Wawi Navarroza


Name: Wawi Navarroza

Location: Taguig City, Manila, Philippines

Email: studio@wawinavarroza.com

Website: http://www.wawinavarroza.com


  • 2012 Master Europeo de Fotografía de Autor (European Master of Fine Art Photography), scholarship awardee, Istituto Europeo di Design, Madrid
  • 2009 continuing education, 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 and Recognition:

  • Prudential Eye Awards Singapore, Nominee, 2014
  • Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Award recipient, 2012
  • Lumi Photographic Art Awards, Helsinki, Honorary Award Winner, 2011
  • Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Finalist, 2011
  • APB Foundation Signature Art Prize, Singapore Art Museum–Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation, Finalist, 2011
  • Istituto Europeo di Design, Madrid – Master Europeo de Fotografia de Autor, Scholarship Winner, 2011
  • International Photography Awards, 3rd Prize – Still Life, 2010
  • fotoMAGAZIN Portfolio Prize, Germany, 2010
  • PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 3rd Prize – Portraiture, France, 2009
  • Asian Cultural Council – Silverlens Foundation Fellowship Grant, New York, 2008
  • Ateneo Art Gallery – Artesan Gallery Artist Residency Grant, Singapore, 2007
  • Ateneo Art Awards, Manila, Winner, 2007
  • Art Association of the Philippines, Gold Medal for Photography, 2001




  • Silverlens Galleries, Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines
    FOTOSEMANA MANILA 2015 . A Micro Festival of Contemporary Photography, Introducing : Fotografía de Autor and the Rise of the Photobook (founded and curated by Wawi Navarroza)



  • Imaging Philippine Flora, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila, Philippines
    Ocean of Possibilities, ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
    DOMINION artist book launch, OffPrint Paris, Ecole Superieur de Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
  • After Image, South-East Asian contemporary photography survey show, Singapore Art Museum, SAM 8Q, Singapore
  • HUNT & GATHER, TERRARIA artist book launch, New York Art Book Fair, PS1 Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Ocean of Possibilities, Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • TIERRA SALVAJE, Silverlens Gallery 20Square, Manila, Philippines (solo)


  • ULTRAMAR, Pt. 2: Hunt & Gather, Terraria, Silverlens Gallery, Manila, Philippines (solo)
  • STRIP 2013: De San Jose, Navarroza, Rillo, Silverlens Gallery, Gillman Barracks, Singapore (curated by Wawi Navarroza)


  • ULTRAMAR, Pt.1: Gathered Throng, Falling Into Place, Silverlens Gallery, Manila, Philippines (solo)
  • On Landscape & Some Dislocations, Galería Patrick Domken, Cadaqués, Costa Brava, Spain (solo)
  • Thirteen Artists Awards exhibition, Main Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines
    Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF), Singapore
  • Terra Cognita, Noorderlict Photo Festival, Museum Belvèdére, Heerenveen, The Netherlands
  • Portfolio12: Migrations, PhotoIreland International Photography Festival, Dublin, Ireland
    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


  • Asia One projections, Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium
  • Medi(t)ation: Asian Art Biennale 2011, National Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • DOMINION, Silverlens Gallery, Manila, Philippines (solo)
  • Touch Me: José Rizal 150 years, Hiraya Gallery, Manila (book)


  • Blind Field: Photography & Place, Silverlens Gallery, Manila (curator)
  • Reaction Shots, The Metropolitan Museum of Manila
  • Photographers : Network, Studio Thomas Kellner, Siegen, Germany
  • 25th Asian International Art Exhibition, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • It Was Always About Forever, (Navarroza & Zicarelli two-person exhibition), Valentine Willie Fine Art Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Emerging Wave: ASEAN-Korea Contemporary Photo Exhibition 2010, Hangaram Musem, Seoul, Korea
  • CUT10: Parallel Universe, New Photography from South East Asia, Valentine Willie Fine Art: Kuala Lumpur — Singapore — Yogyakarta — Manila


  • Verso Manila: Contemporary Filipino Artists in Turin, Verso Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
  • Perhaps it was possibly because, Silverlens Gallery, Manila (solo)
  • CUT09: Figure, New Photography from South East Asia, Valentine Willie Fine Art: Kuala Lumpur — Singapore — Yogyakarta — Manila


  • Swarm In The Aperture: Recent Photography in the Philippines, The National Museum of the Philippines
  • Another Asia, Goethe Haus, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • When All Is Said And Done, Artesan Gallery, Singapore (solo)


  • 100 Años Entre Nosotros / 100 Years Between Us (Navarroza homage Frida Kahlo centennial) Galería de Exposiciones, Instituto Cervantes de Manila
  • Saturnine: A Collection of Portraits, Creatures, Glass & Shadow, Silverlens Gallery, Manila (solo) — McDermott Gallery, Siem Reap, Cambodia — ArtReflex Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia


  • Another Asia, Fries Museum of Contemporary Art, Leeuwarden, Netherlands Angkor
  • Photography Festival 2006, Siem Reap, Cambodia


  • Polysaccharide: The Dollhouse Drama, Blacksoup Project Artspace, Manila (solo) — Ateneo Art Gallery, Manila — La Trobe University, Bendigo, Australia