Wawi Navarroza


Name: Wawi Navarroza

Lives and works in Taguig City, Manila, Philippines

Email: studio@wawinavarroza.com

Website: www.wawinavarroza.com

Instagram: @studiowawinavarroza

Facebook: Studio Wawi Navarroza


2012 Master Europeo de Fotografía de Autor (European Master of Fine Art Photography), scholarship awardee, Istituto Europeo di Design-Madrid, Spain

2009 International Center of Photography, New York City

2002 BA Communication Arts, with honors, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Mentors : Judy Freya Sibayan (PH), Antoine D’Agata (FR), Andreas Müller-Pohle (DE), Martin Parr (UK), Nicolás Combarro (ES)


Awards, Residencies, and Grants:

Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Nominee (ongoing), 2017
WYNG WMA Commission Hong Kong, Finalist (ongoing), 2017
Merayakan Murni, Ketemu Project Space Artist Residency, Bali, Indonesia, 2016
Prix Pictet (unaccepted nomination), 2015
Prudential Eye Awards Singapore, Nominee, 2014
Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Award, 2012
Lumi Photographic Art Awards, Helsinki, Honorary Award Winner, 2011
Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Finalist, 2011
Signature Art Prize, Singapore Art Museum–Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation, Finalist, 2011
Istituto Europeo di Design, Madrid – Master Europeo de Fotografia de Autor, Scholarship Award, 2011
International Photography Awards, Still Life-3rd Prize, 2010
fotoMAGAZIN Portfolio Prize, Germany, 2010
Asian Cultural Council—Silverlens Foundation Fellowship Grant, New York City, 2009
Ateneo Art Awards, Manila, Winner, 2007
Ateneo Art Gallery – Artesan Gallery Artist Residency Grant, Singapore, 2007
Fotomasterskie Peterburgskie, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007
Art Association of the Philippines, Gold Medal for Photography, 2001


Solo Exhibitions:

(upcoming) 2018 Art|Jog, Yogyakarta National Museum, Indonesia

2017 Medusa, Silverlens Galleries, Manila

2014 Tierra Salvaje, Silverlens, Manila

2013 Ultramar pt. 2: Hunt & Gather, Terraria, Silverlens, Manila

2012 Ultramar pt. 1: Falling Into Place Gathered Throng, Silverlens, Manila

2012 On Landscape & Some Dislocations, Galería Patrick Domken, Cadaqués, Spain

2011 DOMINION, Silverlens, Manila

2009 Perhaps it was possibly because, Silverlens, Manila

2008 When All Is Said And Done, Artesan Gallery, Singapore

2007 100 Años Entre Nosotros / 100 Years Between Us (Navarroza homage Frida Kahlo centennial) Galería de Exposiciones, Instituto Cervantes de Manila

2007 Saturnine: A Collection of Portraits, Creatures, Glass & Shadow, Silverlens, Manila / McDermott Gallery, Siem Reap, Cambodia / ArtReflex Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2005 Polysaccharide: The Dollhouse Drama, Blacksoup Project Artspace, Manila / Ateneo Art Gallery, Manila / La Trobe University, Bendigo, Australia

Group Exhibitions:

2018 Art Basel Hong Kong

2018 Shared Coordinates, The Arts House, Singapore

2017 Translacion, Silverlens, Manila

2016 Roundabout: Wawi Navarroza, Mark Valenzuela, Riel Hilario, Adelaide Central Gallery, Australia

2016 Merayakan Murni, Sudakara Art Space, Bali, Indonesia

2016 Art Dubai (Special Exhibition : Marker)

2015 Surface Tension: Perspective on the Changing Landscape, Alliance Française de Manille for COP:21 Paris

2015 Asian Women Photography Showcase, Objectifs, Singapore

2015 Traces, Finale Gallery, Manila

2015 Art Stage Singapore (Special Exhibition : Platforms)

2014 After Image, South-East Asian contemporary photography survey show, Singapore Art Museum, SAM 8Q

2014 Imaging Philippine Flora, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila, Philippines

2014 Ocean of Possibilities, ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore and Museum Belvedere, The Netherlands

2014 New Natives, Lightbombs Contemporary, Hong Kong

2012 Terra Cognita, Noorderlict Photo Festival, Museum Belvèdére, Heerenveen, The Netherlands

2012 The Hope & The Dream in Filipino: Contemporary Photography from the Philippines, The Month of Photography Tokyo 2012, presented by The Photographic Society of Japan and Tokyo Museum of Photography

2011 Asia One projections, Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium

2011 Medi(t)ation: Asian Art Biennale, National Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

2010 25th Asian International Art Exhibition, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

2010 It Was Always About Forever, Navarroza & Zicarelli two-person exhibition, Valentine Willie Fine Art Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2010 Emerging Wave: ASEAN-Korea Contemporary Photo Exhibition, Hangaram Musem, Seoul, Korea

2010 CUT10: Parallel Universe, New Photography from South East Asia, Valentine Willie Fine Art: Kuala Lumpur — Singapore — Yogyakarta — Manila

2009 Verso Manila: Contemporary Filipino Artists in Turin, Verso Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

2009 CUT09: Figure, New Photography from South East Asia, Valentine Willie Fine Art: Kuala Lumpur — Singapore — Yogyakarta — Manila

2008 Swarm In The Aperture: Recent Photography in the Philippines, The National Museum of the Philippines

2006 Another Asia, Fries Museum of Contemporary Art, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Art Fairs & Photo Festivals

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Art Fair Philippines 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Angkor Photography Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia 2005, 2006, 2017

Obscura Festival of Photography, Penang, Malaysia 2015, 2016, 2017

Singapore International Photography Festival 2012, 2014

Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Netherlands 2006, 2012, 2014

Chennai Photo Biennale, India 2016

Milan Image Art & Design Fair, Singapore, 2014

ArtStage Singapore 2015

Art Taipei 2013

PhotoIreland 2012

Pulse New York 2011

Artist Books:

Hunt & Gather, Terraria by Wawi Navarroza (artist book) co-published by 5 Ports Publishing and Hardworking, Goodlooking (Office of Culture & Design), Manila, 2014

DOMINION by Wawi Navarroza (photobook) co-published by Stephanian, Italy, 2014
Gracias por su visita by Wawi Navarroza (artist’s book), published by Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines, 2011


No Chaos, No Party: 28 Artists in Metro Manila, Manila, 2016

Photography in South East Asia: A Survey by Zuang Wubin, NUS Press, Singapore, 2016

Photography Today, published by Phaidon, London, 2014

Contemporary Photography in Asia, published by Prestel, London, 2013

Terra Cognita, published by Aurora Borealis, Netherlands, 2012

Portfolio12 – Migrations, published by PhotoIreland, Dublin, Ireland, 2012

Curare con l’arte contemporanea by Rebecca Russo published by Videoinsight®, Turin, Italy, 2010

Emerging Wave: Asian Contemporary Photography, published by ASEAN-Korea Centre, Seoul, Korea, 2010

The Philippine Yearbook 2009: 61 Artists Who Will Change The World, published by The Fookien Times, Manila, 2009

Another Asia, published by Aurora Borealis, Netherlands, 2006