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Roberto Chabet
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Roberto Chabet

Roberto Chabet (b. 1937, Manila) is a pioneering Filipino conceptual artist. His works are a result of the process of unravelling fixed notions about art and meaning. His drawings, collages, sculptures and installations, questioning modernity and are highly allegorical. Chabet studied Architecture at the University of Santo Tomas where he graduated in 1961. He was the founding Museum Director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) from 1967-1970 where he initiated the first Thirteen Artists Awards, giving recognition to young artists. He led the 1970s conceptual art group Shop 6 and taught from 1971 to 2002 at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. Since the 1970s, he has also been organizing landmark exhibitions featuring vanguard works by young artists, many of whom are among the most active and innovative artists in Manila today. He is the recipient of the 1972 Republic Cultural Heritage Award, the 1972 Araw ng Maynila Award for the Visual Arts and the 1998 Centennial Honor for the Arts.