Although the artistic practices of Manuel Ocampo and Samson Young are markedly different, the two artists have in common a broad perspective born from their positions in the confluence of a multitude of historical, cultural, and artistic influences.

With backgrounds highly impacted by the on-going effects of colonialism (Ocampo in The Philippines and Young in Hong Kong), their worldly exposure and education enable them to offer powerful and critical views through their work that reflect on and challenge the complexities of the political and social structures during these crucial times.

Both artists are currently being featured at the 57th Venice Biennale (on view until 26 November 2017), Manuel Ocampo at the Philippine Pavilion (The Spectre of Comparison) and Samson Young at the Hong Kong Pavilion (Songs for Disaster Relief).