Pacita Abad at the 13th Gwangju Biennale

A walk-through of Pacita Abad's ten large paintings exhibited at the 13th Gwangju Biennale

The 13th Gwangju Biennale, 'Minds rising, Spirits Tuning', was co-curated by Natasha Ginwala and Defne Ayas and was held from 1 April to 9 May 2021.


Ten of Pacita's large abstract paintings from her 'Door to Life' and 'Abstract Emotions' series, painted during the 1990s, are part of the Biennale at Gallery 2. They are stitched and embellished extensively with various traditional, ethnic fabric that she collected from her global travels.