Kulay-Diwa Gallery of Philippine Contemporary Art is a privately owned venue for artistic expression. It is strategically located within a cluster of progressive communities South of Manila. It has an independent exhibition area able to accommodate large-scale works, and a spacious garden ideal for outdoor programs, performances and sculpture installations.
Goals of Kulay-Diwa:
To discover and promote the works of talented, young and deserving Filipino Artist;
To serve as a cultural outpost and make the arts more accessible to the fast-growing communities South of Manila; and
To foster cultural interaction and exchanges with the local regions,Southeast Asia and other countries.
Diwa (Spirit, Thought)
b. 1965 Quezon City, Philippines
Lives and works in Berkeley, California & Manila, Philippines
1985 California State University, Bakersfield
1984 University of the Philippines, Quezon City
Selected One-Person Exhibitions:
2008 Manuel Ocampo, UPLANDS GALLERY, Melbourne, Australia
2007 Guided By Sausage, Nosbaum & Reding Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
2007 KITSCH RECOVERY PROGROM, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles
2006 Manuel Ocampo, Gray/Kapernekas, New York, NY
2006 In heaven there’s no non-alcoholic beer, collaborative with Curo Gonzalez, Adhoc Galeria, Vigo, Spain
2006 Kitsch Recovery Program: An Image is Just a Pathetic Attempt to do Justice to a Picture, Alimentation Generale, Art Contemporain Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
2006 Down with Reality, Galerie Jesco Von Puttkamer, Berlin Germany
2005 Bastards of Misrepresentation, Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain
2005 The Holocaustic Spackle in the Murals of the Quixotic Inseminaters, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Problems with Style, Art Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
2005 L.A.C, Sigean, France
2004 Galeria Tomas March, Valencia, Spain.
2004 Galerie Baerbel Graesslin, Frankfurt.
2004 Art Center, Mega Mall, Mandaluyong, Philippines.
2003 Sprüth Magers Projecte, Munich.
2004 Wunderkammer, Gesellschaft Für Gegenwartskunst Augsburg (Society for Contemporary Art Augsburg), Germany.
2004 Lee Almighty, Mag:net Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
2002 An All Out Attempt at Transcendence, Galerie Baerbel Graesslin, Frankfurt.
2002 Comprehensible Only to a Few Initiates, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris.
2002 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.
2001 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 BaerbelGrasslin, Frankfurt.
2000 Those Long Dormant Pimples of Inattention Meandering through the Cranium Arcade of Pitiless
Logic Swastikating between Love and Hate, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
2000 The Stream of Transcendent Object-Making ConsciouslyWorking 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 (catalog).
1999 The Inversion of the Ideal: Navigating the Landscape of Intestinal Muck, Swastikating between Love
and Hate, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid (catalog).
1998 To Infinity and Beyond: Presenting the Unpresentable—The Sublime or the Lack Thereof, Galerie Nathalie Obadia,
1998 Yo Tambien Soy Pintura, El Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz, Spain (catalog).
1998 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 (catalog). Galerie Philomene Magers, Cologne.
1997 Heridas de la Lengua, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California (catalog).
1997 Hacer Pintura Es Hacer Patria, Galeria OMR, Mexico City (catalog).
1996 Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Ciocca Raffaelli Arte Contemporaneo, Milan, Italy (catalog).
1995 Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
1995 Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Canada.
1994 Paraiso Abierto a Todos, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA
1994 Stations of the Cross, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY
1993 New Paintings, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries/Fred Hoffman, Beverly Hills, CA
1993 Manuel Ocampo, Galeria OMR, Mexico City.
1992 Grupo de Gago, Weingart Center Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles.
1992 Matrix—Berkeley 150, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1991 M.J.O., Jay Chiat residence, New York, NY
1991 Manuel Ocampo, Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1990 Substancias Irritantes, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2007 Messages Abroad, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
2007 Kinky Sex (Makes the World Go 'Round), Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles
2006 The Wonder and Horror of the Human Head, 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Five Stories High: Georganne Deen, Llyn Foulkes, Manuel Ocampo, Alan Rath & Raymond Pettibon, Track 16, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Bastards of Misrepresentation, Casa Asia, Barcelonia, Spain
2004 La Alegria De Mis Suenos,Seville Biennal, Seville, Spain
2004 Change of Address, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Birth - Sex – Death, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.
2003 Ten by Twenty, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2003 The Broken Mirror, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
2002 Extranjeros: Los Otros Artistas Españoles, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain.
2002 Disarming Parables: Collection Highlights, San Jose Museum of Art, CA
2001 49. Esposizione Internazionale, Plateau of Mankind, la Biennale di Venezia (catalog).
2001 Berlin Biennale II, Berlin Germany (catalog).
2001 Les Chiens Andalous, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica,California (catalog).
2001 Vom Eindruck zum Ausdruck: Grässlin Collection, (From Impression to Expression), Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (catalog).
2001 Contemporary Devotion, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2001 Circos Globulos: Selected Works from the Babilonia Wilner Collection, Babilonia 1808, Berkeley, CA
2000 Salon, Delfina, London, England
2000 Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA(catalog).
2000 Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millenium, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (catalog).
2000 Partage d’Exotismes, 5th Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France.
2000 Sammlung Falckenberg (Falckenberg Collection), Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany.
2000 The Sensational Line, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
1999 Vestiges of War, 1899-1999: The Philippine-American War and Its Aftermath, Asian/Pacific/American Studies G allery, New York University. NY
1999 Jardin de Eros, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Palau de la Virreina/Centre Cultural Tecla Sala,Barcelona;
Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway (catalog).
1999 Sensibilidade Apocaliptica, Festival Atlantico ’99, Lisbon, Portugal (catalog).
1998 At Home and Abroad: 21 Contemporary Filipino Artists, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, CA(catalog).
1998 Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art,San Diego, CA (catalog).
1998 Pop Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield,Connecticut (catalog).
1998 98: Cien Anos Despues, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Puerto Rico; Havana, Cuba; Valencia, Spain (catalog).
1997 American Stories—Amidst Displacement and Transformation, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (catalog).
1997 Arte Chido! Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City.
1997 Memories of Overdevelopment, Irvine Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine. (catalog).
1997 Nu-Glu, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York.
1997 Past Time, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh.
1997 Pervasive Referents, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York.
1997 Unmapping the Earth, ’97 Kwangju Biennial, Korea (catalog).
1997 Art and Provocation: Images from Rebels, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO
1996 Annual Exhibition, American Academy in Rome(catalog)
1995 Eye Tattooed America, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
1995 In the Light of Goya, University Art Museum,University of California, Berkeley.
1995 Post-Colonial California, San Francisco State University
1994 Asia/America: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art, The Asia Society, New York (catalog)
1994 Icastica, Galeria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (catalog)
1994 Jean-Michel Basquiat & Manuel Ocampo, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1994 Manuel Ocampo & Don Ed Hardy, Cavin Morris Gallery New York.
1994 Sacred and Profane, Studio Nosei, Rome, Italy
1994 Unholy Wars, Postmasters, New York, NY
1993 43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (catalog).
1993 Drawing the Line Against Aids, 45th Venice Biennial at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (catalog).
1993 In Out of the Cold, Center for the Arts at Yerba Beuna Gardens, San Francisco (catalog).
1993 Medialismo, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy (catalog).
1992 Documenta IX , Documentahallen, Kassel, Germany (catalog).
1992 Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (catalog).
1991 Individual Realities in the California Art Scene, Sezon Museum of Art Tokyo, Japan (catalo g).
1991 Mike Bidlo, Manuel Ocampo, Andres Serrano, Saatchi Collection, London.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 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.\par The Art Matters Foundation
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California.
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
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.
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal.
Fonds National D’Art Contemporain, Paris.
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan.
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California.
Bibliography (Books & Catalogs):
Manuel Ocampo Bastards of Misrepresentation, Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain
Manuel Ocampo Wunderkammer, Gesellschaft für Gegenwartskunst e.V., Augsburg
Art Now:137 Artists at the Rise of the New Millennium, Taschen, Cologne
Vitamin P: New Perspectivees in Painting, Phaidon, London, New York
Les Chiens Andalous, Track 16 Gallery/Smart Art Press, Santa Monica, California
Asian Collection 50, From the Collection of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan.
The Nature of Culture--Manuel Ocampo/Gaston Damag. Interventions in the Monasterio de la Cartuja de Santa Maria de Las Cuevas, Centro Andalluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville
The Inversion of the Ideal: Navigating the Landscape of Intestinal Muck, Swastikating between Love and Hate, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid
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
Yo Tambien Soy Pintura, Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo (MEIAC ), Badajoz, Spain.
Hacer Pintura es Hacer Patria, Galeria OMR, Mexico City.
Heridas de la Lengua, Smart Art Press, Santa Monica.
Station to Station, Edizioni Programma, Cagliari, Italy.
Virgin Destroyer: Manuel Ocampo, Hardy Marks Publications, Honolulu.Museum Publications
Chagoya, Enrique, “Notes for a Nonlinear Interpretation of the Work of Manuel
Ocampo,” The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, 1994.
Enriquez, Lucia, “Jean Michel Basquiat/ManuelOcampo,” Henry Art Gallery,Seattle, 1994.
Kent, Sarah, “Mike Bidlo, Manuel Ocampo, Andres Serrano,” Saatchi Collection,London, August 1991.
Lussier, Real, “Serie Projet 15: Manuel Ocampo,” Musee D’Art ContemporainDe Montreal, 1995.
Rinder, Lawrence, “History and Retribution in the Art of Manuel Ocampo,” University Art Museum, Berkeley, May—June 1992.
1998 “God is My Copilot” (one hour feature film) Directed by Phillip Rodriguez and Produced by Tom Patchett.
Selected Reviews & Articles:
Gavin, Francesca, "Enemies of the State: Kinky Sex Makes the World Go Round," Dazed & Confused Magazine, February 2007, Vol. 2, issue # 46, pg. 181
Berardini, Andrew, "Kinky Sex (Makes the World Go 'Round)," artforum.com, february, 15, 2007.
Martin Wong, "Manuel Ocampo: Sheer Art Attack," Giant Robot, Issue 39, Examined Life, 2005, p. 62-67, 80.
Myers, Holly, "An Artist's Relationship to the Creative Process," Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2005.
Fischer, Jack, "Ocampo Turns His Anger on the Art World," San Jose Mercury News, June 16, 2005.
deVries, Von Janneke, “Eine Pflanze namens Warhol: Manuel Ocampo Malerei in der Galerie Bärbel Grässlin," Franfurter Rundschau, June 25, 2002.
Fischer, Jack, “Ocampo Stretches Limits into Protest,” San Jose Mercury News,Jan. 16, 2002.
Helfand, Glen, “Manuel Ocampo at Babilonia 1808,” Tema Celeste, March/April 2002
Helfand, Glen, “Freeing Aesthetic Pleasure,” 7x7, Winter ‘01-’02.
Helstrup, Anjee, “Free Aesthetic Pleasure Now! -Manuel Ocampo,” Zero Magazine, Dec. 10, 2001--Jan.10, 2002
“Manuel Ocampo: Free Aesthetic Pleasure Now!” Juxtapoz, March/April 2002
Angeline, John, “Manuel Ocampo: Jack Shainman Gallery,” Art Nexus, Feb.-April, 2001.
Leffingwell, Edward, “Manuel Ocampo at Jack Shainman,” Art in America, Feb. 2001.
Tadiar, Carlo, “Manuel Ocampo at the Jack Shainman Gallery,” Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 26, 2001.
Smith, Roberta, “Manuel Ocampo at Jack Shainman Gallery, The New York Times, Nov. 3, 2000.
Barnatan, Marcos Ricardo, “La Santa Blasfemia,” El Mundo, Feb. 27, 1999.
Bright, Susan, “Manuel Ocampo,” Art Asia Pacific, Issue 22, 1999.
Huici, Fernando, “Pinturas como Navajas,” El Pais, March 13, 1999
Perez, Eva Diaz, “Sacrilegio en el monasterio de la Cartuja,” El Mundo, Feb. 21,1999.
Buck, Louisa, “Interview with Manuel Ocampo,” The Art Newspaper, No. 81, May 1998.
Burrows, David, “Manuel Ocampo,” Art Monthly, July-August 1998.
Calvo Serraller, Francisco, “ La ferocidad blasfema De Manuel Ocampo se muestra en Badajoz,” El Pais, February 5, 1998.
Chattopadhyay, Collette, “Manuel Ocampo at Track 16 Gallery,” Asian Art News, Jan/Feb 1998.
Enriquez, Lucia, “The Meteroric Rise (and Self-Sabotage) of Manuel Ocampo,” The International Examiner: Pacific Reader, Spring1998.
Fernandez, Lluis, “Manuel Ocampo--Mi Pintura es Terapia de Choque” La Razon (El Cultural) December 12, 1998.
Kent, Sara, “Outsider Dealing: Manuel Ocampo finds a place for displacement,” Time Out, June 10-17, 1998.
Maison, Andrea, “Agony and Ecstasy: Manuel Ocampo’sArtistic Vision of the Postcolony,” Amerasia Journal, 1998.
Ocampo, Manuel, “To Infinity and Beyond,” ARTI International, no. 39, May-July 1998
Serra, Catalina, “El Artista que muerde la mano que Le alimenta,” El Pais (Catalunia), December 3, 1998.
Spiegel, Olga, “El artista filipino Manuel Ocampo expone en el Tecla Sala sustelas ‘pisables,’” La Vanguardia, December 14,1998.
Hammond, Anna, “Manuel Ocampo at Annina Nosei”, Artnews, March 1997.
Joanou, Alice, “Furious Desire,” World Art, No. 13, 1997.
Katz, Vincent, “Manuel Ocampo at Annina Nosei,” Art in America, May 1997.
Lutfy, Carol, “Asian Artists in America: Manuel Ocampo,” Atelier, March-April 1997.
Miles, Christopher, “The Accidental Tourist,” Detour, September 1997.
Power, Kevin, “Manuel Ocampo: Rough Gatherings at the Edges of the Mind,” Third Text, Winter 1997-1998
Rodriguez, Phillip, “The Neo-Colonized: Manuel Ocampo on Race, Paint and Money,”, LA Weekly, October 3--9, 1997.
Alba, Victoria, “Master of the Macabre,” Asian Art News, March-April 1995.
Dagbert, Anne, “Manuel Ocampo at Galerie Nathalie Obadia,” Art Press, Nov 1995.
Ferrario, Rachele, “Manuel Ocampo – Ciocca Raffaelli,” Flash Art, July 1995.
Apostol, Sherry, “An Interview with Manuel Ocampo,” ARTI, no. 21, 1994.
Baker, Kenneth, “Ocampo’s Strange, Scary Visions,”San Francisco Chronicle, June 12, 1994.
Bonetti, David, “Asian American Artists take the S.F. Spotlight,” San Francisco Examiner, June 10, 1994.
Edelman, Robert G., “Springtime in New York – Manuel Ocampo at Annina Nosei,, Art Press, July-August 1994.
Jana, Reena, “Manuel Ocampo at the Mexican Museum,”Asian Art News, July-Aug 1994.
Mahoney, Robert, “Manuel Ocampo – Annina Nosei,” Flash Art, Summer 1994.
Santiago, Chiori, “Manuel Ocampo at the Mexican Museum—San Francisco,” World Art, November 1994.
Scarborough, James, “Manuel Ocampo—One Man-National Movement,” Flash Art, May-June 1994.
Baker, Kenneth, “Contemporary Painting Celebrated in D.C.,” San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 7, 1993.
Cecilio, Teddy B. “Art Exhibition Stirs Indignation,” Phil-Am Free Press, June 3, 1993.
Dash, Phillip, “Shock to the System,” Detour, July-Aug 1993.
Duncan, Michael, “Manuel Ocampo at Salander-O’Reilly/Fred Hoffman,” Art in America, November 1993.
Kandel, Susan, “A Filipino Artist’s Portrait of Dominance and Submission,” Los Angeles Times, April, 24 1993.
Muchnic, Suzanne, “Portrait of the Artist as anAngry Outsider,” Los Angeles Times, May 4, 1993.
Baker, Kenneth, “Helter Skelter: A Defining Moment In Los Angeles Art,” San Francisco Chronicle, March 10, 1992.
Bonetti, David, “Ocampo: Looking Back in Anger,” San Francisco Examiner, April 1992.
Gardner, Colin, “Helter Skelter,” Artforum, April 1992.
Hughes, Robert, “Dada for the Valley Girl,” Time, April 20, 1992.
Knight, Christopher, “Faces to Watch in ’92,” Los Angeles Times, April 16, 1992.
Knight Christopher, “Spanish Colonial with a Twist,”Los Angeles Times, April 16, 1992.
Quinn, Michelle, “Works Pulled from German Exhibition,” Los Angeles Times, June 15, 1992.
“Ocampo’s Apocalyptic Vision,” San Francisco/San Jose Philippine News, April 22-28, 1992.
“Young Old Master: Galaxy of Rising Stars,” Time, November 18, 1992.
Laurence, Michael, “Manuel Ocampo at Christopher John,” Art in America, Jan 1991.
Picot, Pierre, “Manuel Ocampo at La Luz de Jesus and Christopher John Gallery,Visions, Spring 1991.
Selwyn, Marc, “Manuel Ocampo at Fred Hoffman,” Flash Art, May-June 1991.
Weissman, Benjamin, “Manuel Ocampo at Fred Hoffman Gallery,” Artforum, May 1991.
Curtis, Cathy, “Strong Works by Young Artists. . .,” Los Angeles Times, April 9, 1990.
Goals of Kulay-Diwa
To discover and promote the works of talented, young and deserving Filipino Artist;
To foster cultural interaction and exchanges with the local regions and other countries.