Philippines / MONO8
Veronica Lazo’s (b. 1990) practice is founded on her background as an industrial designer. Her works are commentaries that respond to the contexts of design and its links with excess, luxury, surplus labor, and capitalism. From the intimacy of homeware to the monumentality of the state, Lazo re-appropriates forms and images to highlight the contradictions of present-day situations. Her design practice aims for the relatability and closeness of objects with shared human experiences. Lazo received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, where she also teaches as part of its undergraduate faculty.