Josephine Turalba, based in Manila and Boston, is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice incorporates intersecting layers of different media: performance, sculpture, video, sound, photography. Her works explore issues of divide and convergence between the Global North and South, focusing on visceral approaches to the politics of violence and dynamics of infliction, trauma – depicting traces and spaces, where empathy translates into healing.
Her works are in the collections of Yuchengco Museum Manila; Metropolitan Museum of Manila; Omer M. Koc Collection, Istanbul & London; Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York. They have been exhibited at the 2016 London Biennale, European Cultural Center in Venice, Italy (concurrent with the 56th Venice Biennale 2015) Hofburg Innsbruck, Austria 2015; Arter Space, Istanbul, Turkey 2014; VII Tashkent Biennale of Contemporary Art, Uzbekistan, 2013; Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany, 2012; M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2012; KIT Kunst-im-Tunnel Düsseldorf, Germany 2011; The 12th Cairo Biennale, Egypt 2010; and Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2007 and 2009.
She holds an MFA, New Media from Transart Institute NY and Donau Universität Krems Austria; is currently a faculty of the graduate program and has recently served as Dean at the School of Fine Arts and Design at the Philippine Women’s University.