Patrick Cruz

PATRICK CRUZ is an artist, organizer, and educator born in Quezon City, Philippines. Cruz studied painting at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Guelph, a certificate in Pochinko clowning, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Cruz is a co-founding member of Kamias Special Projects (KSP), a curatorial collective that hosts the Kamias Triennial in his hometown of Quezon City. Cruz’s practice is informed by the intersections of folk spirituality, diasporic aesthetics, cultural hybridity, and the project of decolonization. Cruz has presented work across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He is the recipient of the 2021 Thirteen Artist Award from the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the 17th RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Cruz is currently an Assistant Professor at the department of Arts, Culture, and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

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