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15 Most Instagrammable Street Art in BGC

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Metro Manila, Philippines – Art abound the walls of buildings in Bonifacio Global City (BGC). It may come as a larger than life mural or a small detail in one corner, waiting to be discovered. This cultural movement popularly known as Street Art has found its way in the metropolitan city in Taguig just like the famous street art citiesΒ in Southeast Asia which also includes Penang.




Thanks to ArtBGC Festival organized by the Bonifacio Arts Foundation (together with LeBasse Projects and Honeycomb Communities), BGC’s murals have become part of its attractions. Since 2015, local and international artists were invited to contribute their installations and graffiti to the cosmopolitan city’s walls.

Millenials and hipsters alike will have a blast hunting for the street art since they are all Instagram-worthy.

To guide you, check out this map from artbgc.com

street art in bgc

One of the things I love about BGC is that it’s a walkable city. With the surfacing of these street art, I hope it also inspire people to walk more and explore this outdoor gallery.

SEE ALSO: Street Art in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Here are 15 of my favorite street art in BGC:

  1. Between the Lines by CYRCLE

Location: 7th avenue corner Federacion Drive

2 – 4. Nate Frizell’s works

Location: Bonifacio High Street, Fully Booked

Location: Bonifacio High Street, Timezone

Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City #Philippines . β€œThere’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.” – Emery Allen . ….. Charlotte by @natepaints for #artbgc2016 @artbgc #PSwanderlust . ….. Have a happy weekend my lovelies! 😁😘

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Location: Bonifacio High Street, ROX building

Photo by J. Dimes (@themuralhunter)

5. Andres, Katipunan Supremo by Doppel

Location: Bonifacio High Street Central

BGC Street Art 3/3 Ending the series with this mural of Andres Bonifacio, a hero that the city was named after. . A Freemason, he is the Father of the Philippine Revolution against Spain. Some historians even recognize him as the first President and that he should be the National hero instead of Jose Rizal. He is also called the Supremo. According to some historians, Aguinaldo (the first President) had him killed because he was a threat. . Bonifacio Global City used to be a camp used by the Americans and later by the Philippine Army. Now it's a financial district and highly-urbanized city. . Shot with #Supremo1 WiFi Action Camera at sunset, all settings on default. Raw and unedited photo, only cropped to square. #supremist #supremoworld @supremoworld . This mural is called Andres, Katipunan Supremo and was made by Doppel. #ArtBGC #ExploreBGC

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6. Manpower by Kris Abrigo

Location: Net One Center

7. Calamansi and Sampaguita by Pastel – Francisco Diaz

Location: BGC Corporate Center

8. Wonderland by Faile

Location: One Global Place, 26th street corner 5th Ave

Somehow this mural just seems to get bigger and bigger. πŸ“· @ephameral #artbgc

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9. The Heart of God’s Country by Andrew Schoultz

Location: W Fifth Building

You can discover beautiful things if you just walk. #coffeehan #travel #randomthoughts #art #streetart #bgc

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10. Monster Magic Owl by Bunnie Reiss

Location: Bonifacio High Street B1 Parking

Here's a nice, full shot of my monster magic owl in Manila, Philippines! #bunniereiss

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11. May you find comfort here by K.F.K.

Location: Bonifacio High Street B1 building

12. Magsasaka by Archie Oclos and Aleili Ariola

Location: Burgos Eats on Rizal Avenue

13. Wallflowers by Trip63

Location: Bonifacio High Street B2 building

14.Β Mother Nature: Four Seasons by Dee Jae Pa’este

Location: Bonifacio High Street Central stairs (from 28th street)

15. Pangako by Anjo Bolarda

Location: Bonifacio High Street Bldg B3 parking (Lane P)

Pangako by Anjo Bolarda ( c ) anjohaseyo #artbgcone #artbgc

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SEE ALSO: Street Art in Melaka, Malaysia

Indeed, these works of arts are not just beautiful to look at and worthy of a photograph. Their underlying meanings are also something worth to think about.


Do you like street art? Do you look for it when you travel?Β 

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Megan Jerrard
    May 17, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Wow, I missed making it to Taguig while I was in Manila last year, I’ll have to get back! There’s so much color and expression, I had no idea there was such a concentration of street art around the BGC πŸ™‚ Thanks for the photo tour!

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    Rachel Elizabeth
    May 17, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I love the photo of the Wallflowers!! Street art is one of my favorite parts of exploring a new city. The paint adds so much color and light.

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    Laura Lynch
    May 16, 2017 at 5:34 am

    These are all exceptionally good! I love seeing great street art. I especially like the one of the bear and the little boy. How real he looks. Almost hard to believe it’s a painting on a wall.

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      Darlene
      May 16, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      It’s my favorite as well!

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    Rhonda Albom
    May 15, 2017 at 3:25 am

    What a fun way to present the street art to us. My favourite was the wall of flowers, but in general, I love them all. I am a huge fan of street art and bringing colour into the cities.

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      Darlene
      May 16, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      So true. It certainly brings color and life to the concrete jungle.

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    divsi
    May 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    What a fabulous curated list this is. Each one tells a story. My favourites are the girl on the Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City and Wonderland by Faile. Such contrasts and vibrant hues. Respect to the artists. They bring the city to life!

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      Darlene
      May 16, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Yeah. Their creations are immortalized in the city walls!

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    Julie
    May 14, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    I love street art and seek it out everywhere I go. I must say, the few pieces by Nate Frizell are AMAZING. I adore that mix of childlike and totally detailed. Wow – I’m going to look up more of his stuff right now.

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      Darlene
      May 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      His works are also my favorite!

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    Jennifer
    May 14, 2017 at 5:43 am

    I love the tiger, bear and owl! The Mother Nature one looks like it’s by the same artist who did the beautiful hearts with women on them just outside the Shangri-La at the Fort. I don’t remember seeing all this street art when I was in BGC in October. It must all be new?

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      Darlene
      May 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Some of them have been there since 2015 πŸ™‚

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    Sandy N Vyjay
    May 13, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    These are some very beautiful street art. I especially liked the No. 13 Wallflowers by Trip63 and No. 14 Mother Nature: Four Seasons by Dee Jae Pa’este and No. 9 The Heart of God’s Country by Andrew Schoultz. You are absolutely right when you say that they are not only beautiful but have some inner meaning to it which we should think about!

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