Miguel Casco, a dynamic and multifaceted visual artist from Puebla, Mexico, skillfully merges his expertise in cultural management, information design, photography, and museography to craft a distinctive artistic voice. A magna cum laude graduate in Fine Arts from the University of the Americas Puebla, and holding a master’s degree in Information Design, Casco has honed his artistic prowess through an array of prestigious seminars and workshops.
Currently serving as the Deputy Director at the Museum of the Chancellery and a faculty member at Sunland Artistic High School in Mexico City, Casco has been instrumental in curating over 40 exhibitions, making a significant impact on the contemporary art landscape. His work, exhibited in notable shows such as “Send Nudes” and “Playground,” probes into themes of corporeality, illusionism, and societal norms related to nudity and censorship.
One of Miguel Casco’s notable projects, “El Desayuno,” masterfully intertwines performance, video, installation, and painting to explore the intricacies of human nature and societal frameworks. His “Send Nudes” project, a poignant response to the digital age’s reshaping of personal intimacy, transforms shared private photographs into evocative paintings. Alongside “Pxrnpics,” a project that introspectively examines contemporary sexuality and visual culture, these works underscore Casco’s acute engagement with modern dilemmas and the influence of technology on human interactions.
Residing and working in the Historic Center of Mexico City, Casco relentlessly explores the nuances of human existence, juxtaposing life’s fleeting moments with the enduring nature of art. His comprehensive approach and dedication to challenging societal perceptions through his artistry establish him as a significant and influential voice in the realm of contemporary art.
Artwork Themes & Subject Matter
Miguel Casco’s works is a continuous exploration of the human experience, marked by themes of vulnerability, intimacy, the interplay of the physical and spiritual, and a critical examination of modern societal norms and technology’s role in shaping our understanding of self and others. Through this, he invites viewers to embark on a journey of introspection and critical reflection.
Miguel Casco’s paintings have been featured in notable online sources including The Bueeau of Queer Art: Volume I: Miguel Casco, Milenio: Casco, el pintor de la intimidad. By Humberto Ríos Navarret, La Razón: Send nudes: desnudos en la virtualidad. By Veka Dunca, Chilango: Send nudes: la exposición de la UNAM que transforma tus nudes en obras de arte. By Pável M. Gaona, Cultura colectiva: El desayuno II, un menú de sensaciones corporales. By Abril Palomino, and The Guide Artist’s: Send Nudes Miguel Ángel Casco.
Group exhibition: “Semana del Arte MX QiPO FAIR 2024”