Nona Garcia (b. 1978) is one of the leading artists of her generation within the Philippines. Her works probe into the essence of things, setting up a dichotomy between the transparent and concealed, framed and natural, the sublime and the everyday.
Garcia received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of the Philippines. Based primarily in Baguio, her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries internationally. Her group exhibitions include the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Australia; Far Away but Strangely Familiar, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Slovak Republic; What does it all matter, as long as the wounds fit the arrows?, Cultural Center of the Philippines; Passion and Procession: Art from the Philippines; Art Gallery of NSW, Australia; and 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan. She has been awarded the Grand Prize in the Philip Morris ASEAN Art Award in 2000, and is also a recipient of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Thirteen Artists Award (2003).