Josephine Turalba, born in Manila, Philippines is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice incorporates intersecting layers of different media: performance, sculpture, video, sound, photography. She holds an MFA, New Media from Transart Institute NY and Donau Universität Krems Austria, is currently a faculty of the graduate program and recently served as Dean at the School of Fine Arts and Design at the Philippine Women’s University (2012-2015). Her works explore issues of divide and convergence between the Global North and South, focusing on visceral approaches to the politics of violence and dynamics of infliction, trauma – depicting traces and spaces, where empathy translates into healing.
Her works are works are in the collections of the Yuchengco Museum Manila; Metropolitan Museum of Manila; Omer M. Koc Collection, Istanbul & London; Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York. They have been exhibited at the European Cultural Center in Venice, Italy (concurrent with the 56th Venice Biennale 2015) Hofburg Innsbruck, Austria 2015; Arter Space, Istanbul, Turkey 2014; JOGJA International Mini Print Festival 2013, Indonesia; VII Tashkent Biennale of Contemporary Art, Uzbekistan, 2013; 2nd Kathmandu International Arts Festival, Nepal 2013; Santorini Biennale, Greece, 2012; The Pier-2 Art Center, Taiwan 2012; La Cinematheque Française, Paris, France 2012; Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany, 2012; M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2012; KIT Kunst-im-Tunnel Düsseldorf, Germany 2011; The 12th Cairo Biennale, Egypt 2010; Malta Contemporary Art Center, 2009; and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2007 and 2009.
performance, video, politics of violence, trauma, bullets