Carlos Rigau, born in 1978 and raised in little Havana Miami Florida.

 Carlos graduated in 2002 from F.I.U. with a double major in Fine art and Television communications. In 2012 Rigau completed Hunters MFA program in NYC. He has exhibited his work in Berlin, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Miami. In addition to art making Carlos co runs an experimental artist run space named General Practice. Rigau is represented by LMAK projects in New York City. He has completed residencies at Carlos Rigau, born in 1978 and raised in little Havana Miami Florida.

 Carlos graduated in 2002 from F.I.U. with a double major in Fine art and Television communications. In 2012 Rigau completed Hunters MFA program in NYC. He has exhibited his work in Berlin, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Miami. In addition to art making Carlos co runs an experimental artist run space named General Practice. Rigau is represented by LMAK projects in New York City. He has completed residencies at Acadia Summer Arts Program {Kamp Kippy}, Everglades AIRE, and the Deering estate. Fellowships at A.I.M. Bronx museum and a Media arts Fellow at BRIC in Brooklyn NY Fountainhead, Everglades AIRE, and the Deering estate. Fellowships at A.I.M. Bronx museum and a Media arts Fellow at BRIC in Brooklyn NY

My experience of growing up in urban Miami’s Little Havana has shaped the content and attitude of my work. Using photography, the moving image, sculpture and performance, I attempt to dissect the foundations of artifice, display and perception. Miami is a place rife with artifice and replicas. The layers of artificial and real overlap and synchronize like the plastic and real plants in a hotel lobby to create a hybrid reality where the synthetic is as genuine as the natural to nourish our desiring bodies. In this way these interests come from my formative surroundings. Objects and ideas are worked, crushed and reassembled.  The work imitates the materials and aesthetics of art, while considering the psychology used by the advertising industry. Weaponizing the formal means of mass consumption and transmission, critical agitation and defamiliarization is the intent.