José Carlos Casado is a multimedia artist from Spain. A MFA graduate of the School of Visual Arts, he has been based in New York for 20 years.

He uses technologies to create art involving video, 3D animation, photography and sculpture. His work has been shown in multiple solo and group shows internationally and has won numerous prizes and recognitions, including a grant from Picasso Foundation, a scholarship from LaCaixa Foundation, MIT's Leonardo Excellence Award, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, a grant from Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ)/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and a grant from Queens Council for the Arts, NY.

He has participated in more than 20 international New Media Festivals, including Sundance and ArsElectronica. He has been an art resident at the Vermont Studio Center, School of Visual Arts, Anderson Ranch Residency, and Swatch Art Peace Hotel Residency in Shanghai. He performed Aliens With Extraordinary Abilities, a 16-minute performance with video and dancers at the 1st Spanish Art Fest in NYC's Times Square. He has created several Public Art projects, including sculptures at Socrates Sculpture Park in NY; Castle Williams in Governors Island, NY; Women Center Plaza in Madrid, Spain; Marcus Garvey Park, in Harlem, NYC; and Rufus King Park in Jamaica, Queens, NY.

Casado was recently invited to create a Swatch Art Limited Edition watch, presented at the 55th Venice Biennale, and created a surrounding video installation for the singer M.I.A.'s new album release concert.

Casado founded NY/Anantapur in 2010, a foundation to raise funds to build schools in India. Two schools have been built so far and are used by more than 500 children and adults, as primary schools and civic centers.


1971, Málaga, SPAIN. Lives and work in NY, USA


  • 1998/2001 - School of Visual Arts, New York, USA. MFA Computer Art
  • 1994 - Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, England. BFA Fine Arts
  • 1989/1993 - Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. BFA Fine Arts


  • 2019 - Queens Art Fund. Queens Council on the Arts. NY, USA
  • 2018 - ArtSite. Queens Council on the Arts. NY, USA
  • 2018 - UMEZ Grant/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. NY, USA
  • 2015 - Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship. NY, USA
  • 2015 - ArtPrize Seed Grant. Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2014 - Arctic Circle Residency. International Territory of Svalbard
  • 2014 - The Watermill Center Residency. Watermill, NY, USA
  • 2012 - New York Foundation for the Arts. Artist's Fellowship in Video. NY, USA
  • 2012 - Swatch Art Peace Hotel. Artist in Residence. Shanghai, China
  • 2012 - Anderson Ranch. Artist in Residence. CO, USA
  • 2011 - School of Visual Arts. Artist in Residence. NYC, USA
  • 2009 - Vermont Studio Center residency. Full Fellowship. VT, USA
  • 2007 & 2009 - INICIARTE. Junta de Andalucía. Spain
  • 2004 - New York Foundation for the Arts. Artist's Fellowship in Video
  • 2003 - Grant to artistic creation from Junta de Andalucía. Spain
  • 2002 - Grant/Award Fundación Picasso, based on merits. Spain
  • 2000 - Scholarship Fundación La Caixa. Master Degree at SVA, NY
  • 1994 - Scholarship Erasmus from the European Community to study in England


  • 2019 - Community Public Art Sculpture. Rufus King Park. Queens, NY, USA
  • 2018 - I Don’t Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Ah Me Public Art Sculpture, Marcus Garvey Park. NY, USA
  • 2016 - Trade.v02. Castle Williams, Governors Island. Public Art Installation. NY, USA
  • 2015 - Trade.v01. Socrates Sculpture Park. Public Art Installation. NY, USA
  • 2014 - Dis_place [II].Galería Cero, EFTI. Madrid, Spain
  • 2014 - Sacrifice.Watermill Center Gallery, NY
  • 2014 - Dis_place [I].This Friday or Next Friday Gallery, Brooklyn,NY
  • 2013 - OFF.v03. La Fábrica Gallery, Madrid. Spain
  • 2013 - OFF.v02. The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Gallery, Shanghai. China
  • 2013 - Sacrifice.v00. V Art Center, Shanghai. China
  • 2009 - NY/Anantapur. King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU. NY
  • 2006 - Fuera de Serie. Galería JM. Málaga. Spain
  • 2004 - well-dressed lies. Postmasters Gallery. NY. USA
  •         - inBODY. Nabi. Seoul. Korea
  • 2003 - Homo Cellophane Cellophane. noname Galerie. Rotterdam. The Netherlands
  • 2002 - meat.v01/fears.v01/realities.v01. Picasso Foundation. Spain
  • 1993 - eSPETO EN pINTURA. Gallery of the Government of Málaga. Spain


