b.1989 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Visual Artist working between Cainta, Rizal and Quezon City
2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Painting, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines, Quezon City
AWARDS, RESIDENCIES, GRANTS
2023. Residency, ArtFairPH/Residencies x Orange Project, Bacolod, Negros Occidental (upcoming)
2021 Shortlisted, Ateneo Art Awards – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art, Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City
2020 Jurors Choice Award of Merit, Philippine Art Awards, Makati City
2018 Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA
Artist in Residence, Bellas Artes Projects, Bagac, Bataan
2016 Artist in Residence, YOD Gallery AiR Program, Osaka, Japan
2008 Finalist, 41st Shell National Students Art Competition, Makati City
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2023 “God Bless Our Trip," MONO8 Gallery, BLK 113, San Juan City
2022 “Anthem,” Underground Gallery, Makati Square, Makati City
2020 “Empire,” West Gallery, Mary Santos Artcade, Quezon City
2019 “Silent Witnesses (Mga Tahimik na Saksi),” University of the Philippines Vargas Museum, Quezon City
2018 “END,” Underground Gallery, Makati Square, Makati City
2017 “By Sword and Fire,” University of the Philippines Vargas Museum, Quezon City
“Headlines,” Blanc Gallery, Quezon City
2016 “Neyagawa,” Underground Gallery, Makati Square, Makati City
2015. “Common Decay,” West Gallery, Mary Santos Artcade, Quezon City
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Modern and Contemporary Art Festival, Gallery Kogure, Makati City
“Hymns Under the Shade,” Blanc Gallery, Quezon City
“Helping Hands Chapter 3: A Room to Think,” Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo City
“Regeneration,” Art Cube Gallery, OPVI Centre, Makati City
“The November Show.” Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo City
“Neo-Animism: 11 Artists of Southeast Asia,” Root K Contemporary, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
“Alingawngaw,” CANVAS Gallery and Gardens, Quezon City
“Standing Under the Golden Canopy of the Tender Sky,” Galerie Stephanie, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City
“To Ride a Jetski and Plant a Flag,” Project Space Pilipinas, Lucban, Quezon
“A History of Struggle: Philippine Art Remembers 1521,” Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo City
“Chapters of Solitude: Steal from the World and not a Stone,” Galerie Stephanie, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City
“The Shelf Life of Being,” Mono8 Gallery, Casa Tesoro, Manila
“Goodbye to All That,” Mono8 Gallery, Casa Tesoro, Manila
“Self-Portrait: Reflecting on the Role of Art (and Artists),” CANVAS Gallery and Gardens, Quezon City
“Brave New World: A Project by Art Plus Magazine,” Mandaluyong City
“25th Philippine Art Awards,” Yuchengco Museum, Makati City
“Helping Hands Chapter 2: The Empty Chair Project,” Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila
“Souls, Soil, and Sea,” Artinformal, Mandaluyong City
“Living Earth: Contemporary Philippine Art,” Musica Arte e Cultura, Milan, Italy
Art Central, Gallery Kogure, Hong Kong
”Under Construction: Manila Today,” Artvisor, London, United Kingdom
”Tumba-Tumba Children’s Museum of Philippine Art,” University of the Philippines Vargas Museum, Quezon City
”Manila Biennale: OPEN CITY 2018,” Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
”Axis by Praxis,” G13 Gallery, Kelana Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
”Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight),” Underground Gallery, Makati Square, Makati City
”Fortuna Circuit: Our Current Condition,” Tropical Futures Institute, 856 G Gallery, Mandaue City, Cebu
