Miano, Nomar


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Nomar Miano is a MetroBank Art and Design Excellence (MADE) awardee for painting, a two-time Juror’s Choice Awardee for Visayas Art Awards, and an Honor Award Recipient (for Regional Art Forum) of Austronesian Arts Award Residency and Exhibition. He is the former Supremo of Andres, USC Chapter, a social realist cultural organization, and the founding Chairperson of Regional Art Forum + Community Art Archive, a network of artists and cultural workers who work for an ecology of art that is free of Marcosian baggage. Miano has held solo exhibitions in Finale Art File, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Alternative Contemporary Art Studio (ACAS) and Qube Gallery in Cebu. He has shown works in important art spaces aboard such as the Hangaram Museum and Yangpyeong Art Museum in Seoul, South Korea, and C3 Contemporary Art Space in Melbourne, Australia. Miano has represented the country in international art festivals and residencies such as the Poh-Chang International Art Festival in Bangkok, Thailand, the Yogyakarta Art Festival in Indonesia, the Silpakorn International Art Workshop for ARCADE 2019 in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, and the Taitung Museum Residency for Austronesian International Arts Award in Taiwan. Miano is one of the curators of Kalibutan: The World in Mind for VIVA Excon 2021 and a council of expert member for National Artist Award, selection cycle of 2021. He has taught Aesthetics in Philosophy and now specializes in Art Theory and Art Practice as Research. His art practice covers a broad range of media like painting, drawing, sculptural work, installation art, and non-object-based practice such as community-based or socially-engaged art. The thematic core of his oeuvre revolves around the notion of human fallibility or incarnation.


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