  • 2013 - Video Installation for Live Performance by pop-singer M.I.A. / Soho House-Satellite Nights Brooklyn NY, USA
  • 2013 - Design for Swatch Art Special Watch series. Presentation at the 55th Venice Biennale, Italy
  • 2009 - Visual Effects for film “FLAT LOVE”, by Andrés Sanzs. New York, USA
  • 2001 - Video Effects for play “Urban Zulu” by Henry Godinez. Co. Signature Theatre. New York
  • 2004 - Video Animation 3D for the multimedia theater play “Yield Burning” by Jill Szuchmacher. Ontological Theater. Company 3 Legged Dog. New York



  • Pronoums. FX Collaborative Gallery. NYC, USA


  • The Real Fake.v02. Bronx Art Space. NYC, USA
  • A Sustaining Life. Waterfall Mansion Gallery. NYC, USA
  • 30th Year distinguished alumni exhibition. SVA Flatiron Gallery. NYC. USA
  • BronxArtSpace. NYC. USA
  • Creative Tech NYC. Clemente Soto Center. NYC. USA
  • The Need For My Care. Waterfall Mansion Gallery. NYC. USA


  • Techtonic Shift. SVA Flatiron Gallery. NYC. USA
  • ArtPrize 7. DeVos Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI. USA
  • Sacrifice. The Falchi Building, LICArt Opens. LIC, NY. USA
  • Shangri-la. The Factory, LICArt Opens. LIC, NY. USA.


  • Inverted Normals.. Rowan University Art Gallery, NJ. USA
  • Broadway Augmented. Public Art Project in Sacramento, CA, USA
  • LUMEN 2014. Video & Performance Art Festival. NYC. USA
  • Delectricity. Video Festival, Detroit. USA
  • GIAF-14. Governors Island Art Fair. NYC. USA


  • Lumen-13. Video & Performance Art Festival. NYC. USA
  • New York Foundation for the Arts’ Hall of Fame Benefit. Espace. NYC. USA
  • 7th International Arte Laguna Prize. Arsenale of Venice. Italy


  • Mostra. Contemporary Art Museum Gas Union Fenosa. A Coruña. Spain


  • Yans&Reto. Action Fest Anthology Film Archive. NYC. USA
  • Really Fake. William Paterson University. NJ. USA
  • Aesthetics of the Fake. Sacramento University Gallery. California. USA
  • Video Graffiti. LIC Open Arts Festival. NYC. USA


  • Parallel Threads. West Side Gallery. NYC. USA
  • Cemusa. Public Video Installation on newstands. NYC, USA
  • Spain Art Fest 2010. Times Square. NYC. USA
  • GIAF-10. Governors Island Art Fair. NYC. USA
  • Tensiones. Articulaciones. King Juan Carlos I Center, NYU. NYC. USA


  • Transmediale Re_thinking Net.Art. Curated by Joanna Render. Berlin. Germany
  • GIAF-09. Governors Island Art Fair. NYC. USA


  • Andalucía Tokio Andalucía. Inst. Cervantes. Tokyo. Japan
  • Shift/Remix. Gallery Aferro. NJ. USA
  • I Certamen de Dibujo. Centenera Jaraba Casa de la Cultura de Alovera. Guadalajara. Spain


