Wawi Navarozza

Wawi Navarroza is an award-winning Filipina contemporary artist known for her works in photography shown in major galleries and cultural institutions internationally. Her works navigate self and surrounding as seen in her self-portraits, landscapes and installations. She is informed by tropicality within the dynamics of post-colonial dialogue, globalization, and the artist as a transnational agent. As a female artist, Southeast Asian and Filipino, her works transmute lived experience to the symbolic using material and studio techniques; creating images that explore the hybridity of identity, photography and place.Navarroza is a recipient of the Philippines’ most important awards such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines 13 Artists Awards and the Ateneo Art Awards. She has also been awarded with the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship Grant (New York), Istituto Europeo di Design Masters Scholarship (Madrid), Lucas Artists Fellowship Award for Visual Arts (San Francisco) and a number of other grants and residencies abroad. In 2023, she was nominated to the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Awards. Her works are in the collection of the Central Bank of the Philippines, Metropolitan Museum of the Philippines, Menarco Vertical Museum, Stora Enso Finland, Ayala Group, and private collectors worldwide.