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

AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
Yes, Sir/Ma’am! No, Sir/Ma’am! Right Away, Sir/Ma’am!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

Oeuvres: 1994 - 2016, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
Hello! Belle Peinture: Thinking of the Beginning of the End of the Death of Painting, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg

The Corrections, Finale Art File, Makati, Philippines
Goya Vu par Ocampo, NosbaumRedingArtContemporain, ARCO Artfair, Madrid, Spain
Sweating the Green Parrot Out, Marie Kirkegaard Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Brown Dada, Drawing Room, ArtStage Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Los Desastres de la Democracia, Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
Brown Dada, Drawing Room, Makati, Philippines

Goya vu par Ocampo : La Junte des Philippines 1815-2015, Musée Goya, Castres, France

Black Dada, Nosbaum Reding Art Contemporain, 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

Beware of Painting, Crucible Gallery, Manila, Philippines
The Perverse Sublime of the Toxic, Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
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
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
Monument to the Aesthetisization of Desublimated Fantasies Rendered Impotent by Unredeemable Gestures, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, 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 Stream of Transcendent 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 GazeSprüth Magers Projekte, Munich, Bärbel Grässlin Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
The Inversion of the Ideal : Navigating the Landscape of Intestinal Muck, Swastikating Between Love and Hate, Soledad Lorenzo Gallery, Madrid, Spain (catalogue)
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 (catalogue)

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

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 (catalogue)

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

Annina Noseï Gallery, New York

Ciocca-Raffaelli Arte Contemporaneo, Milan, Italy (catalogue)

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, University of California, Berkeley, USA

M.J.O., Jay Chiat Residence, New York, USA
Manuel Ocampo, Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Substancias Irritantes, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, California, USA
John Thomas 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

Topsy Turvy, Finale Art File, Makati, Philippines
Brown Dada, Vinyl on Vinyl, Makati, Philippines
Fundacion Canaria para el Desarollo de la Pintura, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Underbrut, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
Plus jamais seul, Hervé di Rosa et les arts modestes, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Transnational Narrations: Paperworks, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

Tropes of Expectations, Vinyl On Vinyl, Manila, Philippines
Come as you are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair USA, Traveling to Telfair Museum of Art Savannah, GA; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI; and Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin
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
7th 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
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
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
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 (catalogue)
2nd Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
Les Chiens Andalous, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA (catalogue)
Vom Eindruck zum Ausdruck: Graesslin Collection (From Impression to Expression), Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)
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 (catalogue)
Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millenium, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA (catalogue)
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 (catalogue)
At Home and Abroad: 21 Contemporary Filipino Artists, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA (catalogue)
Double Trouble : The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA (catalogue)
Pop Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA (catalogue)
'98 : Cien Anos Despues, Cultural Center of the Philippine, Manila, Philippines/ Puerto Rico/ Havanna, Cuba/ Valencia, Spain (catalogue)
Unmapping the Earth, Biennale de Kwangju, Korea (ctalogue
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 (catalogue)
Arte Chido!, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico
American Stories-Amidst Displacement and Transformation, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)
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 (catalogue)

Icastica, Galeria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy (catalogue)
Manuel Ocampo & Don Ed Hardy, Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, USA
Unholy Wars, Postmasters, New York, USA
Sacred and Profane, Studio Nosei, Rome, Italy
43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA (catalogue)
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 (catalogue)
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 (catalogue)
Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (catalogue)
Individual Realities in the California Art Scene, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)
Mike Bidlo, Manuel Ocampo, Andres Serrano, Saatchi Collection, London, UK

Public Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France

Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France

Frac 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
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA