• Keb Cerda, Operation Picnic, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 183 cm / 2.5 x 6 ft
  • Keb Cerda, Operation Supply, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 152 cm / 4 x 5 ft
  • Keb Cerda, Operation Tunnel, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 183 cm / 4 x 6 ft
  • Keb Cerda, Mission Spray Can, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 152 cm/ 4 x 5 ft
  • Keb Cerda, Vanity Project, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122 cm / 5 x 4 ft
  • Keb Cerda, Mission Insecurity, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122 cm / 5 x 4 ft
  • Keb Cerda, Wolf, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 152 cm / 5 x 5 ft

Keb Cerda

A graduate of advertising from the Technological University of the Philippines, Keb Cerda (b. 1991) has shown his works in the Philippines, Taiwan, and San Francisco, USA. He first experimented with the appropriation of archival photographs in his paintings to open up commentaries on history, economy, and politics, often with a tone of humour. Taking this trajectory another direction, he began to incorporate new media to the painted image and introduced using technologies such as augmented reality and gaming platforms as integral elements of experiencing his art. Called Omniscope, the mobile application he developed for his art has brought a new level of interactivity to paintings.

Cerda recently won the 2019 Fernando Zobel Prize for Visual Art, Ateneo Art Awards, one of the most important awards in the Philippines.