Michael Vincent Manalo.
Free-spirit, Gamer, Beach lover.

Born in Manila, Philippines in 1986. He is a visual artist who focuses on photography, photo-manipulation and installations. His work is inspired by the imagined memories of nostalgic and dream-like environments; his works documents their decline into post-apocalyptic, nightmarish creations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Manalo has exhibited in several countries - Australia, England, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, South Korea, Taiwan, UK and USA. He has won the 2010 1st prize in the Digital Art Category at the Art Museum of Chianciano Terme, Italy and 2011 Best Photography Illustration from The Redmond Digital Arts Festival in Washington, USA, 2015 2nd place in the Secret Art Prize from the Curious Duke Gallery in London and Nominated for the APBF Signature Art Prize of 2014 from the Singapore Art Museum. He was also named as one of 2014 and 2017 Asia's Top Ten Most Inspiring Visual Artists in Asia by the Top 10 Publications in Malaysia. He currently lives in Taichung, Taiwan where he recently has been doing a lot of public art installations. He also is an editor for an art magazine called Magazine 43.

You can follow him on Facebook, InstagramTwitter and Behance.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 A Hermit's Way of Looking at Life; YIRI Arts Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

2017 Convergence of Realities; ROS Gallery, Roskilde, Denmark2016 Just Before Breathing - RoS Galleri (Galleri LABR), Roskilde, Denmark

2014 Reconstruction of Memory: GALLERIA DUEMILA, Metro Manila, Philippines

2014 Recent Works: Rosso20sette Arte Contemporanea Roma, Italia

2013 IMAGINARIUM: National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

2010 The Ever Increasing Distance to Life: Kulay-Diwa Gallery of Philippine  Contemporary Art, Metro Manila, Philippines


Group Exhibitions

2018 OCEAN CHILD - A Bus Stop in Xiaowan, Kenting, Taiwan.

2018 Donggang International Photography Festival, Donggang Museum of Photography, Gangwon-do, South Korea

2018 Problem is Never Small; Sociëteit SEXYLAND, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2018 LUCAS TRAVELING: Pingtung Figure Installation Art Project Taiwan

2018 Sprouts Art Festival in Puli, Taiwan

2017 Munich Science & Fiction Festival, Einstein Cultural Center, Munich, Germany

2016 Taipei Weekend Music Festival - Taipei, Taiwan

2016 Green Ripples Art Festival - Taichung, Taiwan

2016 Creative Taichung - Qingshui, Taiwan

2015 Art Copenhagen, Center Boulevard 5, 2300, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015 Taipei Free Art Fair, Taipei, Taiwan

2015 Kaohsiung Art Fair, Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2015 Green Ripples Art Festival, Taichung city, Taiwan

2015 Kolga Tbilisi PhotoFestival - Karvasla Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

2015 Urban Stories - Rosso20sette Arte Contemporanea, Roma, Italia

2015 Seagate Exhibition - Pier 2 Art Center Kaoshsiung, Taiwan

2014 MANILART 2014: International Art Fair- SM Aura Convention Center, Taguig City, Philippines

2014 Green Ripples Art Festival, Taichung City, Taiwan 2014 uP: metamatic:taf gallery - 5 normanou str. Athens, Greece

2013 Punctum Contra Punctum II: International Exhibition of Visual Georgian National Museum Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery

2013 Vizuali Tiesa II/Visualized Truth II - Ramybes Galerija, Lithuania

2013 Punctum Contra Punctum II (American Edition) International Exhibition of Visual Art: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

2012 Festival Internacional de Arte Independiente Incubarte 5th Edition Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad (MuVIM)

2012 Punctum Contra Punctum: International Exhibition of Visual Art Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia

2012 Imagined Spaces: Envisioned Places - Orchard Windows Gallery New York, NY

2012 Nakhchivan, the Cradle of Humankind International Art Festival Naxcivan Park; Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

2012 Ninth Circle of Obsession: Contemporary Art Gallery, Zrenjanin, Serbia

2012 Nomadic Village Traveling Exhibition - England - France - Italy

2012 Truth Visualized Tiesa, Siauliai, Lithuania

2011 Amarcord: Examining the role of identity and memory in contemporary International artworks Fellini Gallery, Berlin

2011 Redmond Digital Arts Festival 2011:  Redmond, Washington, USA

2011 Capture 2011: End of Year Show, The Archtype Gallery; Sydney, Australia              

2011 Who’s Laughing Now? Michael Vincent Manalo & Shona Harrison Blankspace; Greenroom, Manchester, UK

2011 The Light Show: Manila Contemporary, WHITESPACE, Makati City, Philippines

2010 Bluecanvas Magazine X Launch Event: Exchange LA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2010 Chianciano International Exhibition at the Gagliardi Gallery, London

2010 MANILART10: International Art Fair, Pasay City, Philippines

2010 One Hour Photo: International Photography Collective, Katzen Arts Center  Washington, DC, USA     


Awards and Grants

2018 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship from Taiwan

2017 Asia’s Top Ten Most Inspiring Visual Artists in Asia – Top 10 Publications

2015 Photography Category Winner: Secret Art Prize; Curious Duke Gallery; Curious Duke Gallery
         Whitecross Street, London, EC1Y 8QP

2015 2nd Place: Secret Art Prize; Curious Duke Gallery; Curious Duke Gallery, Whitecross Street, London, EC1Y 8QP

2015 Donkey Art Prize Finalist

2014 Nomination: APBF Signature Art Prize 2014 - Singapore Art Museum - A National  
         Heritage Board Museum 61 Stamford Road, #02-02 Stamford Court, Singapore

2014 Asia’s Top Ten Most Inspiring Visual Artists in Asia – Top 10 Publications

2011 Redmond Digital Arts Festival - 9931 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, Washington,98052, USA

2010 First prize in the Digital Art category: Chianciano International Award for Digital
          and Photographic Art 2010 Art Museum of Chianciano Terme, 280 Viale della            
          Liberta', 53042 Chianciano Terme (SI), Italia

Artist-in-Residencies Attended

2011 Gallery Bielska BWA Artist Residence “Beyond the Time”: ul. 3 Maja 11, 43-300 Bielsko-Biała, Poland     

2011 The Parlour Arts Laboratory: 340 Plenty Road , Preston Melbourne, VIC, Australia  

2012 The Nomadic Village: Demesne Mill, Wolsingham, England
         A project of ISIS Arts and Klaus Maehring
         ISIS Arts, 5 Charlotte Square, Newcaste Upon Tyne, NE1 4XF

2013 Zhuzihu Arts Collective
         No. 55, Zhuzihu Rd. Beitou Dist., Taipei City 112, Taiwan

2013 Community Space LITMUS
         Second Floor, Wongok-dong 758 danwon-gu, Ansan City, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

2014自由人藝術公寓 Freedom Men Art Apartments
         No.594, Wuquan Rd., North Dist., Taichung City 404, Taiwan (R.O.C.) 台中市五權路594號 開放時

2014 Bamboo Curtain Studio
         No.39, Ln. 88, Sec. 2, Zhongzheng E. Rd., Danshui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

2014 PIER 2 Art Center
         No. 1, Dayong Rd, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City, 803

 2015 LAB: CMP Splendor , Taichung City, Taiwan


 Lectures and Workshops

2011 Galeria Bielska BWA (Poland), 2011

2011 TAFE - Technical and Further Education Commission; 
        Photography and Graphic Design Commission (Australia)

2012 Joe Acapella Photography (Singapore)

2013 National Parliamentary Library of Georgia (Georgia)

2014 Parklane by Splendor(Taiwan)