1     a top curator pick

Artist Mideo Cruz curated by a pivotal force in the Southeast Asian art scene Dayang Yraola

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What strikes me in Mideo's work is how he uses familiar images: religious, political and popular icons that are recognizable beyond the Philippines. While his works can be unsettling, there's a hint of humour that reveals a universal, inconvenient truth.”

A PIVOTAL FORCE IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART SCENE • PROJECT GLOCAL • ASIAN CULTURAL COUNCIL

Regarded as one of the Philippines' most forward-thinking curators, Dayang Yraola is a force not only in the Manila art scene, but all across Southeast Asia. She is the founder of Project Glocal, a social venture that builds connections between artists from Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila and Singapore. In 2010, Dayang was an arts associate at the National Gallery of Singapore, and in 2012, was a grantee of the Asian Cultural Council, a non-profit organization that promotes cultural exchange between the U.S. and Asia. Together with Patrick D. Flores and Manuel Ocampo, Dayang is part of a new generation of artists and curators putting Filipino art on the map.

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2     an investigative photo documentary

Exclusive 22-page photo documentary from our investigative journalist team in collaboration with award-winning photojournalist Xyza Cruz Bacani. Location: Gapan City, Philippines. Copyright Wondereur 2017.

MEET with artist Mideo Cruz curated by a pivotal force in the Southeast Asian art scene Dayang Yraola.

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PHOTOJOURNALIST FOR WONDEREUR XYZA CRUZ BACANI

Xyza Cruz Bacani is an award-winning documentary photographer whose work on domestic workers in Hong Kong has been featured in New York Times Lens Blog, CNN and various international publications. Known for her black and white photography, Xyza is a recent participant of the prestigious Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowship. Recently, she was named BBC’s 100 Women of the World and Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia.

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3     an artist to invest in

Exclusive career analysis and market overview from our investigative journalist team.

GET the facts behind Mideo Cruz’s success, career development and price. The value of his art is expected to significantly increase in the next few years.

12 SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2 in the last 2 years
46 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
9 in the last 2 years
30 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
7 in the last 2 years
12 AWARDS & GRANTS
Including the Ateneo Art Awards
Price Relative Indicator
PRI 1
Career Span
14 years
Prestige Category - Exhibition Venues
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Key Dates

2015 Top artist pick by Manila-based curator Dayang Yraola for Wondereur
2015 “Secret Archipelago,” Group show, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2014 “Triumph of Philippine Art,” Group show, Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines
2011 “KULÔ,” Group show, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
2009 Artist Fellowship, Asian Cultural Council, New York, U.S.
1973 Born in The Philippines

Mideo Cruz's Brain Map

Delve into this sculptor's universe by exploring the artists and thinkers who have played an important role in his process. This Wondereur investigation reveals this larger creative context, both past and present.

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