Photo credit: Psycho-Linguistic-Retro-Futuristic Self-Portrait
Paco Cao was born in Spain in 1965, and has lived in the New York since 1995. He is unfaithful to any particular medium. Employing a wide range of disciplines and materials, his work establishes a strong relationship between art, audience and context as it challenges the boundaries between high and low culture. His projects often evolve over long periods of time, crossing geographic and cultural borders.
His work has been presented and/or made in collaboration at/with MoMA, the MET, El Museo del Barrio, Creative Time, and The New Museum, all in NY; El Prado Museum, Casa América, and Reina Sofía Art Center, all in Madrid; MUSAC (León, Spain); MART (Rovereto, Italy); Mercosul Biennale, (Porto Alegre, Brazil); Carrillo Gil Art Museum (Mexico City); BOZAR (Brussels); and CGAC (Santiago de Compostela, Spain.)
He is the recipient of the XVII Espais Prize (Spain) and the Santo Foundation Individual Artist Award (USA.) He has been awarded grants by the Marcelino Botín Foundation (Spain) and Franklin Furnace (USA.)
He studied Art History at the University of Oviedo (Spain,) where he received his Ph.D. in 1992. He is the author of the following books: The museum of the Victim, 2009; JP-UM, 2005; Fèlix Bermeu. A Hidden Life, 2004; Ignoto, 2002 (MAN); and Rent-a-Body, 1999.