ISOLA TONG

Isola Tong (Pasay City, Libra Fire Rabbit) is an artist, architect and babaylan, interested in queer and trans theories that cut across folk magic and geo-hydro-solar-bio-techno-politics. She is currently investigating the interconnection of the human and nonhuman systems and their entanglement with colonial history and the built environment. Her work spans across a variety of media portraying a divergence from anthropocentrism towards interconnected biologies. She graduated cum laude at the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture. She also studied and worked in Osaka, Japan for four years. She has shown in Korea, Slovenia, Serbia and the United Kingdom. She currently teaches architectural design, theory, and history at the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde School of Design and the Arts in Manila. She is the founder of the Institute of EME (Ecomaterialism and Ecopoetics)