MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - 1981
LIVES AND WORKS IN MEXICO CITY
He studied Visual Arts in the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda”.
He has held various solo exhibitions both in Mexico and abroad, including: Tremors in paradise, Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami (2023); Miradora, Atrio de San Francisco, Mexico City (2022); Hybrid times, Asphalt Festival, Düsseldorf, Germany (2022); El estado de las cosas, Museo del Chopo, Mexico City (2021); Te conozco de antes, Proyectos Monclova & Machete, Mexico City (2021); So it will be the past, Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami (2020); Tomorrow, ashes, Machete (2019), El Color del Sur, Machete, Mexico City (2017); Necessary Objects, Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami (2014); Future Ruins, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Mexico City (2013); Black Storms, El Clauselito, Museum of Mexico City, Mexico City (2012); Bestial Number, Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City (2012); among others.
Among his group exhibitions are included: OTRXS MUNDXS, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2020), 3rd Kamias Triennial, Manila, Philippines (2020); An exhibition with works by..., Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam (2020); El animal herido, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (2019); Estudio de Trazo, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City (2014); Panoramic, Bellas Artes, Mexico City (2013); Mystic Route, Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey, Monterrey (2013); History of A, Amparo Museum, Puebla, Mexico (2011).
Castro was part of the National Creators System of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) from 2019 to 2022. He has twice received the Young Creators scholarship from FONCA in 2007 and 2014. He took part of the Casa Wabi (Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, MX) residency in 2022, the BEMIS (Omaha, Nebraska, US) and Dedazo (Ejido Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Chiapas, MX) residencies in 2018, the Omi (NY, US) residency in 2015; in 2008 he participated in the 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles, USA; and took part of the Skowhegan residency (Maine, USA residency) in 2016.
He is a founding member and co-director of the cultural space Obrera Centro.
His work belongs to the following collections: JUMEX Foundation Collection, Museo de Arte Moderno, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo Amparo, Fundación Alumnos 47, Perez Art Museum and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.