Born in Ciudad de México (Mexico), 1967Lives & works in (Mexico) Very active in: 2000s, Current decade
Lozano-Hemmer develops large-scale interactive installations combining the languages of architecture and performance art. His work uses technologies such as robotics, surveillance and telematic networks to create platforms for audience participation, creating "anti-monuments for alien agency".
His work is not based in technology as an artistic criteria, but searches the excelence of originality and possible uses of the artefacts he proposes.
Interested in comunication and audience reactions, Lozano-Hemmer is an active organizer of creative platforms and forums, bringing electronic arts closer to the public.
His works masterly reflect on the contemporary relational environments projected by the possibilities of new technologies inside of a virtual game able to fulfill anyone's imagination.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer meticulously takes care of the plastic impresion of his works, increasing their power of suggestion and virtuosly reaching a poetic sphere.
Lozano-Hemmer's work in kinetic sculpture, responsive environments, installation, video and photography has been shown in over thirty countries, including the Biennials of Sydney (Australia), Shanghai (China), Liverpool (United Kingdom), Istanbul (Turkey) and Havana (Cuba). His work is part of important private and public art collections such as those of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, La Colección Jumex in Mexico City, Fundación Cisneros Fontanals in Miami, The Daros Latin America Collection in Zürich and the Tate Collection in London.