Lyra Abueg Garcellano was born in 1972 in Manila, Philippines, and graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (1994) and from the University of the Philippines with a BFA (2000). She has held numerous solo exhibitions and was an artist in residence for the Cemeti Art Foundation in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, which was made possible through the UNESCO-ASCHBERG Bursaries for Artists in 2002. She has also participated in countless international group exhibitions, including Post-Tsunami Art, Emerging Artists from Southeast Asia (2009, Milan, Italy), Jakarta Biennale XIII (2009, Jakarta), Trauma Interrupted (2007, Cultural Center of the Philippines); Balancing Act (2006, Future Prospects, Quezon City); Flippin’ Out: From Manila to Williamsburgh (2005, Goliath Visual Space, NY); and the 2002 Gwangju Biennale. Garcellano is also an accomplished illustrator of children’s books and is the author of a comic strip in a national daily newspaper in the Philippines.Garcellano’s residency at Location One is supported by the Asian Cultural Council.