Art Stage Singapore, ”Odyssey,” YOD Gallery, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore
”Are We There Yet?,” CANVAS Gallery and Gardens, Quezon City
”Mild Encounter,” Kapitana Gallery, Balay ni Tana Dicang, Talisay City, Negros Occidental
”2664 KM,” YOD Gallery, Osaka, Japan
”Indwelling,” Blanc Gallery, Quezon City
”Bangkal Paintings,” Underground Gallery, Makati Square, Makati City
Art Taipei, YOD Gallery, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei City, Taiwan
”Order of Objects After Arrival (Systems of Irrigations for the First Lucban Assembly),” Project Space Pilipinas Studio, Lucban, Quezon
”Kapitbahay,” Art Verite’, Shops at Serendra, BGC, Taguig City
”Ease,” Tam-awan Village Gallery, Baguio City
”Anonymous: 100 Contemporary Artists,” J Studio, VFP2 Bldg, Veteran’s Complex, Taguig City
”Volume II: Kasama,” Erehwon Center for the Arts, Old Balara, Quezon City
”Open,” Tam-awan Village Gallery, Baguio City
”Versus,” Art Galileia, Fort Pointe Bldg, BGC, Taguig City
”Dissecting Air,” West Gallery, Mary Santos Artcade, Quezon City
Untitled show, Now Gallery & Consulting, Ecoplaza Bldg, Makati City
”Counting Headlights,” Now Gallery & Consulting, Ecoplaza Bldg, Makati City
”Screens/Decoys,” Department of Foreign Affairs, Pasay City
Alvina, C., (2020). ‘To Grasp the Native’s Point of View’, in The Art & Times of the New Millenium 2000-2020 – Atencio Libunao Art Collection (The Art & Times Series Vol II), Mandaluyong City, Januarius Holdings Inc.
Alampay, D. (2019). Silent Witnesses (Mga Tahimik na Saksi), Quezon City, The Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS).
Nakpil, L., (2017). Nationalism and the Art of Jorge Pineda – Atencio Libunao Art Book II, Makati City, Januarius Holdings Inc.
Nakpil, L., and R. Villegas (2017). HOUSE: A Collection of Paintings of Philippine Houses – Atencio-Libunao Art Book I, Makati City, Atencio-8990 Holdings Inc
Casanova, D. (2023, July 3). Holy Motors: Getting Around Manila. ArtAsiaPacific Issue #134 (Jul/Aug 23).
(Also available online https://artasiapacific.com/issue/holy-motors-getting-around-in-manila)
Patók. (2023, June 30). Novice Magazine Special Issue #12, p.114-117.
Retrieved from https://www.noviceph.com/patok
Pag-iwayan, J. (2023, April 12). Are you for or against the jeepney phaseout?. Manila Bulletin, p. B-8.
(Also available online https://mb.com.ph/2023/4/11/are-you-for-or-against-the-jeepney-phaseout)
Fabella. M. (2022, June 11). Renz Baluyot’s Anthem: A Song for the Adrift. Cartellino.
Steyels, M. (2021, January 20). Human Dilapidation. Neocha.
Retrieved from http://www.neocha.com/magazine/renz-baluyot
Camiling, A. (2019, October 2). This Interactive Exhibit Highlights The Power of Words, Numbers, and Silence. SPOT.ph.
Legaspi-Ramirez, E. (2018, April 15). Manila Biennale. Artlink.
Retrieved from https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4670/manila-biennale/
De Leon, P. (2018, February 12). The ‘Bayan’ In the Biennale: Reconstructing the memory of Intramuros. The Philippine Star.
Uy, H. J. (2017, August 21). Resurrecting the Past. Manila Bulletin, p. D-2.
(Also available online http://lifestyle.mb.com.ph/2017/08/21/artist-at-work-resurrecting-the-past/)
Bautista, G. (2017, August 9). Renz Baluyot’s Exhibit Teaches Us Forgiveness in the Time of War. Spot.ph.
Uy, H. J. (2016, May 30). Reading Between the Lines. Manila Bulletin, Print and online
Retrieved from http://2016.mb.com.ph/2016/05/30/reading-between-the-lines/
The Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS). (2015, February 2). AHON – A Mural Comes to Life at the 2014 UP Lantern Parade [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw1TR1SW7og
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