Lionel Cruet was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and received his Bachelor in Fine Arts from La Escuela de Artes Plásticas en Puerto Rico and a Masters in Fine Arts from CUNY – The City College of New York. He was the recipient of the Juan Downey Audiovisual Award in 2013 at the 11th Media Arts Biennale at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile. In 2015 had a solo show, Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital with Bronx River Art Center in New York. His artwork have been part of notable exhibition such as SuperReal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video at El Museo del Barrio in New York, Colonial Comfort at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico and the Sound Art Fair (Feria de arte sonoro) at Sala de las Artes, Universidad de Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico among others. In 2017 his work will be exhibited at the AIM Biennale, The Bronx Museum of the Arts and his projects has been published by Made in Mind Magazine, POSTmatter, designboom. His work focuses in subjects of geopolitics crossing metaphors nature and technology, using audio-visual material, performance, and installations.
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