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 currently taking his Ph.D. in Philippine Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman. 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 selected by the Philippine government to curate the Philippine Pavilion of the 56th Venice Art Biennale in 2015. He was also 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. 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 a master’s degree in art studies at the UP College of Arts and Letters.
J. Pilapil Jacobo is Assistant Professor at the School of Humanities of the Ateneo de Manila University where he teaches Literature and Literary Criticism and Theory in the Departments of English and Filipino. He holds the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the State University of New York. A specialist in tropology and tropicality, he is currently preparing an annotated edition of Fruto del Prado’s Bicolano translation (1867) of Modesto de Castro’s Urbana at Feliza (1864).
Skilty C. Labastilla holds degrees in Anthropology and Social Development. He is a Research Associate at the Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University where he is engaged in applied research on governance, urban informal settlements, children and youth, and food security. He has taught anthropology courses at La Trobe University (Melbourne), Ateneo de Manila, 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 taught communication, humanities, and Philippine arts courses at the University of the Philippines Manila and Filipino and history courses at the Ateneo de Manila University. He earned degrees in comparative literature and art history from the University of the Philippines and is engaged in research on the histories of photography, cinema, and television in the country.
Jema M. Pamintuan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Filipino, Ateneo de Manila University. She has recently concluded her postdoctoral 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).
Jaime Oscar M. Salazar (Chair, 2015) is a graduate student of the Department of 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. He currently works for an international humanitarian organization. .
Romulo Baquiran Jr.
Flaudette May Datuin
Eulalio Guieb III
Eloisa May Hernandez
Neil Martial Santillan