Mark Valenzuela’s interdisciplinary practice explores forms of conflict, dominance and resistance. These explorations draw on Valenzuela’s experiences growing up in army base camps in Mindanao, Philippines, and respond to the current socio-political contexts of the spaces he inhabits. Combining ceramics, drawing, painting and video, Valenzuela’s multifaceted installations utilise a vernacular of repetition, mutation, and reconfiguration to interrogate power and stratagems for its disruption. Born in Pagadian City, Philippines, Valenzuela has exhibited widely in his home country, his current residence of Australia, and internationally. In recent years he has exhibited as part of the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres, Australian Ceramics Triennale (2019), OzAsia Festival (2016), and the 3rd Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale at the National Gallery of Indonesia (2014). He was selected to exhibit in the Special Projects section of Art Fair Philippines 2017, for which he received the Karen H. Montinola Grant. He is a recipient of the 2015 Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Award.