An integral part of any city’s identity is its culture, its appreciation of art and its meaning. In Bonifacio Global City, you’ll see beautiful works of art sprawled all over, making its seemingly ordinary features – city walls, corners, and streets – something much more. Behind the striking murals, engaging street performers, and science coming to life through The Mind Museum is the city’s institution for culture and the arts: Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI). The non-profit custodian of BGC’s public art collection, BAFI services the city’s continuously growing artistic community by providing platforms for people to share their art with the public, spaces for strangers to get creative, or mediums to simply inspire those who seek inspiration. It is dedicated to providing a cultural and educational experience that inspires the public to explore their creative side and embrace the Filipino artistry, keeping art alive and accessible.
Out of BAFI’s vision to cultivate art and culture, the BGC Arts Center was born. A physical representation of the collective effort of BGC and BAFI to aspire for a city that captures the beauty and value of art in all forms of expression, the BGC Arts Center is the centerpiece of BGC’s Cultural District and a home for those who have a passion for art. It is the first and only stand-alone theater established through private donations. A technically sound space that allows creativity at its fullest potential, the BGC Arts Center highlights culture while supporting artists and framing their work. It welcomes anything innovative, traditional, educational, and just plain fun.
Board of Trustees
Joselito D. Campos, Jr.
Joselito D. Campos, Jr. serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI). He is also the executive director of Del Monte Pacific Ltd., as well as chairman and chief operating officer of the NutriAsia Group of Companies, a major food conglomerate in the Philippines. He is also chairman of the Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. and vice chairman of Ayala-Greenfield Development Corp., two major property developers in the country. He was formerly chairman and chief executive officer of United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB) and its regional subsidiaries and affiliates. UNILAB is the country’s largest pharmaceutical company with substantial operations in the Asian region.
Mr. Campos is also the country’s honorary consul for the Republic of Seychelles. In addition, he is chairman of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and a trustee of Asia Society Philippines, the Philippines-China Business Council, and the Philippine Business for Social Progress Foundation. Mr. Campos holds a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.
Fernando Zobel de Ayala
Fernando Zobel de Ayala serves as the vice chairman of the board of directors of the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI), while simultaneously serving as the director of Ayala Corporation since 1994. Prior to his appointment as president and chief operating officer of Ayala in 2006, he served as the company’s vice chairman of the board of directors, executive managing director, and was a member of the Nomination and Management Committees. In addition, he also holds the following positions: chairman of the board of directors of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI), Manila Water Company, Inc., Ayala International Pte. Ltd., and AC International Finance Ltd.
Bernard Vincent O. Dy
Bernard Vincent O. Dy serves as the president of Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI). He is the also the president and chief executive officer of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI). Mr. Dy joined ALI in 1997 and held various leadership positions in the organization. In 2003, he was assigned to the Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. and there, laid the foundation for the transformation of Bonifacio Global City into the dynamic business district that it is today. Since 2007, he has worked in leadership capacities in both Ayala Land’s Residential Business Group and Commercial Business Group. In 2013, he was appointed ALI’s chief operating officer. Mr. Dy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration and Master of International Relations at the University of Chicago.
Emily A. Abrera
Emily A. Abrera is the chair emeritus of McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific, holding the title as McCann’s first Filipino president/chief operating officer. She currently serves as chair of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation and Children’s Hour. She is also a trustee of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), the ABS-CBN Foundation, and the Philippine Eagle Foundation. She is also an adviser of the Museo Pambata.
Of all her titles, it is important to note that she is a member of The Mind Museum’s Exhibit Advisory Council, having shared her strategic creative skills in the museum’s exhibit development. She is also a member of the Bonifacio Art Foundation’s Fundraising Steering Team and has helped secured contributions for BAFI, as well as connected the foundation with some of its current donors today.
Carlos S. Rufino
Carlos S. Rufino serves on the board of the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc., as the representative of property owners within Bonifacio Global City. Mr. Rufino is the president of The Net Group of Companies, with major projects that include The Net Group office buildings in BGC, Taguig, such as Net One Center, Net Square, Net Cube, and ongoing projects Net Quad and Net Plaza. Mr. Rufino is also the president of the Bonifacio West Development Corp. and a director of several other companies. In addition, Mr. Rufino also serves on the boards of Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sunvar Realty Development Corp., Corinthian Plaza Condominium Corp., VAR Buildings, Inc., Bonifacio Global City Estate Association, Inc., and Makati Commercial Estate Association.
Mariano John L. Tan, Jr.
Mariano John L. Tan, Jr. has been a member of the board of directors of the Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. since April 2003. He also holds other significant positions such as vice president and executive officer of United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB); vice chairman of Greenfield Development Corp; president of Dolmar Property Ventures, Inc.; and president of Fides Foundation, Inc. Mr. Tan holds a Bachelor of Science in M.S. Management from the Hult International Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business from Lafayette College.
Edgardo M. Cruz, Jr.
Edgardo M. Cruz, Jr. has served as a member of the board of directors of the Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. since 2006. His other significant positions include: member of the board of directors of Del Monte Pacific Ltd., Del Monte Philippines, Inc., NutriAsia, Inc., Southeast Asia Food, Inc., and UFC Philippines, Inc., as well as corporate secretary of the NutriAsia group of companies. Formerly, Mr. Cruz was also a member of the board of directors as well as corporate secretary of United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB), and Greenfield Development Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at De La Salle University, as well as a Master of Business Management at the Asian Institute of Management. Mr. Cruz is also a certified public accountant.
Gregorio D. Garcia III
Mr. Gregorio D. Garcia III is the chairman of the Bases Conversion and Development Board. He also a member of the board of the following organizations: Heritage Park Management Corporation (chairman), John Hay Management Corporation, Clark Development Corporation, Poro Point Management Corporation, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, Bonifacio Estate Services Corporation and Bonifacio Global City Estates Association.
Anna Ma. Margarita Bautista-Dy
Anna Ma. Margarita Bautista-Dy is the vice president for corporate planning of Ayala Land, Inc. and executive vice president of the Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. From 2001 to 2004, she was the vice president for finance at Benpres Holdings, Inc. Ms. Bautista holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a Master of Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The BGC Arts Center is a vital part of the BGC community. We are thankful for the following individuals and organizations that support our vision and mission:
Ayala Land, Incorporated: Innovation + Design Group
B + C Design
Casas + Architects
Christine Sicangco Lighting Design, Incorporated
Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation
Theater Projects Consultants
Vitamin B, Incorporated
The BGC Arts Center’s structure, programs, and experiences are made possible in part by the generous contributions of the following supporters: