Camilo Cardenas is an interdisciplinary and project-based artist working primarily in film/video, animation, installation and performance. His films have been exhibited internationally in Germany, South Korea, Colombia and the USA. Cárdenas has conducted research in the Colombian Amazon, studying Shamanism and connections to contemporary art. As a Colombian immigrant in the USA, his artistic practice focuses on identity formation, fluidity, and belonging. Proficient in analogue filmmaking, such as 16mm and Super 8, Camilo also works with digital media and alternative film mediums.
With a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of Delaware, Cárdenas intertwines academic research and personal narrative. As an artist and educator, he encourages multifaceted creative explorations that critically and compassionately address social norms, belonging and intersectional identity.