Assistant Professor of Painting and Printmaking
Colombian artist Carlos Castro is a chronicler of his time. In his pieces, he recontextualizes formally and symbolically found objects and images of his environment, some of them highly charged socially and politically, to create new narratives that bring to light the ones that have been socially suppressed over time or ignored in history. Castro is interested in art, music, history and education; he studied fine arts at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano (2002) and a master in the San Francisco Art Institute (2010). His musical projects include: POPO (2000), Los Claudios de Colombia (2005- 2010) and Sudadera Vallenata (2011). He has had solo exhibitions at venues like 21st Projects in New York, (2014), Santa Clara Museum Bogota (2013), LA Galleria Bogota (2011), Phoenix Gallery NY (2010) among others. His work has been shown in exhibitions like Bogotapolis at Stenersen Museum Norway (2013), Nuestro Sitio at MAC Niteroi Brazil and MAVI Museum in Chile (2012), Without at UCLA Biennale USA (2009) and Immediate Future at San Francisco Art Commission USA (2009).