October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017

ART enthusiasts of all ages are invited to join the upcoming printmaker’s artist talk and demonstration by the Association of Pinoyprintmakers (A/P), to be held on 21 October, Saturday, from 2-4pm at the CCP’s Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino (MKP) Hall. The talk and demo will be facilitated by A/P president Benjie Torrado Cabrera.

A printmaker specializing in engraving, Benjie Torrado Cabrera trained at the Atelier Contrepoint (formerly Atelier 17) in Paris, France under a study grant. He finished his Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree at the University of Santo Tomas and earned his Master in Fine Arts Degree at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. He has mounted numerous solo exhibitions and has participated in countless group exhibitions in the Philippines and abroad, including the 7th Triennale Mondiale D’estampes Petit Format in France, Busan International Print Art Festival, Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, Arte Oriental-Grabados Chinos y Filipinos in Spain, the 2nd and 3rd Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints in Japan, among others. He has received numerous awards in printmaking such as the Grand Prize in the Philippine Association of Printmakers Open Fine Print Competition in 2001, Finalist in the 1st Lithography Competition in 1998, Best Entry Gold (1978) and Finalist (1987) in the Print Category of the Art Association of the Philippines Annual Open Art Competition.

The Association of Pinoyprintmakers, previously known as the Philippine Association of Printmakers or PAP, was founded in 1969. The association, aware of the many benefits of the art form, addressed the need to further promote it throughout the archipelago. It took on its mission to promote, develop and uplift creative interest in printmaking and establish it as major visual arts medium in the country.  The countless projects and programs that the PAP embarked on later proved to be of significant contribution to Philippine arts and culture.

A/P’s current exhibition in the CCP, entitled Nature-Nurture, may be viewed until  October 29, 2017 at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway).

For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division at (632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632) 832-3702, mobile (0917) 6033809, email, or visit