Carlos Castro Arias was born in Bogota, Colombia. His interdisciplinary work explores individual and collective identity and the body as a personal and social entity. Through the formal and symbolic re-contextualization of objects and images, Castro leads viewers to a critical understanding of the past and present by examining and resurfacing mute histories.
His solo exhibitions include The Pain We Create, LA Galeria, Bogota (2019); The Language of Dead Things, Espacio el Dorado, Bogota (2017), Stagnant Heritage, MUZAC, Monteria (2015), Old News of the Present, 21st Projects, New York (2014); and Accidental Beauty, Museo Santa Clara, Bogota (2013). Notable group exhibitions include Doble Filo, Coral Gables Museum, Miami (2019); Comfortably Numb, Another Space, New York (2018); Open Art Biennale, Sweden (2017); Liquid Sensibilities, Cisneros Foundation Grants and Commissions, USA (2016); Space To Dream, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand (2016); X Mercosur Biennale, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2015); and O que seria do mundo sem as coisas que não existem?, Frestas Trienal, Sorocaba, Brazil (2014), amongst others.
Castro earned a B.F.A. at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano (2002) and an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute (2010). His musical projects include POPO (2000) and Los Claudios de Colombia (2005–Present). Castro lives and works between San Diego, Tijuana, and Bogota.