Pio Abad (b. 1983) grew up in Manila and is now living and working in London. He began his art studies at the University of the Philippines before receiving a BA from Glasgow School of Art and an MA from the Royal Academy Schools, London. He has had solo exhibitions at the Zabludowicz Collection, London; PLAZAPLAZA, London and the Duchy Gallery as part of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. He recently took part in group shows at the Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow; Osage Gallery, Hong Kong; 68 Square Metres, Copenhagen; Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila and Whitechapel Gallery, London.