• Issue
  • Apr 30, 2024

Mark Salvatus: Chronicles of Displacement

Portrait of MARK SALVATUS. Photo by Elvert Banares. Courtesy of NCCA-PAVB.

Amid the din of everyday life, Filipino interdisciplinary artist Mark Salvatus demands that we attend to the tensions and contradictions within the quotidian and the mundane. Born in 1980 in Lucban, Quezon Province, and raised in a rural town situated on the foothills of Mount Banahaw, Salvatus moved to Manila to study advertising at the University of Santo Tomas. This change in environment has figured significantly in Salvatus’s practice as his time in the capital made him acutely aware of the frenetic tempo of the metropolis.