Kiri Dalena


Name: Kiri Dalena

Lives and works in Manila and Mindanao, Philippines



1993 University of the Philippines, Los Baños (PH)


Exhibitions (2000-2017, selection)


  • Sunshower:Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980’s to Now, The National Art Center, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (JP)
  • On Attachments and Unknowns, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, (KH)
  • Arrays of Evidence, 1335MABINI, Manila (PH)
  • Rosa’s Wound, MOCA, Taipei (TW)


  • Time of Others, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (AU)
  • Busan Biennale 2016: Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitudes, Busan (KR)
  • There Is Another Sky, 1335MABINI, Manila (PH)
  • Pyongyang International Film Festival, Pyongyang (KP)
  • Present Progressive, Vetro, Quezon City (PH)


  • 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (AU)
  • Time of Others, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (JP); National Museum of Art, Osaka (JP); Singapore Art Museum (SG)
  • Imprints Mo_space, Taguig City (PH) (solo)
  • Traces, Finale Art File, Makati City (PH)


  • Recent Slogans, 1335MABINI, Manila (PH)
  • Yokohama Triennale 2014: Art Fahrenheit 451; Sailing into the sea of oblivion, Yokohama (JP)
  • The 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale: Panorama of the NextWorld: Breaking Out into the Future, Fukuoka (JP)
  • What Does it All Matter, as Long as the Wounds fit the Arrows, CCP, Manila (PH)


  • Singapore Biennale: If the World Changed, Singapore Art Museum (SG)
  • You Have Every Right, Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City (PH)
  • The Philippine Contemporary: To Scale the Past and the Possible, Metropolitan Museum, Manila (PH)
  • Picture Imperfect, MO_Space, Taguig City (PH)
  • Safe Place In the Future (?) Dystopia Now, Utopia Never, Museum of Art and Design, College of Saint Benilde, Manila (PH)
  • Common Ground Barrier, 1335MABINI, Manila (PH)
  • Giving Form to the Impatience of Liberty, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (DE)
  • If the World Changed, Singapore Biennale (SG)
  • Into the Woods, Art Taipei, Taipei (TW)


  • Washed Out, Finale Art File Tall Gallery, Makati City (PH) (solo)
  • Killing Time, The Negros Museum, Bacolod City (PH)
  • Washed Out, Finale Art File, Makati City (PH)
  • Curved House, Blanc Gallery, Makati City (PH)
  • Thirteen Artists, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila (PH)


  • Time and Place of Incident, UP Vargas Museum Basement, Quezon City (PH) (solo)
  • A Little Garden of Earthly Delights, NOW Gallery, Makati City (PH) (solo)
  • Revolving Secret Garden, UP Vargas Museum, Quezon City (PH)
  • Placard Show, UP Vargas Museum, Quezon City (PH)
  • Over Rizal: Monuments to a Hero, UP Vargas Museum, Quezon City (PH)
  • Complete and Unabridged, Part II, Institute of Contemporary Arts (SG)


  • Watch History Repeat Itself, Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City (PH) (solo)
  • The Present Disorder is the Order of the Future, Mo_Space, Taguig (PH) (solo)
  • The Only Risk is that of Openness, Green Papaya Art Projects, Quezon City (PH)
  • Home Works, Alliance Française de Manille, Makati City (PH)


  • Thrice Upon A Century, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (SG)
  • Current: Daloy ng Dunong, Sungdu-an 5, National Museum, Manila (PH)
  • PasyoNasyon, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila (PH)


  • Keeping the Faith. Acts of Mediation, Lopez Memorial Museum, Pasig City (PH)
  • Pure Hybrids and Normal Aberrations, Whitebox Gallery, Cubao, Quezon City (PH)


  • Found Figures, Mag:net Gallery ABS, Quezon City (PH) (solo)
  • Shoot Me: Photographs Now, MO_Space, Taguig City (PH)


  • Painting-in-Progress, Mag:net Gallery Katipunan, Quezon City (PH)


  • Dayo, Sungdu-an 3, Lingayen and Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila


  • Four Women Souls, Surrounded by Water, Pasig City (PH)