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

lesleyanne.info@gmail.com



Exhibition History
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. The hand, the secretary, a landscape (solo exhibition), Small Gallery and 4th Floor Atrium, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila.
2018. Fieldnotes, Makiling Botanic Gardens, Los Baños, Laguna. curated by Nomina Nuda and Para://Site Projects.
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 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.

Screenings
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.

Residencies
2019. Örö Residency Programme, Örö, Finland — Residency and production grant for Sea Views exhibition.
2017. Keelung City Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taiwan — Residency and production grant for ‛Untitled (When the whale)’ in Keelung Ciao exhibition.
2014. Artist Mentorship Program (Mentee), Artery Art Space, Quezon City — Two-month program; culminated in Unisex.

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 for The hand, the secretary, a landscape.
2013. University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts - École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Exchange Program — Scholarship grant.

Education
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.

Bibliography
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.

Writing
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.