Carina Samantha Santos


I make stuff up


London & Manila

— MRes Art: Theory & Philosophy, Central Saint Martins


ABOUT
ART
DESIGN
WRITING

Etc.

SELECTED WORK ︎


Editorial design & illustration

CNN Philippines Life
Esquire Philippines
Rogue Magazine


Book design

A Waiting Room Companion

The First Impulse

Cupid’s Rage

Taming People’s Power


Music

Don’t Forget, Clementine

Bones Like Snowflakes

Winter Quay/Summer Blankets

SELECTED LETTERS ︎


“There’s something really funny about our music, because it’s often so heart-on-your-sleeve, a little bit. We know how that can be embarrassing. We’re just not worried about embarrassing ourselves anymore.” ¹ The album is an intimation of loss, self-destruction, and the possibility of redemption. ² It’s a song for when life gets too heavy, and you need a song you can sink into — just for four minutes — so you don’t drown inside yourself. ³ 


Carina Santos
b. 1988, Manila

Artist, writer, designer. Sometimes person.
Currently based in London.




carina@carina-santos.com


CURRENTLY ︎
MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy, Central Saint Martins, London

— Design Intern, Visual Editions
— Contributing Editor, CNN Philippines Life
— Columnist, Young Star, The Philippine Star

Previously
— Art Director, CNN Philippines Life
— Contributing Art Director, Esquire Philippines
— Design Director, The Manila Review
— Part-time Lecturer, Ateneo de Manila University
SOLO EXHIBITS ︎
2018

— a pocket that could hold the universe, Finale

— Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless, West Gallery

2017

— Orbiting the Last Known Surroundings, West Gallery
— Satellites for Minor Planets, Blanc Gallery

2016

— Sometimes I am restless, West Gallery

2015

— a little on purpose, West Gallery

2014

— Where My Body’s Been, Blanc Gallery

2013

— See More Glass, West Gallery

2012

— How Still, How Fast, Blanc Gallery

2011

— Excavations from the End of the World, West Gallery
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS & PROJECTS ︎
2018
— ‘How to survive as an artist in the metropolis’/’Could it be a park bench?’, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London

2017
— Ingress/Egress, Underground Gallery— As Far As Near As Deep And Wid And Tall, Galerie Roberto
— A Collage Show, Underground Gallery — Fresh Cut, New Blood, MO_Space — Per Square Inch, The Drawing Room — Obscurities, two-man show with Isabel Santos, Finale — West Gallery for Art Fair Philippines — Melted City 4, Blanc Gallery

2016
— The Out Sounds from the Way In: Imaginary Album and Music Show, Vinyl on Vinyl — Binding, Blanc Gallery — 12x9, West Gallery for Art Fair Philippines — Objects, Paintings, Sculptures, MO_Space for Art Fair Philippines

2015
— But where do we put it?, West Gallery
— The In Image From the Way Out, Underground Gallery— Dry Rub, Pablo Post Gallery
— Naked Lunch, Altro Mondo
— You Are Here, Vinyl on Vinyl

2014
— Book Ends, Blanc Gallery
— Gathered Narratives, Silverlens Galleries
— West Gallery for Art Fair Philippines

2013

— Tones of Home, Blanc Gallery
— The Mona Lisa Project, Cultural Center of the Philippines with West Gallery
— West Gallery for Art Fair Philippines

2012

— Through the Looking Glass: José Rizal, Manila Contemporary
— Hairy Things, Pablo Gallery
— Lightbombs Contemporary for Art East Island, Hong Kong
— 16x16 for Young Star
— Pulp Fiction, Artinformal

2011

— Munnyfestation, Blanc Gallery

— Dia de los Muertos, Secret Fresh Gallery

2010
— West Gallery for ManilArt

— 12x9, West Gallery
— Collage, West Gallery

2009

— Twelve By Nine, West Gallery
SELECTED CLIENT LIST ︎
Rogue Magazine, Esquire Philippines, L’Officiel Manila, CNN Philippines, Bench, HOODWINK, Ateneo de Manila University Press, Anvil Publishing, Inc., The Philippine Star, Summit Media, Warner Music Philippines

SELECTED PRESS ︎
2016
— Natural Connection, Northern Living Magazine

2015
Location, location, location, GG
Flows Take Shape, YStyle

2014
Artist Carina Santos on Her Window Installation for HOODWINK, NOUS by Homme et Femme
Modern-day Renaissance Woman: Carina Santos, Badass Lady Creatives

2013
It’s More Than Visuals with Lomographer Carina Santos, Lomography Magazine
Mixed media collages by Carina Santos, Lost at E Minor

2012
Bright Young Manila, Chalk Magazine
Creative It List, Preview Magazine


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