Born in 1965, Quezon City, Philippines
Lives and works in Manila, Philippines

California State University, Bakersfield, USA
University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

Awards/ Fellowships
Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Artists at Giverny Program
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts

Rome Prize in Visual Arts, American Academy in Rome
Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.\par
The Art Matters Foundation

Selected Solo exhibitions

Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, USA
Lani Maestro and Manuel Ocampo: The Spectre of Comparison, cur. J. Cruz, The Philippine Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Hello! Belle Peinture: Thinking of the Beginning of the End of the Death of Painting, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Oeuvres: 1994 - 2016, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Paintings to Take Drugs to, The Drawing Room (Contemporary Art), Manila, Philippines
Goya vu par Ocampo : La Junte des Philippines 1815-2015, Musée Goya, Castres, France
Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
The Devil Follows Me Day and Night Because He Is Afraid to Be Alone, The Drawing Room (Contemporary Art), Singapore    
The Corrections, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, USA
Notes from the Ste Anne Asylum, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Perverse Sublime of the Toxic, Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Monument to the Pathetic Sublime, Space of Drawing, Copenhagen, Danemark
7th Asia Pacific Triennal Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
20 Years of Intestinal Mishaps, Carré St. Anne, Montpellier, France
The Corrections, Space of Drawing, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cryptic Slaughter, Finale Art File, Manila, Philippines
The 80's, Topaz Arts, New York, USA
How I Paint Some of My Paintings, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, USA

Zimmermann Kratochwill Gallery, Graz, Austria
The Ghost Poo of Painting, philara - Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany
Contemporary Psychology and The Theoretical Steroid Defiled Modernist Chicken, SOD Space of Drawings, Marie Kirkegaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rebels of abstraction and the ghost poo of painting, adhoc galleria, Vigo, Spain
The Beer Belly Masculinity Intensification Program or When Hangover Becomes Form, Kaliman Rawlins Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Valentine Willie Fine Arts, Singapore
An Arcane Recipe of Cannibalized Ingredients Taken from the Reliquaries of Some Profane Illumination, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, USA
An Exhibition of Collaborations with 7 Imaginary Friends Showing a Variety of Painterly Mishaps Flaunted as Majestic Embellishments, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Painting as an Attempt to Memorialize Reality’s Triumph over Art, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, Belgium
Monuments to the Institutional Critique of Myself, Pablo Gallery, Manila, Philippines
She has a Hot Ass: The Demystification of Art and its incorporation into the Practice of Everyday Life Could Only be Achieved Through the Deliberate Lowering of Standards, The Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
Gestures, Baerbel Graesslin Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
The Reincarnation of Modernism in Hellish Form, Bongout Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Finale Art Fair, Manila, Philippines
Galeria Tomas March, Valencia, Spain
Guided by Sausage, Nosbaum & Reding - Art Contemporain, Luxembourg 

Guided by Sausage, Le (9) bis, Saint-Étienne, France 

Kitsch Recovery Program, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
En El Cielo No Hay Cerveza sin Alcohol (with Curro Gonzalez), Galeria adhoc, Vigo, Spain 

Down with Reality, Jesco Von Puttkamer Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Kitsch Recovery Program: An Image is Just a Pathetic Attempt to do Justice to a Picture, Nosbaum & Reding - Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
No System Can Give the Masses the Proper Social Graces (with Damien Deroubaix), Haptic at La Maison Rouge, Paris, France 

Gray Kapernekas Gallery, New York, USA
Down with Reality, Jesco von Puttkamer Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Mumu Territorium, Artcenter Megamall, Mandaluyong Metro Manila, Philippines
The Holocaustic Spackle in the Murals of the Quixotic Inseminators, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Bastards of Misrepresentation, Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain 

New Works, LAC, Lieu d’Art Contemporain, Sigean, France
Moral Stories: Fuck the Third World, Galeria Tomas March, Valencia, Spain 

Bastards, Baerbel Graesslin Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
Finale Art File, Mega Mall, Mandaluyong, Philippines 

Miserable Intentions (with Gaston Damag), Art Contemporain – Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
The inadequacy of the struggle against the inadequacy of the struggle, Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany
Wunderkammer, Gesellschaft Für Gegenwartskunst, Augsburg (Society for Contemporary Art Augsburg), Germany
Lee Almighty, Mag:net Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
Comprehensible Only to a Few Initiates, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
An All Out Attempt at Transcendence, Baerbel Graesslin Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany 

