The Filipino Street Art Project
Edukasyon Pundayson, Gerilya, 2012, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Edukayson Pundasyon, 2012.
Pundasyon (Ang Supremo at ang Rajah), Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Pundasyon, 2013

Gerilya is an artist collective formed in 2008. Its three original members - Jano, Kube, and Zap - hail from the College of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

KKK, Gerilya, 2012, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
KKK, 2012. This mural celebrates Kataas-taasan, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng̃ mg̃á Anak ng̃ Bayan, the secret Philippine revolutionary organization foudned in 1892. The groups goal was to gain independence from the Spanish. 
Flag Bearer Andres, Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Flag Bearer Andres, 2013.

Gerilya is involved in various art related activities and experimental ventures such as comics, street art, graffiti animation, fine art exhibitions, and illustration commissions. They classify their works as falling into three main categories: political, socio-cultural, and historical.

Maki-Usisa, Makibaka, Makilahok, Gerilya, 2014, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Maki-Usisa, Makibaka, Makilahok, 2014. A mural at the University of the Philippines, Diliman outside of Art Department. All of the members of Gerilya attended university there and the group still maintains a relationship with the school and their professors. This piece is a 2013 "look-back" piece, highlighting the news events in the background and paying tribute to all types of students in the foreground.
Bernardo Carpio, Gerilya, 2014, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Bernardo Carpio, 2014.
Supremo, Gerilya, 2012, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Supremo, 2012.
Sakote, Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Sakote, 2013. A response to the massive Pork Barrel scam that rocked the Philippines in 2013. 
UP College of Fine Arts Mural 1, Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
UP College of Fine Arts Mural, Panel 1. 2013. A 4 panel mural outside the College of Fine Arts at UP Diliman, Gerilya's alma matar. 
UP College of Fine Arts Mural 2, Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
UP College of Fine Arts Mural, Panel 2. 2013.
UP College of Fine Arts Mural 3, Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
UP College of Fine Arts Mural, Panel 3. 2013.
UP College of Fine Arts Mural 4, Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
UP College of Fine Arts Mural, Panel 4. 2013.
Sigaw, Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Sigaw, 2013. A large piece honoring Andres Bonifacio on his 150th birthday. 
Tanong ni Juan at Juanita, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Tanong ni Juan at Juanita, 2011

Their work is inspired by Philippine culture and history, exploring socio-political issues and national identity.

Sa Dibdib Ko'y Buhay, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Sa Dibdib Ko, 2011
Gerilya Logo, Gerilya, unknown, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Gerilya's logo, a figure of Jose Rizal. 
Zombie Rizal, Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Zombie Rizal, 2013
Batibat, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Batibat, 2011
Sabi ni Doktor Rizal, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Sabi ni Doktor Rizal, 2011
Lupa, Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Lupa, 2013. A tribute to the oppressed farmers of Hacienda Luisita and a reference to the often violent ongoing land disputes there.
Pinoy Rangers, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Pinoy Rangers, 2011. Gerilya believes that Filipinos should idolize their own impressive folk heros, and so created a comic book series called the Pinoy Rangers, a riff on the Power Rangers. 

“Filipinos have lost their identity and we are aching to help our people find ourselves. Culturally and historically, colonization factored hugely into this and now globalization threatens to worsen the problem. That’s why we really strive to preserve and bring back our consciousness as a people. Artists are agents of culture and it’s up to us to do our part.”

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Pilipinas Ranger, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Pinoy Ranger, 2011
Pinoy Rangers Fusion, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Pinoy Fusion, 2011
Bathala, Gerilya, 2012, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Bathala, 2012. In pre-colonial times, Bathala was considered the supreme being and the sole creator of the universe. 
Lokal Hostel, Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Lokal Hostel, 2013
Walang Himala, Gerilya, 2012, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Walang Himala, 2012
Hit & Ruin, Gerilya, 2012, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Hit & Ruin, 2013. A critique of a major environmental incident. When the U.S. navy ship the Guardian ran aground on a Philippine reef, it caused damage to over 4 square kilometers of the UNESCO world heritage site. 

“Our work will always revolve on one thing, and that is creating art as a Filipino artist would. We love to draw on our collective experiences as Filipinos, Filipino artists who realize that we have a rich culture and beautiful values where we can find inspiration in our art.”

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Sakay, Gerilya, 2012, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Sakay, 2012
Binibini Sa Banca, Gerilya, 2012, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Binibini sa Banca, 2012
Dilang Pilipit, Gerilya, 2012, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Dilang Pilipit, 2012
Kahayupan, Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Kahayupan, 2013
Mag-Batibot, Gerilya, 2012, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Mag-Batibot, 2012
Lorena Barros, Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Lorena Barros, 2013. Barros is considered a revolutionary hero. She founded MAKIBAKA (Free Movement of New Women) and attended UP Diliman, the same university as Gerilya's members, where she became a leader of the student movement. Also a leader of the national democratic movement, she railed against tuition increases and the colonial nature of the Filipino higher education system. During Martial Law, begun in 1971, Barros became a guerrilla fighter and was killed at the age of 28 by the Philippine military. 
El Presidente Leche, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
El Presidente Leche, 2011
Ako, Ikaw, Sila, Tayo, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Ako, Ikaw, Sila, Tayo. 2011. 

Over the years, Gerilya have expanded into many different mediums including wheatpastes, murals, comics, t-shirts, and video games.

Dreams, Gerilya, 2013, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Dreams, 2013
Kapre, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Kapre, 2011
Minokawa, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Minokawa, 2011. Minokawa is a giant mythical bird, as large as an island.  According to legend, Minokawa caused eclipses and could swallow the moon. 
Mayday, Gerilya, 2012, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Mayday, 2012
Binibining Boombox, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Binibining Boombox, 2011
Manananggal & Tiyanak Horde, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Manananggal & Tiyanak Horde, 2011. Manananggal is a mythical creature that can separate its torso from its lower half to fly off and find victims, usually pregnant women or sleeping people. 

While they do not shy from being critical, Gerilya are also cultural agents of the Philippines. They frequently work with historians and politicians to produce murals that tell the stories of local heroes and communities.

Delubyo, Gerilya, 2012, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Delubyo, 2012
Tikbalang, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Tikbalang, 2011. Tikbalangs are legendary creatures said to live in forested, mountainous areas of the Philippines. Some legends label them evil tricksters, while others guardians of nature. 
Nuno, Gerilya, 2011, From the collection of: Filipino Street Art Project
Nuno, 2011
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