Introduction

1965 Born in Quezon City, Philippines. Lives and works in the Philippines.
 

Biography

Education

1985     California State University, Bakersfield
1984     University of the Philippines, Quezon City

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2017    
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

2016    
Paintings to Take Drugs to, The Drawing Room (Contemporary Art), Manila

2015
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

2014
Notes from the Ste Anne Asylum, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

 

2013         

Perverse Sublime of the Toxic, Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Monument to the Pathetic Sublime, Space of Drawing, Copenhagen, Danemark
Carré St. Anne, Montpellier, France, in partneship with MIAM Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sète

2012         

Cryptic Slaughter, Finale Art File, Manila, Philippines
The 80's, Topaz Arts, New York, N.Y., USA
How I Paint Some of My Paintings, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, N.Y., USA
YIA Artfair, Young International Artists, Paris, with Nosbaum Reding

2011        

Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill, 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

2010        

Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York
An Exhibition of Collaborations with 7 Imaginary Friends Showing a Variety of Painterly Mishaps Flaunted as Majestic Embellishments, Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg

2009    

The Reincarnation of Modernism in Hellish Form, Galerie Bongout, Berlin, Germany
Monuments to the Institutional Critique of Myself, Pablo Fort, 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
Painting as an Attempt to Memorialize Reality's Triumph over Art, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, Belgium

2008    

Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Finale Art Fair, Manila, Philippines
Galeria Tomas March, Valencia, Spain

2007        

Guided by Sausage, Nosbaum & Reding - Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
Guided by Sausage, Le (9) bis, Saint-Etienne, France
Kitsch Recovery Program, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2006       

En El Cielo No Hay Cerveza sin Alcohol (with Curro Gonzalez), Galeria adhoc, Vigo, Spain
Down with Reality, Galerie Jesco Von Puttkamer, 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, Galerie Jesco von Puttkamer, Berlin, Germany

2005        

Mumu Territorium, The Art Center Megamall, Mandaluyong Metro Manila, Philippines
The Holocaustic Spackle in the Murals of the Quixotic Inseminators, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles
Bastards of Misrepresentation, Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain
New Works, LAC, Lieu d?Art Contemporain, Sigean, France

2004    

Moral Stories: Fuck the Third World, Galeria Tomas March, Valencia, Spain
Bastards, Galerie Baerbel Graesslin, Frankfurt, Germany
Finale Art File, Mega Mall, Mandaluyong, Philippines
Miserable Intentions (with Gaston Damag), Art Contemporain - Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg

2003    

Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany
Wunderkammer, Gesellschaft Für Gegenwartskunst, Augsburg (Society for Contemporary Art Augsburg), Germany
Lee Almighty, Mag:net Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines

2002    

An All Out Attempt at Transcendence, Galerie Baerbel Graesslin, Frankfurt, Germany
Comprehensible Only to a Few Initiates, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
The Inadequacy of the Struggle Against the Inadequacy of the Struggle, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

2001    

Presenting the Undisclosed System of References in the Loophole of Misunderstanding, Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Free Aesthetic Pleasure Now!, Babilonia 1808, Berkeley, California

2000    

Those Long Dormant Pimples of Inattention Counterattacking the Hyper-Convoluted Dramas of the Gaze, Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich, Galerie Baerbel Grasslin, Frankfurt
Those Long Dormant Pimples of Inattention Meandering through the Cranium Arcade of Pitiless Logic Swastikating between Love and Hate, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
The Stream of Transcendent Object-Making Consciously Working towards the Goal, Galerie Michael Neff, Frankfurt

1999    

The Nature of Culture - Manuel Ocampo/Gaston Damag. Interventions in the Monasterio de la Cartuja de Santa Maria de las Cuevas, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville (catalogue)
The Inversion of the Ideal: Navigating the Landscape of Intestinal Muck, Swastikating between Love and Hate, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid (catalogue)

1998    

To Infinity and Beyond: Presenting the Unpresentable - The Sublime or the Lack Thereof, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
Yo Tambien Soy Pintura, El Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz, Spain (catalogue)
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; Centre Cultural Tecla Sala, Barcelona (catalogue)
Galerie Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany

1997    

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

1996    

Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

1995    

Ciocca Raffaelli Arte Contemporaneo, Milan (catalogue)
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
Musee d?Art Contemporain de Montreal, Canada

1994    

Paraiso Abierto a Todos, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco
Stations of the Cross, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

1993    

New Paintings, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries/Fred Hoffman, Beverly Hills, California
Manuel Ocampo, Galeria OMR, Mexico City

1992    

Grupo de Gago, Weingart Center Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles
Matrix Berkeley 150, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley.par
 
1991    

M.J.O., Jay Chiat residence, New York
Manuel Ocampo, Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1990    

