Carlos Castro INGLÉS
Bogotá, Colombia (1976) Exhibition at Espacio El Dorado "The language of dead things"
In his work, Carlos Castro acts as an historian of his time. He formally and symbolically re-contextualizes objects and images around him, some of these carrying an extreme social and political charge. His pieces highlight narratives and connections which have been ignored in social and historical narratives. Castro is interested in art, music, history and teaching; he studied Fine Arts at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University (2002) and completed a master’s degree at the San Francisco Art Institute (2010).
His musical projects include POPO (2000), Los Claudios de Colombia (2005-2010) and La Sudadera Vallenata (2011). He has had solo exhibitions in spaces such as 21st Projects in New York (2014), the Santa Clara Museum in Bogota (2013), LA gallery in Bogota (2011), and the Phoenix Gallery NY (2010), among others. His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Bogotapolis Museum, the Stenersen Museum in Norway (2013), the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, MAVI in Chile (2012), Without UCLA Biennial (2009) USA, and Immediate Future at the San Francisco Art Commission (2009).