curatorial collaborator

Curare Art Space is founded by John Alexis B. Balaguer (b. 1991, Manila)


John Alexis Balaguer teaches fine arts at the University of the Philippines - Baguio, and is a curator, critic, and cultural manager. His professional experience and research include the fields of operations, management, audience development, publications, writing, and research in the heritage, museum, gallery, and auction sectors. He was a former curatorial researcher at the Ayala Museum, and the founder of Curare Art Space, a digital space for artistic and curatorial collaboration. He presently contributes art writing and criticism to and Art Asia Pacific magazine. He was awarded the Philippine Heritage Awards (2021), the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Award for Art Criticism (2019), and the Loyola Schools Award for the Arts (2012).