Name: MM Yu

Location: Manila, Philippines




1997-2001 BFA Major in Painting, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines


Awards and Recognition:

2014 Goethe-Institut Philippinen (Climate Change Workshop) Reporting Grant

2012 Ateneo Art Awards Shortlisted

2011 Ateneo Art Awards Shortlisted

2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize- finalist

2009 Recipient Cultural Center of the Philippines 13th Artists Award

2007 Recipient Ateneo Art Awards

2001 Nokia Art Awards Finalist (Philippines)



2013 Cite International des Arts-Paris

2007 Ateneo Art Gallery,Common Room Bandung Residency (recipient)

2003 Big sky mind Residency 70# 18th ave murphy street Cubao



Solo Shows

2016 A Spoonful Weighs a Ton, Mo_Space Gallery

2015 Sum of its Parts, Art Informal

2015 Square Ends, Finale Art File

2015 In-Transit, 1335 Mabini

2014 Landpaintings, Silverlens Gallery

2013 Left of Here, West Gallery

2012 Inventory, Silverlens Gallery

2012 Miscellaneous, Art Department/Galeri Canna, Jakarta

2011 Inventory, Galerie Zimmermann-Kratochwill, Graz-Austria

2010 If You Could Hear a Pin Drop, West Gallery

2010 Waste Not, Want Not, Finale Gallery

2009 Either/Or, Finale Art File

2008 Rescind, West Gallery, West Avenue

2008 Odds and Ends, Finale, Lao Centre

2008 Black, Mag:net Katipunan

2007 Thoughts Collected, Recollected, Finale Gallery, SM Megamall A

2007 Misplaced Alibi, Pablo Gallery, Cubao Expo

2006 Disquiet, Finale Art File, Lao Center

2005 To Here Knows When, Finale Gallery, SM Megamall A

2004 Faint Descent, Mag:net Gallery, Paseo Center

2004 Breathe, Finale Gallery, SM Megamall A

2003 Facade, Finale Gallery, SM Megamall A


Two Man Shows

2014        Space and Two Points, MM YU/Nona Garcia Silverlens, Singapore

2011        Space and Two Points, MM Yu /Nona Garcia, MoSpace Gallery

2011        Sit, MM Yu /Nona Garcia Richard Koh Gallery with Finale Art File

2007        Variable Series, Poklong Anading and MM Yu, Mag:net Gallery                                                                                


International Group Participation


  • Immeasurable Bangkok University Gallery
  • Seismograph: Sensing the City-Art in the Urban Age
  • South East Asia Forum-Art Stage Singapore


  • Paris Photo – Silverlens/ Grand Palais


  • Local Futures: The Culture China Young Overseas Chinese Invitational Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen
  • Manila Vice – Musee International des arts Modestes  (Miam Sete, France)
  • Echoes of Alliance: the Philippines in Paris-Alliance Française Foundation exhibit space
  • Perdido Eden Ode to Art, Singapore


  • Bastards Of Misrepresentation: Queens Museum of Art, New York
  • Grid 2012 Bi-Annual International Photography Festival
  • The Porous Border G23 Gallery Bangkok
  • Bastards of Misrepresentation:Contemporary Art from Manila, H Gallery-Bangkok


  • Chongquing Youth Art Biennale, Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute
  • Serial Killers /Welcome to the Club Taksu Singapore, KL
  • Salvation in a Nest of Vipers, Lost Projects y3k gallery, Melbourne Australia
  • Complete & Unabridged Osage Gallery, Hongkong


  • Greatest Hits, Bastards Of Misrepresentation 8 .Salon Hamburg
  • Bastards of Misrepresentation Freies Museum (Berlin)
  • Inversion of The Ideal Gallerie Zimmermann-Kratochwill(Austria)
  • Serial Killers Taksu (Singapore)
  • Sovereign Asian Art Prize Art Space,Singapore
  • The River Project Campbelltown Arts Centre (Australia , Sydney)
  • Minimum Yields Maximum Monte Vista, Los Angeles
  • Philippine Abstraction Slot gallery (Australia, Sydney)
  • Forever and Ever and Ever and Ever VWFA Singapore
  • No Soul For Sale  Green Papaya Art Projects Tate Modern
  • This and That, Triple Base gallery, San Francisco
  • Bayanihan, Okay Mountain, Austin Texas
  • Cut Valentine Willie, Kuala Lumpur


  • Young Contemporary Philippines, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
  • Beyond Frame, UTS Gallery(Sydney) La Trobe Visual Arts Centre (Bendigo ) Australia, Ateneo Art Gallery (Manila)
  • The Galleon Trade:Bay area Now 5 edition, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco


