Nilo Ilarde is known for painting.
It is not difficult to see where Ilarde comes from, having been inspired by Roberto Chabet, dubbed the Father of Philippines Conceptual Art. Ilarde obtained his BFA from the University of the Philippines’ College of Fine Art, majoring in Painting. He was exhibition director of the Pinaglabanan Galleries in Manila from 1984-1985. He won Commendations in the Young Arts in Asia Now, Hong Kong Art Centre, in 1980, and a winner for the Painting category in the Art Association of the Philippines competition in 1981.