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Asian Cultural Council Philippines celebrates 15 years, bares 2016 grantees

11:20 PM November 17, 2016

THE Asian Cultural Council (ACC) Philippines Foundation, Inc. tonight announced the list of seven “exceptional” artists awarded grants that would allow them “opportunities for creative explorations and cultural immersions” in the United States and other countries.

Scholars that ACC Philippines trustee Malu Gamboa introduced were Rogelio Braga who proposed to do research on narratives from ethno-linguistic groups of communities across Southeast Asia; visual artist Aze Ong who will conduct research on contemporary art practices and works that use textiles in the US, specifically New York; dance artist Ea Torrado who will interact with key people in the field of dance in New York and Saratoga and visual artist Irma Lacorte who will participate in workshops on the mural-making process in the US.

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Gamboa said three scholars are already abroad including Jenibel Paray who has started her fellowship at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, curator-writer Lian Ladia, now completing her curatorial program at the Center for Curatorial Studies in Bard College, New York and visual artist Nikki Luna, who recently opened her show at the Owen James Gallery in New York.

ACC Philippines held its anniversary celebration at the Ayuntamiento de Manila building in Intramuros. Led by its chair Ernest Escaler, the event was attended by ACC trustees led by David Rockefeller Jr., an active participant in non-profit endeavors for the environment, the arts, pubic education and philantrophy; and ACC chair Wendy O’Neill, great great granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

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