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Held every first Sunday of the month at Pineapple Lab - THE REALLY REALLY FREE MARKET (RRFM) is a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. Participants bring unneeded items and food as well as skills and talents such as entertainment, massage, arts and crafts, language lessons, plants, haircuts, yoga, and more. 

Organizer

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GLORIOUS DIAS celebrates our collective past through re-discovered treasures. A concept pop-up shop as part of HollowBlock by Pineapple Lab featuring globally sourced vintage clothing, Filipiñana & locally made good goods. 

OPEN Tuesday thru Sunday. 

12PM-6PM.

Curator

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Pineapple Lab x Hollow Block present THE LIL’ GAY SHOP, Palma’s month long exhibit-slash-retail experiment featuring products made by members of the LGBTQIA+ community! Popping up at the Lab as we continue celebrating all things Queer & dear, this pocket full of sunshine celebrates artists and entrepreneurs from various mediums, ranging from locally made apparel to cheeky stickers & stationary.

Curator

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The Philippine premiere of Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs - a contemporary masterpiece and emotional rollercoaster you won’t soon forget.

With temperatures warming, sea levels rising, and the planet slowly dying, one couple considers the unthinkable — having a baby.

Set Design & Wardrobe

Citation for "Outstanding Set Design" GAWAD BUHAY // Inquirer.net

Pinay Zodiac is an on going series featuring various Artists & Personalities created in collaboration with Hella Pinay and shot on location in Manila, PH. 

Bridging Philippine mythology and Western Astrology, this series re-envisions ancient Filipina goddesses for the modern diaspora.

Art Direction & Styling

  • Photography: Dar San Agustin
  • Horoscopes: Chase Chualong
  • Illustration: Anissa Aguila

"This series matches Filipina goddesses with western zodiac signs for the modern diaspora" // NoliSoli.ph

Fifteen creative hub leaders from the Philippines have been selected to become Creative Innovators Fellows. Eighty-four applicants from three key cities within the Philippines applied to a highly competitive open call launched by British Council, DTI and partners last June 2018. A selection panel composed of artists and creative industry leaders narrowed down the list, based on the creative hub’s potential to scale impact, long-term plans, and narrative, among others.

Participant

"Creative Innovators Programme to provide more opportunities for creative Filipinos thru Fellowship" // Adobo Magazine 

Sa Wakas is a critically acclaimed, homegrown musical based on the songs of one of the country’s most beloved rock bands, Sugarfree. Dubbed by the Inquirer as one of Philippines’ landmark theater productions, Sa Wakas was the first to successfully bring together the world of Pinoy pop rock and theater in one groundbreaking musical.

Assistant Director & Stylist

Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries is the first edited volume of its kind, featuring the works of leading scholars, artists, and activists who reflect on the contributions of queer Filipinos to Canadian culture and society.

Contributor

HollowBlock is a retail incubator dedicated to supporting and nurturing the next generation of contemporary artists who design with Philippine heritage in mind.

This program bridges art with enterprise while challenging consumers to shop beyond the walls of the megamalls. HollowBlock made its debut exhibition as part of Design Week PH with Ottomondi’s Inabel at Pineapple Lab.

Paper Dress Project. 2017. 

VINTA Gallery. 2017.

9 Muses. 2017. 

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Recent.

2018-2019. British Council Philippines. Creative Innovators Programme. Fellowship. Manila.

2018-2019. FCCI. Board of Directors. Manila.

2018. Makati Makisalo. Creative Producer. Makati.

2017-2018. Fringe MNL. Creative Producer. Makati.

2016. Pineapple Lab. Artist in Residence. Makati.

2016. fu-GEN Theatre. Hataw. Company in Residence. Toronto.

2014. HATAW. Founder & Artistic Director. Toronto.

Previous.

Grants.

Talks.

2019. British Embassy. Film Screening of Lupah Sug. Discussion Panelist. Manila.

2019. Recirculation Revolution. Fashion Revolution PH. Panelist. Makati.

2019. Hubs For Good. Southeast Asia Creative Hubs Forum. British Council. Panelist. Malaysia.

2019. Creative Skills Bootcamp. Thames International. Workshop Facilitator. Manila.

2018. Seminar: Social Inclusion and Sustainability in the Creative Economy. Queen Mary University of London. British Council. Presenter. London.