  • Global Vernacular
  • 2007 Ateneo Contemporary Philippine Art Award Finalists
  • Visual Arts Centre(La Trobe University, Bendigo Australia)
  • Jump Cut (to Darwin), independent video works from Manila, 24hr Art/Northern Territory Centre For Contemporary Art, Darwin, NT Australia
  • Manila Envelope Thirty Nine Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii


  • Manila Envelope Worth Ryder Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley ,College  Ave. @ Bancroft Way, Berkeley Californinia
  • Metropolitan Mapping Hongkong Cultural Centre
  • Flippin’ Out: Maynila to Williamsburgh, GOLIATH VISUAL SPACE 117 Dobbin St. Brooklyn, New York


Group Shows


  • Terratorial Pissings, Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery
  • Occupation, Underground Gallery


  • Surface Tension, The Road to Cop 21 starts in Manila
  • Alliance Francaise de Manille
  • The In Image from Way out- a pseudo gig poster exhibit/Underground Gallery
  • Traces, Finale Art File
  • The Last Dog Show, Finale Art File
  • Melted City 2, Blanc Gallery


  • Before And After, West Gallery
  • BookEnds, Blanc Gallery
  • Markets of Resistance, Baguio Market Art Stalls
  • Reinventing Black,1957 to today), Finale Art File
  • Met Open, Metropolitan Museum
  • Hang ‘EM High, Blanc Gallery
  • Do you Believe in Angels, Mospace
  • Brave New Worlds, Metropolitan Museum
  • “What does it all matter, as long as the wounds fit the arrows”, Cultural Center of the Philippines


  • Surface Area, Finale Art File
  • el intruso/the intruder, 1335MABINI
  • Picture Imperfect, Mo Space
  • Tones of Home, Blanc Gallery
  • Mona Lisa Project, Cultural Center of the Philippines


  • KM1: What Remains, What Disappears (public photography exhibit), Quezon Memorial Circle
  • Hail to the Nightly Beasts of the Dark Sessions, Dagc Gallery
  • Imagining Identity-100 Self Portraits, Finale Art file
  • Outdoor Photo Installation, Ishmael Bernal Gallery


  • 12 Days of Xmas, Manila Contemporary
  • Hybrids Blanc Peninsula Manila
  • Hate Mail Manila Contemporary
  • Monumental(documentations) Upstairs Gallery, Manila Contemporary
  • Space and Two Points, MM Yu /Nona Garcia, Mospace
  • Shop 6 Revisited Readymade: Remade and Unmade


  • Cube, Finale art file
  • Manila Art 10, Hall 4 SMX Convention Center
  • Sirens Hall Mo Space Gallery
  • Unnamable, Manila Contemporary
  • A Thousand Times Yes, Manila Contemporary
  • Happily, Unhappy, Blanc Gallery


  • Beyond Frame, Ateneo Gallery curated by Gina Fairley
  • Kaleidoscope, Silverlens Gallery
  • 13 artists awards, Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • Seeing you, Seeing me, contemporary portraiture Stick with the Enemy, Mospace
  • Parameter + Play + Repitition = PATTERNS, Manila Contemporary, Valentine Willie Fineart
  • Twelve by Nine, West Gallery, SM Megamall A


  • Inaugural show, part3 Finale art file, Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound (Gate 1),2241 Pasong Tamo, Makati City
  • 60×40, West Gallery, SM Megamall
  • Billboard Art Project, Outdoor Art gallery
  • Frailty, Pablo Gallery
  • Isang Daang Katao, Isang Daang Taka
  • Asian Center R. Magsaysay corner Guerrero Road, UP Diliman, Quezon City
  • Room 307: Inkling, Gutfeel, and Hunch, National Art Gallery
  • Art 40, Pinto Art Gallery
  • Killing Things, Cubicle
  • Strain Extension – Video Exhibit, Mo Space Gallery
  • Inaugural Exhibit magnet gallery columns
  • Simula, AAA (for Gawad Kalinga)


  • Xmas show, Mag:net Katipunan
  • SHOOT ME: Photographs Now, Mo_Space Gallery, 3rd level Mos Design, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City Taguig
  • Pocket Monsters, Prose Gallery
  • Global/Vernacular, Powerplant Mall Rockwell Center, Ateneo Art Gallery
  • Superficial, F*Art Gallery
  • I have Nothing to Paint and I’m Painting it, Mo_space Gallery, 3rd level Mos Design Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City
  • Stand Still, cinekatipunan-mag:net katipunan
  • Ars Erotica, Sison Art Gallery
  • Happy Thoughts Drawings, Pablo Gallery
  • Inaugural Show, Magnet, Fort Bonifacio High Street
  • Variable Series, collaboration by Poklong Anading and MM Yu, Mag:net Gallery ABS-CBN Video Screening by Visual Artists, Mag:net Gallery Katipunan
  • Group Show, Artes


