(b. 1949, Manila, the Philippines)
Imelda Cajipe-Endaya’s art and advocacy focus on people’s culture and women empowerment. She has gained recognition in the Asia-Pacific contemporary art world for the distinct Filipino and womanly visual language in her paintings, prints and installation art. She co-founded the feminist artists organization Kababaihan sa Sining at Bagong Sibol na Kamalayan (KASIBULAN). She recently held Pagtutol at Pag-asa, a 50-year retrospective exhibition of her life work at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Her works are in the collection of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Philippine National Art Gallery, National Gallery of Singapore, Metropolitan Museum Manila, Okinawa Prefectural Museum, and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. Among her awards are Ani ng Dangal from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in 2009, Republic of the Philippines CCP Centennial Honors in 1999, Araw ng Maynila Award in 1998, and the CCP Thirteen Artists Award in 1991. She is also an author and independent curator.