Jong Pairez


Jong Pairez (b. 1978) is an artist, photographer, and an aspiring filmmaker working in New Media Art. He is interested in understanding topics on Migration, Displacement, Geography and Cross-cultural boundaries. His works uses digital and analog technologies that deals with logic and irrationality of space. Pairez has produced short digital video documentaries and 8mm film productions that tries to simulate the environment where sound and images is crucial in re-creating imposed Geographies. His works were mainly produced between Tokyo and Manila. In May 2008, he was awarded a scholarship grant by EngageMedia for its week long workshop on FOSS Software Development and Online video distribution, the workshop was held in Indonesia under the tutelage “Transmission Asia Pacific”. Pairez is currently working on a new 8mm film production that aims to combine analog images with separate digitized sound made out of computer errors and electronic glitches.

Current Activities:

Facilitator, “Computer Literacy Training Modules”, Center for Womens Studies, University of the Philippines, Diliman, February 18-20, 2009

Workshop Facilitator, “eSkwela Module Guide and Development Review”, Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), Department of Education Philippines, Balanga, Bataan, February 17, 2009

Resource Speaker, “Zines: From Print to Screen”, Ang Unang Yapak Sa Mundo ng Pelikula (Three Day Seminar Workshop), Marinduque State College, February 13, 2009

Lecturer, “Postalbox Posties”, Neo-urban Plan, W.O.P. Lecture Series (Mark Salvatus residency), Green Papaya Art Projects, Kamuning, Quezon City, January 2009

Participant, “Non-Linear Video Editing Workshop”, University of the Philippines Film Institute, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, November-December 2008

Paper, “Introduction to Micro Radio”, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman, September 2008

Participant, “Transmission Asia Pacific 2008”, EngageMedia FOSS Camp, Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia, May 2008

Professional Experience:

2006-present Full time Artist, Freelance Photographer, Filmmaker

2005-2006 Art Teacher, Komazawa Park International School, Tokyo, Japan

2002-2004 Assistant Librarian, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines

2002-2003 Gallery Staff, Surrounded By Water Artist-run Space, Cubao, Philippines

1998-2000 Graphic Artist Photographer, Tambuli Workers Journal, Diliman, QC

Solo Exhibitions:

“Test Films” Shiroto-no-Ran No.12, Koenji, Tokyo, Japan, April 2008

"Displacement Series" Irregular Rhythm Asylum, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, November-December 2007

Selected Group Exhibitions:

1.“.Rhizomes” Bookay-ukay Bookstore, 55 Maginhawa St., Teachers Village , Diliman, Quezon City, October 2008

2.“Disconnected Joints” Poetry In The Kitchen Artspace, Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, March-April 2008

3.“Seppuku2: All Power to the Imagination” IRA Record and Bookshop, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, March-April 2006

4.“Dogshow 2003” Surrounded By Water Artist-run Space, Cubao, Philippines,
January-February 2003

5.“Seven Eleven” Jorge Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC,
May-June 2002

6.“Digital Media Festival 2002” Faculty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines, September-October 2002


2008 – Test Film On Void Center (Color 8mm film) 3min
Director, Camerawork, Editing

2008- Test Film On Pyschogeography (Color 8mm film) 3min
Director, Camerawork, Editing

2008- Test Film On Profiling (Color 8mm film) 3min
Director, Camerawork, Editing

2008- Test Film On Multitude (Color 8mm film) 3min
Director, Camerawork, Editing

2004- Manila Critical Mass: 6th Tour of the Fireflies (Digital Video) 6:45min
Director, Camerawork

2004- Pusta (Digital Video) 8:30min
Director, Camerawork


“Oninari Strike” EP 2006

“Tokyo Sundown” EP 2005


Intermediate Web Design (2009) Temple University Japan Campus, Tokyo, Japan

Certificate in Fine Arts, Major in Painting (2004) University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, Diliman, QC, Philippines

Units Earned in Advertisement (1997-1999) Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines

Units Earned in B.S. Architecture (1995-1997) Leyte Institute of Technology, Tacloban, Philippines