Since 2004 Iván Candeo (Caracas, 1983) has been part of the independent study group Taller de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, coordinated by Antonio Lazo and Zeinab Bulhossen. In 2008 he obtained the title of Professor, with a specialization in plastic arts. He studied contemporary Venezuelan history and the theory and history of plastic arts. In addition, he has carried out complementary studies in performance, art criticism, and experimental cinema in the Aula Xcèntric of the Contemporary Cultural Center of Barcelona. He has been awarded the Armando Reverón Award at the 65th Arturo Michelena Art Biennial (2010), the Venezuelan Association of Plastic Artists Award in the Young Artist category (2012) and second prize in the XII Edition of the Eugenio Mendoza Prize of the Sala Mendoza (2013). Additionally, he works as a teacher. He currently resides in Barcelona, Spain.