Cristóbal Cea (Santiago, 1981) is an artist and academic whose body of works focuses on the relation between art and technology. Nowadays, he is developing a series of video-graphical projects where he combined 3D animation with randomly find news, exploring the concept of distance in Media. Cristóbal holds a BFA from the Universidad Católica de Chile and a Master in Digital Media from Rhode Island School of Design. He taught at the Film Animation and Video program of this university before teaching 3D animation at the Digital Media Integrated Department of the New York University.
His artworks have been exhibited internationally in screenings, individual exhibition and collective ones likewise “Transgresión” in 67 Ludlow (NY), “YES” in Microscope Gallery (NY), “Up For Debate” in BRIC Arts Media (Brooklyn), “La Necesidad” in Galería Animal (Chile), “Radical Invention” in the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Wi), the 798 Beijing Bienal (China), “Agosto 2026” in Galería Concreta (Chile) and “Trickle Down Electronics” in Cave Space (Detroit), among others.
His series of drawing “Big Data” is part of the collection of drawing of the Deutsche Bank and received the distinction of MacDowell Fellowship, the Master Fulbright Scholarship, the RISD Bridge Research Grant, the FONDART grant, the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship and the Kohler Arts/Industry residency.