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Manuel Ocampo
Manuel Ocampo

Manuel Ocampo
Monument to the Pathetic Sublime, 2013
Huile et acrylique sur toile, 182 x 137 cm
Manuel Ocampo
Monument to the Pathetic Sublime, 2013
Huile et acrylique sur toile, 182 x 137 cm
1965 Born in Quezon City, Philippines. Lives and works in the Philippines.


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

Selected solo exhibitions

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

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, France, with Nosbaum & Reding

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
KalimanRawlins Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

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 - Art Contemporain, Luxembourg

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

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-Etienne, 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, 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

Mumu Territorium, Artcenter 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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

Mais in deinem Früchtekorb - Armen Eloyan, Mahlergruppe, Manuel Ocampo, Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany

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
Flying, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

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

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, 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

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

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, 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

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

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

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, ‘97 Kwangju Biennial, Korea (catalogue)
Art and Provocation: Images from Rebels, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado, USA

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

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

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

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)

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 Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)
Mike Bidlo, Manuel Ocampo, Andres Serrano, Saatchi Collection, London, UK


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
© the artists, authors and Galerie Nosbaum & Reding