Leonardo Aranda

Artist, Philosopher, Programmer

Leonardo Aranda (Mexico City, 1981)

Media artist from Mexico City. PhD in Media Study from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Masters in philosophy from UNAM. Bachelor in Visual art from the UAEM. Director of Medialabmx, a non-profit organization focused on research on the links between art, technology and politics. His work focuses on the use of new media and its intersections with politics, participation and citizenship. He has exhibited internationally in group exhibitions and festivals in countries such as Mexico, Germany, Russia, Austria, USA, Spain, Canada and Brazil. He worked as a researcher in the Multimedia Center in Mexico from 2009 to 2012. In 2015 he was part of the curatorial team of Transitio_MX 06 International Electronic Arts Festival. In 2016 he participated in IDEAS CITY Detroit, by the New Museum. In 2017 he was an Interactivos fellow at Medialab-Prado, Madrid, as well as Radical Networks in Brooklyn, NY. In 2020 he was awarded as a resident of the Solitude- ZKM web residency. In 2021 he was part of the Garden of uncertainty at Ars Electronica. His work is part of the Electronic Literature Organization third and fourth collection. He is currently a visiting professor at the Department of Arts and Humanities at UAM-Lerma.