Marco Castro is an artist, curator and designer of cultural experiences. He
combines his experience in art, technology and design to explore healthy
lifestyles and sustainable technologies and has partnered on many projects
to revitalize communities and encourage collaboration.
His work, which includes the award-winning project, BusRoots – a bus
outfitted with a green roof to grow produce, explores the sensory
intersection of nature, food and urban landscapes and questions how we
can redesign our collective relationship to natural systems.
His previous projects have used art and art programs to revitalize
neighborhoods of the city, bringing immigrant communities together,
using innovative digital tools to advance new ways of seeing the world.
He was also invited as a guest contributor to the Rio +20 series to
achieve a sustainable planet. http://www.un.org/en/sustainablefuture/
Since 2011, Marco Castro has taught workshops at the Queens Museum
of Art with a focus on planning and creating interactive projects and
prototyping, that culminated in a mobile application for the Museum.
Castro holds a Master in Interactive Telecommunications from the NYU
Tisch School of the Arts.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE:
QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART