Art Fair Philippines 2024 – Oca Villamiel


Richard Koh Fine Art is pleased to announce its participation in Art Fair Philippines 2024, presenting a showcase featuring the artworks of artists Oca Villamiel. This showcase promises to be a profound exploration of artistry, offering a nuanced reflection on the human condition through the masterful works of the artist.

Oca Villamiel, a luminary in the realm of mixed media, delicately assembles thousands of small white paper birds, meticulously crafted from silk, handmade paper, and book pages. These avian objects, when gathered and clustered across expansive canvases, form a poignant narrative on the transformation of small wishes into grand visions of grace. Villamiel’s oeuvre, dedicated to the memory of Sadako Sasaki, serves as a solemn homage to those who, amidst adversity, aspired for peace. The symbolism of the bird, resonating across historical contexts, weaves a tapestry connecting us to the enduring human spirit.

Attendees of the fair are invited to immerse themselves in the profound works of Oca Villamiel at Booth 7 of Art Fair Philippines 2024. This showcase beckons attendees to embark on a contemplative journey, delving into the depths of artistic expression that transcend mere visual representation. As the artist’s works resonate with the universal themes of hope, resilience, and the everyday human experience, RKFA envisions this showcase as a pivotal moment for introspection and connection.



Oscar P. Villamiel aka OCA VILLAMIEL (b.1953, Philippines) is a multi-media artist who produces large-scale installation works through the collation and collecting of found materials from urban and rural environments.

Growing up in Caloocan City, Villamiel studied Fine Arts at the University of the East (UE) in Manila. Working as a set designer and entrepreneur during the past two decades, Villamiel returned to his first vocation as a studio artist in 2006, starting with group exhibitions.

Villamiel’s large-scale installation, titled Payatas, was exhibited as part of the Singapore Biennale exhibition If The World Changed (2013) at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). He continued to produce installation works for his solo exhibitions in 2014 at the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum and Light & Space Contemporary, in Quezon City.

Villamiel currently lives and works in Marikina City.

  Art Fair Philippines 2024 – Oca Villamiel

Art Fair Philippines 2024 – Oca Villamiel

16 - 18 February 2024

The Link Ayala Center
19 Makati Ave, Makati,
Metro Manila, Philippines

16 February (Friday), 10 am - 9 pm
17 February (Saturday), 10 am - 9 pm
18 February (Sunday), 10 am - 9 pm