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Carlos Salazar-Lermont

Carlos Salazar-Lermont (born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1987) is an artist, curator, and arts administrator with focus on performativity and socially engaged art. He has a BFA in Sculpture from UNEARTE (2012), a Technical Highschool degree on Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the Escuela de Artes Visuales Cristóbal Rojas (2005), and a Dual MA 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 an Honourable Mention in the XVI Jóvenes con FIA Salon, and in 2014 with the Salón Jóvenes con FIA 2.0/3 Prize. He also received an Honorable Mention for curating Desafío al Poder, framed in the International Contemporary Art Biennial of Los Andes. His work has been shown in several international events including Experiencias de la Carne (Lima y Trujilo, Perú, 2015), Soap Box Sessions (London, United Kingdom, 2015), PAEkort #14 (Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2014), Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival (Chicago, United States, 2013), TRAMPOLIM_plataforma do encontro con a arte de performance (Vitoria, Brazil, 2011), NADAQUEVER (Argentina, 2011), HORASperdidas (Monterrey, México, 2010), and Performar (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2009). National performance art events he has participated in in Venezuela include ID performance, Encuentro de Arte Corporal, Velada de Santa Lucía, Fugaz: Feria de Performance del Estado Lara, NOMASDECINCO, and PerfoChoroní, among many others. In 2014, Salazar-Lermont started P3 Plataforma Para Performance organization, to support the creation, dissemination, research, and education focused on Performance Art. In 2015, he created the International Performance Art Biennial of Caracas. At SAIC he was awarded the Student Leadership Award, the Enrichment Fund Grant, and the Graduate Curatorial Fellowship.

Salazar-Lermont was a Danforth Scholar in the MFA in Visual Art program at the Sam Fox School of Design & Arts at Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri). He lives and works in St. Louis.

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