Rhine Bernardino graduated at the University of the Philippines (Diliman) with a Bachelors Degree in Film and Audio-Visual Communication. Her work focuses on the use of body in performance art, coupled with the exploration of the use of video and photography not just as a form of documentation, but also an integral part of the creation process. Bernardino’s practice often revolves around the concept of human endurance in performance art, with performance’s heightened emphasis on presence and process. She emphasises the human body as both artifact and mechanism: an object to be observed, investigated and experimented on, and the body as means of expression through interactions with others.
Bernardino co-founded _inventory, an independent, collaboration-based collective that organises performances in alternative and public spaces. She has exhibited internationally, including London, Tokyo, Florida, Bangladesh, India, Manila and Ho Ch i Minh City.