︎ Current

Critic/ism in flux, Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation

Polymer and Palm (Excerpts of the Tropikalye Index), Benilde Open 2024, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde

Artist residency, Casa Romana

︎ Upcoming

12 x 9 x 35
, West Gallery

Mt. Pareidolia
, Artinformal

︎ Recent

Between Grief and Hope, An Archipelago (Presented by Emerging Islands), MONO8

ALT Philippines 2024 (Artinformal), SMX Convention Center

Female Artists as Risk-takers (Panel discussion), ALT Conversations, ALT Philippines 2024, SMX Convention Center

[SG] Environmentally-Engaged Artistic Practices in South, Southeast Asia and the Pacific (Symposium, organised by NTU School of Art, Design and Media), NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

A Portrait of a Portrait Show: Explorations on Portraiture by 60 Artists (Curated by Elaine Navas), mo_

[CA] To pluck eternity along the lines of circadian rhythm (Curated by Patrick Cruz), Susan Hobbs Gallery

The Shadows of This New World, KINO

[KH] Climate Futures #2: Belonging and Shared Responsibilities (Conference, organised by NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and KONNECT ASEAN), Sokhalay Angkor

and land erodes into (with Fyerool Darma, curated by Carlos Quijon, Jr.), Calle Wright

Elusive Edge: Philippine Abstract Forms (Curated by Patrick Flores), Metropolitan Museum of Manila

Why We Know What We Know About the Weather: A Google Street View Tropikalye Survey (Workshop), Calle Wright

Line of Sight (Curated by Jon Cuyson), Galleria Duemila

[FR] From Grief to Hope, an Archipelago (Presented by Emerging Islands), Nuit de l'Imagination, Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination

Confluence: Attending to the Textures of Control, Crisis and Connection (Artist talk with Mark Salvatus, Nathalie Dagmang and Frank Callaghan), Ateneo Art Gallery

[MY] Arts Residency for Southeast Asian Artists, Rimbun Dahan

[SG] Three-person exhibition with Brisa Amir and Elaine Navas (Presented by Artinformal), ArtSG


The Crack Between Two Worlds
, Artinformal

Frances Wadsworth Jones in conversation with Nice Buenaventura, ArtSpeak, Ateneo Art Gallery

Land Within/Without (Artist talk with Lou Lim and moderated by Shireen Seno), CCP Public Program, Cultural Center of the Philippines

As heavy as its weight in ghosts (with Costantino Zicarelli), Artinformal

The New Word for World is Archipelago, Thirteen Artists Awards Exhibition, Cultural Center of the Philippines

Creative Process and Collaborations (Artist talk with Jo Tanierla and moderated by Portia Placino), ArtSpeak, Ateneo Art Gallery

[CH] The New Word for World is Archipelago (Writing/Visual essay), Learning in Island Ecologies, School of Commons, Zurich University of the Arts

ALT Philippines 2021 (Artinformal), Online

Familiar Hunting, Unfamiliar Gathering (with Miguel Aquilizan, Jessica Dorizac and Costantino Zicarelli), Artinformal Greenhills

On work and artist-parenthood (Artist talk, excerpt), Pandemic Pop-up

[TH/PH] No More Mesmerizations (Curated by Vincent Ardidon), Bangkok Biennial

[UK] Boolean Garden (Interface as Landscape), Queen Mary, University of London
Nice Buenaventura is a visual artist from Manila. Her methods revolve around the offloading of tensions, often between ethics and aesthetics, through drawing, painting, installation and citizen-ethnography. This extends to her project called Tropikalye, a mutual co-learning resource on vernacular culture in tropical and postcolonial Philippines. Using various strategies and modes of productivity allows her work to become generative expressions of concern, exploring new semantics adapted to change scenarios and future conditions.

Nice holds postgraduate degrees in media and arts technology from Queen Mary, University of London and Ateneo de Manila University. She has presented work and participated in art-adjacent projects in Bacolod, Bangkok, London, Manila, Melbourne, Paris, Ruang, Siem Reap, Singapore and Zurich. In 2021, she received the Cultural Center of the Philippines - Thirteen Artists Award and the Ateneo Art Awards - Fernando Zóbel Prize for Visual Art.

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