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Tin-Aw Gallery: Turbulent Waters

  • Tin-Aw Gallery Upper Ground Floor of Somerset Olympia Bldg. Makati Avenue cor. Sto. Tomas St. Makati City Philippines (map)

Turbulent Waters

Nathalie Dagmang

Turbulent Waters is artist Nathalie Dagmang’s recent solo exhibition at Tin-aw Art Gallery. She documents and explores changes in Barangay Tumana Marikina City, where previously agricultural land has been transformed into residential and commercial development over the years. Through photographs and videos, she records changes in topography, specifically the shifting boundaries between river and land, and people’s relationships to both. Floodwaters have submerged low lying areas but residents continue to redefine their life ways, resiliently thriving alongside the unpredictable waters of the Tumana River.

Nathalie’s primary research on the community in Barangay Tumana began with her thesis “Dito sa may Ilog ng Tumana” (Here by the Tumana River) installation. It was awarded the Fernando Zobel Prize for Visual Arts by the Ateneo Art Awards in 2016. The award included residencies in Liverpool and Singapore.

Nathalie Dagmang graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. Her works employ ethnographic practices such as participative observation, interviews, and research. She has been exhibiting works since 2012 in various galleries and community spaces in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.