Born in Manila, Philippines in 1973, Ventura received a B.F.A at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Santo Tomas in 1993. Ventur's oeuvre has been a conscious preoccupation in treating the human body as a radical terrain from which a multitude of meanings may be derived, as epitomizes by his Zoomanities series. Finding inspirations in the early 17th century etchings of humanized animals he once saw, Ventura frequently gives his animal subjects human anatomies and vice versa. The fiber resin glass sculptures are each meticulously hand painted and signed by the artist. Over the years, his awards include, 2003 "Thirteen Artist Award, Cultural Center of the Philippines", Philippines; 2008 "Award of Excellence by the 9th OITA Asian Sculpture Exhibition Open Competition", Solo exhibitions: 2013 "Voids and Cages" Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, China; 2012 "Humanime", Eslite Bookstore Xinyi, Taipei, Taiwan; 2009, "Mataphysical of Skins" Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York City; 2010 "Fragmented Channels", Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy. 2009 , Blanc Gallery, Peninsula Hotel, Manila, Philippines; 2007 "Antipode - Human Study" Artesan Gallery + Studio, Singapore; 2008 "Zoomanities" The Art Centre Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines. Joint Exhibition: 1999 "9th International Biennale Print & Drawing Exhibition", Taipei, Taiwan; 2001 "The 8th Annual Filipino-American Arts Exposition" Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Francisco; 2004 "19th Asian International Art Exhibition", Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan.