Michael Vincent Manalo is a self-taught photographer, photo-manipulator and musician, born in Manila, Philippines in 1986. He graduated with a BSc in Nursing from the Southeast Asian College but his creative desires proved stronger. His work is inspired by the imagined memories of nostalgic and dreamlike environments; his works documents their decline into post-apocalyptic, nightmarish creations. Manalo has exhibited in several countries such as Australia, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, South Korea, Taiwan, UK and USA. He has won the 2010 1st prize in the Digital Art Category at the Art Museum of Chianciano Terme, Italy and 2011 Best Photography Illustration from The 2015 Redmond Digital Arts Festival in Washington, USA, 2nd place in the Secret Art Prize from the Curious Duke Gallery in London and was nominated for the APBF Signature Art Prize of 2014 from the Singapore Art Museum. He was also named as one of 2014 Asia’s Top Ten Most Inspiring Visual Artists in Asia by the Top 10 Publications in Malaysia. Michael lives and works in Taichung, Taiwan.
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