  • ARCO Art Fair. Junta de Andalucía Stand. Madrid. Spain
  • Art Salamanca. Galería Javier Marín. Salamanca. Spain


  • Art Salamanca. Galería Javier Marín. Salamanca. Spain
  • Teknikunst 06. Gendertopia. Arts House. Melbourne. Australia
  • Twenty-First Century Ibero-Amererican Art. Katzen Arts Center. Washington D.C. USA
  • Can We Fall In Love With a Machine? Wood Street Gallleries. Pittsburgh. USA
  • COMO project. Nabi Center. Seul. Korea
  • Muestra Andaluza de Arte Joven. Sala Amadis. Madrid. Spain
  • The Sock Strategy. El Monte Foundation. Sevilla. Spain
  • Eutopía'06. I European Festival of Young Creation. Córdoba. Spain


  • Bring in the clones. Curated by Jillian Mcdonald. vertexList Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC. USA


  • 3rd Seoul International Media Art Biennale. Seoul Museum of Art. Seoul. Korea
  • Beginning here: 101 ways. Visual Arts Gallery. NY
  • Digital Sublime. New Masters of Universe. MOCA Taipei. Taiwan
  • Digiscape. The Space. Seoul. Korea
  • Arco. Diputación Provincial de Málaga. Madrid. Spain


  • File New Media Festival. Sao Paulo. Brasil
  • Not Fair. Art Rotterdam. Rotterdam. The Netherlands
  • Rencontres Internationales. Paris - Berlin
  • The Difference Between You and Us, deel 1. noname Galerie. Rotterdam. The Netherlands
  • Art Rotterdam. noname Galerie. Rotterdam. The Netherlands


  • Isea. Nagoya. Japan - Artfutura. Barcelona. Spain
  • Fetish: Human Fantastic. Borusan Art Gallery. Istanbul. Turkey
  • Arte Hotel. Galería Fúcares. Sevilla. Spain
  • Artissima. Arte Torino. Galería Fúcares. Torino. Italy
  • Pandora's box (revisited)v0.1. Sala Amadis. Madrid. Spain


  • Sundance Film Festival. Utah, USA
  • IX Digital Salon. NY. USA
  • Fayetteville Film Festival. Fayetteville, USA
  • Cyber ARTS 2001. International Compedium PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA. Linz. Austria
  • Arcipelago Film Festival. Intrastevere Multiscreen. Rome. Italy
  • Festival Dreamcatcher. Ukraine
  • International Student Competition. Canada
  • SPLIT International New Media Festival. Hrvatski Audiovizualni Centar. Split. Croatia
  • Muestra Andaluza de Artes Plásticas. Palacio Episcopal de Málaga/ MOCA. Sevilla. Spain
  • Graduate show. SVA Soho Gallery. NY. USA
  • Hypervisualizations. WestSide Gallery. NY. USA


  • Not Still Art Video Festival. NY, USA
  • Boston Cyberarts Festival. Boston, USA


  • CanariasMediaFest IX. 2000. Canarias. Spain


  • European Biennial for Young Mediterranean Artist. Torino. Italy
  • Under the Influence. A Synthesis of Culture. The Center Gallery & Fine Arts Gallery. George Mason University. Washington DC. USA
  • Selection European Biennial for Young Mediterranean Artist: Helsinki, Finlandia. Rijeka, Croatia


