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).

Pio Abad
Pio Abad
Manila, 1983

Current Exhibitions

18 Mar — 11 Jun
Para Site present the traveling and transforming exhibition “Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs” that runs from March to June, 2017. The show is based on several intertwined lines of tension and narratives...

Past Exhibitions

Recouvrir, ensabler, copier, traduire, restituer

Fondation Kadist
25/02/2017 — 16/04/2017

Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design 06/09/2016 — 04/12/2016

15 Invitations: Int Guerrero: Udlot udlot

Asia Art Archive
14/12/2015 — 13/02/2016

South by Southeast

Osage Hong Kong
08/03/2015 — 03/05/2015

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Manila Country of birth: Philippines Date of birth: 1983