ESRC Digital Good Network

Mac Andre Arboleda

Mac Andre Arboleda Portrait


Mac Andre Arboleda is an artist interested in exploring the sickness of the Internet through research and dialogue, art and text, organizing and publishing.

He is the Founding President of the UP Internet Freedom Network, an alliance of students and volunteers advocating for internet freedom, Co-founder and Project Lead of the Artists for Digital Rights Network, an alliance of artist-advocates in the Asia-Pacific region, and member of Magpies Press, an independent collective that publishes zines, conducts workshops, and organizes venues for artist-community exchange.

He has been exhibited in Nomina Nuda (Philippines), Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany), AbZalon Event Factory (Denmark), Ars Electronica (Austria) and the Ghuangzou Academy of Fine Arts (China), among others. His words have appeared in Rappler, ACM Interactions, Ani: 41 (Cultural Center of the Philippines), Bookwatch (National Book Development Board),, Further Reading, and other publications.


Residency Plans

For the residency, Mac Andre Arboleda will build on his ongoing thesis project, composing the idea of a divine image from a critique of the digital image. If to be human is to become extractable information, how can we become the unknowable God? How do we turn screen images into apparitions? The result will be a presentation and performance in Gather.