\ Leo Marz

Leo Marz, MFA

Professor of Art
Education

MFA New Media. Transart Institute Donau Universität.

Biography

He holds an MFA in New Media from the Transart Insitutie program and Donau Universität, Krems, Austria. He has been a scholarship recipient for the FONCA-CONACULTA Young Creators Program in 2009 and 2013, the Jumex Collection in 2008, PECDA in 2006, 2008, and 2010, and the Bancomer-MACG Current Art program in 2012.

He has exhibited his work at the Chechenia Biennale, the second Yucatan Biennale (honorable mention in installation), Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, South by Southwest (Austin, Texas), CMJ Music Marathon (New York), the Center for Curatorial Studies Bard Hessel Museum (Annandale-on-Hudson), Espace Pierre Cardin (Paris), Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles), the Contemporary Museum of Modern Art of Mexico, the Carrillo Gil Art Museum, Casa del Lago, and MUCA Rome. His work has been reviewed in publications from various parts of the world.

Moreover, he has taught workshops at museums like the Museum of the Americas, (Denver), the Carrillo Gil Art Museum (Mexico City), and the Manuel Felguérez Art Museum (Zacatecas). He was an associate professor of Aesthetics of the New Media at CEDIM (Monterrey). He is the co-director of “La Conversación” (The Conversation), a program focused on transdisciplinary production in contemporary art. He is currently a professor with the department of Arts of UDEM. In 2011, he was the co-curator of the video-art program “Círculos de Confusión: Caos Social y Ficciones Dominantes para Transitio_MX 04” (Circles of Confusion: Social Chaos and Dominant Fictions for Transitio_MX04) (Mexico City). From 2005 to 2009, he was a resident curator in Object Not Found, where he developed various exhibitions, video programs, and conferences. He also created the forum for discussion and criticism of emerging artistic practices in Nuevo León during the first decade of the 21st century. From 2015 to 2017, he was the local curator at the 12th FEMSA Biennale. At present, he is directing Lugar Común (Common Place), a space for poetic output in Monterrey, N.L.