Wawi Navarroza is an artist/photographer from Manila, Philippines. She graduated from De La Salle University, Manila and attended continuing education at the International Center of Photography, New York. In 2012, Navarroza completed her scholarship European Master of Fine Art Photography at the Istituto Europeo di Design, Madrid.
She has been shown in various galleries and museums in the Philippines and abroad. To name a few: the National Museum of the Philippines, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Singapore Art Museum, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Hangaram Museum, Korea, National Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, and Fries Museum of Contemporary Art Netherlands. She participated at the Asian Art Biennale in Taiwan, “CUT: New Photography from South East Asia” VWFA, “Emerging Wave” Asian Contemporary Photography, Korea.
Navarroza has received a number of awards such as the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship Grant New York, Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Thirteen Artists Awards, Lumi Photographic Art Awards Helsinki, and was a finalist for the prestigious Sovereign Asian Art Prize and Singapore Museum Signature Art Prize.
She has published two photobooks/artist books : “DOMINION” and “Hunt & Gather, Terraria”. In 2015, she founded THOUSANDFOLD, an artist-run platform and space for contemporary photography and photobooks in Manila which also mounted FOTOSEMANA, the city’s first international micro-festival for auteur photography.
Wawi also sings for a rock band called the Late Isabel.
Her artworks are represented by Silverlens Galleries.