UAE Filipino Artists Unite to Showcase their Creations at Kalayaan 2023

Dubai, UAE – A captivating and diverse group of 16 Filipino artists based in the UAE will come together to present their vibrant and thought-provoking creations at the highly anticipated Kalayaan 2023 Group Art Exhibition entitled “Sulong Sining sa 125”, scheduled to take place on June 10, 2023 from 8am to 8pm.

The exhibition serves as a part of the different activities prepared by the Kalayaan 2023 organizers to gather the Filipino community for a day of celebration.

Each participating artist contributes a distinct flair to the exhibition, representing a wide range of styles, mediums, and themes. From oil paintings that evoke dreams and healing, to mesmerizing pointillism and graphic design, to abstract art that explores philosophical concepts – the artworks on display promise to inspire and engage viewers.

This exhibition features the works of Alden Velasquez, Alessandro Buhler, Alfonso Baleda, Argie Amancio, Bless Afable-Davey, Carl Bryan Saldivar, Cyril Anne Sinay, Emilia Castus, Irish Ponce, Kharen Tacmo, Nelia Fabia, Paolo Niccolo Bibat, Rex Pangilinan, Rjay Javier, Romeo Robis and Sherizze Sean Acot-Bibat who all represent the Filipino Artist Guild in the Emirates.

The group, Filipino Artist Guild in the Emirates, is a group of diverse Filipino visual artists based in the UAE whose mission is to showcase the immense talent and creativity of Filipino artist in the global platform and to promote the rich heritage and artistic expressions of the Filipino culture through visual art. 

With their diverse backgrounds and artistic expertise, these artists promise to deliver a visually stunning and thought-provoking experience. The artists have honed their craft with relentless passion, developing their skills through various techniques and artistic journeys. With a focus on capturing emotions, creating narratives, and celebrating human connections, their works invite viewers to delve into a world of rich storytelling and introspection.

“The artists’ collective brilliance and diverse perspectives offer a captivating journey through the world of art,” the group said. “We invite art enthusiasts and collectors to join us in celebrating Filipino creativity and immerse themselves in this exhibition.”

This is an opportunity not to be missed for those seeking to explore the vibrant art scene and discover emerging talents from the Philippines. Prepare to be inspired as you embark on a visual adventure through the masterpieces of these extraordinary artists.

For more information about the exhibition and the participating artists, please visit the official Facebook page of the Filipino Artist Guild in the Emirates and the Kalayaan 2023.

Who are the Filipino Artist Guild in the Emirates?
We are a group of diverse Filipino visual artists based in the United Arab Emirates. We aim to showcase the
immense talent and creativity of Filipino artists and to promote and celebrate the rich heritage and artistic
expressions of the Filipino culture through visual art. Our platform serves as an avenue for artists to exchange
ideas, collaborate, exhibit artworks and foster a supportive environment for artistic growth and development
through unity.

What is the meaning behind the title, “Sulong Sining sa 125”
Sulong Sining sa 125 basically translates to moving forward with art in relation to the 125 years of Philippine
independence. It encapsulates the spirit of progress, growth, and development in the realm of art in the
Our title represents the collective drive and passion of Filipino artists in the UAE to push the boundaries,
elevate artistic standardsa and showcase the richness of Philippine art overseas. It also refers to our
continuous exploration of various art forms, techniques and themes that reflect the unique cultural heritage,
social issues, and personal narratives of Filipino artists.
How are the artworks chosen based on the theme?
The group has agreed to choose an open theme for this exhibition in order to foster artistic freedom, creativity
and diversity of the participating artists. This has allowed the artists with the opportunity to explore their
individual inspirations, ideas and artistic expressions without limitations. Our exhibition has a wide range of
styles, subjects and techniques which results to a more diverse and eclectic one.
Open themes encourage artists to delve into personal narratives, social issues or experimental concepts that
resonate with them and that kind of freedom is what the group wants to showcase in this exhibition.