Rydel Cerezo is a Filipino-born emerging artist working in Vancouver, Canada. His work investigates the space between sexuality and religion, race and beauty, and identity and culture. He is interested in how these disparate themes metaphorically and visually coalesce. Aware of the historical ethnographic use of photography as a tool to ‘capture’ particular cultures, he works to reposition this practice by employing the camera to reflect on his own identity that has equally lived in the Philippines and Canada through immigration. Cerezo holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from Emily Carr University of Arts and Design (2019). He has exhibited at Aperture Foundation’s Summer Open Exhibition Delirious Cities (2019); Photo Vogue Festival: A Glitch in the System, Vogue Italia (2019); The Graduates, It’s Nice That (2019); New Ending, Burrard Arts Foundation Residency, (2021); Family Album, Capture Photography Festival (2022); and has a forthcoming solo exhibition The Polygon Gallery in the summer of 2022.