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Carlo Gabuco, PWU School of Fine Arts and Design (1998-2004)

Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Thirteen Artists Awards poster

CCP’s Thirteen Artists 2018 (Left to right): Zeus Bascon, Cian Dayrit, Janos Dela Cruz, Carlo Gabuco, Dina Gadia, Guerrero Habulan, Doktor Karayom, Raffy Napay, Archie Oclos, Shireen Seno, Lynyrd Paras. Not in photo: Bea Camacho and Eisa Jocson

PWU Alumnus named one of CCP’s Thirteen Artists Awards for 2018

Posted: November 13, 2018

Carlo Gabuco
PWU School of Fine Arts and Design (1998-2004)

Photos are stories without words, and Carlo Gabuco’s work exemplifies the truth of that statement. His photos of the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and his documentation of the ongoing Philippine drug war have been featured in National Geographic, Time, BBC, Rappler, Amnesty International, and International Human Rights Watch, and have earned him numerous grants and awards.

In March 2018, Gabuco was named one of the winners of the Thirteen Artists Awards, a prestigious visual arts award program of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, joining the roster of PWU artists who have been previously conferred the same honor. In his award acceptance speech, Gabuco said “...we should be critical; we should question; we should constantly produce work that provokes.” This outlook is evident in all his work, and informs his ability to produce art that is relevant to everyday life.

His latest works are on exhibit at the CCP Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery) until December 23, 2018.


13 ARTISTS AWARDS recipients from PWU alumni & faculty:

  • 1970
    Virgilio Aviado (Dean/Faculty)
    Marciano Galang (Faculty)
    Manuel Rodriguez Jr. (Faculty)

  • 1972
    Justin Nuyda (Faculty)
    Ibarra De La Rosa (Faculty)

  • 1988
    Roberto Feleo (BFA and Faculty)

  • 1990
    Antipas Delotavo (BFA)
    Edgar Talusan Fernandez (BFA)

  • 1992
    Brenda Fajardo (JASMS)
    Lazaro Soriano (Faculty)

  • 1994
    Noel Soler Cuizon

  • 2000
    Karen Ocampo Flores (MAFAD)

  • 2003
    Dennis Gonzales (BFA)

  • 2006
    Lyra Garcellano (JASMS QC)

  • 2009
    Raquel De Loyola (BFA)
    Don Salubayba (MAFAD & Faculty)

  • 2015
    Vermont Coronel Jr. (BFA)
    Mervy Pueblo (Faculty)

  • 2018
    Carlo Gabuco (BFA)



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