Alfredo Salazar Caro
Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Alfredo Salazar-Caro is a multimedia artist who lives and works between Mexico City, New York, Chicago, and the Internet. His works exist at the intersection of Portraiture/Self-Portraiture, installation, Virtual Reality, Video, and Sculpture. Recently his work has focused on exploring the way that Virtual simulation can affect someone’s perceived reality, for example by creating simulation in which one is forced to endlessly roam in a desert until death. Other examples include simulations of dreams/dreamscapes and memories as well as videos of extreme fantasies fulfilled digitally. Through these mediums Alfredo explores phenomenology, identity, memory, and time. Of these concepts, time and memory have become most central to his artistic practice. Recently such concepts have manifested themselves as digital avatars and virtual reconstructions of environments, often creating a form of hyper self-portraiture for participatory engagement and viewing. Together with William Robertson, Alfredo Salazar-Caro conceived the Digital Museum of Digital Art, a groundbreaking project that functions as a virtual institution and a virtual reality exhibition platform dedicated to the promotion and distribution of New Media Art. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in cities such as Dallas, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Caracas (Venezuela), Shiraz (Iran), and in his hometown Mexico City, and has been featured in publications such as Leonardo, New City, Art F City, and Creators Project.