Carlos Salazar Lermont

Carlos Salazar Lermont (Caracas, 1987) is an artist and producer who specializes in performance art and works derived from action, and developed through photography, video, installation and intervention. He graduated in Fine Arts with a specialization in Sculpture from IUESAPAR (2012) and the School of Visual Arts Cristóbal Rojas (2005). In 2013 he was distinguished with an Honorable Mention in the XVI Salon Jóvenes with FIA (Feria Iberoamaericana de Arte) and in 2014 received the Youth Hall Award with FIA 2.0/3 plus an Honorable Mention for his international curatorship of Challenge to Power at the third International Biennial of Contemporary Art of the Andes. He has participated in several international events such as Meat Encounters (Encuentros de la Carne, Lima and Trujillo, Peru, 2015), Soap Box Sessions (London, United Kingdom, 2015), PAEkort # 14 (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2014) Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival (Chicago, United States, 2013), TRAMPOLIM_a platform for gatherings of performance art (Vitoria, Brazil, 2011), NADAQUEVER (Argentina, 2011), HORASperdidas (Monterrey, Mexico, 2010), Performar (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2009).

In Venezuela, some of the events Salazar Lermont has participated in are Open Works: Axes of Freedom, Performance ID, Body Art Encounter, Evening of Santa Lucia, Fugaz: Lara State Performance Fair, NOMASDECINCO, PerfoChoroní, and several others. He is co-founder of the Collective of Action Art the Evidence of the Unusual (Colectivo de Arte Acción La Evidencia de lo Inusual, 2008-2010). In 2013 he founded the organization P3 Platform for Performance (Plataforma Para Performance), to support the creation of and research and training in performance as well as its diffusion. In 2015 he created the International Performance Biennial of Caracas. He is currently studying for a double Master’s degree in Administration and Politics of Art and History, and Theory and Critique of Modern and Contemporary Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago thanks to the New Artist Society award from the same institution.