

Tagbo: The National Exhibition, SM Art Center, Cebu (PH)
Adventures of The Masked Man, Gallery Orange, Bacolod (PH) (solo)
Greater Than or Equal to Infinity, Nova Gallery, Makati (PH) (solo)
Cinema Rehiyon: Films from the Other Philippines, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila (PH)
Escabeche: Filipino Sweet and Sour, Gallery Orange & Museo Negrense de la Salle, Bacolod (PH) (solo)
Move on Asia, Parasite, Hong Kong (HK)

Sungdu-an 5 Current: Daloy ng Dunong, National Museum of the Philippines, Manila (PH)
Escabeche: Filipino Sweet and Sour, Galleria Duemila, Manila (PH) (solo)
Move on Asia 2009, The End of Video Art, Loop, Seoul (KR)

Color & Blood in Cockfighting, Museo Negrense de La Salle, Bacolod (PH)
POASA, Gallery Orange, Bacolod (PH) (solo)

The Saints, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger BahnhofMuseum für Gegenwart – Berlin
POOR DUH, Majica Masskara, Gallery Orange, Bacolod (PH)

Pasaway, Museo Iloilo, Iloilo (PH)
Tipon, Metropolitan Museum, Manila (PH)
Cinema Luneta, Cinemakulit Luneta , NCCA, Film Academy of the Philippines, Manila (PH)

MAGNET BAG-BOKSING, Gallery Orange, Bacolod
ANTIMATTER: Festival of Underground Short Film & Video, Victoria (CA)
Sungduan 3 – ATUBANGAY, CCP, Central Philippine University, Iloilo and SM Cebu, Cebu