ERNY ROS V. MANLANGIT
Erny ros V. Manlangit (Amos) is a 2022 Fulbright-CHED PhD Scholar coming from Quezon City, Philippines.
He is a Fine Arts graduate and Masters’ degree holder in Special Education from the University of the Philippines (UP), and teaches under the Department of Art Theory at the UP College of Fine Arts.
Amos works on the intersection of the arts with a variety of disciplines covering disability studies and art education, gender and development, social empowerment, and other areas where creativity plays a pivotal role in exploring new ground. His deep interest and experience in the education of the gifted and talented led him to pursue research work in arts-and-disability. He aims to profile the creative experiences of persons with diverse abilities, finding ways to unleash their artistic potentials using methodologies in art production and special education.
Amos has participated in fellowships and mobility grants to connect with artist-educators globally and generate conversations on this subject. He was a recipient of the British Council’s Connecting Through Cultures (CTC) Professional Mobility Grant UK-South East Asia in 2020, a presenter at the 13th SAMBHAV Arts Conference 2018 in India, a delegate at the 1st Arts and Disability International Conference (ADIC) last 2018, and a Fellow in the Arts for Good Cultural Exchange Program 2019 in Singapore.
He seeks to grow the inclusive arts practice in the Philippines and South East Asia, an emerging profession and field of study enabling better access to the arts among diverse populations. To aide mainstreaming efforts, he is actively affiliated with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA), Teaching Artists - Asia, Expressive Arts (EXA) Philippines, Art Ventures and Advocacy Network (ArtVan), Quezon City Kabahagi Center for Children with Disabilities, and the Boundless Possibilities Foundation. In 2019, he successfully completed his term as the 60th president of the Rotary Club of Quezon City (RCQC).
Amos also pursues related creative endeavors, advocating dance-and-wellness being a certified fitness instructor, exploring mandala-making as a meditative visual exercise, and facilitating art journaling sessions to promote mental and emotional well-being.