Eric Peter

Davao City, Philippines, Netherlands

Eric Peter (b. 1989) is an artist living and working between The Hague, The Netherlands and Davao City, The Philippines. He holds a BFA in Interdisciplinary Attitudes from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and is currently pursuing an MFA in Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI).

Having developed a performance-based practice, projects can entail installations, performances, discussions, gatherings, workshops, drawings, text or video works. These projects are often of a collaborative nature. In his investigative and associative excursions, he explores socio-political subjects to question the normative in history making as well as cultural and social norms. The context of other voices, beliefs, processes or narratives within his deeply personal works, gives way to alternative interpretations of reality beyond expectations, biases and stigmas. His long-term project ‘Familiar Strangers: Conversations on the Near Future’ is a series of video chapters in which the artist talks with strangers about the state of the earth to seek more positive means of social transformation. An online platform was created for this project to make it accessible outside of the exhibition space and continue its discourse. ‘Poetry for the Short-Lived’ is his latest project, in which he explores a compassionate revolution through economics in a series of poems. | |