Leo Castañeda (b. Cali, Colombia 1988) is an artist living in Miami, FL. Fusing gaming, painting, virtual reality, drawing, and interactive sculpture, Castañeda’s work probes how the language and structures of video games intersect with the world at large. Through open mythologies built across feedback loops between analog and digital, Castañeda’s work reimagines the corporeal, ecological and socio-political anatomies that govern our cultural operating systems.
Castañeda received his BFA from Cooper Union and MFA at Hunter College. In 2019 the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum commissioned Castañeda to create a video animation. He is also a recipient of South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual/Media Artists Fellowship, Locust Projects Wavemaker Grant, and Oolite Arts Ellies Creator Award. Castañeda currently teaches 3-D animation at New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL.