MFA in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London
BA in Film, University of the Philippines
Courses Taught: Film 133 (Experimental Cinema), Film 156 (Production Design), Film 178 (Queer Cinema), F102 (Philippine Cinema), Film 180 (Film Seminar), Film 197 (Special Projects), F269 (Gender, Identity and Cinema)
Yason Banal is a prolific artist whose conceptual and critical practice traverse forms and disciplines - including photography, moving image, installation, performance, curating and text - exploring associations, frictions and refractions among seemingly divergent systems in the spirit of institutional critique and poetic discourse. He has been invited to residencies at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, AIT in Tokyo, and Center for Contemporary Art in Singapore, as well as selected for visiting lectureships at London Metropolitan University and Tokyo National University of Fine Arts.
He has been exhibited widely including the Tate, Frieze Art Fair, IFA Berlin, Yerba Buena Center, Vargas Museum, Christie's, Singapore Biennale and Shanghai Biennale among other museums, galleries, biennales, fairs and projects. He has curated exhibitions for Osage Art Foundation, Andy Warhol Museum and the Asia Pacific Triennial, while his own video works have been screened at Gertrude Contemporary,.Sharjah Biennale, South London Gallery and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art among others. Recent exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Daegu Art Factory, Arete and currently at the Venice Architecture Biennale.