Christina Poblador, born in the Philippines where she received her BFA in Studio Arts in 2009 before becoming one of her country’s first few artists to pursue glass. In 2015, she obtained her MFA in Glass at the Rhode Island School of Design where she was the President’s Scholar for two straight years.
She is an artist and a feminist exploring the art of glass blowing, performance and scent in contemporary art. Her work interprets autochthonous narratives from Philippine history and culture and shapes them into conceptual creations that reflect her love for nature and her unique, cross-cultural personal experience.
Her work has been exhibited extensively in the US , Europe and Asia including The Knockdown Center, New York; The Clio Art Fair, New York; Islip Art Museum, New York; Cemeti Art House, Indonesia; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok; MuseumAtelierhaus Mengerzeile,Berlin; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Fine Art Museum of Hanoi, Vietnam; Lopez Memorial Museum and Library, Manila; Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines; The National Museum of the Filipino People, Manila; The Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
She won the Philippine Artist in Residency Prize of Alliance Française de Manille in 2013 and was a finalist for the Ateneo Art Awards for two years. She has completed residencies at the Wassaic Project, The Hambidge Center MASS MoCa, La Fragua and the Cité International des Arts in Paris. She has completed a mentorship for Immigrant Artists at the New York Foundation of the Arts and has recently exhibited in the Yangon Secretariat Building in Myanmar for a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Goëthe Institut. Currently she is based in Manhattan where she continues to create new and exciting work.