The Inadequacy of the Struggle Against the Inadequacy of the Struggle, Paule Anglim 
Gallery, San Francisco, USA


Presenting the Undisclosed System of References in the Loophole of Misunderstanding, Galeria OMR, Mexico City
Free Aesthetic Pleasure Now!, Babilonia 1808, Berkeley, California, USA
Those Long Dormant Pimples of Inattention Meandering through the Cranium Arcade of Pitiless Logic Swastikating between Love and Hate, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, USA
The failure to express is its expression/the stream of object-making consciously working towards the goal, Michael Neff Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
Those Long Dormant Pimples of Inattention Counterattacking the Hyper-Convulted Dramas of the Gaze, Bärbel Grässlin Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany, Philomene Magers Gallery, Munich, Germany
The Inversion of the Ideal : Navigating the Landscape of Intestinal Muck, Swastikating Between Love and Hate, Soledad Lorenzo Gallery, Madrid, Spain
The Nature of Culture Manuel Ocampo / Gaston Damag, Monasterio de la Cartuja de Santa Maria de las Cuevas, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain

Yo Tambien Soy Pintura, Musée d'art contemporain de Badajoz (MEIAC), Spain

To Infinity and Beyond: Presenting the Unpresentable - The Sublime or The Lack Thereof, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Why Must I Care For a Girl Who Always Scratches Wherever She Itches : 1-1/2 Centuries of Modern Art, Twelve Step Program, Delfina, London, UK/ Centre Cultural Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain

Philomène Magers Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Heridas de la Lengua, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
Hacer Pintura Es Hacer Patria, Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

Annina Noseï Gallery, New York
University of Texas at el Paso, Texas, USA

Ciocca-Raffaelli Arte Contemporaneo, Milan, Italy

Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal
, Canada
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Stations of the Cross, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, USA
Paraiso Abierto a Todos, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, USA
New Paintings, Salander-O'Reilly Gallery / Fred Hoffman, Beverly Hills, USA
Manuel Ocampo, Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Grupo de Cago, Weingart Center Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles, USA
Matrix-Berkeley 150, University Art Museum / Pacific Film Archives, University of California, Berkeley, USA

M.J.O., Jay Chiat Residence, New York, USA
Manuel Ocampo, Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Manuel Ocampo / Collaborations, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
New York, Christopher John Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Substancias Irritantes, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, California, USA
El Filibusterismo, Christopher John Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
I have no Story to Tell, Onyx Hollywood Gallery, California, USA
Lies, False, Hope and Megalomania, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Selected Group exhibitions


Soledad Lorenzo Collection, Museo Nacional Cento de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Exposition d'été, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, Belgium
Manuel Ocampo & Irene Ire – Monument To The Pathetic Sublime, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, USA

Underbrut, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
Plus jamais seul, Hervé di Rosa et les arts modestes, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Come as you are: Art of the 1990s, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Come as you are: Art of the 1990s, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
Transnational Narrations: Paperworks, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
Come as you are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair USA
Come as you are: Art of the 1990s, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, USA
First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian, The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA
Wasak! Filipino Art Today, Arndt Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Possession II, Coventry School of Art and Design, Coventry, UK
Divine Comedy, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Les Maîtres du désordre, Fundacio la Caixa, Madrid, Spain
Manilla Vice - Curated by Manuel Ocampo, MIAM, Sète, France
Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, Australia
Bastards of Misrepresentation, H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
I'm so Goth I'm Dead, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, California, USA
Manuel Ocampo/Paul Pretzer/Joachim Weischer, Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany
Flying, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Dublin Contemporary 2011 : Terrible Beauty - Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non - Compliance, Dublin, Ireland
Free Range Aesthetics: Pussyfooting Through the Detritus Mind Field of Reality, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA, USA
Painting with a Hammer to Nail the Crotch of Civilization: A Group Show of Wall Works and Tattoo Imagery, Manila Contemporary, Makati City, Philippines
Reflexus Arte Contemporanea, Porto, Portugal
The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany 

Kenneth Anger´s cycle, Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon, Portugal
Entre chien et loup, Caroline Pagès Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Problems with style, Green Papaya Art Project, Manila, Philippines 

Magnet Gallery, Manila, Philippines
Bongoût, Berlin, Germany
Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
In the context of : La dégelée Rabelais, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Morts de rire, La Panacée, Montpellier, France 

