Philip Leonard Ocampo is a queer Filipino artist and arts facilitator based in Tkaronto, Canada. Ocampo’s multidisciplinary practice primarily involves painting, sculpture, writing and curatorial projects. His work usually explores phenomenon, magic, and memory, using the extraordinary to reconcile and better understand personal and collective experiences, often through a diasporic focus. Ocampo is interested in the allure of the unknown, and through this curiosity, seeks to access aspects of existence that are invisible, intangible, or inhuman in nature.
He holds a BFA in Integrated Media (DPXA) from OCAD University (2018) and is currently a Programming Coordinator at Xpace Cultural Centre and one of the four founding co-directors of Hearth, a new artist run space in the city.