Substancias Irritantes, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, California

1989        

John Thomas Gallery, Santa Monica
The Onyx Café, Los Angeles

1988        

Lies, Falls Hopes, and Megalomania, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017         
The Spectre of Comparison, Pavilion of the Philippines, 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2016    
Underbrut, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
Plus jamais seul, Hervé di Rosa et les arts modestes, La Maison Rouge, Paris
Transnational Narrations: Paperworks, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

2015?2016
Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; 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, Austin, TX

2015    
?Die Kunst, die Kunst ? ich pfeife auf die Kunst?: Arthur Cravan im Ring mit 13 Künstlern unserer Zeit, 8. Salon, Hamburg, Germany
First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Wasak! Filipino Art Today, Arndt Berlin, Berlin

 

2014   
Possession II, Coventry School of Art and Design, Coventry, UK
Divine Comedy, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


2013   
Les Maîtres du désordre, Fundacio la Caixa, Madrid, Spain
Manilla Vice - Curated by Manuel Ocampo, MIAM, Sète, France


2012         

Queens Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, for the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial
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

2011        

Terrible Beauty: Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin Contemporary 2011, Dublin, Ireland

2010        

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
        
2009    

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

2008        

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, organised by FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, France : Morts de rire, La Panacée, Montpellier, France
Et tout pour les mange-tripes!, Musée Pierre André Benoit & Espace de Rochebelle, Alès, France
A Thélème, Priape s'est cogné..., CIRCA - La Chartreuse, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France

2007    

Rooms, Conversations, Frac Île-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris
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

2006      

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   

2004    

Birth - Sex - Death, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
La Alegria de mi Sueños, Seville Biennale, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporanea, Seville, Spain

2003    

End of the Start, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
The Broken Mirror, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY, USA

2002    

Extranjeros: Los Otros Artistas Españoles, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
Disarming Parables: Collection Highlights, San Jose Museum of Art, CA, USA

2001    

49. Esposizione Internazionale, Plateau of Mankind, la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (catalogue)
Berlin Biennale II, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
Les Chiens Andalous, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA (catalogue)
Vom Eindruck zum Ausdruck: Grässlin Collection (From Impression to Expression), Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)
Contemporary Devotion, San Jose Museum of Art, CA, USA
Circos Globulos: Selected Works from the Babilonia Wilner Collection, Babilonia 1808, Berkeley, CA, USA

2000    

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, 5th Biennale d?Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Sammlung Falckenberg (Falckenberg Collection), Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
The Sensational Line, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA

1999    

Vestiges of War, 1899-1999: The Philippine-American War and Its Aftermath, Asian/Pacific/American Studies Gallery, New York University, NY, USA
Jardin de Eros, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Palau de la Virreina/Centre Cultural Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain; Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway (catalogue)
Sensibilidade Apocaliptica, Festival Atlantico 1999, Lisbon, Portugal (catalogue)

1998    

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)
Cien Años Despues, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila; Puerto Rico; Havana, Cuba; Valencia, Spain (catalogue)

1997    

American Stories-Amidst Displacement and Transformation, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)
Arte Chido!, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City
Memories of Overdevelopment, Irvine Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, USA (catalogue)
Nu-Glu, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, USA
Past Time, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, USA
Pervasive Referents, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, USA
Unmapping the Earth, 1997 Kwangju Biennial, Korea (catalogue)
Art and Provocation: Images from Rebels, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado, USA

1996    

Annual Exhibition, American Academy in Rome, Italy (catalogue)

1995    

Eye Tattooed America, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, USA
In the Light of Goya, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Post-Colonial California, San Francisco State University, USA

1994    

Asia/America: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art, The Asia Society, New York, USA (catalogue)
Icastica, Galeria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy (catalogue)
Jean-Michel Basquiat & Manuel Ocampo, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Manuel Ocampo & Don Ed Hardy, Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, USA
Sacred and Profane, Studio Nosei, Rome, Italy
Unholy Wars, Postmasters, New York, USA

1993    

43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA (catalogue)
Drawing the Line Against Aids, 45th Venice Biennial at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy (catalogue)
In Out of the Cold, Center for the Arts at Yerba Beuna Gardens, San Francisco, USA (catalogue)
Medialismo, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy (catalogue)

1992    

Documenta IX, Documentahallen, Kassel, Germany (catalogue)
Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (catalogue)

1991    

Individual Realities in the California Art Scene, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)
Mike Bidlo, Manuel Ocampo, Andres Serrano, Saatchi Collection, London, UK


Awards

1998        

Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Artists at Giverny Program
1996        

National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts
1995-96     

Rome Prize in Visual Arts, American Academy in Rome
1995         

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.\par The Art Matters Foundation
 

Public Collections

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