Aristotle J. Atienza teaches language, literature, and popular culture in the Filipino Department at the Ateneo de Manila University. He has also taught special courses on eroticism and pornography, and performing femininity in cinema (with J. Pilapil Jacobo and Alvin B. Yapan). He is co-editor (with Rolando B. Tolentino) of Ang Dagling Tagalog, 1903-1936 (2007).
Patrick D. Flores is Professor of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines, which he chaired from 1997-2003, and Curator of the Vargas Museum in Manila. He is Adjunct Curator at the National Art Gallery, Singapore. He was one of the curators of Under Construction: New Dimensions in Asian Art in 2000 and the Gwangju Biennale (Position Papers) in 2008. He was a Visiting Fellow at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in 1999 and an Asian Public Intellectuals Fellow in 2004. Among his publications are Painting History: Revisions in Philippine Colonial Art (1999), Remarkable Collection: Art, History, and the National Museum (2006) and Past Peripheral: Curation in Southeast Asia (2008). He was a grantee of the Asian Cultural Council (2010) and a member of the Advisory Board of the exhibition The Global Contemporary: Art Worlds After 1989 (2011) organized by the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and member of the Guggenheim Museum’s Asian Art Council (2011). He co-edited the Southeast Asian issue with Joan Kee for Third Text (2011).
Tessa Maria Guazon is assistant professor at the Art Studies Department University of the Philippines Diliman. Her research interests center on cities and culture, specifically art production in the context of urban development. Recent publications include state commissions for public art and urban regeneration for Transforming Asian Cities published by Routledge in early 2013 and an essay on contemporary public art practice in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research published by Wiley Blackwell in April 2013. She writes for exhibition catalogs and reviews art and film. Her essays have been published in the Philippine Humanities Review, Agham Tao, Pananaw, Asian Art News, Culture 360.org., among others. She was recently awarded the Asian Public Intellectuals Fellowship for fieldwork in Thailand and Indonesia in 2014.
Lisa Ito teaches art history and theory at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts (UP CFA). Her writings have appeared in Pananaw Philippine Journal of Visual Arts, Forum on Contemporary Art and Society, Asian Art News and Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art, among others. She co-authored Without Walls: A Tour of Philippine Paintings at the Turn of the Millennium (2010). She holds a degree in Fine Arts (Art History) from the UP CFA and is taking up her master’s degree in art studies at the UP College of Arts and Letters.
J. Pilapil Jacobo is Assistant Professor at the Department of Filipino in the School of Humanities of the Ateneo de Manila University. He holds the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and the M.A. in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was a Fulbright Scholar from 2006 until 2011, and the A.B.-M.A. in Filipino Literature from the Ateneo de Manila University, where he teaches Literature and Literary Theory in two languages. He is currently preparing manuscripts on the colonial letter and on the poetics of tropical reverie.
Skilty C. Labastilla (Chair, 2013-2014) is Research Associate at the Institute of Philippine Culture. He has taught anthropology courses at La Trobe University (Melbourne), Ateneo de Manila University, U.P. Diliman, and U.P. Mindanao.
Nonoy L. Lauzon is the Programmer for Screenings at the U.P. Film Institute. He has double degrees in Philosophy and Humanities from the University of the Philippines. He is a published film critic and has previously worked for a number of national newspapers including the Philippine Journal, People’s Journal and The Manila Times. He used to contribute a column for the old Mirror Weekly and now regularly writes for two of the country’s leading national tabloid dailies. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Media Studies (Film) at the U.P. College of Mass Communication.
JPaul S. Manzanilla teaches in the Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University. He currently conducts research on the history of photography in the country.
Jema M. Pamintuan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Filipino, Ateneo de Manila University. She is currently doing her fellowship under the United Board Program at Tunghai University (2012-2013) and Georgetown University (2013-2014). She created the musical scores for the independent films “Ang Panggagahasa kay Fe” (2009), “Gayuma” (2011), “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa” (co-scored with Christine Muyco), and “Bwakaw” (2012).
Choy Pangilinan teaches at the Department of Broadcast Communication of the College of Mass Communication of the University of the Philippines. His critical essays have appeared in Plaridel: Journal of Philippine Communication, Media and Society; KONTRA-GAHUM: Academics Against Political Killings (Ibon, 2006); and SERVE THE PEOPLE: Ang Kasaysayan ng Radikal na Kilusan sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (Ibon, 2008). He has also co-authored a screenplay awarded first prize by the Film Development Foundation.
Jaime Oscar M. Salazar is a lecturer with the Department of Literature at De La Salle University-Manila. He is presently working toward his master’s degree in art studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He has received fellowships to national workshops on criticism, and his writing has appeared in academic and popular venues. He is part of the research team of the recently launched TutoK Freedom of Expression (FoE), a social network and online platform for collaborative art production and educational discussions on art. TutoK FoE (http://www.tutok.org) is a project of TutoK, an artists’ initiative.