Ernest Concepcion (b. 1977) is a studio artist who works both in Manila and abroad. He spent several years in Brooklyn, New York, where he participated in a number of art residences including the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Workspace Program, the Bronx Museum of Art Artists-in-the-Marketplace (AIM) Program, and the Artists Alliance Inc. Rotating Studio Program, among others. A graduate of the University of the Philippines Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concepcion has produced a significant body of work with particular interest in experimentation in the fields of painting, sculpture, and installation. In 2013, he participated at El Museo del Barrio's La Bienal, and had a solo exhibition in Minneapolis before returning to Manila to exhibit at Art Informal. Last year, he showed works at UP Vargas Museum and was a resident artist at Light & Space Contemporary. He has recently been given the 13 Artists Award by the Cultural Center of the Philippines.




1977 born in Philippines
lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and Manila (Philippines)

1999 - BFA University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City (PH)

Exhibitions, projects (2005-2017, selection)

Cumulus Blimp: A Transnational Platform for Discourse, Mabini Projects Ermita, Manila (PH)

Just a Hint of Mayhem, 1335MABINI, Manila (PH) (solo)
Can’t Sit Still, Tin-Aw Art Gallery, Makati (PH) (solo)
Mars Ravelo: 100 Years, Bulwagang Juan Luna, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila (PH)
Unprecedented Views, Ysobel Art Gallery, Taguig City (PH) (solo)

Stop Look Listen, 1335MABINI, Manila (RP) (solo)
Re-Evolve In Purgatory, 1335MABINI, Manila (PH) (solo)
Auction Heroes, Secret Fresh Gallery, RONAC Art Center, Manila (PH) (solo)
Ernest Concepcion, Deutsche Bank, Makati (PH) (solo)
Worlds Apart, Altro Mondo Gallery, Makati (PH)
Art Stage Singapore - Light & Space Contemporary Booth H1b, Marina Bay Sands (SG)

The Crux Of Things, UP Vargas Museum, Manila (PH) (solo)
Transi(EN)t Manila, Project Glocal, installation at Peterson Bldg., Escolta, Manila (PH)
What does it all matter, as long as the wounds fit the arrows?, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila (PH)
Relative Realities, The Yuchengco Museum, Makati (PH)
Triumph Of Philippine Art, The Ayala Museum, Makati (PH)
Notes to Self, Taksu Gallery (SG)
Drawn To Scale, UP Vargas Museum, Manila (PH)
Triumph Of Philippine Art, USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles , CA
Excessive Projections, Light and Space Contemporary, Quezon City (PH)
King's Garden, Light and Space Contemporary, Makati (PH)

The Sprawl, Art Informal Main Gallery, Manila (PH) (solo)
Transformations, Finale Art File Video Room, Manila (PH) (solo)
The Awkward Inevitable, Gallery13, Minneapolis, MN (US) (solo)

Hyperion, The Manila Contemporary, Makati (PH)
Pagan Formula, Light and Space Contemporary, Makati (PH)
Triumph Of Philippine Art, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ (US)
Zoology of A Concrete Jungle, Orange Gallery, Bacolod City (PH)
Earth, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (US)
2 Indifference of Wisdom, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY (US)
EL MUSEO La Bienal 2013, El Museo Del Barrio, NY, NY (US)
Eye Of The Storm (part 2), Houstatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, Conneticut (US)
Eye Of The Storm (part 1), Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Myers, Florida (US)

All Quiet On The Eastern Front, Blanc Gallery, Manila Peninsula (PH) (solo)
Puso + Daga, West Gallery, Gallery 1, Manila (PH) (solo)
Word, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (US)
Versus, Secret Fresh Gallery, RONAC Art Center, Manila (PH)
BEAT, The Lopez Memorial Museum, Manila (PH)
The Great Ghastly, Art Informal, Manila (PH)
Funny Haha, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY (US)
In The End A Good Story Is All That Remains, Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto (CA)

L.A. Guerra - UNTITLED artprojects, Los Angeles, CA (US) (solo)
Munnyfestation, Blanc Compound Gallery, Manila (PH)
Toy Story, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NY (US)
Anti-Hero, Altromondo, Manila (PH)
Can't Hear The Revolution, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY (US)
Mundus Incognita, Mulherin + Pollard, NY, NY (US)
O M G, Phatory Gallery, NY, NY (US)
Survivalism, Light and Space Contemporary, Manila (PH)
Complete & Unabridged Part II, Osage Kwun Tong (HK)
The Secret Is Out!, Secret Fresh Gallery, Manila (PH)
Close Encounters, Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ
Kangarok (as the Shining Mantis), Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL (US)

Provisions, Nathan Cummings Foundation, NY, NY (US)
Likeness, Hornfleur Gallery, Washington, DC (US)
Cool and Collected, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY (US)

Saint Invasion, Saint Joseph's College, Brooklyn, NY (US) (solo)
Ode To Odin, NY Studio Gallery, NY, NY (US) (solo)

News From Nowhere, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA (US)
Urban Garden, Broadway Gallery, NY, NY (US)
Artists In Exile, ARARIO Gallery, NY, NY (US)
A Conflicted State, ISE Cultural Foundation, NY, NY (US)

The Line Wars Deluxe, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY (US) (solo)
The Labyrinth Wall: From Mythology to Reality, Exit Art Gallery, NY, NY (US)
Talent Preview '09, White Box Gallery, NY, NY (US)
Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, PPOW Gallery Booth, Miami, FL (US)
New Work By Keyholder Artists In Residence, Lower East Side Printshop, NY, NY (US)
Lost In Your Eyes, Neiman Gallery Columbia University, NY, NY (US)
A Wrinkle In Time, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (US)
Art Dissident Art, 55 Rue Notre-Dame, Montreal (US)
The Gift, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY (US)
Surreal Naivete, M.Y. Art Prospects, NY, NY (US)
New Prints Show, International Center for Prints, NY, NY (US)
Loaded, Phatory Gallery, NY, NY (US)
Choice Cuts, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA (US)
Against Nature, Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ (US)

MISC Video & Performance, NY Studio Gallery, NY, NY (US)
Working Space 07, Cuchifritos, NY, NY (US)
MashUps, Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, Brooklyn, NY (US)

En Masse, Heskin Contemporary, NY, NY (US)
Interplay, Exit Art, NY, NY (US)
Drawing Stage, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ (US)
Alimatuan: The Emerging Artist as American Filipino, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii (US)
Grand Union, The Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (US)
Tactics, Future Prospects Gallery, Manila (PH)
N.Y.Cubao, Bare Wall Gallery, Manila (PH)

AAAC 15th Annual Exhibition, Asian American Arts Center, NY, NY (US)
Flippin' Out: Maynila to Williamsburgh, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, NY (US)
Anti-Star (ABC NO RIO's 25th Anniversary), ABC NO RIO, NY, NY (US)
AIM25 (Artist In The Marketplace Program), Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (US)
Just Visiting, Mag:net Gallery, Manila (PH)
Are We Having Fun Yet?, Project Diversity '05, Rotunda Gallery BRIC, Brooklyn, NY (US)

Conventionally Drawn, W/O Walls, -scopeLondon, London, UK
A Stereoscopic Vision, d.u.m.b.o. arts center (dac), Brooklyn, NY (US)
The Ides of March 4th Biennial Exhibition, ABC NO RIO, New York, NY (US)