Born in 1980

Vancouver, BC, Canada

<b>AUH to LHR</b><br/>archival inkjet print<br/><br/>101.6 x 101.6 cm<br/><br/>edition of 10 + 2 AP
<b>MIA to JFK</b><br/>archival inkjet print<br/><br/>111.8 x 167.6 cm<br/><br/>edition of 3 + 1 AP
<b>RKV to GOT</b><br/>archival inkjet print<br/><br/>111.8 X 223.5 CM<br/><br/>edition of 3 + 1 AP
<b>YVR to JFK I</b><br/>archival inkjet print<br/><br/>111.8 x 167.6 cm<br/><br/>edition of 3 + 1 AP

Jay Yao (Jose Campos III) was raised with one foot in Vancouver, and the other in Manila. Yao did his thesis photography exhibit on Canadian-Asian identity at Hampshire College. After college, Yao moved to New York to further his skills as an artist focusing in photography. He currently spends the majority of his time in Metro-Manila.


Yao has had solo exhibitions at Hiraya Gallery (Manila), Museum Pambata (Manila), Silverlens (Manila), Tixe Artspace (New York), Manifesto Gallerie (Manila), and quite recently in Artinformal (Manila). His group exhibitions include, Lightbombs (Hong Kong), Australian Center of Photography (Sydney), Fondazione Ciorgio Cini (Venice), and Metropolitan Museum (Manila). He has been sponsored by the Canadian and Mexican embassy in his earlier days.


 Yao was requested by the Mexican Embassy to do an exhibition celebrating 150 years of Mexican Influence in the Philippines in 1998. In 2005, Yao represented the Philippines for the Goethe Insitut project “Art Connexions: SYD-MLA-KUL.” His “Homecoming” series, was nominated and short-listed for the Ateneo Art Awards (Philippines) in 2014. His work is currently part of the permanent collections of Imago Mundi Art (Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche), and also Asia Society (New York). Yao is an alumnus of Hampshire College, Parsons, and Columbia University.




2003 Hampshire College, Massachusetts, United States
2013 Parsons School of Design, New York, United States
Artist Residency
2005 Sherman Galleries with Art Connexions: SYD - MLA - KUL, Sydney, Australia

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Homecoming Too, Art Informal, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
2014 Homecoming, Celestina, Makati City, Philippines
2013 Homecoming, Vask, Taguig, BGC, Philippines
2012 SKYSCAPES, Silverlens, Makati City, Philippines
2005 The Possibilities of Ordinary Things, Silverlens, Makati City, Philippines
2004 Look Around, Tixe Gallery, New York, United States
2003 Isolation and Contemplation, Hampshire College Main Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
2002 Balance Within, Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines (Sponsored by the Canadian Embassy)
1999 Persona, The Mezzanine, Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines 1998 Vancouver on my Mind, Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines (Sponsored by the Canadian Embassy)
1998 Mexican Influence in the Philippines, Museo ng Maynila (Museum of Manila), Manila, Philippines (Sponsored by the Mexican Embassy)
1998 First Bow, Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines
Group Exhibitions
2016 Art Stage Jakarta, Element Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
Chrysalis, Julian Ongpin Young Artists Gallery, Makati, Philippines
2015 Map of the New Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Traces, Finale Art File, Makati City, Philippines
Pablo Ten Anniversary, Cubao X, Philippines
Systems of Irrigation The First Lucban Assembly, Quezon, Philippines
Petals and the Evergreen, Pablo Galleries, Taguig, Philippines
2014 New Natives, Lightbombs, Hong Kong, China
2005 Australian Center of Photography, Sydney, Australia2005 Art Pavillion, Manila, Philippines
Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2004 International Center of Photography Educational Department, New York, United States