Patrick Cruz, By What Signs Will I come to Understand
June 28th - July 21st, 2018
Patrick Cruz (b. 1987, Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino-Canadian artist and organizer working between Toronto, Canada and Manila, Philippines. Cruz studied painting at the University of the Philippines Diliman and received his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and an MFA at the University of Guelph. Driven by folk sentiment, his multi-disciplinary practice is informed by his interest in cultural hybridity, bio-politics, and the paradoxical effects of globalization. Cruz is the founder of the Kamias Triennial in Quezon City, Philippines; an educational week long event that serves as a platform for cross-cultural exchange. In 2015, Cruz won the national title for the 17th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Solo and group exhibitions include, Plug In ICA (Winnipeg, CA), 8eleven (Toronto, CA), Projet Pangee (Montreal, CA), Art informal (Manila, PH), Wil Aballe Art Projects (Vancouver, CA), Centre A (Vancouver, CA), Stride Gallery (Calgary, CA), Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton, CA), Susan Hobbs (Toronto, CA), Or Gallery Berlin (Berlin, DE) & Art Center of Chulangkorn (Bangkok, TH).