Lesley-Anne Cao is a visual artist based in Quezon City, Philippines.


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Exhibition History
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
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

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.

2017  “A Stage, A Pool”, Traffic Vol. 1, MIKI LTD. and Project Space Pilipinas, Quezon City / Lucban
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