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Summer Puertollano is a film photographer, writer, and interdisciplinary artist, who moved out of the city to live by the sea. Her practice has always revolved around producing tangible works — using photography, textile, nature, and words, to create images, soft sculptures, and installations — informed by childhood memories and interests, evolved by life experiences.

What seems to be child-like play becomes intentional and full of introspection; often an intersection of abstraction and representation.


She has participated in group exhibitions for contemporary art in the Philippines; installed artworks for a number of music/art festivals; as well as having some works printed in a collective zine. She also writes narrative stories for artists and local brands; and has had some works printed as part of a mural for a public underpass in the business district.


In 2021, she helped kickstart 'Gawa-Gawa' —a creative community space in Siargao Island. Sadly, it was destroyed by a super typhoon at the end of the same year.

With a growing passion for gathering and learning from like-minded/curious beings, she co-created an art collective in San Juan, La Union called ‘Tipon-Tipon' —where workshops, events, and dialogues with creatives and curious minds are held monthly.

Today, she continues to work on personal projects; joining exhibitions, and submitting work for potential group shows, as well as publishing her first poetry book.



Hysterical: Radical Creativity — Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK March 2024 FotomotoPH ’10 Days of Art’ Special Exhibition — Art Fair PH ArtFair/Photo Greenbelt 5, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines February 2024

Honeycomb Manila: Anything For Love — Honeycomb Manila, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines February 2024

ALIMA Wet Market — The Great Northwest, La Union, Philippines 2024
MA'YA We Are Shapeshifters, First United Building, Escolta, Manila 2023
Fotomoto 22: Home — The Orange Project, Art District, Bacolod 2023

Fotomoto 22: Home — BenCab Museum, Baguio 2023

Unfolding (Solo Exhibition) — Eve, Kalye Artisano, El Nido, Palawan 2022

Fotomoto 22: Home — Parola UP Fine Arts Gallery, 2022 

Nikonos The Exhibition — Conil de la Frontera, Spain 2022

Ground Zero — Provenance Gallery, Shangri La, Taguig 2020

Ang Lakbay ng 105 Milyon — Public Art installation Ayala, Makati 2020

Open Studio, Open Wall — ArtFair PH “beyond the link,” Thousandflod, Manila 2016

Showroom/Gallery Show, Mozaic living, Manila 2016

Fete Dela Musique — Art installation for the World Stage, Makati 2015

They Came From A Different Land — {SET} Makati 2015

Pangarap at Alaala — Art installation for Mt. Natib Music Festival, Bataan 2015

Gypsy Lair —  Art installation for Flow Arts Festival, Zambales 2015



Arquetopia Foundation and International Artist Residency — Manifesto / Sponsored Virtual Artist Residency Alumni Program, December 2023 - February 2024

Arquetopia Foundation and International Artist Residency — Puebla, Mexico, September 2023

ISLÓ Siargao — Gen. Luna, Siargao Philippines, May 2023



Saturn Return — Poetry Compilation, Published 2023, Manila

MONO Collective Photo Zine Vol.1, Manila 2016

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