Manny Orozco

Lives and works in San Diego, California.
hellomannyorozco@gmail.com
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Statement

Manny Orozco (they/he) is a Tagalog-Indigenous American new media artist based in San Diego, California. Their practice involves heavy internet consumption and repurposing contemporary cyberculture and digital artifacts. With moving images and gamification, their work investigates themes of identity politics, mental health, decolonization, and the climate crisis. As an advocate of the open source model, they often distribute their work for free via the internet as a way of contributing to decentralized communities that continue to support their self-teaching orientation.

Selected Exhibitions

Seriously?, The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, United States, 2023.
Transmitting: Thoughts & Prayers, Modeka Gallery, Philippines, 2021.
experience near death experience, The Wrong Biennale, Austria/Online, 2021.
Not Your Family WhatsApp, Coaxial Arts Foundation, United States/Online, 2021.
Artefacts, Artinformal Gallery, Philippines, 2021.
Trabaj/ho: Resistance of a Colonial Imprint, Carnegie Art Museum, United States, 2019.
Overseas, The Front Arte Cultura, United States, 2019.
Signal and Noise, District Gallery, Philippines, 2019.
You Don't Need a Room the Size of a Football Field, Sampaguita Projects, Philippines, 2018.

Selected Events

The One Minutes, The One Minutes/East China Normal University, China/Online, 2022.
Filipino American Artist Directory, Chicago Art Book Fair, United States, 2019.
Seen Zine: Preventive Cultural Ghosting, London Centre for Book Arts, United Kingdom, 2019.

Publishings

SALVAGE, Stillpoint Magazine, 2021.

Public Collections

Scanners Archive, United States, 2023.
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Netherlands, 2021.
Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, United States, 2019.