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Mark Lewis Higgins

Designer Biography

October 2014 Group exhibit "BREAKING AND RECONSTRUCTING THE CIRCLE" A group exhibition for ASIAN ART IN LONDON curated by ONE EAST ASIA Gallery.

2014-2015 Co-author: "FASHIONABLE FILIPINAS: An Evolution of the Philippine National Dress in Photographs 1860-1960" book. A pictorial history book on the female national costume, to be published in 2015.

2009-Present Co-director, SLIM'S FASHION & ARTS SCHOOL, Manila, a vocational training institution his mother over 50 years ago. Role entails mentoring of teachers and students, curriculum development, and fundraising for scholarships.

April 2010 Group exhibition: "FULL CIRCLE: Creativity Moving Through Generations" , Yuchenco Museum, Manila

November 2009 Curator: "SLIM: SALVACION LIM HIGGINS - Philippine Haute Couture 1947-1990", retrospective exhibition & book launch chronicling the body of work of his mother, a fashion designer from post-WWII Philippines, at the National Museum of the Filipino People, Manila

April 2009 Solo Exhibition: Mixed works, Three Columns Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge U.S.A.

2007-2009 Co-creator: "SLIM: SALVACION LIM HIGGINS - Philippine

Haute Couture 1947 - 1990" coffee table book. Entailed extensive research and of restoration of the designer's works.

Copies of this book are in the libraries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the Costume Institute at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.April 2008 Solo Exhibition: "Diaspora", Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

September 2007 Solo Exhibition: "Hybridity - Mark Lewis Higgins" Premiere showing of "Diaspora" collection and selected retrospective works, Ayala Museum, Manila

July 2007 Solo Exhibition: "Nomads", Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong - Selected Works

2004-2007 Development of "Diaspora" series

May 2006 Solo Exhibition: "Tribes", Caelum Gallery, New York

October 2004 Solo Exhibition: "Tribes", 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2001-2003 Development of "Tribes" series

November 2003 Solo Exhibition: "Invisible Cities", 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

May 2002 Private Exhibition: "Invisible Cities Series II", New York

May 2000 Private Exhibition: "Invisible Cities Series I", New York

1997-2000 Development of "Invisible Cities"

1998 Designed ballet costumes for choreographer Agnes Locsin's piece "The Four Last Songs"

which premiered in Manila

1997 Group exhibition, LKF Gallery, Hong Kong

1996-1997 Conceptualised and designed costumes for an original Philippine musical production of C.S.Lewis' "THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE" staged in Manila for three consecutive seasons.

March 1996 Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, Hong Kong An untitled collection of works painted between 1994 and 1996.

Spring 1995 Group exhibition, Meridian International Centre, Washington and Chateau de Dortan, France A touring exhibition of 10 artists organized by Cyclop'Art of France.

1992-1993 Designed uniforms for the Hotel Inter-Continental Manila based on 19th century Philippine and Southeast Asian costume.

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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - - June-August 2015

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