Chronologie

1965
Born in Quezon City, Philippines
1984
University of the Philippines, Quezon City
1985
California State University, Bakersfield
1995
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. par The Art Matters Foundation
1995 – 1996
Rome Prize in Visual Arts, American Academy in Rome
1996
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts
1998
Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Artists at Giverny Program
Currently lives and works in Manila, the Philippines

Expositions

2015
Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ. 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
The Corrections, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, New York, USA
2014
Notes from the Ste Anne Asylum, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France (solo exhibition)
POSSESSION (II), Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University, UK
2013
20 Years of Intestinal Mishaps, Carré Sainte Anne, Montpelier, France (solo exhibition)
Carré Sainte Anne, Montpelier, France (solo exhibition)
2012
The View Through the Bull of a Manual Laborer of Menagerie Gussied Over White Ground: 20 years of Self-Loathing and Intestinal Mishaps , Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, Australia
2011
Dublin Contemporary 2011: Terrible Beauty—Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin, Ireland
Contemporary Psychology and the Theoretical Steroid Defiled Modernist Chicken . Space of Drawings, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo exhibition)
Gallery Zimmermann Kratochvill, Graz, Austria
The Beer Belly Masculinity Intensification Program or When Hangover Becomes Form, KalimanRawlins , Melbourne, Australia (solo exhibition)
Rebels of abstraction and the ghost poo of painting, Galeria Adhoc, Vigo, Spain (solo exhibition)
2010
An exhibition of collaborations with 7 imaginary friends showing a variety of painterly mishaps flaunted as majestic embellishments , Nosbaum & Reding - Art Contemporain, Luxembourg (solo exhibition)
An Arcane Recipe Involving Ingredients Cannibalized from the Reliquaries of Some Profane Illumination, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
THE PAINTER’S EQUIPMENT, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore (solo exhibition)
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
Monuments to the Institutional Critique of Myself, Pablo Gallery, Manila (solo exhibition)
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, Belgium (solo exhibition)
Galerie Baerbel Graesslin, Frankfurt, Germany (solo exhibition)
Bongout, Berlin, Germany (solo exhibition)
The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
200 War Stories by Ehren Tool (featuring a mural and installation by Manuel Ocampo), Bongout, Berlin, Germany
2008
Problems with style, Green Papaya Art Project, Manila, Philippines
In the context of: La dégelée Rabelais, organized by FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Magnet Gallery, Manila, Philippines
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
Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (solo exhibition)
Galeria Tomas March, Valencia, Spain (solo exhibition)
2007
Rooms, Conversations, Frac Île-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris, France
L’Explosition, Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
Messages Abroad, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
Nosbaum & Reding at Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany
Kinky Sex, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Guided by Sausage, Nosbaum & Reding – Art Contemporain, Luxembourg (solo exhibition)
Guided by Sausage, Le (9) bis, Saint-Etienne, France (solo exhibition)
Kitsch Recovery Program, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo exhibition)
Finale Art File, Manila, Philippines (solo exhibition)
2006
Art Center, Mega Mall, Mandaluyong, Philippines (solo exhibition)
Five Stories High, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
Wonder and Horror of the Human Head, 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 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, New York, USA
Down with Reality, Galerie Jesco von Puttkamer, Berlin, Germany
2005
Mumu Territorium, Artcenter Megamall, Mandaluyong Metro Manila, Philippines
The Holocaustic Spackle in the Murals of the Quixotic Inseminators, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, C alifornia, USA
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
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, California, USA
The Broken Mirror, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany
WunderKammer, Gesellschaft für Gegenwartskunst E.V., Augsburg, Germany (solo exhibition)
Lee Almighty, Magnet Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines (solo exhibition)
2002
An All Out Attempt at Transcendence, Galerie Baerbel Graesslin, Frankfurt (solo exhibition)
Comprehensible Only to a Few Initiates, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris (solo exhibition)
An Existentializing Function of an Aesthetic Suspension of the Meaningful Word, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco (solo exhibition)
The inaequacy of the struggle against the inadequacy of the struggle Sprüt Magers Projekte, München (solo exhibition)
Extranjeros: Los Otros Artistas Españoles, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
Extranjeros: Los Otros Artistas Españoles, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
2001
Presenting the Undisclosed System of References in the Loophole of Misunderstanding, Galeria OMR Mexico City (solo exhibition)
Free Aesthetic Pleasure Now!, Babilonia 1808, Berkeley, California, USA
49. Esposizione Internazionale, Plateau of Mankind, la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Berlin Biennale II, Berlin, Germany
Les Chiens Andalous, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
Vom Eindruck zum Ausdruck: Grässlin Collection (From Impression to Expression), Hamburg, Germany
Contemporary Devotion, San Jose Museum of Art, California, USA
Circos Globulos: Selected Works from the Babilonia Wilner Collection, Babilonia 1808, Berkeley, California, USA
2000
Salon, Delfina, London, UK
Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900–2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millenium, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
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, Colorado
The Stream of Transcendent Object-Making Consciously Working towards the Goal, Galerie Michael Neff, Frankfurt, Germany
Those Long Dormant Pimples of Inattention Meandering through the Cranium Arcade of Pitiless Logic Swastikating between Love and Hate, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (solo exhibition)
Baerbel Grasslin, Frankfurt, Germany
Those Long Dormant Pimples of Inattention Counterattacking the Hyper-Convuluted Dramas of the Gaze, Galerie Philomene Magers, Munich (solo exhibition)
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, Spain
The Inversion of the Ideal: Navigating the Landscape of Intestinal Muck, Swastikating between Love and Hate, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain
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
Sensibilidade Apocaliptica, Festival Atlantico ‘99, Lisbon, Portugal
1998
To Infinity and Beyond: Presenting the Unpresentable - The Sublime or the Lack Thereof, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Yo Tambien Soy Pintura, El Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz, Spain
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, Spain
Galerie Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany
At Home and Abroad: 21 Contemporary Filipino Artists, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California, USA
Pop Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
Cien Años Despues, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines; Puerto Rico; Havana, Cuba; Valencia, Spain
1997
Heridas de la Lengua, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
Hacer Pintura Es Hacer Patria, Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
American Stories-Amidst Displacement and Transformation, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Arte Chido!, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico
Memories of Overdevelopment, Irvine Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
Past Time, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Nu-Glu, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Pervasive Referents, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Unmapping the Earth, ‘97 Kwangju Biennial, Korea
Art and Provocation: Images from Rebels, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado, USA
1996
Annual Exhibition, American Academy in Rome, Italy
Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Ciocca Raffaelli Arte Contemporaneo, Milan, Italy
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Canada
Eye Tattooed America, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, USA
In the Light of Goya, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Post-Colonial California, San Francisco State University, California, USA
1994
Asia/America: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art, The Asia Society, New York, New York, USA
Icastica, Galeria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Jean-Michel Basquiat & Manuel Ocampo, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Manuel Ocampo & Don Ed Hardy, Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Sacred and Profane, Studio Nosei, Rome, Italy
Unholy Wars, Postmasters, New York, New York, USA
Paraiso Abierto a Todos, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, California, USA
Stations of the Cross, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, New York, USA
1993
New Paintings, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries/Fred Hoffman, Beverly Hills, California, USA
Manuel Ocampo, Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Drawing the Line Against AIDS, 45th Venice Biennial at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
In Out of the Cold, Center for the Arts at Yerba Beuna Gardens, San Francisco, California, USA
Medialismo, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy
1992
Documenta IX, Documentahallen, Kassel, Germany
Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Grupo de Gago, Weingart Center Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California, USA
Matrix Berkeley 150, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
1991
M.J.O., Jay Chiat residence, New York, New York, USA
Manuel Ocampo, Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
Individual Realities in the California Art Scene, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Mike Bidlo, Manuel Ocampo, Andres Serrano, Saatchi Collection, London, UK
1990
Substancias Irritantes, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, California, USA
1989
John Thomas Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
The Onyx Café, Los Angeles, California, USA
1988
Lies, Falls Hopes, and Megalomania, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

