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Carlos Castro Arias
Carlos Castro Arias (b. Bogota, Colombia) is an interdisciplinary artist interested in creating new narratives and recovering suppressed histories through the appropriation and re-contextualization of found images and objects. Castro received a BA from the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogota and an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. His solo exhibitions include The Language of Dead Things, Espacio el Dorado (2017), Stagnant Heritage, MUZAC Monteria (2015), Old News of the Present (2014) 21st Projects, NYC, Accidental Beauty, Museo Santa Clara, Bogota (2013). Notable group exhibitions include Open Art Biennale, Sweden (2017); Liquid Sensibilities, Cisneros Foundation Grants and Commissions, USA (2016); Space To Dream, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand (2016); X Mercosur Biennale, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2015); and O que seria do mundo sem as coisas que não existem?, Frestas Trienal, Sorocaba, Brazil (2014), amongst others. His musical projects include POPO (2000) and Los Claudios de Colombia (2005-17).
Curatorial Intensive alumna Monica Espinel will be in conversation with artists Carlos Castro Arias, Nicole Franchy, and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky to discuss the exhibition Hybrid Topographies.read more »