Federico Pérez Villoro is an artist and researcher living and working in Mexico City. Using texts, installations, videos and mathematical resources, Federico explores the ways in which state, corporate and institutional power materializes through the strategic use of information technologies. His recent work addresses the industrialization of water as an example of the imposition of technical operativity upon living ecosystems. His work has been exhibited internationally at institutions such as Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Espacio Odeón, Casa del Lago UNAM, Centre A Vancouver, Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca (MUFI) and Palm Springs Art Museum (PSAM). It has been published by ADOCS, DELUS, The Serving Library, Printed Matter, C Magazine, Gato Negro Ediciones, diSONARE, and the Walker Art Center’s The Gradient as well as featured in journalistic outlets such as Quinto Elemento Lab, The New York Times, Aristegui Noticias among others. In 2023 he received the Jumex Grant Program Award from the Jumex Arte Contemporáneo Foundation and the C/Change Fellowship from the Goethe-Institut and Gray Area in San Francisco. That same year he was a resident at Pivô Pesquisa in São Paulo, Brazil and in 2019 he was a resident at OCAT in Shenzhen, China. Federico has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and California College of the Arts (CCA). He has lectured, runned workshops and acted as a guest critic at schools such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), New York University (NYU), ETH Zurich, Rutgers University, CalArts, The New School, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Escuela de Artes Jalisco, and Hongik University. In 2019 he founded Materia Abierta, a summer school on theory, art, and technology in Mexico City developed in collaboration with Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Museo Tamayo, Casa del Lago UNAM, KADIST, among other organizations. In 2013, Federico received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.