b. 1964, lives and works in Paris, France

Damag is a renown Philiippine-born and Paris-based installation artist noted for using ethnographic symbols of his material culture in the Cordillera region in the Northern Philippines to create contemporary works of art.  His style fuses the wooden idols of the ancient Ifugao rice god, Bul-ul, along with diverse modern industrial materials such as steel, glass and neon lights to address the ways a non-western ethnic culture can navigate around a cultural perspective dominated by the west. He earned his Diplome National d’expression Plastique from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, took up Civilisation Francaise from Facultie de la Sorbonne, Paris, and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of The Philippines. He recently participated in major exhibitions such as the Thessaloniki Biennale in Greece in 2007; in My Home is My Castle, Exposition de Sculpture Contemporaine, Dexia Banque Internationale, Luxembourg in 2006; and had a two-person exhibition Miserable Intentions with Manuel Ocampo in 2005 at Galerie des Grands Bains Douches de la Plaine, Marseille, France.

from Synthetic Reliquaries exhibit 2010. SLab

from Synthetic Reliquaries exhibit 2010. SLab

more pictures of the show here and here

pictures from his Exploding Idols exhibit here

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