José Carlos Casado is a multimedia artist from Spain based in New York. His work has been shown in solo and group shows internationally and has won numerous prizes and recognitions, including grants from the Picasso Foundation, LaCaixa Foundation, Swatch Art Peace Hotel Residency in Shanghai, the Leonardo Excellence Award from MIT, and two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships.
Casado uses technologies to create art in across media, and has participated in more than 20 international New Media Festivals, including Sundance and ArsElectronica. Casado was recently invited to create a Swatch Art Limited Edition watch, presented at the 55th Venice Biennale, and created a surrounding video installation for the singer M.I.A.’s new album release concert. His work investigates the psyche, the increasingly blurry line between real and unreal, and the role technology plays in influencing the images we see every day. He creates a world that challenges notions of assumed reality.