Ian Jaucian draws much of his inspiration from science, exploring its relationship with visual art through various media, which through the years have included paintings, sculptures, kinetic, and interactive installations. Representative of the artist’s integrative practice is the prominence of peculiar forms that serve as conduits of critique towards the Anthropocene.

Jaucian’s exploratory and investigative nature on the subject of scientific phenomena is exemplified in how he purposefully establishes a balance between wonder and comprehension by assembling his works in a way that one could observe how they function. Drawing Space with Time(2015), for example, is an installation consisting of 32 analog clocks where the hands of several pieces accelerate when a viewer draws near. The proximity sensors that set this marvel in motion are exposed, facilitating understanding by interaction. This approach signifies the artist’s belief in information-sharing vis-a-vis community-based research and engineering, and that technology is ultimately an emancipatory  tool counter to current exploitative consumerist-driven developments.

Ian Jaucian (b.1986) is a Filipino visual artist based in the Philippines.  He graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Fine Arts cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Painting in 2008. Jaucian has received critical recognition in the Philippines in the form of being shortlisted in the annual Ateneo Art Awards in 2015 and 2016. He has also been invited to several international residency programs such as the Pulau Ubin Artist-Residency Programme in Singapore (2013), Mite Ugro in South Korea (2013), the Akiyoshidai International Art Village Trans-Artist Residency Program in Japan (2014), and is one of the participating artists in the inaugural Kenpoku Art Festival this 2016.



1986 born in Manila (Philippines)
lives and works in Manila, Philippines (PH)
2008—University of the Philippines, Quezon City (RP)


Exhibitions, projects (2008 - 2017, selection)

WSK 2017, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, SDA, Manila (PH)
Between States,  OUR Art Projects, Kuala Lumpur (MY)
2nd Kamias Triennale, Quezon City (PH)
Viral Automata, 1335 Mabini, Manila (PH)(SOLO)

Kenpoku Art 2016, Hitachi, Ibaraki (JP)
Marker 2016, Art Dubai, Dubai (UAE)

Emit no evil, 1335 Mabini, Manila (PH) (SOLO)
WSK 2016: Festival of the Recently Possible, Green Sun, Makati City (PH)
Reroute: Resituating Site-Specific Works, UP Jorge Vargas Museum, Quezon City (PH)

Project Glocal: Transi(en)t Manila, Calvo Museum, Manila (PH)
Fork Bomb, 
1335 Mabini, Manila (PH) (SOLO)
Causality, 1335 Mabini, Manila (PH)
Features of This Land, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan (JP)

The Pulau Ubin Stone, Your Mother GallerySingapore (SG) (SOLO)
4th International Contemporary Art Gwangju Art Vision, Carden of imagination, Gwangju, South Korea  (KR)
Post Art Space, Mite Ugro, Gwangju, South Korea (KR)
Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, Mt. Malasimbo, Puerto Galera (PH)
DIRECTION (The Philippine Contemporary), The Metropolitan Museum Manila (PH)

SPOILERS, A Doomsday Museum, Blanc Compound, Metro Manila (PH) (SOLO)
Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, Mt. Malasimbo, Puerto Galera (PH)

Enjoy Division,  Light and Space Gallery/ UP Jorge Vargas Museum (PH)
Reverb,  Lopez Memorial Museum (PH)
Anatomy Alienated, Altromondo Gallery (PH)

Heretical Science, Small Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines (PH) (SOLO)

Outstanding Thesis Works, University of the Philippines Diliman College of Fine Arts (PH)