LEO CASTAÑEDA
Born in Cali, Colombia, 1988
Lives and works in Miami, FL
leocastanedastudio@gmail.com
www.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
2002-2006 New World School of Arts, Miami, FL


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo:
2019 The Wolfsonian Museum: Art of Illumination commission, Miami, FL
2017 Launch Scenarios, Tete-ahh-tete.net
2017 Mechanica, collaboration with composer Molly Joyce, Garner Arts Center, Garner, NY
2016 Items in Varied Renders, IRL Institute, Miami, FL
2012 Levels and Bosses, ArtSeen Gallery, Wynwood District, Miami, FL
2011 Drawings, MRKT, Wynwood District, 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:
2019 Playground, Dot 51 Gallery, curated by Veronica Flom and Camilo Godoy, Miami, FL
2019 Altered States of Conciousness, curated by Claire Breukel, Oolite Arts, Miami, FL
2019 Art, Artists & You, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, New York, NY
2018 New Art Florida, Florida Atlantic University Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
2018 Art Nova 100, Guardian Art Center, Beijing, China
2018 Augmented Sunrise Beneath My Skin, Gru_nd, Berlin, Germany
2018 Activatar, IOS store augmented reality app
2018 Education as the Practice of Freedom, Young Arts, curated by Jasmine Wahi, Miami, FL
2018 Emergency Contacts, Placeholder Gallery, Miami, FL
2018 Between a View and a Milestone, Art Center/South Florida, Miami, FL
2018 The Big Short, Artist’s Institute, New York, NY
2017 The Fourth AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
2017 Seeing, LATE Activation and lecture, Frost Science Museum, Miami, FL
2017 Let there be Light, Espacio Art Nexus, Bogota, Colombia
2017 Visiones: Latinx Videogame Artists, Indie Grits Film Festival, curated by the Digital Museum of Digital Art, Columbia, 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 del Barrio at Blackburn, Robert Blackburn Printshop, New York, NY
2016 Art and Technology: Alumni Exhibition, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL
2016 The Wax in our Wings, Placeholder Gallery, Miami, FL
2016 News and Weather, Vox Populi, Philladelphia, PA
2016 Play: in 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.
2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College Galleries, New York, NY
2014 We are Not, SOMA, Mexico city, Mexico
2013 Superreal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video, Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
2013 Transmediation, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY
2012 8th Annual Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 All about Art, 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, Wetheat Projects Art Basel exhibit, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Miami, FL
2010 Natural Selection, CGAF Gallery, Miami FL.
2010 Field of Dreams, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
2010 On Alternate Realities, Cooper Union Foundation Building, New York, NY
2010 Lil’ Safety, Cooper Union Main Galleryy, New York, NY
2009 Young Blood New World Mix, Art Seen Gallery, Wynwood District, Miami, FL
2006 NFAA Young Arts Visual Art Winners Exhibition, Marguilles Collection of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
2006 NFAA Young Arts Gold and Silver Winners Showcase, Baryshnikov Center for the Arts, NewYork, NY

PUBLIC TALKS
2018 Local Views, December 2018, Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL
2018 Art + Tech Incubator, Lecture and workshop series, The Projects, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2017 Optics: Seeing, Artist talk, Frost Science Museum in partnership with Young Arts, Miami, FL
2016 Jurnid Sessions: Digiartefacto, Panel discussion, Miami Center for Architecture & Design, Miami, FL
2016 Artist Lecture Series: Leo Castaneda, FIU Miami Beach Urban Campus , Miami, FL
2013 Artist Talk, Outreach Pre-college Program at Cooper Union, New York, NY


PUBLICATIONS

2018 Artist Profile, Rhizome.org
2018 Feature, radiance.co, Research platform for artistic VR experiences
2017 Coral Orgy, Vice, Creators Projects
2017 Feature on Let there be light exhibition, Art Nexus Magazine
2016 Interview, Work Untitled Magazine
2016 Interview and solo show review, Or Another Magazine + Young Arts
2016 Interview, Art and Toast Magazine,
2016 New American Paintings (Issue 123)
2015 Deconstructing Videogames for the Purpose of Art, Killscreen Magazine
2015 The best of Virtual Reality this year, Creators Projects
2015 UNCANNY show review, antiutopias.com
2015 Poetics of a parallel reality Leo Castaneda and his rift to alternate spaces Khoj International Artists Association editorial
2015 Realism to abstraction and back again in art and video games, Cisneros Collection, Cite-site-sights editorial
2013 Obstrusiv Magazine, NewYork, NY
2012 El Vestubulo # 8, New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico
2012 Surface, Six Years Later Magazine Issue # 2, , Melbourne, Australia
2012 Exhibition Review, El Nuevo Herald
2011 Nobodies Vol 1, Drawmore inc. for New York Comic Convention


AWARDS/ RESIDENCIES
2018 Ellies Grant, Oolite Arts
2018 WaveMaker Grant, Locust Projects
2018 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, Miami Dade Art and Public Places
2017 Bronx Museum AIM Program Fellow
2017 Espinasse 31 residency, Milan, Italy
2015 KHOJ International Artists Association “Of Games III”, New Delhi, India
2014 SOMA Summer, Mexico City Mexico
2014 Hunter College Cisneros Scholarship to attend SOMA Summer
2010 Irving and Arlene Tashlick Scholarship at the Cooper Union
2010 Utrecht Art Competition, Grand Prize
2006 National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts (Young Arts) Silver Winner


SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE
2017-19 Visiting Instructor, 3d Animation, Visual Thinking, Drawing Florida International University, Miami, FL
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, FL
2014 Public Programming Fellow, Gego and Gerd Leufert: A Dialogue, in partnership with MoMA Latin American curator Geanine Gutierrez Guimaraes, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY
2014-16 YoungArts Foundation, Resident Advisor, Miami, FL
2013 Teaching Assistant in Undergraduate Drawing for Robert Swain, Hunter College, New York, NY
2010 James Casebere Studio, Artist Assistant, New York, NY
2010 Peter Halley Studio, Artist Assistant, New York, NY

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