Josephine Turalba is an interdisciplinary artist based between Manila and Boston who explores issues of divide and convergence within a volatile geo-political world order. Her works reflect on the politics of violence and dynamics of infliction and trauma, depicting spaces where empathy translates into healing. She negotiates influences from different cultures, taking on an investigative approach to place and time, in relationship to a sense of self. Turalba’s nomadic relation to various forms of media, including performance, installation, experimental video, photography, tapestry, and painting, allows her to explore her obsessions with socio-political narratives, myths and personal histories.
She holds an MFA in New Media from Transart Institute New York (USA) and Donau Universität Krems (Austria). She serves as Dean at the School of Fine Arts and Design at Philippine Women’s University. Fellowship/Grants/Residencies include MIT Future Heritage Lab, Council for Arts MIT, Art Omi International, Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Fondation La Roche–Jacquelin. Her works have been exhibited at ICA Singapore, London Biennale, European Cultural Center (concurrent 56th Venice Biennale), 12th Cairo Biennale, Arter Space Istanbul, VII Tashkent Biennale of Contemporary Art, Malta Contemporary Art Center, Cultural Center Philippines.