Lesley-Anne Cao is a visual artist based in Quezon City, Philippines.
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2019 a knowing intimacy or a life, University of the Philippines Vargas Museum, Quezon City. curated by Carlos Quijon, Jr.
2019 More light than heat (with Lao Lianben), Calle Wright, Manila.
2019 To give a moment a name (with Derek Tumala and Katherine Nuñez), The Drawing Room, Makati City. curated by Con Cabrera.
2019 We Meet at the Seaside, Dalsbruk, Finland. curated by Erica Yu Wen Huang and Nina-Maria Oförsagd.
2019 Courses of Action, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong and Para Site, Hong Kong. curated by Carlos Quijon, Jr.
2019 City of Bawal, 1335Mabini, Makati City. curated by Roy Voragen.
2019 Of sampaguita, ilang-ilang (with MJ Flamiano and Czar Kristoff), c3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Australia.
2019 A Public Collection of the Hidden but Familiar, Limbo, Makati City. curated by Tropikalye (Nice Buenaventura).
2018 Solo exhibition, The hand, the secretary, a landscape, Small Gallery and 4th Floor Atrium, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila.
2018 Fieldnotes, Makiling Botanic Gardens and Nomina Nuda, Los Baños, Laguna. curated by Para://Site Projects and Nomina Nuda.
2018 Spin Cycle, 25 Humabon Street, Magallanes Village, Makati City. curated by Kiat Kiat Projects.
2018 Quid Pro Quo, Bangkok Biennial, Bangrak Market, Bangkok, Thailand. curated by Liv_id Collective and Alice Sarmiento.
2018 100 Films for One Hundred Years / Hidden Cinema, Ayala Museum, Makati City. curated by Nick Deocampo.
2018 Yielding Nodes, Silang, Cavite. curated by Para://Site Projects.
2018 Composite Circuits, Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, Makati City. curated by Dayang Yraola.
2018 To eat is to survive to be hungry, Mabini Projects, Manila. curated by Gary-Ross Pastrana.
2018 Fleeting, Mono8 Gallery, Manila.
2017 The Arm (with Itos Ledesma), 98B Collaboratory, Manila.
2017 Keelung Ciao, He Ping Island, Keelung, Taiwan. curated by Yi-Hsuan Kuo and Erica Yu Wen Huang.
2017 Parle pas français, merci, Corredor Gallery, U.P. College of Fine Arts, Quezon City.
2017 D, Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, Makati City. curated by Gary-Ross Pastrana.
2015 PaperViews15: Rapid Cycling, Project Space Pilipinas, Lucban, Quezon.
2015 Nonfiction (with Lou Lim and Issay Rodriguez), Project 20, Quezon City.
2015 Bull in the Heather, Art Center / Galerie Anna, Mandaluyong City. curated by Lena Cobangbang.
2015 REPULSE, MAKNA Seni Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia. curated by Asep Topan.
2015 Preview Magazine 20th Anniversary Commissioned Exhibition, Green Sun, Makati City. curated by Gary-Ross Pastrana.
2015 Pop+art: Productions, Artery Art Space, Quezon City.
2015 Project Bakawan Arts Festival, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City.
2015 SiLab: Sining Laboratoryo Arts Festival, U.P. Los Baños, Laguna.
2014 Unisex, Artery Art Space, Quezon City.
2014 Luminescence, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila.
2014 Objection, PAN /// Project Space, 98B Collaboratory, Manila. curated by Asep Topan.
2013 Je ne sais pas encore, exactament, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.
2013 Thin Skinned, Light and Space Contemporary, Quezon City.
2012 Being, Sining Kamalig, Quezon City.
2010 Y, Sining Kamalig, Quezon City. curated by Nestor Vinluan.
2009 Tagsibol, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Manila. curated by Jonathan Olazo.
2019 15th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, The Maltings Theatre, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK
2019 19th Seoul International New Media Festival, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea
2019 Asian Artist Moving Image Platform - 2nd Curatorial Forum (with Los Otros), Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus, Seoul, South Korea
2019 2nd Hobiennale (with recess), Cinema One, Hobart, Tasmania
2019 .giff Festival of New Cinema (with Los Otros), Warehouse Eight, Makati City
2018 Lost Frames XI: Pasinaya Open House Festival, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
2017 Lost Frames VII, Catch272, Quezon City
2019 Örö Residency Programme, Örö, Finland
2017 Keelung Ciao, Keelung, Taiwan
2014 Artist Mentorship Program (Mentee), Artery Art Space, Quezon City
Awards and Grants
2019 Ateneo Art Awards 2019: Fernando Zóbel Prize for Visual Art : Shortlist
2019 National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Manila : International travel grant
2018 Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila : Exhibition venue grant
2013 University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts - École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Exchange Program : Scholarship grant
2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Major in Painting), University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts - Diliman
2014 International exchange scholar, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
John Alexis Balaguer, More light than heat, ArtAsiaPacific Magazine Online, Oct - Nov 2019.
Igan D’Bayan, From lakes of predicament to gardens of delights at the Ateneo Art Awards 2019, The Philippine Star, July 29, 2019.
Zeny May Dy Recidoro, Interior Conversations I, Politics of Home, March 31, 2019.
Olivia Koh, Of sampaguita, ilang-ilang, Art and Australia Magazine (A+A Online), March, 28, 2019.
Lena Cobangbang, The 2018 Art Piece/s People Should Have Been Talking About, Diskurso Online Art Magazine, December 14, 2018.
Arianna Mercado, 'The Hand, The Secretary, A Landscape' at the CCP, The Philippine Star, June 25, 2018.
Zeny May Dy Recidoro, Solitary Work, June 25, 2018.
Gaby Gloria, Meet the 26-year-old who's currently holding a solo exhibition at the CCP, Young Star (The Philippine Star), June 13, 2018.
Lester G. Babiera, Young Asean artists tackle consumerism in Escolta exhibit, Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 6, 2014.
Javelyn Ramos, 4 young Filipino artists participate in Manila's Artery Mentorship Program, Art Radar Journal, May 12, 2014.
2019 “Subtitles or a love poem in plain language”, Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art, December 2019 (Manila)
2017 “A Stage, A Pool”, Traffic Vol. 1, MIKI LTD. (Quezon City) and Project Space Pilipinas (Lucban, Quezon)
2017 What’s Left of It, Miles Villanueva Solo Exhibition Text, Pintô Art Museum, Antipolo City
2012 The Hundreds Project, U.P. Writers Club, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City