Christina Poblador

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Christina Poblador, somtimes known as "Goldie", was born in the Philippines and received her MFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is an artist, a scientist, a feminist, and an alchemist. Her work channels narratives from the Philippine culture and is inspired by nature and personal history. Goldie works with the medium of glass yet it is the culmination of performance and multi-sensory
experiences. This work brings a new awareness to what is and what can be the possibilities of femininity, memory, and sensuality.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence
Master of Fine Arts, Glass —2015

University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Arts —2009

Workshops Flameworking workshop with Lucio Bubacc, Murano, Italy
Sculptural Flame working with Emilio Santini, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York
Free Geometry Glass Sculpting Workshop taught by Gyorgy Gaspar, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle
Transflamations Glass Sculpting Workshop taught by Kathleen Elliot, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle
Sculpting Workshop taught by Kathleen Elliot, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle
Art, Industry and Science Glass Sculpting Workshop taught by Sally Prasch, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle
Intermediate Glassblowing Workshop taught by Livio Serena, Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti, Murano,Italy
¬F¬lameworking and Bead Making Course taught by Elena Rosso, Murano, Italy



SOLO EXHIBITION, Philippine Consulate Gallery, 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Chosen as the representative of the Philippines in the 2015 Jakarta Biennale

Part of South East Asian travelling exhibition “Concept, Context and Contestation” – Museum of Fine Arts Hanoi, Vietnam and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila


“RISD Master Thesis Annual Exhibition”, group exhibition, RI Convention Center, Providence Rhode Island, USA

“Ambient Scentscapes: Composition No. 2”, self organized performance, The Wurks, Rhode Island, USA

“Optical Bloptical Noses Cosmosis”, group exhibition, Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

“Pale Firework”, group exhibition, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI, USA


“Commerce”, group exhibition, Proteus Gowanus, Brookyln, New York, USA

“May Puno sa Dibdib ng Kamatayan”, commissioned installation for Sensorium 360, group exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Root, group exhibition, La Fragua artist residency, Cordoba, Spain

Die Liebe Meines Lebens / The Love of your Life, group Exhibtion, Atelierhaus Mengerzeile , Berlin, Germany

More Beautiful for Having Been Broken , group exhibition, List Gallery located in Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Culture, Context and Contestation , as part of the ASEAN Art and Culture Festival, group exhibition, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Mondes Parallèles, group exhibition, Église st Merri, Paris, France

Baguette That, group exhibition, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Grounded, group exhibition, Lopez Memorial Museum and Library, Manila, Philippines

Riverscapes In Flux, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines

2012 Riverscapes In Flux, travelling exhibition, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar,
Indonesia, Philippines

Sneak Peak, Ateneo Art Gallery, Manila, Philippines

2011 The Ghost in the Machine, Liongoren Gallery, Manila, Philippines (solo)

2010 The Within, Picasso Boutique Hotels and Residences ,Manila, Philippines

Smoke Screen, Tin-Aw Art Gallery, Manila,Philippines

Collections, Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, Mindoro, Philippines


Ang Halimuyak ng Ma-I ,Thrice Upon A Time : A Century of Story in the Art of the Philippines, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Sungduan-5 Current: Daloy ng Karunungan, The National Museum of the Filipino People, Manila, Philippines

Daloy ng Dunong, The Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila,Philippines

The Next Wave, Ateneo Art Gallery, Manila, Philippines

Atat, Tin-Aw Art Gallery, Manila, Philippines