Antonio Villalon is a visual artist currently residing and practicing in Vancouver, Canada. He splits his time and practice between Canada and the Philippines. Born and raised in the Philippines, his practice is an attempt to understand his cultural heritage and its place in an ever evolving global culture. He came to Vancouver in pursuit of his BFA in Photography at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Having spent his formative years in an international school before leaving home to attain a BFA, his practice is also an exploration of "the self."
He is currently working on a project about an island in the Philippines, Bohol. The project, which began in 2012, is an attempt at documenting a series of churches which have been devastated by earthquakes. Beyond that, it is a project about self reflection, and finding "light" once more within the walls of the churches.
Watercolour - International School Manila, Philippines, 2009.
Heartistry: Pieces from the Heart - Rockwell Tent, Manila, Philippines, 2011.
The Foundation Show - Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada, 2012.
Beyond The Seas - Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, 2012.
Truth and Reconciliation - Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 2014.
The Feast: One Hour Pop-up Show - Mitchell Press Building Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2014.
In Dialogue - ECUAD Library installation, Vancouver, Canada, 2014
Change - Bar Dolci, Manila, Philippines, 2014
Dialogues - Mitchell Press Building Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2014.
The Belonging Project - Untitled Art Space, Vancouver, Canada, 2015.
The Show - ECUAD Graduate Exhibition, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada, 2016.