Nic Aca (Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines): Summer Heat

  • 5 May 2023 9 am UTC
  • dur 3 min

The performance is about the country, Philippines transitioning from cold and rainy weather to the warm and dry season, the temperature increases again, and so do risks tied to hot and sunny days—such as its impact on people’s health and the economy.

Nicolas “Nic” Aca, Jr. is a visionary performance artist based in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He received his Bachelor’s degree of Architecture at Cagayan de Oro College in 1995. Presently, he’s a resident artist and gallery curator of the Museum of Three Cultures in Capitol University and the newly appointed chairperson of the Cagayan de Oro City Cultural and Historical Commission. He is a prolific mixed media artist participating in group shows across the country and abroad. Nic was part of the “Siete Pesos Team” for Singapore Biennale 2013. As one of the Top Ten Mindanao artists of the Philippine Art Awards 2009 and a finalist for Philippine Art Awards 2019, he believes that the pursuit and production of true and good art require honesty of intention more than a truthfulness of perspective.