Dante Enage is mixed media artist from Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines. He has had two one-man exhibits: Hiraya in 2009 and Katsirak in 2012.
He is well known for using the red lauan tan bark tree, the natural pigmenting agent of tuba, a local wine made from coconut juice or coconut toddy.
It is his vision to bring the arts and culture of the Visayan Islands to a larger audience through his medium and the symbols found in his work. His growing popularity has given him opportunities to showcase his works of art both here and abroad.
In 2012, he was the artist-in-residence at the Balay Kalamragan Art Residency in San Miguel, Leyte. In February 2013, his work “Paint not Bomb,” won first place in the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCAA) 2013 Philippine Visual Arts Festival (PVAF) held in Pagadian City. In the same year, his works were exhibited at the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia and in the Art Expo Malaysia.
In 2014, his works were showcased at two exhibits in Kuwait as part of the celebration of the 116th Philippine Independence Day. One of the exhibits entitled Malayang Sining, was hosted by the Filipino Community and this was held at the Qadsiyah Gym in Hawally, Kuwait. On June 12, his works were featured in The Filipino Art Exhibition supported by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait.
This year his works was exhibited at the One world Institute in Bitonto, Bari Italy, for the 4rt International group Exhibit of MASA intitled #Artmismo.Dante’s art is not solely limited to canvas or paper because he also inks human skin. Aside from this, he is also a percussionist for the ethno-tribal band Kultura, Arte at Himig (Kulahig). He is also a member of the Kasi-kasi Art Association Incorporated and Malalayang Alagad ng Sining at Adhikain (MASA).
Dante Enage joined Fine Art America on March 18th, 2015.