“The materials I chose were the ones I used as a kid, crayons, glue, tape, colored markers, watercolor, combined
with the process of photocopying to translate my understanding of a book through the “xeroxed” experience. This is the experience of some students who need
to photocopy if they cannot afford to buy one.”

BAYANI GALERA
Bayani is an award-winning artist from Malabon City. He finished his BFA Major in Advertising Arts from the University of the East Caloocan. Bayani lived in several cities
and studied in various schools before settling in Malabon. This nomadic background gave him inspiration for his masterpieces which revolve around chairs, especially his favorite, the school chair. Bayani uses the school chairs to tell stories, for him, they do not only serve their function but as capsules of memory and experience.
He sees himself as an artist and a storyteller.

One of his favorites is his first chair piece, “Sa Aking Pagtatapos.” It earned him the Grand Prize for Sculpture at the 48th Shell National Student Art Competition
in 2015. His also won the grand prize in the FDCP-Cinematheque Centre Manila: Pista ng Pangmalikhaing Pilipino 2017. Currently, Bayani continues to share his passion
and stories with chairs as a full-time artist.