Sunday, September 13, 2015

Art in the City

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Nikki's guide to the art around her home turf, Bonifacio Global City.

In a world where everything and everyone seems to run life like a marathon, I like to slow down and marinate in my time. As a business student, the best are always the quickest, easiest, and most efficient; but I find it to be a grand waste of opportunity to discover, since we were built to look harder and longer than any other animal. According to Robert Greene, that’s why our eyes are placed in the front of our skulls, rather than our sides.

Whenever I go out to explore my neighborhood (Bonifacio Global City), I always find something new, despite having lived here for nearly 12 years. Buildings seem to grow like magnificent glass and concrete trees from the ground, covering what was once a dusty area into the latest lifestyle district.

I walk around for hours, revisiting places or exploring newly opened areas. In recent years, I’ve found various works of art springing up around the city. I would always stop in awe, wondering why no one else seemed to be noticing or appreciating them. I wanted to pull the nearest person to me and say “Look at it!!! Isn’t it fantastic??”

Here, I’ve provided a list of most of the art I’ve encountered in BGC with their addresses, so if anyone’s interested in taking a look you can either try and find them all yourself with the maps we've attached here or book me on the weekends!! (Kidding. ½.)

The Future is Bright by Unknown Artist | 32nd street flyover

Andres Bonifacio by Doppel | C1 (facing C2), Bonifacio High Street, 5th Ave. 

Geometry by Kristin Farr | Bonifacio Technology Centre, 32nd street cor. 31st street

Girl on the Phone by Faile | One Global Place, 5th Ave.

 Mother Nature: 4 Seasons by Dee Jae Pa’este | Behind C1, Bonifacio High Street, 28th Ave.

Pop Art by AKA Coreleone | C1 (facing the Fort Strip), Bonifacio High Street, 28th Ave.

“A tiger does not lose sleep over the opinion of sheep” by Rizza De Claro  | Rizal drive cor. 30th street

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil by Archie Geotina | Behind C3, Bonifacio High Street, 30th street

Woman and Cat by Mike Stilkey | 1st floor, Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, 11th Ave.

Kabataan, pag-asa ng bayan (top) and Tarsier by Herakut | Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, 11th Ave.

“Opening windows of Imagination for children who find certain doors permanently shut” by Kaid Ashton and Rem San Pedro | 30th cor. 5th Ave.

Sweet Dreams in BGC by The Mighty BhutensC3, Bonifacio High Street, 7th Ave.

Kid and Tiger by Nate Frizzell | Back entrance of Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, Lane O

Spaceman by Cyrcle | Icon Plaza, 26th street

Girl and the Golden Moon by Drew Merritt | The Globe Tower, 32nd street

 Andro in Chaos by Anjo Bolarda | B4, Bonifacio High Street, Lane P

Psychedelic Deer by Egg Fiasco | B7, Bonifacio High Street, Lane P

In case you don't have as much time to visit all of the places we listed, here's a more compact map of the art in two places in the BGC: Bonifacio High Street (BHS) and The Strip.

Disclaimer: I acknowledge that this list does not feature art installations in BGC. Not all of the titles were visible at the sites of the art pieces, so if I have made any mistakes, do let us know in the comments below!

Article and photos by Nikki
Maps by Mika

Nikki is a girl that sometimes feels like a boy, and is also an all-around art enthusiast and a linguist that likes the mysterious sounds words make. She likes wearing round spectacles of any sort, playing with her makeup when she’s bored, and envisioning outfits for various kinds of occasions. She has a style diary here and maintains a twitter that experiences extreme lows and highs of activity. 

An avid dreamer, Mika is a fairly eccentric girl with a penchant for the poignant, who spends her days either contemplating the infinite wonders of the great beyond or what to eat for dinner. A professional shower-singer, she lives in the world of her headphones and watercolor, all while her heart does the foxtrot among the stars. If she were a fruit, she would most probably be a banana.


  1. Sounds like a fun way to incorporate in my run at BGC as I explore the city. Do you know if they are still up or is just for a limited time period for an art festival or something? Thank you for this.

    1. Hi Mark! Most of the artworks are painted directly onto the buildings, so we don't think they'll be taken down any time soon. Have fun exploring!