Jose Santos P. Ardivilla

Field of Study / Research: PhD Fine Arts

Program: Fulbright - CHED Scholarship Program


Philippine Affiliation: University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

U.S. Affiliation: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Educational & Professional Background
Jose Santos P. Ardivilla is an Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Fine Arts, where he also finished his undergraduate degree earning a cum laude honor. he has worked as a political cartoonist for various publication since 1999. He contributes the Fringe Benefits Cafe comic strips to Philippine Star as Sic N Tyrd since 2002. He has earned an MA Art Studies major in Art History from the UP College of Arts and Letters. His MA thesis investigated how Lipang Kalabaw, a satirical magazine, published in 1903 was an implimentnof the local intelligentsia elite to seek collaborative colonialism with Americans subjecting the Filipinos.

He taught Humanities, Philippine Arts, and Organization Communication subjects at UP Manila. He taught Masters in Arts Fine Arts subjects at the Philippine Women’s University. He handled World History and Cultural Anthropology subjects at Enderun Colleges.
He has been invited to read papers in numerous conferences in the Philippines and abroad. He has presented his papers with topics in Visual Culture, Queer Studies, Popular Culture, Art History, Digital Culture, Visual Methodologies, and Human Rights.
He has been published in (1) Perspectives 2018, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Stiftung Publication with the work “The Curious Case of Vox Populi 2.0: ASEAN’s Complicated Romance with Social Media,” and (2) his essay “Marcosian Memes and the Manipulation of Memory” was included in “Remembering/Rethinking EDSA” which won The 2017 Philippine National Book Award for Best Anthology in English.
He has exhibited in Indonesia and in New York. His prints have been exhibited numerous times at the Cultural Center of the Philippines as well at the Bulwagan ng Dangal’s Atelyer Gallery of the Univeristy of the Philippines Diliman.