Pio Abad, born in 1983 in Manila, Philippines currently lives and works in London.
Solo exhibitions include Some Are Smarter Than Others, Gasworks, London (2014); The Collection of Jane Ryan and William Saunders, Vargas Museum, Manila (2014); Every Tool is a Weapon if you Hold it Right, Silverlens Gallery, Manila (2013); For Anti-Imperialist Solidarity, Peace and Friendship, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2013); Oh! Oh! Oh! (A Universal History of Infamy), PLAZAPLAZA, London (2012); 1986 – 2010, Royal Academy Schools Show, London (2012); Dazzler, Duchy Gallery, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (2012); Here Lies Love, Market Gallery, Glasgow (2008).
Select group exhibitions include Project 06, Contemporary Art Society, London (2014); Bold Sopranos, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong (2014); Pre-pop to Post-human, A Hayward Touring Exhibition, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (2014); A Conspiracy of Detail, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow (2013); Reading Vogue, 68 Square Metres Art Space, Copenhagen (2013); Market Forces: A Friction of Opposites, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong (2013); Dazed and Confused Emerging Artist Awards, London (2012); London Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2012); Alptraum, Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila (2012); Premiums 2011, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011); Bad Igloo Lust, The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2010); Fears That I May Cease To Be, Generator Projects, Dundee (2009); Diaspora Project, curated by Ong Keng Sen, Edinburgh International Festival (2009); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennale of Contemporary Art, A Foundation, Liverpool and Rochelle School, London (2008); Pio Abad/ Allison Gibbs/ John Thomson, Intermedia Gallery, Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2008); The Golden Record, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2008); Autarchy, Studio Warehouse Gallery, Glasgow (2008).