2018. DakilaActiveVista Heroes Hub. Partner. Makati.

2018. Design Week PH. Creative Hubs. Guest Speaker. Manila.

2016. Kularts. Dialogue on Philippine Dance & Culture in the Diaspora. Presenter. San Francisco.

2015. Next Day Better. Level up. Guest Speaker. Toronto.

2015. Shopify. Pop-Up Shop Experts. Panelist. Toronto.

2015. Proudly Pinoy. Toronto Catholic District School Board. Filipino-Canadian Role Models. Guest Speaker. Toronto.

2014. Proudly Pinoy. Toronto Catholic District School Board. Guest Speaker. Toronto.

2012. ANAK. Filipino Ingenuity. Keynote Speaker. Winnipeg.

2011. ANAK. Heritage Conference. Sino Ka?: Our Filipino-Canadian Identity through the Arts. Kapisanan Representative. Winnipeg.

Exhibits.

2017. SECRET ON An interdisciplinary exhibit about the current state of Child Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

DULO x Destiny Rescue gathered artists from different creative fields to work on a collaborative project that aims to raise awareness about an issue that plagues our country, a topic that we are all aware of but do not pay much attention to because we do not realize just how much of a pandemic it is. 

2017. AFTER EVE is a joint exhibit featuring "Kalendaryo" by Jodinand Aguillon & Christine Mangosing, and "Tropical Gothic" by VINTA GALLERY creative director, Caroline Mangosing. AFTER EVE highlights the artistic expressions of Filipino immigrants who remain rooted in their culture and represent contemporary Filipino experiences through their unique lenses and narratives. Pineapple Lab.

2017. NO TEA, NO SHADE, NO SHAME is a LGBTQROYGBIV mixer and Pop-Exhibit featuring a selection of the works featured in TEAM Magazine's latest issue, wherein Pineapple Lab's Andrei Pamintuan and Daniel Darwin featured some of their favorite contemporary visual artists that treat the homoerotic experience. Pineapple Lab.

2015. ANANAS is a fruit loop art show curated by Founder of 416gallery, Jimmy Chiale. 416gallery.

2013. SAVE ME is a group art show at 185 Augusta in Toronto’s Kensington Market to support the preservation of Kensington’s unique culture. Currently several major developments are poised to drastically change the market. Save Me will show case a collection of original artwork made by artists living in or inspired by the neighbourhood with proceeds going towards establishing a trust for the preservation of Kensington Market. 2013.

2012. THE PEARL is a Filipino Cultural showcase featuring local Toronto-based artists at Miracle Thieves. 

press.

Creative Innovators Film Series (Pineapple Lab)

The Creative Innovators Film Series is part of the British Council’s Call for What’s Your Creative Hub Impact Story? It encourages creative hub leaders to share their inspiring stories of impact in the Philippines. Ten local creative hubs will be selected and their hub leaders will be invited to share their impact stories during the Creative Innovators Fellowship Culmination at Areté Ateneo on 9-11 August 2019. // British Council Philippines

CBC: Creating Contemporary Filipino Folk Dance Magic (HATAW Performing Arts)

Filipino-Canadian dance troupe Hataw only formed in 2014, but as co-founders Jodinand Aguillon and Crista Aguinaldo explain, they've gone from strength to strength, appearing at festivals such as Kultura, playing to large crowds and in viral music videos.

HATAW. CBC. 2016.

TEAM Magazine. Issue 8. 2017.

CNN. Fringe MNL. 2017.

ABS-CBN Lifestyle Asks LGBT Personalities: What Makes You (Really) Proud?

In Focus: From Canada To Manila, Fringe Manila's Jodinand Aguillon Takes His Individuality With Him

BLUED x TEAM Mag for #BluedMonday

HATAW Performing Arts brings together professional dancers, singers, musicians, multi-disciplinary artists, and community dancers from Filipino folkdance troupes across North America. 

HATAW interprets traditional Filipino folkdance through the lens of the Filipino-Canadian experience, fusing diverse styles of contemporary dance.

Fringe Manila is an open access, non curated, uncensored arts and community festival that aims to showcase fresh, daring, and groundbreaking material, highlighting the unique point of view of emerging and established artists from the Philippines and all over the world in theater, literature, music, dance, visual art, film, cabaret, performance art, circus and every other artistic genre in between.

Pineapple Lab is a creative arts space and gallery dedicated to finding innovative ways to showcase the works of Filipino art makers, international artists and collaborators. Located in Barangay Poblacion in Makati City, Pineapple Lab situates itself in the heart of one of Metro Manila’s oldest historic districts and center of business and entertainment. 

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