Manuel Ocampo (b. 1965 Philippines) currently lives and works in Manila, Philippines and in Luxembourg. Ocampo has been a vital presence on the international art scene for over twenty years and is now the most internationally active contemporary artist from the Philippines.
Ocampo’s first solo show, which took place in Los Angeles in 1988, set the stage for a rapid rise to international prominence.
By the early 1990s, his reputation was firmly established, with inclusion in two of the most important European art events, Documenta IX (1992) and the Venice Biennale (1993). Also in the early 1990s, he participated in the legendary exhibition Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1992).