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Baldemor, Marvin

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BIO: Marvin Baldemor

 

Local award winning Filipino/Irish artist has been living in Letterkenny ,Co. Donegal , IRELAND for almost 14 years capturing the local landscapes and historical landmarks based on the method and design principles he learned from his homeland.

 

Baldemor has won several art awards in painting competitions run by The Art Association of the Philippines, Art competitions here in Ireland and in U.K. He was one of the 25th finalist of The Windsor and Newton 2000 Art Competition. In the year 2004-2007, Baldemor was selected in The Northwest Artist Exhibition in the Iontas 17th National Small Works Art Competition. One of Baldemor's works had been selected in The Irish Art Awards 2007 and 2008. He was also selected to exhibit in The Art Project, Autumn Art exhibition 2008 in the Central Bank of Dublin.

 

Only one man artist selected in Ireland to Exhibit in NordArt   International Art Exhibition 2018 and in 2017 and 2009 in the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts (RUA). A Gallery Prize Winner of Derik Hill Easter Open Art Competition 2018 & 2017. Was selected in RUA RED Winter Christmas Open Competition 2017 in Dublin.

 

In 2010, Baldemor was invited by Philippine Ambassador to Ireland H.E. Ariel Y. Abadilla along with two renowned Filipino artist to host the 1st Art Exhibition in The Philippine Embassy in Dublin. His painting were also donated in the Art Collection to Ireland’s largest university, the University College Dublin (UCD) in 2012.

 

Baldemor held the 1st ever Philippine Art Exhibition in Beirut, Lebanon entitled 'A Journey of Colors', from June 07th to 15th 2014, with the help of the Philippine Embassy in Beirut and Philippine Ambassador to Lebanon, H.E. Leah M. Basinang-Ruiz. This would not have been possible without the support from the Lebanese sponsors, credited Lebanon's top private companies, such as Solidere, Lebanon's foremost reconstruction and development company, Bank of Beirut Finance Western Union, a leading financial institution and Beirut Waterfront Developmental SAL, developer-owner of one of the most prominent transformation projects in the country, Zaitunay Bay and Le Yacht Club-Beirut. This historic exhibition marked a hallmark of collaboration in the field of arts and culture between the two countries.

 

Furthermore, some of his recent group art exhibition in 2015 were held in The Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon Co. Clare, Leitrim Sculpture Centre in Manorhamilton and The Hyde Bridge Gallery in Sligo.

 

On June 09th 2016, Baldemor’s latest painting depicting the iconic Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa was exhibited in Grand Ballroon of Phonecia Hotel in Beirut, hosted by Philippine Embassy in Beirut for the 2016 National Day Reception to celebrate the 118th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence Day attended by members of diplomatic and consular corps.

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