Pio Abad’s work mines alternative or repressed historical events, and combines these with selected aesthetic phenomena. He investigates cultural events or personae; and delves into their histories, drawing out associations between them and other moments, incidents or people. Since graduating from the Royal Academy Schools in 2012, Abad’s work has been included in the London Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, and he was a finalist in the Converse/Dazed and Confused Emerging Artist Award in 2012. Recent shows include the Zabludowicz Collection, London, Gasworks, London, Market Gallery, Glasgow and Silverlens Gallery, Manila in 2013.
Courtesy of the Royal Academy of Arts