Art in the City: Murals in BGC

Street art or public art is a big part of urban culture. Unlike art you find in museums, this kind of media staged in the streets, walkways and buildings make art more accessible to the public.

retro mural by faile BGC motorcycle

Certain places around the world like George Town in Penang and Sao Paolo in Brazil are known for their vibrant street art, which is a big tourism draw in itself. Just check out this list of the best cities in the World for Street Art. In the Philippines, one of the best places to see big scale public art is Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig. 

The murals by international and local artists are a product of ArtBGC NextAct ONE Festival, a week-long mural festival held last May 2015 organized by the Bonifacio Arts Foundation (BAFI) in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) district. There’s now a whole batch of murals from the second ArtBGC Festival that was recently held in May 2016. For those interested in checking it out for themselves, here’s a visual guide, location list and map to help you out with your mural hunting.

ArtBGC Mural Sites 2016 map

TIP: If you’d like a guided tour, go to the Alveo Showroom on Bonifacio High Street, where walking tours will be departing from daily at 5:30PM.

2016 Murals (photos courtesy of ArtBGC and respective artists on Instagram)

The Heart Of God’s Country

  • Artist: Andrew Shoultz
  • Location: W Fifth building, overlooking 5th Ave and 32nd


In the Clouds

  • Artist: Bunnie Reiss
  • Location: Mango Tree Bistro

Calamansi and Sampaguita

  • Artist: Francisco Diaz
  • Location: BGC Corporate Center

Let’s Roll

  • Artist: Dog and Pony
  • Location: Back wall of Bonifacio Stopover, overlooking the Shell gas station and facing 32nd Street.

Magsasaka (Farmer)

  • Artists: Archie Oclos and Aleili Ariola
  • Location: Burgos Eats on Rizal Ave (by Teriyaki Boy)


  • Artist : Trip63
  • Location: Bonifacio High Street B-2 (back of Krispy Kreme)



  • Artist: Nate Frizzell
  • Location: Timezone, Bonifacio High Street

May You Find Comfort Here

  • Artist: KFK
  • Location: B1


2015 Murals


  • Artist: Faile
  • Location: One Global Place, 26th Street corner 5th Ave, BGC [MAP]

wonderland by faile BGC scale

Between the Lines

  • Artist: Cyrcle
  • Location: Icon Plaza Building, Federacion Drive (near the corner of 26th Street and 7th Avenue), BGC [MAP]

nyfti folding bike mural by cyrcle BGC

Mother Nature: Four Seasons

  • Artist: Dee Jae Pa’este
  • Location: Bonifacio High Street Central (stairs going to High Street from 28th Street)

nyfti folding bike mural BGC

Pop Art

  • Artist: AKA Corleone
  • Location: C1 Building, Bonifacio High Street Central (facing The Fort Strip parking on 28th Street)

metropolis by AKA corleone mural BGC bike

Andres, Katipunan Supremo

  • Artist: Doppel
  • Location: Bonifacio High Street Central (side of C1 Building and Pop Art mural above)

andres katipunan supremo by doppel mural bgc

Magic in Manila

  • Artist: Kristin Farr
  • Location: Bonifacio Technology Center (on the side of 32nd Street corner 2nd Avenue on the way to Kalayaan Flyover) [MAP]

magic diamond pattern by kristin farr BGC mural

We are what we pretend to be

  • Artist: Nate Frizzell
  • Location: R.O.X., Bonifacio High Street, facing 7th Avenue [MAP];

bear & kid nate frizzell artwork BGC murals

The one with the kid & tiger is located at the back of Fully Booked near Lane O [MAP]

tiger & kid nate frizzell artwork BGC murals

The one of the kid with birds and the bird with spray paint are in the corridor near TimeZone

birds & kid nate frizzell artwork BGC murals

Untitled (The one with the girl and the moon)

  • Artist: Drew Merrit
  • Location: 32nd Street near Globe Tower, BGC [MAP]

the woman and the moon drew merritt BGC

Additional photos courtesy of my cousins Blu & Les. Thanks, guys! 🙂

Pilandok (Philippine Mouse-Deer)

  • Artist: Egg Fiasco
  • Location: Bonifacio High Street, Lane P (BHS 4 on the map)

egg fiasco pilandok mouse deer artwork BGC murals


  • Artist: Anjo Bolarda
  • Location: Bonifacio High Street, Lane P (BHS 2 on the map below)

pangako anjo bolarda red white artwork BGC murals

Location Map of Murals around BGC from the 2015 Next One Arts Festival


Bonifacio Global City (BGC) or The Fort is located in Taguig, Philippines. For more information on the public art pieces, check out:

Bike parking map around BGC:

Hey, BGCitizens! Here’s an updated map of the bike parking locations in the city! #ExploreBGC

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6 thoughts on “Art in the City: Murals in BGC

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    • Yeah, he has at least 2 more pieces here, which I wasn’t able to take pics of yet. I really want to see those cat murals in Penang and am looking forward to your new posts on street art in South America 🙂

      • Go soon. By its nature, street art is really transitory. Baka wala na pagpunta nyo hehe Just a couple of months ago, someone submitted a guest post on street art in South America, and I found one of the artwork in La Paz, Bolivia last month. It was already dirty and covered by graffiti. Sayang.

  2. Hi this is Krizel Bunyi. Tanong ko lang sana kung pwede mag prenup dito sa BGC kase art ang theme ng wedding namin ng gg ko.
    Thank you 🙂

    • Hi Krizel, I took most of these photos with a smartphone and didn’t encounter any problems. I believe you have to apply for a permit for a pre-nup/wedding shoot especially if you will be bringing in lightstands, reflectors, etc. Check this post. Another couple said they were able to shoot for free in BGC. Just don’t bring bulky lights and reflectors to be safe.

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