Jore, Jay Nathan
Jay Nathan T. Jore is a curator, art historian and an assistant professor of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines Cebu teaching art history, theory and criticism, art management and product design courses. Since 2018, he has been the curator and director of the Joya Gallery in UP Cebu and the coordinator of the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts. He finished his Fine Arts undergraduate degree from the University of San Carlos in Cebu City and completed his MA in Art Studies: Art Theory and Criticism from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a thesis on the Cebuano muralist Raymundo Francia and his ceiling paintings in the heritage churches of Cebu and Bohol. His research interest includes Cebuano art and design history, contemporary art and design practices in Cebu, Philippine baroque art and queer art. Under his direction, UP Cebu launched the Cebu Museum of Art and Culture which aims to preserve and promote the rich creative traditions of Cebu and its neighboring islands.