“Ilonggo Republic” a solo exhibition by Kristoffer Brasileño is exhibited from September 04 – 30, 2021 at the NCCA Gallery.

Kristoffer Brasileño, Ilonggo artist, stages his second solo exhibition entitled “Ilonggo Republic” at the NCCA Gallery featuring 21 portraits of Ilonggos, mostly people he has interacted with during his art practice. His artworks explore identity and celebrate the beauty of his people.

Organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the exhibition brings forth a question of what Ilonggo art is, if there is one. Equal parts autobiographical and observational, the exhibition is the artist’s way of documenting his locality while celebrating its identity.     

Brasileño was born in Janiuay, in Iloilo province but lived in Iloilo City to study Fine Arts at the University of San Agustin where he is now a college instructor. His art practice covers different mediums including digital art and murals, but he primarily identifies oil as his medium of choice. Brasileño is also a community-organizer, having co-founded Iloilo Visual Arts Collective (now: Hubon Ilonggo). He has also helped fellow artists in mounting exhibitions in galleries and painting murals in public spaces.

“Ilonggo Republic” opens on September 4, 2021 at the NCCA Gallery, 633 General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila. Exhibition runs until September 30, 2021. Email gallery@ncca.gov.ph for more details