Silvino Dulnuan was raised in Baguio but his sensibility as reflected in his works can be traced back to his family’s roots in Ifugao. He values heritage above everything else especially during these times when everything seems so connected yet so distant and isolating.
The unity as well as the tension between modernity and heritage recur as subjects in Silvino’s artworks. He believes that artistic and cultural materials could serve as bridges that renew and restore connections in today’s fragmented world.
In the last two years, he has participated in a few exhibitions in Baguio including last year’s Interlink Contemporary art exhibit. He continues to play a role in the city’s cultural events particularly on the yearly Baguio Gong Festival and this year’s Ibagiw Festival.
Silvino is renowned for being a painter and a muralist, spearheading the Pamana mural, a community mural along Naguilian Road, and repainting the Lion’s Head along Kennon road. This year, Silvino, together with his team, seeks to finish another big mural entitled “Wall of Heroes” located near the BGH. In 2020, he received a Certificate of Recognition from the University of the Philippines Baguio and a citation from Baguio City Sangguniang Panglungsod in recognition of his mural works.