Felipe Castelblanco is a Colombian multidisciplinary artist living in Pittsburgh. His work explores participation and geo-poetics, while proposing coexistent (and some times contentious) encounters between audiences via site-specific interventions, video, interactivity and networked installations. Most recently he has collaborated with participants from 10 different countries to turn the world upside-down; constructed an invisible wall connecting children across two continents; and founded an underground parasite university for undocumented immigrants in Pittsburgh. Felipe’s work has been shown in galleries, museums, film festivals, even storefronts and street corners.
Felipe was the co-founder of VISIVA Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes Art + Design and Cultural development in Colombia and Latin America. Also, a former member of The Venice Biennial of Bogotá, a biennial urban art event produced in a marginalized area of Bogotá called Venice that invites local and international artist to produce site-specific projects in the neighborhood.
Currently he attends Carnegie Mellon University, where he is pursuing an MFA in media arts. He also works for the education department at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.