• Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, “Floret” knit fold series (baby jumper), 2015, charcoal on paper, set of 9 drawings, 42 x 29.7cm (each)
  • Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, Florets #1 to #9, 2015, knitted baby sweaters, 45.5 x 30.5cm (each)
  • Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, Florets 10, 2015, knitted baby sweaters, 45.5 x 35.5cm
  • Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, Florets 11, 2015, knitted baby sweaters, 45.5 x 35.5cm
  • Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, Florets 12, 2015, knitted baby sweaters, 45.5 x 35.5cm
  • Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, Commonwealth: Project Another Country, 2013, handcrafted using metal tin cans, dimensions variable
  • Filippo Sciascia, Ssenippah, 2015, oil on canvas, mounted on wood, 75 x 100cm

Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan

Philippines-born husband-and-wife artists Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan (b. 1965 and 1962) have been based in Brisbane, Australia since 2006. Their collaborative practice often evolve around the spheres of home and family, exploring the notions of identity and belonging, journey and displacement, sensing presences in absence and accumulating memory. They continue to process these issues through materials and objects that are both abstract and referential, objects that serve as metaphors of everyday human life.

The works of Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan have been exhibited extensively in galleries and institutions worldwide, including the Sharjah Biennale, UAE (2013); Asia Pacific Triennale, Australia (2009); Singapore Biennale (2008); Biennale of Sydney, Australia (2006); Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2004), Venice Biennale, Italy (2003). Their works are included in the major collections such as the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (Australia); Singapore Art Museum; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan); Queensland Art Gallery (Australia); and Lopez Museum Foundation (Philippines).

They continue to reside in Brisbane, Australia with their children.