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Sergio Sotomayor [edition: 7]

Sergio Sotomayor [Spain, 1976] is a visual artist and researcher. He graduates in agricultural engineering at University Miguel Hernández of Alicante. Synergies between the technical education and his reflexive concern, manifest in a visual and poetic language exploring the boundaries of art, science and philosophy from a cross conceptual and multidisciplinary art practice. Sotomayor is interested in the intersection between biology and technology, focusing his projects and investigations around origins and development of life, consciousness, language and meaning; expressing in his work the concepts of continuous change in the epistemological paradigm, exploration of complex natural processes in evolution and influence of technology intrusion upon them. His work has won several awards such as Best Emerging Artist Prize 2008 by the Madrid Association of Art Critics, fellowship residency at the prestigious French institution Casa de Velázquez in Madrid, training and production grant at the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Palma de Mallorca, production award at Photographica 09 and recently winner of Cool Stories III International video contest. He has exhibited his work in art fairs such as SCOPE (Miami), ARTEBA (Buenos Aires), ESTAMPA and JUSTMAD (Madrid), as well as international festivals specialized in videoart and digital media such as FILE (Sao Paulo), CologneOFF (Mexico, Letonia, India, Philippines), Zoom In (Zamora), OPTICA (Paris, Madrid, Gijón) and LOOP (Barcelona) and participate in the European Biennial of Contemporary Art MANIFESTA 8, under its side projects program, with a solo exhibition at the Centro Párraga Museum (Murcia).