Mac Andre Arboleda is an artist interested in exploring the sickness of the Internet through research and dialogue, art and text, and organizing and publishing. He is the Founding President of the UP Internet Freedom Network, an alliance of students and volunteers advocating for digital rights in the Philippines and beyond. He is also the Project Lead of the Artists For Digital Rights Network, a cross-regional alliance of artists in the Philippines and Indonesia.
Together with his art collective Magpies Press, they co-founded Zine Orgy in 2015, a biannual expo for artists and independent artists held in Los Baños, Laguna. He also co-founded Munzinelupa in 2018, an annual arts festival held in Muntinlupa City that hosted zine expos, educational discussions, film screenings, and musical performances.
Mac has held residencies at GlobalGRACE Philippines AiR (2021), Pasa Load Residency (2021), Virtual Workings (2020), and Virtual360 Konnect (2020). He also holds a fellowship at the Salzburg Global Seminar and World Urban Parks Emerging Urban Leaders program (2020-2021). He’s currently based between Los Baños and San Pedro City, Laguna, pursuing his MA focused on internet studies at the University of the Philippines.