Your guide to Art Fair Philippines 2024

Art Fair Philippines 2024 is here and it’s ready to blow your mind!

From public art countdowns to immersive film experiences, this year’s edition promises to be bigger and bolder than ever. Join us as we take you on a journey through the highlights and must-see sections of this art extravaganza! It’s definitely an event you wouldn’t want to miss.

The Venue: The Link, Makati City

art fair ph 2024 - the link
Image credit: Kar Woh Lon via Google Maps

Let’s start with the basics – where all the magic happens! The Link in Makati City is the official venue for Art Fair Philippines 2024, and trust us, it’s the perfect setting for a creative explosion.

Spread across levels four to seven of the car park, this space will be transformed into a visual feast for the senses. Plus, with architectural firm Leandro V. Locsin Partners on board, you know you’re in for a treat.

’10 Days of Art’

art fair ph 2024 - 10 days of art
Image credit: 10 Days of Art via Facebook 

Get ready to kickstart the excitement with 10 Days of Art, a public art takeover in the heart of Makati Central Business District. An event that started on 9th February 2024, this countdown is dedicated to showcasing art displays and complimentary gallery exhibits outside The Link.

If you haven’t already seen them, keep your eyes peeled for installations by Derek Tumala and Isaiah Cacnio – they’re guaranteed to make your Instagram feed pop!

Seven sections of creativity

art fair ph 2024 - annual event
Image credit: Art Fair Philippines via Facebook

This year’s Art Fair Philippines promises to be bigger and more diverse – it’s going to be a whole universe of creativity waiting to be explored.

With seven sections to dive into, you won’t run out of things to explore. From Projects and Residencies to Film, Photo, Digital, Talks, and Incubators, each section offers a unique glimpse into the world of contemporary art.

From photography-based arts from the Photo Section and artworks from featured artists-in-residence to more creative and non-mainstream spaces featured in the Incubators Section, this year’s art fair is set to wow you. Just as a sneak peek, here are some glimpses you’ll see at the fair:

  • Canvas art pieces

Image adapted from: Art Fair Philippines via Facebook

  • Prints and panels

prints and panels
Image adapted from: Art Fair Philippines via Facebook

  • On paper and mixed media

on paper and mixed media
Image adapted from: Art Fair Philippines via Facebook

  • Mixed artworks

mixed artworks
Image adapted from: Art Fair Philippines via Facebook

Art takes center stage in the Projects Section

Step into the Projects section and prepare to be wowed! Dedicated to the fair’s featured artists and special exhibitions, this is where participating artists show some of their latest works and will show you that creativity knows no bounds.

Keep an eye out for artists such as Eugenio Ampudia, Jonathan Ching, and Jigger Cruz– their work is guaranteed to leave you inspired.

Film Section: No showing, just sharing

art fair ph 2024 - film section
Image credit: Art Fair Philippines

Lights, camera, conversation! This year, the Film section takes on a whole new vibe with the No Showing program. Curated by Moira Lang, this “speakeasy” concept encourages guests to share insights and updates on the film industry over drinks.

Who needs screenings when you’ve got lively discussions with luminaries like scriptwriter Ricky Lee and director Erik Matti?

Embrace the future with the Digital Section

art fair ph 2024 - digital section
Image adapted from: Art Fair Philippines, Art Fair Philippines

Welcome to the Digital section, where art meets technology in the most mind-blowing ways. From AI-assisted creations to digital video artworks, this is where the future of art comes to life.

Collaborating with CryptoArtPH and featuring Daata founder David Gryn, this section is a must-visit for anyone curious about the intersection of art and technology.

Talks Section: Where ideas collide

art fair ph 2024 - talks
Image credit: Art Fair Philippines

Last but not least, we have the Talks section – a space for thought-provoking discussions and deep dives into the world of art. Partnering with Ateneo Art Gallery, this section covers everything from art and science to women in modern art.

Plus, don’t miss the demonstration on artwork conservation by the Lopez Museum and Library – it’s both educational and inspiring.

For art lovers and collectors

art fair ph 2024 - for art lovers and collectors
Image credit: Art Fair Philippines

Whether you’re a seasoned art connoisseur looking to add to your collection or simply seeking inspiration, Art Fair Philippines 2024 is the place to be. Art enthusiasts of all ages can immerse themselves in a vibrant celebration of creativity and expression.

With something for everyone, you won’t want to miss this event if you have a passion for the arts.

For tickets, you’re welcome to book them online or purchase them on-site.

For online bookings, remember to bring a valid ID for verification. On the other hand, discounted prices for Makati students and teachers (P300, ~USD) and students, senior citizens, and PWDs (P500, ~USD) are offered on-site only. Make sure to bring valid IDs, too.

Art Fair Philippines 2024 at The Link in Makati

This art fair is more than just an exhibit – it’s a testament to the power of imagination and the boundless possibilities of artistic expression.

With its diverse selection of exhibitors, captivating artworks, and inclusive atmosphere, this event offers something truly special for art enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Admission fee: P750 (~USD13.42) regular | P500 (~USD8.94) students, senior citizens, and PWDs with valid IDs | P300 (~USD5.36) Makati students and teachers with valid IDs
Date: 16th-18th February 2024
Time: 10am-9pm
Address: The Link, Ayala Center, 19 Makati Ave, Makati

Also, check out things to do in Metro Manila for February 2024. For more things to do in the country, visit The Smart Local Philippines.

Cover image adapted from: Art Fair Philippines via Facebook

Drop us your email so you won't miss the latest news.