Angelo Aurelio is a Baguio born artist whose work ranges from community theater, performance art, visual, conceptual art, and film. He is a Mass Comm graduate of Saint Louis University, and was Awarded Most Outstanding Student Artist of the SLU Center for Culture and the Arts in 2007. His Musical Children’s Theater Play “BAKATA, A story about Children in Payatas” which makes use of the elements of Hip Hop and Rap Battle as a creative escape for life’s everyday challenges won Best Play for Children in the 2015 Aliw Awards. He also won the coveted Best Director accolade at the 2017 Aliw Awards for his play “Anatomy of an Octopus Woman,” with an all female cast of inmates staged inside the Baguio City Female Jail Dormitory. The play also won Best New Concept Production in the same year.
He toured Europe, Turkey, and Asia with a group of Japan based Butoh artists, attending Yoshito Ohno’s Butoh workshop in Yokohama. He also stayed in a dance studio in Istanbul for a series of cultural exchange workshops and contact improvisation.
His first foray into film was “WRITING 30: The Baguio Metanarrative,” a documentary about the 1990 Baguio Earthquake as narrated by 30 noted Baguio-based journalists, personalities, and artists, 30 years in retrospect.
He is now working as a full time farmer while developing a screenplay for a miniseries that tackles migrations of indigenous peoples, assimilation of pidgin languages, Northern Philippine occultism.