Loans, Exhibitions and Installations

The Estate encourages research, exhibitions, catalogues and other print or digital media, organized by museums, educational institutions and students about the artistic career of Pacita Abad.

Like Pacita Abad's career, the Estate’s scope is global and preference is shown for creative, intelligent and responsible curatorial projects exhibiting specific aspects of Pacita's work, and/or projects displaying her art to new and broader audiences around the world.

Of particular interest is Pacita's relationship to contemporary art, Philippine and Asian art, Asian-American art and women's art of the last half of the twentieth century.

Recent projects organized by the Estate have included: a 90-painting long-term loan to the Singapore Management University’s School of Economics in Singapore; a 50-painting long-term loan to the World Bank in Washington, DC; and the provision of 53 painting images for the design of four large murals on the walls of the new Center for Translational Medicine in Singapore.

Singapore ArtBridge

Just months before she passed away in Singapore in 2004, Pacita designed and led a team that colorfully painted the Alkaff Bridge, a 180-foot, 230-ton steel span across the Singapore River.

Even though Pacita was undergoing daily radiation treatment for cancer, she undertook this project for free as her gift to the people of Singapore. In subsequent years the Estate has helped maintain the ArtBridge, and it is currently working with the Government of Singapore to have it completely repainted maintaining Pacita’s original design.

Fundacion Pacita Center For The Arts

The Fundacion Pacita Center for the Arts was established by the Estate and Pacita’s brother Florencio "Butch" Abad in 2005 to provide art opportunities to the children and communities living on the islands of Batanes, Philippines.

In recent years, the Center has been directed by Pacita’s artist sister Victoria Abad Kerblat. Over the past nine years, the Center has undertaken a wide range of artistic activities including: art workshops, painting competitions, public art projects, annual art competitions, art scholarships and visiting artist programs. As a result of the Center's work there are now a number of public art projects around the island and a core group of artists, who are now actively selling their work.