Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (MX/CA)

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican-Canadian artist who works with the concepts of architecture, technology, and performance. He likes to involve the public in his projects. He uses modern technologies such as robotic lights, digital fountains, computer tracking, media or telematic networks. Inspired by phantasmagoric images, carnivals, and animatronic creations, his works operate with light and shadow. In 2007, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer became the first artist to represent Mexico at the Venice Biennale. His work is regularly exhibited and realized in contemporary art shows and festivals, as well as in the world’s leading institutions such as MoMA in New York, NGV in Melbourne, Tate Modern in London, SFMOMA in San Francisco, MAC in Montreal, Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid and MUAC in Mexico City. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. Among his best-known works is the installation Border Tuner. This brought together residents on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border who used their voices to control intersecting beams of light.