Kawayan de Guia   
Ligaya de Pilipinas - I scream and Cigarettes, 2014, Mixed media , 152 × 243 × 60 cm

Kawayan de Guia, born 1979 in Baguio, Luzon, Philippines. Lives and works in the Philippines

Kawayan de Guia works across painting, installation and sculpture. His works proffer ironic and sometimes comedic perceptions of sociopolitical issues in contemporary Philippine society and the colonial past, and often make reference to or draw materially from his hometown. His deep interest in the heritage and indigenous culture of the Cordilleras can be traced to his family, which has been a longstanding advocate for the arts and cultural scene in Baguio.