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Mark Salvatus

Mark Salvatus (1980, Lucban) is a contemporary artist living and working in Manila, Philippines. He studied Advertising at University of Santo Tomas, Manila and since 2006 has produced his artistic project as “Salvage Projects” working across various disciplines and media.

His works have been presented in different exhibitions and venues including Notes for Tomorrow, traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), Pennsylvania, Calgary, Nanjing (2021);  Between the Sun and the Moon, 2nd Lahore Biennale (2020);  Kyoto Art Center (2020); Motions of this Kind at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Leaving the Echo Chamber, Sharjah Biennale 2019, Unfolding: Fabric of our Life, Mill6 CHAT, Hong Kong, PCAN Pavilion, Gwangju Biennale (2018), How Little You Know About Me, MMCA, Seoul (2018); The sun teaches us that history is not everything, Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong (2018); Sunshower, Art in Southeast Asia from 1980’s-now, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2017); Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin (2016-2017); Philippine Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale (2016); SONSBEEK International, Arnhem, Netherlands (2016); 3rd Singapore Biennale (2011), 4th Guangzhou Triennale (2011), Jakarta Biennale (2011 & 2015), Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama (2011), Hotel Inmigrantes, Manifesta 9, Hasselt, Belgium (2012), Roponggi Art Night, Tokyo, (2013); Prologue Exhibition: Honolulu Biennale (2014), Survival Kit Festival, Umea, Sweden (2014); Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE; Asia Society, New York; Art Center Ongoing Tokyo; Museum Brengasse, Zurich; La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, Australia; Cultural Center of the Philippines and Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center.

He had residencies in Asia Culture Center (ACC) Gwangju, South Korea, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, IASPIS Umea, Sweden; Art OMI, New York, Koganecho, Yokohama and Goyang Art Studio in South Korea. Mark was a visiting artist at University of Colorado Boulder, Art and Art History Department.

Together with Mayumi Hirano, they founded Load na Dito Projects in 2016, an artistic and research initiative that explores various modes of producing and presenting contemporary art by organizing and co-organizing a wide range of programs.