One Escape at a Time 하루하루 탈출한다
8 Sept—21 Nov 2021

Eisa Jocson

Eisa Jocson is a contemporary choreographer and visual artist based in Manila. Jocson focuses on the body in dance to investigate its representation through the prisms of gender and identity, as well as the service and entertainment industries. Her work often emphasizes particular aspects of body politics, such as labor, social mobility, or the dynamics of seduction, refracted through the socioeconomic context of the Philippines. She has taken part in numerous performing arts festivals around the world, including the Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Zürich (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017); Tanz im August, Berlin (2013, 2015); the Asia Triennial of Performing Arts (2017); and Dance Platform Germany 2018. In 2014 she held a solo exhibition, Philippine Macho Academy, at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, University of the Philippines, Manila. She has participated in international exhibitions including RAM HIGHLIGHT 2018: Is It My Body? at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2018); Leaving the Echo Chamber, Sharjah Biennial 14 (2019); and My Body Holds Its Shape at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2020). In 2018, Jocson was one of the recipients of the 13 Artists Award given by the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and in 2019 she received the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award.

Macho Dancer, 2013, performance. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Giannina Ottiker.

Happyland Part I: Princess, 2017, performance. Courtesy of the artist and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt. Photo: Jörg Baumann.

The Filipino Super-KTV-Woman Band: Super Woman KTV, 2019, performance. Courtesy of the artist and Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai.