b. 1965, lives and works in Manila

Ocampo is a Filipino artist whose work has been exhibited extensively throughout the 1990s, with solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. In 2005,  his work was the subject of a large-scale survey at Casa Asia in Barcelona and Lieu d’Art Contemporain in Sigean, France.  Ocampo’s work has been included in a number of international surveys including the 2004 Seville Biennale, 2001 Venice Biennale, the 2001 Berlin Biennale, the 2000 Biennale d’art Contemporain de Lyon, the 1997 Kwangju Biennale, the 1993 Corcoran Biennale, and in 1992’s controversial Documenta IX. His work was featured in many group shows in the 1990s, including Helter Skelter : LA Art of the 1990s at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in 1992; Asia/America : Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art at the Asia Society in New York in 1994;  American Stories : Amidst Displacement and Transformation at Setagaya Art Museum in Tokyo in 1997; Pop Surrealism at The Aldrich Museum of Art in 1998; and Made In California : Art, Image and Identity 1900-2000 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2000. He has received a number of prestigious grants and awards including the Giverny Residency (1998), the Rome Prize at the American Academy (1995-96), the National Endowment for the Arts (1996),  the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (1995) and Art Matters Inc. (1991). Bastards of Misrepresentation is his first major curatorial project.