Celline Mercado (b. 1997, Philippines) is a visual artist caught in between Manila and Naarm (Melbourne), searching for a soft place to land. As a Filipino woman of Japanese descent, she thematically explores migration, labor, and colonial histories. With emphasis on materiality and repetition, her works take form as prints, soft sculptures, and installations.

Celline was born and raised in Pampanga, Philippines. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art, Double Major in Information Design and Art Management (Minor in Japanese Studies) from the Ateneo de Manila University. She has exhibited works in the Philippines, the United States and Australia, with solo exhibitions at Galleria Duemila and the Pintô Art Museum. Her works are held in private collections in the Philippines and Australia. She is currently completing a Master of Fine Art at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

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