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Pam Yan-Santos

Biography

Pam Yan-Santos (b. August 4, 1974) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) degree from the University of the Philippines. While still a student, she wonfirst prize in the print category of the AAP Annual Art Competition in 1993. She taught studio art courses at the UP College of Fine Arts from 1997 to 2000. She recently received the 2009 Thirteen Artists Awards from the Cultural Center of the Philippines and in the same year, was included amongst the 12 short-listed artists for the Ateneo Art Awards.

Her solo exhibitions over the past years have seen rich development of work from quilting and pastiche, to collage, stencilling and image transfer. She calls her subjects from objects and environments that reflect her experience as a mother. Her works can be described as layered, textured palimpsests of image, text and context where each visual element echoes a deep existential reference to particular episodes of her everyday life.

She has participated in a number of notable group exhibitions including the 5th Mondial Triennale of Small Sized prints in France in 2000, Sunguan 4: Extensions, Philippines and Postcards from the Philippines, Singapore in 2007 and Art Beijing, China in 2008, Art Stage Singapore in 2013.

She will be exhibiting at Art Basel HK 2013.

Recent Exhibitions

2012 - Back to Basics, Artinformal, Philippines
2013 - Artinformal Booth D103, Art Stage Singapore
2013 - Imperfection , Gallery Indigo, BenCab Museum, Baguio, Philippines

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