Manny Orozco is a Filipino-Mexican American new media artist.
His practice utilizes time-based and interactive mediums, applying: video, GIFs, interactive fiction, video games, and printed matter.
His work explores themes drawn from lived experiences and world events, including: identity and geo- politics, colonization and capitalism, IRL and URL environments, and the climate crisis.
Inspired by techniques and behaviors from video games, online communities, and algorithm-driven content, Orozco creates multi-dimensional collages with narratives that reflect on the past, present, and future.
Manny Orozco was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Tijuana, Mexico.
He grew up a transborder and third culture child, crossing the United States-Mexico border almost daily; later moving to San Diego in his adolescence.
In 2018-19, he lived in Manila, Philippines to further research Filipino culture[s].
Manny Orozco is currently based in San Diego, California.
2021 Not Your Family WhatsApp, Coaxial Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, California/Online. Curated by Loujain Bager and Zeina Baltagi.
2021 Artefacts, Artinformal Gallery, Manila, Philippines. Curated by Christina Lopez.
2019 Trabaj/ho: Resistance of a Colonial Imprint, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California. Curated by Jennelyn Tumalad.
2019 Overseas, The Front Arte Cultura, San Ysidro, California. Curated by Carmela Prudencio.
2019 Signal and Noise, District Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines. Curated by Christina Lopez.
2018 You Don't Need a Room the Size of a Football Field, Sampaguita Projects, Quezon City, Philippines. Curated by Allan Balisi.
2019 Filipino American Artist Directory, Chicago Art Book Fair, Chicago, Illinois. Curated by Janna Añonuevo Langholz.
2019 Seen Zine: Preventive Cultural Ghosting, London Centre for Book Arts, London, United Kingdom. Curated by Zaxx Abraham.
2021 The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum, Netherlands.
2019 Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles, California.