Lesley-Anne Cao is a visual artist based in Quezon City, Philippines. Her practice is a series of divergent processes that explore the interplay of materiality, exhibition making, and fiction. Her work makes use of recognizable materials — books, plants, debris, precious metals, and money — towards the actualization and presentation of fictional objects and environments.

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Carlos Quijon, Jr., Critic’s Picks, Artforum online, Dec 2021.

Zea Asis, On Shifting Perceptions: Artist Interview with Lesley-Anne Cao and Pam Quinto, Cartellino, Dec 2021.

Meridians of Region: Writing Art History and Curating Contemporary Culture in the Philippines and Taiwan, organized and published by the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) and the Taiwan Visual Art Archive, 2021: pp. 47, 192-209.

More light than heat companion publication, edited by Lesley-Anne Cao and Alex Tuico, published by Calle Wright, 2020.

2019 Curatorial Development Workshop Exhibitions publication, edited by Carlos Quijon, Jr., published by the Philippine Contemporary Art Network and the Japan Foundation Manila, 2020: pp. 23, 80-81, 84-85, 90-92, 122.

Alain Zedrick Camiling, Would you dip in the sawsawan, too?, Art Plus Magazine, Mar 2020.

John Alexis Balaguer, More light than heat, ArtAsiaPacific Magazine Online, Oct - Nov 2019.

Zeny May Dy Recidoro, Interior Conversations I, Politics of Home, Mar 31, 2019. 

Olivia Koh, Of sampaguita, ilang-ilang, Art and Australia Magazine Online, Mar 28, 2019.

Lena Cobangbang, The 2018 Art Piece/s People Should Have Been Talking About, Diskurso Online Art Magazine, Dec 14, 2018.

Arianna Mercado, 'The Hand, The Secretary, A Landscape' at the CCP, The Philippine Star, June 25, 2018.

Zeny May Dy Recidoro, Solitary Work, June 25, 2018.

Gaby Gloria, Meet the 26-year-old who's currently holding a solo exhibition at the CCP, Young Star (The Philippine Star), June 13, 2018.

Javelyn Ramos, 4 young Filipino artists participate in Manila's Artery Mentorship Program, Art Radar Journal, May 12, 2014.


2021   Not a tunnel, maybe a ring, Green Papaya Art Projects: PapayaPost, Feb 2021

2020   Nothing to time, Issue 2: Points of Connection – West Space Offsite, ed. Andy Butler

2019   Subtitles or a love poem in plain language, Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art, ed. Judy Freya Sibayan, Dec 2019 (Manila)

2017   A Stage, A Pool, Traffic Vol. 1, MIKI LTD. (Quezon City) and Project Space Pilipinas (Lucban, Quezon)

2017   What’s Left of It, Miles Villanueva solo exhibition text, Pintô Art Museum, Antipolo City

2012   The Hundreds Project, University of the Philippines Writers Club, Quezon City