LEO CASTANEDA

www.leonardocastaneda.com,

www.levelsandbosses.com

leocastanedastudio@gmail.com,

leo@leonardocastaneda.com


EDUCATION
2012-2014 Hunter College, Masters of Fine Arts, New York, NY 2014

Soma Summer, Mexico City, Mexico 2006-2010,

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Bachelors of Fine Arts, New York, NY 2009

University of Barcelona School of Art, Spring Formal Exchange, Barcelona, Spain 2002-2006 New World School of Arts, Miami, FL


EXHIBITIONS
Solo: 2016 Items in Varied Renders” IRL Institute, Miami, FL/New York, NY

2012 Levels and Bosses, ArtSeen Gallery, Wynwood District, Miami, FL 2011 Drawings, MRKT, Wynwood District, Miami, FL

2011 Stage(s) 2.0, CGAF Gallery, Miami, FL

2011 Stage(s), Flagler Arts Space, Miami, FL 2010 Moments in Level One, The Hall of Great Bosses and The Others, Cooper Union Great Hall Gallery and Great Hall, New York, NY, 2009 Levels Bosses and Items, Cooper Union Sixth Floor lobby, Foundation Building, New York, NY, in collaboration with Victor Ochoa’s Tempomemorial.


Group:

2017 AIM Biennial #4, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

2017 Visiones, Latinx Videogame Artists, Indie Grits Film Festival, curated by Alfredo Salazar Caro, Charleston, SC.

2017 Bochinche, Collaboration with Alejandro Guzman, Faena Art, Miami, FL

2017 Coral Orgy, Borscht Film Festival, New World Center Miami, FL 2017 CTRL, The Projects, Ft. Lauderdale FL.

2016 Paper Hotshots: El Museo at Blackburn, Robert Blackburn Printshop, Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, New York, NY

2016 Alumni Exhibition: Art and Technology, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

2016 The Wax in our Wings, Placeholder Gallery, Miami, FL

2016 News and Weather, Vox Populi, Annual Juried Exhibition, Philladelphia, PA

2016 Play: performers creating | creators performing, Collaboration with composer Molly Joyce, Art Center S/F, Miami, FL

2015 “Of Games III”, Khoj International Artists Association, New Delhi, India 2015 “Uncanny”, Curated by Helena Acosta, Reverse Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Digital Vitality, The Projects, Ft. Lauderdale FL.

2015 3-5, Kondoit, Miami, FL 2014 Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York, NY

2014 We are Not, Soma Open studios, Mexico city, Mexico 2014 The Hollows Art Space Innagural Exhibition, Brooklyn NY

2013 Superreal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video, Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

2013 Transmediation, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery and ARTspace Media Lounge at the College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY

2013 Grand Re-opening, Recession Art, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Art Cycles Discovers Finalists show, Gallery Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

2012 The Quiet Awe of Dwelling, Ferro Strauss Gallery during Miami Art week, Miami, FL

2012 8th Annual Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Annual fundraiser, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL

2012 Algo Diferént, Associated Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Universal, Video program curated by Grela Orihuela. Arte Americas, Miami, FL

2011 Electric Wedding, Wet heat Projects Art Base exhibit, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Miami, FL

2010 Natural Selection, CGAF Gallery, Miami FL.

2010 Field of Dreams, A Pavilion Exhibition by the Bruce High Quality Foundation, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

2010 On Alternate Realities, Cooper Union, Room 604, Foundation Building, New York, NY

2010 Lil’ Safety, Cooper Union, 1st Floor Lobby, New York, NY

2009 Young Blood New World Mix, Art Seen Gallery, Wynwood District, Miami, FL

2006 NFAA Visual Art Winners Exhibition, Marguilles Collection of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

2006 NFAA Gold and Silver Winners Showcase, Baryshnikov Center for the Arts, NewYork, NY


SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE

2017 Adjunct Professor in Digital Media/3d Animation, Florida International University, Miami, FL

2016-17 Lecturer in Dual Enrollment 3-D and 2-D Design, Florida International University/Design and Architecture Senior High, Miami Florida

2014 Public Programming Fellow for “Gego and Gerd Leufert: A Dialogue”, Curated by Geanine Gutierrez Guimaraes, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY. 2014-16 YoungArts Foundation, Resident Advisor, Miami, FL

2013 Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate Drawing for Robert Swain, Hunter College, New York, NY

2011 Flagler Arts Space, Curator and Resident Artist, Miami, FL

2010 James Casebere Studio, Artist Assistant, New York, NY

2010 Peter Halley Studio, Artist Assistant, New York, NY

2010 Cooper Union End of the Year Show curator of On Alternate Realities, in collaboration with Victor Ochoa, New York, NY 2009 Cooper Union Pioneer, Illustrator, New York, NY 2008 Rubell Family Collection, Art Handler, Miami, FL


PUBLICATIONS

2016 Work Untitled Magazine, Interview

2016 Art and Toast Magazine, Interview

2016 New American Paintings (123) MFA Edition

2015 Khoj International Artists Association Blog, Mario Dsouza

2015 Killscreen Magazine, Deconstructing Videogames for the Purpose of Art Christian Priestman

2015 Cisneros Collection

2014 The Literarian Magazine, New York, NY

2013 Obstrusiv Magazine, NewYork, NY

2012 El Vestubulo # 8, New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2012 Runnaway Parade: An Anthology, NewYork, NY 2012 Six Years Later Magazine Issue # 2, Surface, Melbourne, Australia 2011 Nobodies Vol 1, Drawmore inc. Collection of stories by independent comic book artists. New York Comic Convention.


AWARDS/ RESIDENCIES

2017 Bronx Museum AIM Program

2015 KHOJ International Artists Association “Of Games III”, New Delhi, India.

2014 SOMA Summer: Attended through Hunter College Cisneros Scholarship, Mexico City Mexico

2013 Finalist for ArtCycle MFA New York Competition

2010 Art Interview Magazine 21st Competition, Honorable Mention.

2010 Irving and Arlene Tashlick Scholarship at the Cooper Union. 2010 Utrecht Student Art Competition, Grand Prize.

2006 National Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Art (Young Arts) Silver Winner.

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