MCAD Commons


MCAD Commons is an exhibition programme of the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila. It is conceptualised as a programmed space that is removed from the main gallery space of the museum.

Conceived as a project to continue the expanding activities of the museum, MCAD Commons brings MCAD’s singular programming to a larger audience that allows for the engagement with creative development, ideas exchange, and support of the artistic process across the areas of research, art practice, and curatorial discourse.

Following the thinking that art responds to its context, the choice of space is developed in-step with the creative formation of the show rather than as a passive, neutral container. The varied formations of the projects will tie in with the publics that sustains the site and the process of art making.


Previous projects:

The Library of Unread Books by Heman Chong and Renee Staal

29 June – 26 August 2017


Upcoming projects:

2018 – TBA