My name is Reginald Balanga. I’m a Filipino-born Canadian interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto. My work in sculpture, installation, drawing, and photography engages with themes of fragmented memories, migratory grief, and fractured belonging. I use found objects, abstract forms and vibrant afterimages to create unexpected encounters, immersive spaces, and site-specific installations that remember, celebrate and navigate movements, transitions and states in-between.

Email: reginaldbalanga@gmail.com
Instagram: regie.xyz

EDUCATION

2024 Bachelor in Design in Illustration - OCAD University
Minor in Art History, Minor in Drawing & Painting

RESIDENCIES

2024 Preservation and Perseverance: Cultural Heritage & Contemporary Practice (OCAD U x International Sustainable Development Studies Institute) – Chiang Mai, Thailand

2023 Intensive Cultural Immersion (OCAD U x Universidad de Monterrey x Museo Textil de Oaxaca) – Oaxaca, Mexico

2010 Magnum Photos Workshop (Magnum Photos x Toronto Metropolitan University x CONTACT Photography Festival) – Toronto, ON

EXHIBITIONS

2024 Collage, John B. Aird Gallery – Toronto, ON
2024 Chat GP Tea, Ignite Gallery – Toronto, ON
2023 Pentimento, Ada Slaight Gallery – Toronto, ON
2023 Global Designs and ARTchives Volume 1, Ada Slaight Gallery – Toronto
2023 Thesis Screening and Audio Exhibition, The Great Hall – OCAD University
2023 for there is nothing lost than may be found if sought – OCAD University
2021 Major Works: Illustrative Painting Virtual Exhibition – Online
2020 The Thoughts are Alive: Works of Body, Story – Online
2015 Don River Winter, Toronto Public Library – Toronto, ON
2010 Magnum Photos Workshop, Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS 

2024 Joubin Selig Bursary
2023 Global Skills Opportunity Travel Grant
2021 Mabel Woods & June Kostoff Bursary
2020 Binet Woodbridge Bursary
2019 Dalglish Family Foundation Bursary

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

2024 Collage 2024, John B. Aird Gallery
2020 Creative Quarterly Magazine 60
2018 3x3 Magazine No. 16
2015 The Don, Frozen in Time, Torontoist
2010 Magnum Photos Photobook

AWARDS

2021 Communication Arts 62 - Portrait of Mirei Shigemori - Shortlisted
2020 Creative Quarterly 60 - Winner
2020 Communication Arts 61 - A Slice of Happiness - Shortlisted
2018 3x3 Magazine No. 16  - Honourable Mention x2
2018 Creative Quarterly 53 - Runner Up


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