Leonardo Aranda

Artist, Philosopher, Programmer

Leonardo Aranda (Mexico City, 1981)

Current position
  • Director of Medialabmx
  • Associate Professor at the Faculty of arts af the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos

  • Academic background
  • 2009 - 2012 Graduated with honors as Master of Philosophy. Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • 2000- 2004 BA Visual Arts, Multimedia specialty. Faculty of Arts, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos.

  • Exhibitions and presentations
    2015
  • Visualizar, Ex Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara.
  • 2014
  • Hive, National Center of Arts, Mexico City
  • VeryLowScanView, Digital Monitor Festival, Ex Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara
  • 2013
  • Presentation of Microutopias in the area of Digital Arts in Digital Village, Zocalo of Mexico City.
  • 2012
  • Presentation of AMCV FILE: Electronic Language International Festival. SESI Art Gallery at the FIESP Cultural Center. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Trois essais sur l'art et la technologie. Introducing AMCV in Visuels Galerie Des Arts at Laval University. Quebec, Canada.
  • 2011
  • Presentation of AMCV at Digital Culture Brazil. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Creation in motion. FONCA Young Artists fellows show, City Museum. Querétaro, Querétaro.
  • 2010
  • Presentation of AMCV at the Program for Research and creation in art and media. National Arts Centre, Mexico City.
  • 2009
  • Presentation of AMCV at the Electrovisiones festival circuit. Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City
  • 2007
  • Strobe festival. Tarragona, Spain.
  • Marginal lines. Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia.
  • Video as Urban Condition. Lentos, Museum of Modern Art. Linz, Austria.
  • Marathon of Mexican video art. Muros Cultural Center. Cuernavaca Morelos.
  • FICCO, Contemporary Film Festival of Mexico City.
  • Chamaco II Festival. Alameda Art Laboratory.
  • Close up. Pasagüero. Mexico City.
  • 2006
  • Video.exe. Gallery Esmeralda. National Center of Arts. Mexico City.
  • VidiFest. Valencia, Spain.
  • E.migran. Cuernavaca - Chiapas. Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas.
  • 2005
  • 2004 art fellows. Borda Garden, Cuernavaca, Morelos.
  • Interactive installation in E.migra. Art meeting Cuernavaca / Tijuana".
  • Double Play. Television Intervention, Channel 3 of Morelos Television System.
  • Installation of video and graphics. Mobile PVS Gallery. Cuernavaca, Morelos.
  • Phantasmagoria. Interactive intervention for the museum association at Cuernavaca, Morelos.
  • Memory Studies No. 3, interactive installation. Fotografest. Cuernavaca, Morelos.
  • 2004
  • Video show. Albercartes. Cuernavaca, Morelos
  • Drop. sound installation for the Gellman art collection. Muros Cultural Center.
  • 2003
  • Centrifugal and centripetal. The particular gallery, Mexico City
  • 2002
  • International Festival of video and electronic arts VIDARTE. Mexico City.
  • 2001
  • 32 A 35. Morelos Center for the Arts, Cuernavaca, Morelos
  • Video screening. Cine Morelos. Cuernavaca, Morelos.

  • Professional Activities
  • 2013- Director and research at Medialabmx
  • 2015 Organizer of the international conference "Technological Appropriation in artistic practices"
  • 2014-2015 is part of the curatorial team Transitio_MX06 International Festival of Video and Electronic Arts, National Center of Arts, Mexico City.
  • 2015 Programming and direction of technology in projects Octavio Paz Geographies and Tattoo, the Department of Digital Arts, Digital Arts Center.
  • 2010-2012 Project Coordination of Mobile Research: Reflection and experimentation around locative media in contemporary art in Mexico, Multimedia Center.
  • 2009- 2012 Research and development in the Moving Images Laboratory at the Multimedia Center of the National Center of Arts.
  • 2007 Curator of "territorial Practices" videoart show, Tarragona, Spain.
  • 2006 General coordination and curation E.migra: Art Meeting Chiapas/Cuernavaca.
  • 2006 Curator of "Video scandals" of video show for VidiFestival, Valencia, Spain.
  • 2005 Production together with Tech-Mex "offscreen, alternative video experiences" intervention project of the television space.
  • 2005 General coordination and curation E.migra "Art Meeting Tijuana/ Cuernavaca".
  • 2004-2007 Founding member and curatorial coordinator of anonymous collective www.anonimocolectivo.org.
  • 2004 Creation of the videoart library of the Faculty of Arts at Autonomous University of the State of Morelos, in collaboration with the Alameda Art Laboratory.
  • 2004 Curated together with Elias Levin “Clepsidra: proposals for spending time" videoart show for OffLoop festival for video art in Barcelona 2004 and 2005 Experience Festival in Colombia, distributed by Tech-Mex.