Collections publiques

Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal.
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France.
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan.
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France.
Frac Île-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris, France.
Museo Berado, Lisbon, Portugal.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA.
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.
The San Francisco Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA.
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS), Madrid, Spain.
Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo (MEIAC), Badajoz, Spain.
IVAM Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain.
Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, (CAAM) Canary Islands, Spain.

Publications

2005
Manuel Ocampo, Bastards of Misrepresentation, Edicion Casia Asia, Barcelona, 2005.
2002
Art Now, 137 Artists at the Rise of the New Millennium, Taschen, Cologne
2002
Vitamin P, New Perspectives in Painting, Phaidon, London, New York
2001
Les Chiens Andalous, Track 16 Gallery/Smart Art Press, Santa Monica, California
2000
Asian Collection 50, From the Collection of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan.
1999
Why Must I Care For a Girl Who Always Scratches Wherever She Itches: 1-1/2 Centuries of Modern Art Twelve Step Program, Delfina, Londres; Centre Cultural Tecla Sala, L’Hospitalet, (Barcelona).
1999
La Naturaleza de la Cultura--Manuel Ocampo & Gaston Damag, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla
1999
The Inversion of the Ideal: Navigating the Landscape of Intestinal Muck, Swastikating between Love and Hate, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid
1998
Yo Tambien Soy Pintura, Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo (MEIAC), Badajoz, Spain, 1998
1997
Hacer Pintura es Hacer Patria, Galeria OMR, Mexico City, 1997
1997
Heridas de la Lengua, Smart Art Press, Santa Monica, 1997
1997
Station to Station, Edizioni Programma, Cagliari, Italy, 1997
1995
Lussier, Real, Serie Projet 15: Manuel Ocampo, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal
1994
Chagoya, Enrique, Notes for a Nonlinear Interpretation of the Work of Manuel Ocampo, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco
1994
Enriquez, Lucia, Jean Michel Basquiat/Manuel Ocampo, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
1994
Virgin Destroyer: Manuel Ocampo, Hardy Marks Publications, Honolulu, 1994
1992
Rinder, Lawrence, History and Retribution in the Art of Manuel Ocampo, University Art Museum, Berkeley
1991
Kent, Sarah, Mike Bidlo, Manuel Ocampo, Andres Serrano, Saatchi Collection, London, August