Dr. Joven R. Cuanang is a Neurologist, art collector, curator and philanthropist. Trained at Harvard Medical School, Boston, he served as Medical Director and Chairman of the Board of St Luke’s College of Medicine, Manila. Aside from his medical career, Dr Cuanang has been an instrumental figure in the birth of a Philippine contemporary art scene. In the late 80s he transformed his home and gardens in Antipolo, just East of Manila, into a residence for young underdog artists. Since then, three generations of artists raised to national and international prominence through shows in his Boston Gallery and Pinto Art Gallery. In 2010 Dr Cuanang opened his collection to the public, founding the Pintô Art Museum.
Dr. Luca Parolari is a physician, scientist and art enthusiast. Graduated summa cum laude in Medicine from the University of Bologna, he spent his training years between Bologna, Paris and Boston. In 2013, he was introduced to Dr. Joven Cuanang by a common friend and mentor Professor at Harvard Medical School. Since then, a fruitful friendship developed, that culminated with the foundation of Pintô International. Currently a PhD Candidate in Neuroscience at the Rockefeller University, where he previously worked with Nobel laureate Paul Greengard, Luca studies how neurologic and psychiatric diseases affect the brain in the laboratory of Lasker awardee Jeffrey Friedman.
Federico De Vera is a New York-based designer and owner of DE VERA, his eponymous gallery of objects, art and jewelry in Soho, Manhattan. As a curator and installation designer, he oversaw several museum exhibitions and installations. Most notably, he designed the critically acclaimed show "Egon Schiele: Portraits" at the Neue Galerie, the German and Austrian art museum in New York City's famed Museum Mile on 5th Avenue. Author of two books, Federico De Vera was named "Master of Design" by Town & Country Magazine in 2017.
Patrick D. Flores is Professor at the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines, which he chaired from 1997 to 2003, and Curator of the Vargas Museum in Manila. He is Adjunct Curator at the National Art Gallery, Singapore. He curated the Philippines Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale, the Under Construction: New Dimensions in Asian Art in 2000, and the Gwangju Biennale (Position Papers) in 2008. He was a Visiting Fellow at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in 1999 and an Asian Public Intellectuals Fellow in 2004.