MARTIN LORENZO DE MESA

is a visual artist and a part-time instructor at the De La Salle College of         St. Benilde – School of Design and Arts. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts major in Painting at the University of the Philippines Diliman.  In 2011, he received the UP CFA scholarship grant and an outstanding thesis award for his thesis project “Versus: Video Performative Imagery on Human Behavior”.  De Mesa has been passionate in performance art since during his third year stint in college, which also introduced him to research studies on Japanese Butoh dance. He had his Butoh-performance art “Flight of the Primal Being” at the Liongoren Gallery, and “Cities After Dark” at the Ateneo de Manila University Fine Arts Theater. He became a member of Tupada Action and Media Arts, and has been one of the participating artists in TAMA 2011 International Performance Art Festival. He has participated in group exhibitions at the gallery 1 and 2 of UP Diliman Faculty Center (2007, “Assortment” and “Letras”), Artis Corpus Gallery, Mandaluyong (2008, “Subtle Indiscretion”), Ishmael Bernal Gallery, UP Diliman (2011, “Daily Digest”), Tin-Aw Gallery, Makati (2011, “Xing E. Jacinto”), Finale Art File, Makati, (2012, “Y2K Babes”).

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