Deborah Castillo is a Venezuela-born, New York based multidisciplinary artist. She holds an MFA and BFA from Armando Reverón Higher Education School of Fine Arts Caracas, Venezuela.
Deborah has been granted numerous awards and residencies including NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, (2015), NYC, The Banff Center. Artist in Residence Program in Visual Arts (2015) Canada, Atlantic Center for the Arts (2014), Florida and London Print Studio, (2007) UK as well as “Premio Armando Reveron”; AVAP in the “Young Artist Category” (2013), “XI Salón Eugenio Mendoza” Award, Sala Mendoza, (2003); VI Salón CANTV, Jóvenes con FIA” Award, (2003) Caracas, Venezuela and more.
Her work has been exhibited at Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, New Museum, NYC, Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico city, Escuela de Bellas Artes, Bolivian Biennial SIART, Bolivia, Caja Sol, Sevilla, UCLA, Los Angeles, ICA, London, UK and many others.
My practice is influenced by my immediate surroundings. As an interdisciplinary artist, I am interested in exploring the relationships between the body and the physical space; whilst confronting realities within my existence as South American born artist.
I employ different mediums, incorporating performance, video, photography, sculpture and installation in order to dissect the grand idea of power, it’s structures, and its’ weight on sexuality, social expectations, desire, identity and the construction of the contemporary myth
Via a method of play and extensive experimentation, I facilitate a space of discovery within constructed contexts, inviting the audience to assemble their own meanings, whilst highlighting and analyzing the relationship of the public to the individual.