Help fly a Filipino artist to Belgium
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Dear kind reader,
This summer, while many of us are planning our trips abroad for much-needed holidays, some of us are figuring out a way to fulfill a dream.
Our friend, Filipino visual artist, Mark Salvatus, has been invited to participate in Cosmopolitan Stranger, Hotel de Inmigrantes, a parallel event of Manifesta 9, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, which opens its doors in Genk, Province of Limburg, Belgium.


One of the ways for Philippine contemporary art to flourish is for its artists to be continually exposed to the developments in the global art scene. It allows them to expand their potential for collaboration and develop their sensitivity and criticality towards current discourse.
This project will also allow Mark to represent the Philippines in an esteemed art event.


However, Mark, a multi-disciplinary artist based in Lucban and Manila, is in need of financial assistance to be able to travel to Belgium from May 31 to June 7, 2012.

Here’s a breakdown of projected costs:
Return Airfare: Php 60,000++
Materials/Production: Php 10,000++
Others: Daily expenses & local travel: Php 10,000

If you would like to help fly Mark to Belgium, please click HERE.
You will be asked to fill out a form where collection arrangements can be made. You will also be asked to confirm your donation via email before your donation will be reflected on the site.
How do I know? I just did!

Mark Salvatus (b. 1980) graduated Cum Laude at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design with a degree in Advertising Arts. His recent exhibitions include 3rd Singapore Biennale; 4th Guangzhou Triennale; Jakarata Biennale XIV 2011; UP Vargas Museum, The Drawing Room and Ateneo Art Gallery.
To know more about his work, go to or
To contact the artist, email

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