  • Main lectures and conferences
  • 2015 Conference "Technological Appropriation in artistic practices" in the Siqueiros Public Art Gallery, Mexico City.
  • 2014 Participation in panel discussion as part of the Machinic Error: International meeting of art robotics, National Arts Centre.
  • 2013 Art and technology, under the II congress technology and society. Faculty of Science, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos.
  • 2011 The artist as a programmer, under the Binary Festival, Faculty of Arts and Design, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • 2011 Surveillance art, CulturaDigital.Br, Modern Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Participation in juries and adjudicators groups
  • 2015 Jury Prize Transitio_MX06 preliminary selection.
  • 2012-2013 Support Program for Production and Research in Art and Media, Multimedia Centre.

  • Workshops
  • 2015 Physical Computing Workshop, Mexican Center for Music and sound art (CMMAS), Morelia, Michoacan.
  • 2015 Research Laboratory for Ubiquitous Technologies, Digital Cultural Centre (CCE), Mexico City.
  • 2015 Radicals Devices, Multimedia Center, Mexico City.
  • 2015 Memory and cartography Workshop, Spain Cultural Center (CCE), Mexico City.
  • 2015 Digital Cartography, Spain Cultural Center (CCE), Mexico City.
  • 2013 Against Method, together with Gustavo Artigas and Jose Jimenez Ortiz, as part of Take: the arts, Mexico City.
  • 2013 Digital Cartography, Digital Culture Center (CCD), Mexico City.
  • 2013 Digital Cartography, CutOutFest, Queretaro, Queretaro.
  • 2013 Urban Invisible Landscapes, Faro de Oriente, Mexico City.
  • 2013 Mobile workshop, Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS), Morelia, Michoacan.
  • 2013 Mobile Workshop, Center for Art and New Technologies (CANTE), San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi.
  • 2013 Mobile workshop, Center for the arts of Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
  • 2013 Mobile workshop, Multimedia Center, Mexico City.
  • 2008 - 2015 Processing Workshop. BORDER cultural center, Mexico City.
  • 2010 Visual programming, as part of the seminar Nomadic Image: Reflection and practice around the moving image. Multimedia Center.

  • Teaching experience
  • 2014-2015 Professor of interactive media, creative coding, and Physical Computing, Faculty of Arts, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos.
  • 2013 Interactive Multimedia Design at the Graduate Institute of Digital Arts and Sciences, Mexico City.
  • 2008-2009 Professor of Programming, models and structures, Faculty of Arts, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos.
  • 2007- 2009 Professor of Visual Culture, Faculty of Arts, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos.

  • Awards and scholarships
  • 2014, 2015 Support Program for Research in the Arts, for the project “Technological Appropriation in art practices”, National Arts Centre.
  • 2012 Grant for Creators, multimedia specialty. Creation and Artistic Development Stimulus Program of Morelos.
  • 2010, 2011 and 2012 Support Program for Research in the Arts, for the project “Mobile: Reflection and experimentation around locative media in contemporary art in Mexico”, National Arts Centre.
  • 2010-2012 National Council for Science and Technology Scholarship.
  • 2010 Young Artists fellow in multimedia. National Fund for Culture and Arts.
  • 2008 support program for production and research in art and media, Multimedia Center.
  • 2004 Young creators fellow in multimedia. State Fund for Culture and the Arts of Morelos.