GlogauAIR resident from 01 December 2016 to 31 January 2017
Terms like ‘The Cloud’ alienate us from the complex structures (physical and socio-political) by which the internet is supported and through which it is consumed by us, making it sound benign and ethereal, all the while it takes a heavy toll on the environment and on the human laborers that participate in its production.
b. 1985, Puerto Rico
Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
BA Philosophy / BA Fine Arts : Painting, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus.
Selected Exhibitions, Individual Exhibitions and Projects
Salón Boricua: A Nation Speciﬁc Project (composed of individual collaborations with Nando Alvarez-Perez, Shay Arick, Rhys Bambrick, Marshall Elliott, and Mads Lynnerup), The Grey Square (part of the 4th San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial of the Caribbean and Latin America), San Juan, PR. The Man Made Machine : a Title for The Myth of Pliny the Youngsta or The Works on Paper, Comment… Projects, San Francisco, CA.
Franco Guevara : An Exercise (w. Conrad Guevara), The Thing Quarterly, San Francisco California. Sponsored by the San Francisco Arts Commission. Untitled (Playground), Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2014 Franco Guevara @ The Hole (w. Conrad Guevara), SOMarts, San Francisco, CA.
Franco Guevara(w. Conrad Guevara), The Lab, San Francisco, CA. There and Back Again: An Immigrant’s Tale by C. Franco Maldonado, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010 Je Suis Eine Uhr, San Juan, PR.
La Imposibilidad Metafísica del Espacio/La Imposibilidad Física de Crearlo, San Juan, PR.
Es. Is. Am., University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR. -Group
Something Completely Diﬀerent, City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA. Principal (M.F.A. Thesis Show), The Old Mint, San Francisco, CA. Refraction, Lobott Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Fokus 2014 Film Festival (Awarded Finalist), Nikolaj Kunsthal; Denmark. Memory Overﬂow, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA. A Hole lot bout Nothing, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Soiled, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Rob The Noise Bank, The Lab, San Francisco, CA. Art By Telephone: Recalled, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Third Strike: 100 Performances in the Hole, SOMarts, San Francisco, CA.
Arte Acusmatico: Experimental Music Series, Becket Theater, San Juan, PR.
Alternate States of Art, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan PR.
Residency, ACRE (The Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), Steuben, WI.
Awarded Finalist at the Fokus 2014 Film Festival, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Denmark.
SFAI Grant, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
Residency CAMAC (Center for Art, Science, and Technology) Marnay Sur-Seine, France. Artist Grant from Tenot Organization.
Teacher’s Assistant, Art & Revolution, Wafaa Yasin, San Francisco Art Institute. Publishing
Editor in Chief of It Girl by Matthew Scott Gualco and Conrad Guevara, published by AK Press. Notable Collection Mark van Proyen collection.
Open Studios // December 2016
FaceTime, Installation by Carlos Franco
South of the Border,
Video Game designed for iOS devices, 2013 by Carlos Franco
Game (Wrecking Ball),
Site-specific game/Installation, 2014 by Carlos Franco
Act Local, Think Global.
Digital rendering of a fence over stock photograph of a park, printed on paper and framed within locally grown wood, 23x18 inchs, 2016 by Carlos Franco
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