Call for Entries: 2019 Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prizes for Art Criticism

In partnership with Ateneo Art Gallery, KLFI is pleased to announce the initial list of exhibitions to be reviewed by writers interested in submitting entries for the 2019 Ateneo Art Awards-Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism. These exhibitions are:


4 October 2018 to 3 February 2019

Bakas Bagtas Bukas

Anino Shadowplay Collective

Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby)

18 October 2018 to 20 January 2019

Thirteen Artists Awards 2018

Zeus Bascon, Bea Camacho, Cian Dayrit, Janos DelaCruz, Carlo Gabuco, Dina Gadia, Guerrero Habulan, Eisa Jocson, Doktor Karayom, Raffy T. Napay, Archie Oclos, Lynyrd Paras, Shireen Seno. Curated by Ronald Achacoso.

Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery), Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery), Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery), CCP Power House and Pasay side lawn

17 November 2018 to 3 February 2019

CONTINUUM: The Art of Alan Rivera A Reconstruction of Memory

Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery), Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery) and 4th floor Atrium

29 January to 7 April

Nasaan Ka Na, Mara-Bini?

Francisco V. Coching Centennial Exhibition

Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery)

31 January to 3 March

ARTIPAK (Art+Panitikan): An Exhibition of Book Sculptures

Sven Wilbur Lim

Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery)

21 February to 28 April 2019

Unabridged Space

Mary Lyn Dioso

Unabridged Space is a metaphorical space for the consumer to exercise self-arbitration.

Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery)

21 March to 26 May 2019

POSTER/ITY: 50 Years of Art and Culture at the CCP

Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery)

21 February to 28 April 2019



Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery)

16 May to 14 July 2019

THE PROBABILITY – neither yes nor no –

Kanade Yagi

Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery)


15 December 2018 to 1 February 2019

Transpersonal, instructions

International group show in partnership with UP Visiting Professors Program and UP Office of the Chancellor, made possible by Artists International Development Fund from the Arts Council England and The British Council, with support from the Flemish Authorities and Carol Egan Interiors

1F and 3F Galleries

9 February to 7 March 2019

Visualizing Sound

Gerardo Tan in collaboration with Felicidad Prudente, PhD and Sammy Buhle

3F Galleries

26 March to 31 May 2019

Allison Wong David solo show

1F Galleries


10 November 2018 to 2 March 2019

Sa Dagat At Bundok: Wynn-Wynn Ong

Basement Galleries

15 November 2018 to 15 January 2019

Coalesces: Sixty Years of Hau Chiok

Tall Galleries

26 January to 9 March 2019

Gendered Bodies In Southeast Asia

Ground Floor Galleries

29 January to 30 April 2019

Fashion Revolution: The Future of Textiles

Ground Floor Galleries

28 March to 1 June 2019

100 Years Of Deutscher Werkbund

Tall Galleries

23 May to 20 July 2019

Forms and Forces: Structures Of Social Engagement

Galeriya Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas


20 September to 18 November 2018

The Extra Extra Ordinary


27 October 2018 to 3 February 2019

Images of Nation: F. V. Coching, Komiks at Kultura

27 November 2018 to 10 February 2019

Territory: Gus Albor, Works from 1969 – 2018

21 February 2019 to 26 May 2019

Gold in our Veins: Mark Lewis Lim Higgins


8 to 26 November 2018

Bisan Tubig Di Magbalon (Don’t Even Bring Water)

Pagtahud – Lessons from Unsung Luminaries

Conjunctions of Meaning and Place

Civic Center; The Water Tank Museum and Museum Annex

Roxas City, Capiz


  1. Entries should reflect the style of an art criticism article. Entry should be no more than 1000 words.
  2. Visual documentation that complements the article should be submitted with the art critique.
  3. The entry must be written on A4 sized paper. The font should be Arial, Times New Roman, or Book Antiqua, font size 12.
  4. The entries are to be submitted digitally to puritakalawledesmaprize@gmail. com with a cover letter stating that the attached Word and PDF file are being submitted to AAG and KLFI for consideration for the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism.
  5. The body of the email must include the following information: name, email address, mailing address, mobile number, landline and date of visit to the exhibit being reviewed.
  6. Exhibit reviews must be submitted digitally as Word and PDF file attachments with no indication of the identity of the writer on the pages where the article is written.
  7. Only one entry, an unpublished art critique, per participant is allowed.
  8. Submit the Writer’s Profile and Conforme as PDF attachment.
  9. Deadline for submission of entries will be on May 31, 2019, Friday, 5:00 PM.

Copyright of the works of the 6 shortlisted writers (including the winners) shall be held jointly with AAG and KLFI.


  1. Employees, whether full time or contractual, of AAG and KLFI are not allowed to participate.
  2. Must be based in the Philippines.
  3. Bloggers defined as writers of online journals, websites, or whose written work is published in electronic social media may join.
  4. To avoid conflict of interest, the participants must not have a regular column and must not hold an editorial post in any broadsheet or local/international magazine. Regular columnists are not allowed to join but contributors, defined as any person whose written work is published with a byline but not identified as a columnist, may join

The Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism honors the memory of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma, art patron and founder of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP). Ledesma was instrumental in the development of Philippine art of the post war period through the establishment of the AAP and her patronage of both established and emerging artists.

For other inquiries, you may contact any of the following:

Ms. Esty Bagos

Museum Education Officer

Ateneo Art Gallery

[email protected]

426-6488 or 426-6001 loc. 4163

Ms. Clavel Sagao

Administrative Assistant

Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation Inc.

[email protected]

(02) 8341828

To view the file in PDF: Handout – PKL – Digital