Camilo Carvallo Cristo is a Venezuelan advertiser, filmmaker, and photographer.
In 2005, he decided to complement his advertising career by pursuing a BA in Filmmaking in the United States.
He has directed commercial and promotional spots for television, as well as short films. He has also carried on different artistic, editorial and advertising photography projects in Venezuela, the United States and Colombia.
His work has been part of different kinds of exposure, such as international film festivals, TV awarding events, and exhibitions at iconic sites such as the Venezuelan National Art Gallery.
He currently continues his work as an audiovisual director and photographer. Nonetheless, being attracted by the exploration of the diverse perceptive options regarding images, he constantly develops his creativity and experimental initiative within the visual arts, like mixed media photography among other proposals.
Currently on view at Selina Hotel Chelsea in New York City until June, 2020
A Collaboration between Subject Art and Selina Hotel Chelsea
We are living in a moment where we are more connected than ever and globalization has allowed for a certain degree of homogenization of culture. How do we find our voice? As individuals, we constantly strive to remain relevant and unique. It seems as though one camp believes in renouncing the unknown and foreign while living in a state of fear, whereas another camp believes in the complete embrace of the unknown where we can learn from our neighbour’s cultures and absorb the beauty of their heritage. We subscribe to the latter.
Many Latin American countries are in states of instability, driven by the promise of growth but often times disappointed by the leaders who promise to take them there. Where its beautiful citizens are unsure of where they stand and in some cases are forced to leave—searching for promises of opportunities elsewhere. We believe in spreading the word and giving a voice toLatin American artists who are finding beauty in the mundane and who are creating a sense of wonder when most people are losing hope. We want to not only embrace our neighbour but rather celebrate them and showcase the beauty of their own unique perspective. We propose a mindset in which we learn to embrace each other while simultaneously celebrating what makes us different—in this exhibit and in our day to day.