  • Indiscreet Charm of the Burlesque, Finale Art Gallery
  • Jumpcut Video exhibit, Green Papaya
  • Bawal Umihi Dito photo exhibit Cr Gallery, Mag:net Katipunan
  • Missing Vocabularies, Green Papaya Art Projects
  • The Blank Show West Gallery, West Ave
  • Conflict Resolutions Future Prospects, Cubao Expo
  • Metropolitan Mapping, Finale Art File/
  • Cultural Art Center, Hongkong
  • Long Goodbye Mag:net Gallery-Katipunan, Group Show, Artes Café
  • Newyork Cubao Barewall Gallery, Connecticut street
  • Common and Uncommon Goods Future Prospects, Cubao Expo
  • Inaugural Show, Mag:net Katipunan
  • New Works, Museo ng Iloilo


  • New Paintings and Other Stuff, Mag:net Gallery ABS-CBN Loop
  • FLIPPIN’ OUT: MAYNILA to WILLIAMSBURGH – Goliath, Brooklyn New York
  • Picturing Painting Jorge B. Vargas Museum
  • 600 Images / 60 Artists / 6 Curators / 6 Cities – Bangkok / Berlin / London / Los Angeles / Manila / Saigon, Lumiere, Makati Ave, Makati City, Philippines
  • Polaroids Revisited, Lumiere
  • Group show, Cubicle
  • Overview, Mag:net Gallery Katipunan, ABS-CBN


  • Inventory, Cubicle Gallery, Pasig
  • On Thought Experiments, Theo Gallery, Saguijo
  • The Sedimentation of the Mind is a Jumbled Museum, UP Vargas Museum
  • Display, The Podium
  • Lift Me Up Cubicle, Cancelled Metaphors Art Center, SM Megamall A
  • Advanced Problems 101, Mag:NET Gallery, Paseo Center Makati City
  • Pag-ibig Findings, UFO Addition Hills Mandaluyong City, Cubicle, Pasig City
  • Building Bridges, 18th Ave. Artists Compound, Cubao, Q.C.


  • Under Construction, 18th Ave. Artist Compound, Cubao, Q.C.
  • Dogshow, UFO Addition Hills Mandaluyong City Cubicle, Pasig City
  • X- MAS Group Show, Mag:net Gallery, Paseo Center Makati City
  • Satellite Big Sky Mind Artists’ Projects Foundation, 18th Avenue Artists Compound
  • Picture This, The Art Center, SM Megamall A Curated by Roberto Chabet
  • Pag-ibig Findings, The Cubicle, Pasig
  • Rugged Art Gallery, Big Sky Mind
  • Lighting Show, Photography Art Center
  • Disparity And Variability, The White Wall, Crowded House Vinzon’s bldng
  • Conversation, Art Center, Sm Megamall A Curated by Roberto Chabet
  • Sell Out, The UP Iris Photo Exhibit Bistro 110 Carlos Palanca Makati
  • ON OFF, Video Art Exhibition, Greenbelt Cinema 1


  • Memoirs, Thesis video shown in UNTV UHF Channel Progressive Broadcasting
  • Prolegomenon, The White Wall, Odd Manila, Q.C. Curated by Gerardo Tan
  • Eye on the World, (Nokia) RCBC Plaza Tower ii, Ayala Avenue Makati City
  • Cool Pieties, Art Center Presented by Finale Art Gallery Curated by Roberto Chabet
  • Interruption Big Sky Mind
  • White on White, 100 Artist-200 Works The White Wall, Odd Manila Q.C.
  • Two for the Road Green Papaya Gallery Curated by Gerardo Tan
  • This is not a test this is reality, Surrounded by Water gallery
  • Student Faculty Exhibit, University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts Gallery
  • Gimokud, An Online Exhibition
  • Iris Photography Exhibit, University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts Corridor


  • Process Art Seminar, University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts Gallery
  • 2nd Edition, Printworks Blind Tiger, Visayas Avenue
  • A Multimedia Exhibit in Conjunction w/ Versus, Alumni Center, University of the Philippines Diliman


  • 1st Edition, Msg Gallery, Xavierville, Quezon City
  • Section V, West Gallery, Quezon City


  • College of Fine Arts Exhibit, University of the Philippines Faculty Center