ALT PHILIPPINES 2020: Contemporary visions from West Gallery and Vinyl On Vinyl


    West Gallery and Vinyl on Vinyl reframe the art show with contemporary visions at ALT Philippines 2020 on February 14-16, 2020 at the SMX Convention Center at SM Aura Premier.

    Established by 10 of the country’s leading galleries, ALT Philippines 2020 offers visitors a rare opportunity to view a thoughtfully curated selection of work in an immersive and engaging format. Together with West Gallery and Vinyl and Vinyl, the ALT Philippines founding collective also includes: Artinformal, Blanc, Finale Art File, Galleria Duemila, MO_Space, The Drawing Room, Underground, and 1335Mabini.

    Visitors will get a chance to engage with art in new and exciting ways with each gallery’s in-depth and thoughtful presentations highlighting their distinct contemporary visions, outstanding roster of artists, and their commitment to championing artists as a way to explore and broaden ideas on art.

    West Gallery features a range of veteran talent and promising young artists whose diverse visions reflect the pulse of Philippine contemporary art. These include: Louie Cordero, Jigger Cruz, Mariano Ching, Yasmin Sison-Ching, Mark Andy Garcia, Kawayan De Guia, Geraldine Javier, Luis Lorenzana, Raffy T. Napay, Elaine Roberto Navas, Carina Santos, Isabel Santos, Luis Antonio Santos, Mona Santos, Kaloy Sanchez, Nicole Tee, Manok Ventura, and Olan Ventura.

    For ALT Philippines 2020, the gallery invited these artists to freely explore their own practices— part of its aim in encouraging visitors to continually educate themselves on the growing and evolving local art scene.

    Established in 1989, West Gallery was conceived to provide an art space for promising, young artists to explore and hone their skills further, and this remains its primary purpose and vision.

    Vinyl On Vinyl will showcase artists who explore beyond conventional art forms. Their works revolve around pop surrealism, after-modernism, post-internet, kinetic art, underground and street art, along with other emerging and unexplored genres. The gallery’s space in ALT Philippines 2020 includes several immersive installations alongside works that invite discussion on social commentary and experimental techniques.

    Exhibiting artists include: Reen Barrera, Dennis Bato, Anton Belardo, Anjo Bolarda, Miguel Paulo Borja, Teo Esguerra, Doktor Karayom, Martin Honasan, Iyan de Jesus, Archie Oclos, Wyndelle Remonde, Roberto Sanchez, Tekla Tamoria, TyangKaryel, Gabriel Tiongson, Pinky Urmaza, and Chalk Zaldivar.

    ALT Philippines 2020 is a pioneering art project founded by a collective of the country’s most dynamic galleries committed to exploring creative new ways of presenting and experiencing art to meet the evolving needs of the country’s dynamic art landscape.