Federico Pérez Villoro Mexico, b. 1987

Federico Pérez Villoro (Mexico b.1987) is an artist and researcher living and working in Mexico City. Through texts, performances, and digital artifacts, Pérez Villoro explores the operational capacities of images as they become data and the ways in which state, corporate and institutional authority is administered through computational technologies. His work has been exhibited internationally and published by Printed Matter, C Magazine, diSONARE, Gato Negro Ediciones and the Walker Art Center’s The Gradient. Pérez Villoro’s work was part of El ensamble del ocaso [The Sunset Ensemble], an exhibition organized by Ana Pérez Escoto and PEANA for the Sculpture Patio at MARCO in Monterrey, MX. Pérez Villoro has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and California College of the Arts and lectured at schools such as Rutgers University, CalArts, The New School, UNAM, and Hongik University.

In addition, Pérez Villoro has advanced a number of experimental educational initiatives. He founded Materia Abierta, a summer program on theory, art, and technology in Mexico City. Previously, Pérez Villoro developed Second Thoughts, a series of lectures, workshops, and discussions on contemporary design at Fundación Alumnos and Museo Tamayo. Alongside Roxana Fabius, he is the co-founder of (human) learning, an itinerant study group that has been hosted in spaces such as P! in New York City, Art Center/South Florida in Miami, Florida, and ZONAMACO in Mexico City. In 2013, he received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.