b. 1953, Roxas City, Philippines | lives and works in Manila
Norberto Roldan’s work offers a commentary on the social, political, and cultural conditions of the Philippines via assemblages of object, text, and image. Roldan’s F-16 (2012), acquired for the Guggenheim’s collection, draws a relationship between the colonization of the Philippines and events on today’s global stage. In 1986, he founded Black Artists in Asia, a Philippines-based group focused on socially and politically progressive practice. He is also the cofounder of the Manila gallery Green Papaya Art Projects. Roldan has had solo exhibitions at Now Gallery, Manila (2011 and 2012); and Vulcan Artbox, Waterford, Ireland (2012). He was also a finalist for the Philip Morris Philippines Art Award, Manila, in 1996, 1997, and 1999. In 1998, he was selected as Juror’s Choice for the same award, as well for the Art Association of the Philippines Annual Art Competition.
Norberto Roldan’s Painting in Guggenheim Touring Exhibit Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sept. 16, 2013 Norberto Roldan will be the only Filipino artist to be featured with a work from the Guggenheim Museum collection when the traveling exhibit, “No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia,” opens in Hong Kong next month. More
Patricia Cariño Interviews Norberto ‘Peewee’ Roldan Planting Rice, April 3, 2013 Norberto “Peewee” Roldan is an artist and cultural activist from the Philippines and the co-founder and current director of Green Papaya Art Projects, an independent art initiative based in Manila. More
Peewee Roldan Collects New Histories Snippets From The Manila Art Scene, April 27, 2011 In her essay, The Hint of Transition, curator Joselina Cruz writes “Norberto Roldan is first, and foremost, a collector. A collector of objects and paraphernalia, of images and imagery, of symbols and text.” More
Research Log: Green Papaya Art Project: Plan B Diaaalogue (Asia Art Archive), March 2010 Founded by artists Norberto Roldan and Donna Miranda in 2000, Green Papaya was first located in a condominium building in a quiet village near the University of the Philippines (UP) in Quezon City. More