  • European Biennial for Young Mediterranean Artist. Rijeka. Croatia


  • 2009 - Award in Photography. Joy of Giving Something Photo Competition. NYC. USA
  • 2004 - Award in Visual Arts. Murcia Biennial. Spain
  • 2003 - Award in Video. II Cantabria Biennial. Spain
  • 2001
    • - Award in Drawing. Art Competition by Junta de Andalucia. Spain
    • - Award in Writing: Leonardo Award of Excellence 01. Leonardo Journal. MIT. USA
    • - Award in Installation: Certamen Audiovisual INJUVE 01. Madrid. Spain.
  • 1998 - Award in Visual Arts. Art Competition by Junta de Andalucía. Spain.
  • 1997 - Third Prize in Photography. Young Artist Competition by City Hall. Málaga. Spain
  • 1996 - Prize in Painting. Young Artist Competition by City Hall. Málaga. Spain
  • 1995
    • - Third Prize in Sculpture. Young Artist Competition by City Hall. Málaga. Spain
    • - Third Prize in Photography. Young Artist Competition by City Hall. Córdoba. Spain
  • 1993 - Prize in Visual Arts. Young Artist Competition by City Hall. Málaga. Spain
  • 1992
    • - Prize in Drawing. 5th Arts Exhibition for Young Andalusian Artist. Spain
    • - Winner of the Competition for a Monument to Women of Alcobendas Town Hall. Permanent Public Sculpture at The Women Center’s garden. Madrid


  • 2013
    • Augmented Reality. Sacramento State University, USA
    • Sacrifice.vOFF. Cervantes Institute, Shanghai, China
  • 2012
    • Thinking unreal. Shanghai Institute of the Arts. Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    • HISPAYORK. Cervantes Institute, NYC. Curated by Antonio Ortuño y Amadeo Peñalver
  • 2011
    • Clones and other Reproductions. School of Visual Arts. Curated by Trilby Schreiber
    • Remains of Gender, Technologies of power. Columbia University. Curated by Alberto Medina
  • 2005
    • Young Spanish Artist and Curators. New York University. Curated by Ana Vázquez
  • 2004
    • Tuesday night talks with digital artists. PACE University. Curated by Jillian Mcdonald
  • 2002
    • Conocer el arte de hoy. Málaga Museum. Spain. Curated by Isabel Durán.


  • Sundance Collection at the UCLA. University Of California Film & Television Archive. Los Angeles. USA
  • Collection Special Art Limited Edition Swatch Watch
  • Swatch Contemporary Art Collection. Zurich. Switzerland
  • Arsfundum Contemporary Art Collection. Spain
  • Contemporary Art Collection of the Government of Cantabria . Spain
  • Contemporary Art Collection of the Government of Andalusia. Spain
  • Art Collection of the Government of Málaga. Spain
  • Art Collection of the Picasso Foundation. Málaga. Spain
  • Private Collections


  • 2016 - Kulture Magazine / Clementine Blackman. Review: All that glitters is not gold, 1/31/16
  • 2014 - El Mundo / Olalla Novoa. Review: Romper el Paisaje, 7/23/14

  • 2013

    • - Whitewall Magazine. Video Artist Profile, 06/13
    • - Daily Telegraph / Marsha Dunstan. Artist Profile, 06/13
    • - El Mundo. Artist Profile, 10/13
    • - House Seven. Interview, 11/13
    • - Leap Art Magazine. Review, 08/13 p.81
    • - Complex Art&Design. Headline, 11/08/13
    • - Hunger TV online magazine. Interview, 11/22/13
    • - Yorokobu Magazine / Juanjo Moreno, Artist Profile N.46, p84-88

  • 2011 - IVAN DE LA TORRE. Book: Minded ON_Prints, Ed. Grupo dx5, p210-213
  • 2008 - JUAN FRANCISCO RUEDA. Book: Art from Andalusia for the 21st Century, Ed. Junta de Andalucía, p76-79
  • 2007 - BRUCE WANDS. Book: Art of the Digital Age, Thames & Hudson.
  • 2006

    • - IVAN DE LA TORRE. Review: Viva el artista uniformado de Héroe. ABCD. Mar.06
    • - IVAN SALCEDO. Review: Clone Fashion. Shangay. Mar.06
    • - J.M.C. Review: Casado investiga a través de Caravaggio sobre la identidad visual. ABC. 2/2/06
    • - A. GUILLEN. Review: Superhombre degradado. La Opinión de Málaga. 3/2/06
    • - J.L. GARCIA GOMEZ. Review: Casado ironiza sobre EEUU con AgnusDei. Málaga Hoy. 3/2/06
    • - ROCIO GIL. Review: La Pasarela. Diario SUR. 3/2/06

