Ronald Ventura in Mapping the Corporeal lays groundwork for an investigation of the commodification of the human body, paranoia and religious consciousness in modern societies. In his most recent series, the material existence of modern life becomes a terrain that marks the regulation of social life from its interior, following it, interpreting it, absorbing it, and rearticulating it as a situation where the production and reproduction of life itself is at stake. Ventura expresses these ‘tensions’ in the form of sculptures, assemblages and hyperrealist paintings which are created mainly in graphite on canvas.
Ronald Ventura was born in 1973 and studied painting at the Philippines College of Architecture and Fine Arts, University of Santo Tomas, Manila. The exhibition will be presented during the period of the Singapore Biennale 2008.