Neil Doloricon retro exhibit at UP Fine Arts Gallery

An exhibition of works by Leonilo “Neil” Ortega Doloricon (1957-2021), former dean of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Fine Arts, “Kamao ang Hugis ng Puso: A Neil Doloricon Retrospective,” is on view from 15 September to 15 October at Parola: UP Fine Arts Gallery of the College of Fine Arts, in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

“Kamao ang Hugis ng Puso” alludes to the essence of Doloricon’s life and work, his passion (puso) being always entangled with a cause and struggle (kamao). It features over 57 artworks and objects made between 1977 and 2022, representing 45 years of art for the people.

The Concerned Artists of the Philippines chairperson emeritus was a prominent social realist whose compelling portrayals of the working class Filipinos during and after Martial Law are an important part of Philippine and Southeast Asian art history.

Photographs Courtesy of UP College of Fine Arts
‘Agraryong Rebolusyon’ (rubbercut, 59 by 46 cm, 1991)

A project of the UP College of Fine Arts, in remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of Martial Law, in cooperation with CAP, the exhibit is curated by Dayang Yraola and Lisa Ito, professors from the Department of Theory of UP College of Fine Arts.

The exhibit may be visited from Wednesday to Friday only, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only. Email to schedule a visit.

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