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Location: Chicago, IL

Website: carlossalazarlermont.com

Carlos Salazar-Lermont is a Venezuelan artist, curator and arts administrator with focus on performativity and social engaged art. He has a BFA in Sculpture from UNEARTE (2012), and a Dual MA program in Arts Administration & Policy and Modern and Contemporary Art History in the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) with the support of the New Artists Society scholarship. In 2013 he was distinguished with and Honorable Mention in the XVI Jóvenes con FIA Salon and in 2014 with the Salón Jóvenes con FIA 2.0/3 Prize. He also received a Honorable Mention for curating Desafío al Poder, framed in the International Contemporary Art Biennial of Los Andes. His work has been shown in Venezuela, Perú, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Finland.

Artist Statement

Artist Statement


Use as few elements as possible. Present clearly defined actions to enhance real or suggested performativity.

Proximity—literal, figurative—increases tension and engagement.

Vulnerability is a strength.

Address Venezuela’s historical circumstances by deconstructing the social, political and economic fabrics.

Show the paradoxes of economic value, through everyday social dynamics. 

Subvert the burden of Catholicism’s culture of self-sacrifice and martyrdom. 

Reflect on the awareness of our own death, as a path to make sense out of existence.