Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan
1962 · Philippines
Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan were born in the Philippines in the 1960s and immigrated to Australia in 2006.
In their works they address issues related to displacement, uprooting, change, home memory or difficulty in adapting, translated into visual language in the form of large-scale site-specific installations that they produce in many different parts of the world. These are constructed in collaboration with those who have experienced other situations of estrangement through processes of collecting personal objects -cardboard boxes, clothes, shoes, blankets, tools, etc.- that reflect their experiences and serve as metaphors for the daily lives of their authors and their collaborators.
Their work, but also its development, seek to be tools of communication that express how the process of making art becomes a space of commitment, while at the same time it is a conversation about aesthetics and about those minimal materials that turn into a means of creating meaning.
With galleries in Tokyo, Singapore and New York, they have exhibited and produced installations in museums and biennials in Asia, North America and Oceania -Gwangju Biennial, 2004; Sydney Biennial, 2006; Singapore Biennial 2008; Sharjah Biennial 2013- as well as the Venice Biennial 2003.