  • 2002

    • - JOSé JIMENEZ. Artist Profile: JC Casado. Lo real es irreal. Descubrir el Arte, n 46, Madrid, Dic-02, p126
    • - FERNANDO CASTRO, ANNE BARLOW, JAVIER FUENTES FEO, HARKAITZ CANO. Catalogue: carne.v01/temores.v01/'realidades'.v01. Ayto. de Málaga. 190 pgs.
    • - ALFREDO TAJáN. Review: Cuerpos Viles. Diario Sur, Málaga, 5-10-02, p63
    • - ENRIQUE CASTAñO. Review: La realidad indiferenciada. Diario Sur, Málaga, 21-10-02
    • - ESTéR REQUENA. Review: Casado muestra como la tecnología condiciona la vida del ser humano. Diario Sur, 5-10-02, p63
    • - JAVIER CUENCA.Review: Casado expone al ser humano y su relación inmediata con la tecnología. Diario de Málaga, 05-10-02, p36
    • - PEP ARIMANY PIELLA. Catalogue: _ma /_ny. Museo Municipal de Málaga. Oct-02
    • - ALEJANDRA GUILLéN.Review: Reflexión sobre la Tecnología. La Opinión de Málaga, 5-10-02, p35
    • - MICHELE THURSZ. Catalogue: Fetish: Human Fantastic. Borusan Kultur ve Sanat, Estambul, Oct-2002
    • - B.P. Review: La tecnología en el entorno humano. Diario de Jerez, Cultura, 20-10-02, p44
    • - BERNARDO PALOMO. Artist Profile: José Carlos Casado. El Cultural, El Mundo, Madrid, 24-10-02, p36
    • - ALESANDRA VILLASMIL. Review: .Carlos Casado impulsa a revolución artística dixital dende Nova York(EFE). El Correo Gallego, 27-03-02
    • - ALESANDRA VILLASMIL. Interview: Entrevista a José Carlos Casado (EFE). Hoy. Nueva York. 26-03-02

  • 2001
    • - FERNANDO BELZUNCE. Interview: Entrevista con José Carlos Casado. Los museos y las galerías no saben que hacer con nosotros. El correo digital, 7-02-01
    • - FERNANDO BELZUNCE. Review: Sundance online. La aspuesta del nuevo cine. El Correo Digital. 2-02-01

  • 2000
    • - JOSé CARLOS CASADO & HARKAITZ CANO. Essay: 'Reality', Artificial Reproduction, and Sexuality. Leonardo Magazine. Vol 33, n 5, pp 381-385. Ed. MIT. USA. Leonardo Award of Excellence 2001
    • - HéCTOR MáRQUEZ. Review: El ordenador es el pincel del artista actual.El País, 7-01-00, p8
    • - Blog: José Carlos Casado. Un malagueño en Sundance., 05-04-00
    • - CéSAR REQUESENS. Review: Picasso hoy trabajaría con nuevas tecnologías. Luces, La Opinión de Málaga, 4-05-00, p34
    • - ANA PEREZ-BRYAN. Review: Las tecnologías han cambiado mi vida. Diario Sur, Málaga, 04-2000, p67
    • - NATACHA M. LAAKMANN. Review: La tecnologia como vehículo del arte. Luces, La Opinión de Málaga, 13-01-00, p32-33

  • 1998
    • - NATALIA BRAVO. Review: Artistas en la Frontera. Málaga Variaciones, 05-98, n. 17, p34
    • - JAVIER MARTíN. Review: La Tribu del 10. EL PAíS de las TENTACIONES. 12-06-98, p36
    • - NATALIA RESNIK. Review: Pintores Malagueños de Hoy: Jose Carlos Casado. Diario de Málaga, 12-97

  • 1993

    • - Fotografías. Review: Revista Profesional FV. Nr. 55
    • - RAQUEL MONJE. Catalogue: eSPETO EN pINTUra

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