Quarto 1: Patrick Cruz & Laiwan


Patrick Cruz & Laiwan
Toward the boundless (fruit of the conqueror)

Offset lithograph on acid-free vellum
35.56 cm x 45.72 cm (unfolded)
Numbered edition of 100

Please note the edition comes unframed. Order a framed Quarto Series edition here until December 16, 2022.


In Toward the boundless (fruit of the conqueror), collaborators Patrick Cruz and Laiwan explore artistic strategies for working against formal, procedural, and colonial structures. The resulting work pairs Cruz’s maximalist resistance of an unwieldy apparition with Laiwan’s minimalist looping text that echoes the painting’s desires, hollows, and erasures.


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.

Laiwan is a cultural activist, artist, writer, and educator with a practice based in poetics and philosophy. Born in Zimbabwe of Chinese parents, her family immigrated to Canada in 1977 to leave the war in Rhodesia. Based on the unceded territories of the xwmə0kwəyəm, Skwxwú7mesh, and səlílwəta?l peoples, her collection TENDER: selected poems (2020) is published by Talonbooks. Her exhibition Traces, Erasures, Resists at the Belkin Gallery at UBC ran from January 7 to April 10, 2022.