#FellowsFriday Takeover: José Carlos Casado

#FellowsFriday Takeover: José Carlos Casado

Follow along for a #FellowsFriday Instagram takeover!

Each week on our Instagram account, we highlight the work of one NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow for #FellowsFriday. Be sure to follow us at @nyfacurrent and tune in for a special #FellowsFriday takeover this week!

On Friday, December 9, José Carlos Casado (Fellow in Video ‘04, Video/Film ‘12) will look back on the work he’s created this year. He’ll share posts throughout the day, so check back often!

José Carlos Casado Bio

José Carlos Casado works in video, photography, sculpture, drawing and performance. A MFA graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Casado was born in Spain and is based in New York. His work has won numerous prizes and recognitions, including a Picasso Foundation grant, a La Caixa Foundation scholarship, MIT’s Leonardo Excellence Award, and two Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Solo exhibitions include “Well-Dressed Lies” at Postmasters Gallery in New York; “[meat.v01]/ [fears.v01] /[realities.v01]” at Picasso Foundation in Malaga, Spain; “Homo Cellophane Cellophane” at Noname Gallery in Rotterdam, The Netherlands; “OFF.v02” at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Gallery in Shanghai, China; “OFF.v03” at La Fábrica Gallery, Madrid, Spain. His work has also been exhibited at Katzen Arts Center in Washington D.C.; Wood Street Galleries in Pittsburgh, PA.; Seoul Museum of Art in Korea; MOCA Taipei in Taiwan; Isea in Japan; Borusan Art Gallery in Turkey; Rencontres Internationales in France; Split Festival in Croatia, and he has participated in more than 20 international New Media Festivals, including Sundance Film Festival and ArsElectronica.

He presented “Aliens With Extraordinary Abilities” at the 1st Spanish Art Fest in Times Square. He has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, School of Visual Arts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, The Arctic Circle Residency, and at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, where he was invited to design an Art Special Limited Edition Watch presented at the 55th Venice Biennale. He recently created a surrounding video installation for the singer M.I.A.’s album release concert, in Brooklyn, New York.

Casado founded NY/Anantapur in 2010, a foundation to raise funds to build schools in India.

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program awards $7,000 cash grants to artists living in New York State. Be sure to follow NYFA on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the latest updates.


This program is made possible through New York State Council on the Arts, State & Local Partnerships with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Image: Courtesy of José Carlos Casado (Fellow in Video ‘04, Video/Film ‘12)

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