Composer, media artist, and cultural producer Tengal Drilon is involved in research-based production bridging art, technology, and society. He has been producing various media art events and initiatives in Manila and the Southeast Asian region since 2005, notably founding the art organization SABAW Media Art Kitchen in Manila as a curatorial platform specializing in digital and media art from Southeast Asia. He founded the Philippines' first international media art festival and symposium, WSK Festival of the Recently Possible, in 2008.
In 2017, Tengal curated the INTERSTICES: Manifolds of The In-between exhibition with the Japan Foundation Asia Center. In 2018 he was the guest director for the ?self-reflexivity: Thinking Media and Digital Articulations? exhibition within the Tokyo media art festival, MeCA | Media Culture in Asia: A Transnational Platform. He recently concluded the Asia Center Fellowship for Cultural and Intellectual Research, where he spent 6 months traveling all over Japan giving lectures, performing, researching, and curating media art exchange projects between the Philippines and Japan.