Leonardo Aranda (Mexico City, 1981)
Director of Medialabmx
Associate Professor at the Faculty of arts af the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos
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
Visualizar, Ex Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara.
Hive, National Center of Arts, Mexico City
VeryLowScanView, Digital Monitor Festival, Ex Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara
Presentation of Microutopias in the area of Digital Arts in Digital Village, Zocalo of Mexico City.
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.
Presentation of AMCV at Digital Culture Brazil. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Creation in motion. FONCA Young Artists fellows show, City Museum. Querétaro, Querétaro.
Presentation of AMCV at the Program for Research and creation in art and media. National Arts Centre, Mexico City.
Presentation of AMCV at the Electrovisiones festival circuit. Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City
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.
Video.exe. Gallery Esmeralda. National Center of Arts. Mexico City.
VidiFest. Valencia, Spain.
E.migran. Cuernavaca - Chiapas. Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas.
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.
Video show. Albercartes. Cuernavaca, Morelos
Drop. sound installation for the Gellman art collection. Muros Cultural Center.
Centrifugal and centripetal. The particular gallery, Mexico City
International Festival of video and electronic arts VIDARTE. Mexico City.
32 A 35. Morelos Center for the Arts, Cuernavaca, Morelos
Video screening. Cine Morelos. Cuernavaca, Morelos.
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.
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.
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.