Art Center Ongoing


Dex Fernandez

Born 1984 in Caloocan, Philippines, Dex Fernandez is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Manila, Philippines. He is currently known for his ongoing street art project called Garapata.
Fernandez’s eclectic compositions challenge the traditional definitions of high culture and fine art. In 2015, he became a recipient of 13 Artists Award by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. His works been a part of numerous local and international exhibitions, shown in spaces such as UP Vargas Museum, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Museum of Design and Contemporary Arts (MCAD), Pablo Gallery, West Gallery, Drawing Room Contemporary Arts, Pinto Art Museum and Silverlens in Manila, as well as Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Primo Marella Gallery in Italy, Topaz Arts in New York, Osage Foundation, Lightbomb Contemporary and Rossi & Rossi in Hong Kong, 1am Gallery in San Francisco and Owen James Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC. Fernandez also participated in the first Urban Art Fair in Paris, (2016) and Singapore Art Biennale 2016. He also completed residency programs at Vermont Studio Centre (2011), Ping Pong Art Space Taiwan (2012), Lir Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2013) Asian Cultural Council in New York, Fine Arts Work Center, Massachusetts (2015), Ongoing Art Center, Tokyo (2016).