Jota Castro


presented by Umberto Di Marino

Born in 1965 in Lima, Peru

Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

At the end of the 90’s Jota Castro gave up the diplomatic career, thanks to which he had worked together with the United Nations and the European Union and decided to devote himself completely to the artistic research. What moves him is the idea of acting as a spokesman for his age, of stirring up the consciences and expressing his own view-point with the freedom allowed only by art, in the best cases. His works are often soaked in a strong mark of irony, and aim at investigating economical, social and political phenomena, always without taking anything for granted, wrong-footing the visitor in order to let him reflect in a critical manner on what surrounds him.

Jota Castro, Borders, 2006/2010, mirrors, cm 35 x 240, ed. 1/3+ a.p., Courtesy Galleria Umberto Di Marino, Napoli, Italy