Philippines / MONO8
Issay Rodriguez (b. 1991) received her BFA from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She was a Jose Moreno Foundation scholar and received a bursary to attend the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Rodriguez’s art practice revolves around projects that deal with themes on humanism and ecology. Through research and community engagements enabled by artist residencies and inter-disciplinary collaborations, she is able to work on projects that allow oneself to think about how thoughts, emotions, and values can be explained or expressed through art and technology. Rodriguez uses drawings, cyanotypes, and other formats such as virtual and augmented realities to materialize her long-term research on the life of bees and the exploration of botanical archives. Her works were presented at the 57th Venice Biennial in 2017. Selected artist residencies include Bellas Artes Projects (Bataan, PH), Gasworks (London, UK), and at the Centre Intermondes (La Rochelle, FR).