What is VIVA ExCon 2016?

The Visayas Islands Visual Arts Exhibit and Conference (VIVA ExCon) which is the only art biennale in the Philippines, began in 1990. Like in the previous years, VIVA ExCon 2016 aspires to gather as many artists from the Visayas regions and welcomes guest artists from various parts of the country and the world. Designed as exhibit and conference, this four day event will include exhibits in different venues showcasing the works of artists all over Visayas, and conferences that will be facilitated by experts in different creative forms coming from all over the world.

Where are the venues?

VIVA ExCon Iloilo 2016 will put on four exhibitions in different venues: the UPV Art Gallery for Garbo Sa Bisaya Awardees Exhibit, Museo Iloilo for the Romeo Tabuena Tribute Exhibition and, the UP Visayas Auditorium for Turns in Form (Curated Contemporary Art from the Visayas) and the Visayas Art Fair. Casa Real will be used for lectures on contemporary art practices, artist talks and, workshops.

When is the VIVA ExCon 2016 held?

VIVA ExCon 2016 will be held on 17-21 November 2016.

Who organizes VIVA ExCon 2016?

VIVA ExCon 2016 is funded by National Commission on Culture and the Art; organized by VIVA ExCon Organization Iloilo and Iloilo Visual Arts Collective; and counter-funded by VIVA ExCon Organization Iloilo with the help of Iloilo Provincial Government and other government agencies, artists and friends.

How can I participate in VIVA ExCon 2016?

There are various ways to participate in VIVA ExCon 2016:


If you want to attend the conferences:

1.) Fill out the form by clicking this link http://goo.gl/forms/b8ZlYNCtXJ
2.) Visit Casa Real Gallery and sign up with VIVA ExCon Secretariat
3.) Email : [email protected]
4.) Contact 09173191134, 09998821667


VIVA ExCon Organization Iloilo is in need of volunteers to help out with documentation of events, preparation of accommodations and transportation, ushering delegates, speakers and other participants. If you have the passion for art and volunteerism fill out the volunteer sign up form by clicking this link http://goo.gl/forms/9y6ddkr7nh.


While VIVA ExCon Organization Iloilo has received some funding, the amount is not sufficient to cover every aspect of the project. Since its inception, the biennale has been largely artist-supported. Sponsorships in cash and kind are welcome. Contact the secretariat at 09173191134, 09998821667.