Manny Orozco

Manny Orozco (he/they) is a Tagalog-Indigenous American interdisciplinary artist based in San Diego, California. His practice involves heavy internet consumption and repurposing cyberculture and digital artifacts, to investigate themes of mental health, colonialism, and identity politics. His work challenges legacy euro-centric ideologies in contemporary art and life with the use of commonplace vernacular and kapwa (Tagalog for shared humanity), to produce provocative but playful narratives through moving images and printed matter.

Selected Exhibitions

Seriously? Art & Humor for Challenging Times, The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Costa Mesa, California, 2023.
Transmitting: Thoughts & Prayers, Modeka Gallery, Manila, Philippines, 2021.
experience near death experience, The Wrong Biennale, Vienna, Austria/Online, 2021.
Not Your Family WhatsApp, Coaxial Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, California/Online, 2021.
Artefacts, Artinformal Gallery, Manila, Philippines, 2021.
Trabaj/ho: Resistance of a Colonial Imprint, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California, 2019.
Overseas, The FRONT Arte Cultura, San Diego, California, 2019.
Signal and Noise, District Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines, 2019.
You Don't Need a Room the Size of a Football Field, Sampaguita Projects, Quezon City, Philippines, 2018.

Screenings and Events

Open Air Media Festival, PS1, Iowa City, Iowa, 2024.
The One Minutes, The One Minutes/East China Normal University, Shanghai, China/Online, 2022.
Filipino American Artist Directory, Chicago Art Book Fair, Chicago, Illinois, 2019.
Seen Zine: Preventive Cultural Ghosting, London Centre for Book Arts, London, United Kingdom, 2019.


Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, 2024.
SALVAGE, Stillpoint Magazine, 2021.
Breaking foot on bread, Self-published, 2019.


Artistic Research Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, 2024.

Public Collections

Scanners Archive, San Diego, California, 2023.
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum, Netherlands, 2021.
Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles, California, 2019.

Last updated June 2024