Et tout pour les mange-tripes !, 
Musée Pierre André Benoit & Éspace de Rochebelle, Alès, France
A Thélème, Priape s’est cogné…, CIRCA - La Chartreuse, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
Rooms, Conversations, Frac Île-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris, France
L’Explosition, Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France 

Messages Abroad, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France 

Kinky Sex, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Nosbaum & Reding at Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany

Five Stories High, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Wonder and Horror of the Human Head, 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Painting Codes, Galeria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea Di Monfalcone, Italy
Birth - Sex - Death, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium 

La Alegria de mi Sueños, Seville Biennale, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporanea, Seville, Spain

End of the Start, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
The Broken Mirror, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY, USA
Extranjeros : Los Otros Artistas Españoles, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
Disarming Parables: Collection Highlights, San Jose Museum of Art, CA, USA
49. Esposizione Internazionale, Plateau of Mankind, la Biennale di Venezia, Italy
2nd Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Les Chiens Andalous, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
Vom Eindruck zum Ausdruck: Graesslin Collection (From Impression to Expression), Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Contemporary Devotion, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, USA
Circos Globulos: Selected Works from the Babilonia Wilner Collection, Babilonia 1808, Berkeley, California, USA
Salon, Delfina, London, UK
Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millenium, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
Partage d'Exotismes, 5ème Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Sammlung Falckenberg (Falckenberg Collection), Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
The Sensational Line, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA
Sensibilidade Apocaliptica, Festival Atlântico 1999, Lisbon, Portugal
Vestiges of War, 1899-1999: The Philippine-American War and Its Aftermath, Asian/Pacific/American Studies Gallery, New York University, New York, USA
Jardin de Eros, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Palau de la Virreina/Centre Cultural Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain / Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway
At Home and Abroad: 21 Contemporary Filipino Artists, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
Double Trouble : The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
Pop Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
'98 : Cien Anos Despues, Cultural Center of the Philippine, Manila, Philippines/ Puerto Rico/ Havanna, Cuba/ Valencia, Spain)
Unmapping the Earth, Biennale de Kwangju, Korea
Pervasive Referents, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, USA
Past Time, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, USA
Nu-Glu, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, USA
Memories of Overdevelopment, Irvine Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, USA
Arte Chido!, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico
American Stories-Amidst Displacement and Transformation, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Annual Exhibition 1996, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
Eye Tattooed America, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
In the light of Goya, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Post-Colonial California, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA
Jean-Michel Basquiat & Manuel Ocampo, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Asia /America Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art, Asia Society, New York, USA
Unholy Wars, Postmasters, New York, USA
Mutant Messengers, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sacred and Profane, Studio Nosei, Rome, Italy
Drawing in Southern California, Main Art Gallery, Visual Art Center, California State University, USA
43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Los Angeles Philippines Cultural Festival, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, USA
Drawing the Line Against AIDS, 45th Venice Biennale at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, New York, USA
In Out of the Cold, Center for the Arts at Yerba Beuna Gardens, San Francisco, USA
Medialismo, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy
Documenta IX, Documentahallen, Kassel, Germany
Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Individual Realities in the California Art Scene, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Mike Bidlo, Manuel Ocampo, Andres Serrano, Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Oppression - Four Voices, John Thomas Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Asian American Art, L.A. Art Festival 1990, Korean Cultural Service, Los Angeles, USA
4 Fanaticists, Action Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Enigmatic Messages, John Thomas Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Art Cafe, Municipal Art Gallery, Hollywood, USA
Day of the Dead Show, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
The Scream Show, A.T.A. Gallery, San Francisco, USA

New Art - New Artists, Francine Ellman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Smaller Than a Breadbox..., S.I.T.E., Culver City, California, USA

I Just Stopped Off For A Beer, Kualay Diwa Gallery, Manilla, Philippines
The I Love Jesus Show, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Group Show, City Gallery, Manilla, Philippines
Lengua Ni Utak, Antipolo Gallery, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
Group Show, Vargas Museum, Quezon City, Philippines
Bahaghari 1, Philippines International Convention Center, Manilla, Philippines

Public Collections

Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain Île-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris, France
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, California, USA
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California, USA
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, USA
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS), Madrid, Spain
Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC), Badajoz, Spain
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia, Spain
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Mudam), Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Canary Islands, Spain
Museu de Arte Moderna, Sintra, Portugal
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA