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Igorot multi-media artist is 3rd winner of the 2020 Portfolio Art Award

Photo Courtesy || Rocky Cajigan

Cordillera - Igorot Multi-media artist has won the 2020 Agents of Change Portfolio Art Award launched by ambassador and artist Giorgio Guglielmino and Hugo Bunzl in collaboration of Angel Velasco Shaw. 

33-year-old Rocky Cajigan who hails from Bontoc, Mt Province became the 3rd recipient of the 2020 Portfolio Art Award. 

Cajigan, a graduate of Saint Louis University (SLU) is an artist and a writer who built a name for himself in both local art scene with his unique style  using media installation and assemblages to reflect the Philippine Indigenous culture.

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Using his personal experience being a Filipino born in the Cordilleras, Cajigan's art is anchored with his mission to question the Filipino culture and how it gradually changed overtime by colonization. 

"We have to take apart what our culture is, and which part is truly ours and which have been imposed on us by others, Cajigan said in an interview. 

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Several of Cajigan's artwork has been installed in the main entrance of the Queensland Art Gallery to provide glimpse of the Cordilleran Heirloom. 

In 2012, he was nominated New Artist of the Year and in 2016 he was awarded the 2016 Ateneo Art Awards’ Fernando Zobel Prizes for Visual Art for his solo show Museumified, which featured 22 assemblage pieces and sculptures made up of found objects and artifacts from the Cordilleras.



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