“More than gaining a privileged access to what’s behind the veil, or what it’s like or mean to be a National Artist, I was more interested in the circumstances in which his poetry somehow landed on my lap, like a message in a bottle, or a mysterious note that I am now tasked to decode, as an artist.”
Jed Gregorio (b. 1990) is an artist based in Manila, Philippines. His practice encompasses photography, installation, filmmaking, and performance. Jed’s burgeoning body of work
is informed by discursive engagement with themes of generational angst, loci of masculinity, and traditions in practices of religious faith.
His first solo exhibition, in 2019, “New Frontiers in the Evolution of the Blood of the Immortal Poets,” was staged at the First United Building in Escolta, Manila, in collaboration
with artist-run initiative 98B Collaboratory . The exhibition featured site-specific installations and the short film, “The Documentarist in Miller’s Planet.” He graduated
with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major in Communication, from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2011.
Presently, he is working on the publication of a book of poetry, entitled FRAT, and a second solo exhibition in 2020.