About

photo of Geraldo Mercado by Morgan King.

photo of Geraldo Mercado by Morgan King.

Geraldo Mercado is a mutlidisciplinary Brooklyn based Puerto Rican artist. Geraldo creates extreme body-based performance art, experimental video art, mobile installations, analog and computer based images, and conceptual websites and programs. Geraldo also has a pop-up shop where you can purchase experiences for one dollar.

Geraldo’s digital works explore the space that technology occupies in modern life, how information is spread (and the reasons for it), the idea of popular culture as the new mythology, and how old methods become new movements.

Geraldo’s performative work explores the idea of the body as an empathetic zone. Geraldo pushes his body past it’s own physical limit, inviting the audience to reflect on themselves and their own bodies.

ARTIST RESUME

Education and Honors
2013 Artist in Residence, Animamus Art Salon: A Living Gallery London
2012 Video Artist In Residence, Buran Theatre Company
2008 BS in Film Production and Communications Media, Fitchburg State University

Select Group Exhibitions

2014
eXXosteLLular, JACK, Brooklyn, NY
25 Hours for 25 Years of DCAC, DC Arts Center, Washington DC
Lumen Festival, Atlantic Salt, Staten Island, NY
VIP Room, Select Art Fair, New York, NY
Private Dinner, 1889 Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Ratchetámente, Calder Foundation, New York, NY
SPEECHMUSICCAMP, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY
MUSEUM STARTER KIT: Open with Care, El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY
Body/Mass, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
American Beauty: The Fatalist, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY (with Alejandro Guzman)
Contenders Series: Troma at MoMA, Troma Films, New York, NY (with Sylva Dean and Me)

2013
Sacred Sensoreal: Solid State Intelligence, Bizarre, Brooklyn, NY
¡Alive! with Non-Grata, Gray ZONE, Kingston, NY
It’s Going To Be OK, Animamus Art Salon @ Apiary Studios, London UK
Experiences Pop-Up, Animamus Art Salon @ Apiary Studios, London UK
Theatrical Thursdays, Animamus Art Salon @ Apiary Studios, London, UK
ExperiMENTAL Fest, Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn, NY
Cocoon Media Scape, Governor’s Island Art Festival, New York, NY (with Sherry Aliberti)
Gestating Baby III, The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY (with Theresa Buchheister)
Meeting Point: Veiled Collapse and Expansion, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
The Geometers, 3rd Eye(Sol)Ation, Brooklyn, NY (with Derek Brueckner)
Experiences Pop-Up Shop @ BIPAF Closing Party, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
Collective Spectacle, Gowanus Ballroon, Brooklyn, NY
Theoretical Headbangers Beautiful Dreamers, The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY
Performance Music, Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn, NY
Lumen Festival, Lyons Pool, Staten Island, NY
Animamus Art Salon @ Bushwick Open Studios, La Luz, Brooklyn, NY
Don’t Box Me In, Spread Art, Brooklyn, NY
Performeando, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
Creative Understandings, Calder Foundation, New York, NY (with Alejandro Guzman)
Circus of Dreams, Bizarre, Brooklyn, NY
Gestating Baby II, The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY (with Theresa Buchheister)
¡Crucifados!, Parables, Brooklyn, NY
HATE, United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY
Performancy Forum XXIV “Workout”, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY
Pluto Party, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
Performance Anxiety, Culture Fix, New York, NY
Show & Tell, Satellite Magazine, Brooklyn, NY
Why So Serious?, Weeknights, Brooklyn, NY
Nightmares: A Demonstration of the Sublime, The Brick, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Performance Heart: Mixed Bags, Muchmore’s, Brooklyn, NY
Election Might, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
Little Theatre, Dixon Place, New York, NY
Animals in Heat, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY
MODEL, Art in Odd Places, New York, NY
iCan, IV Soldiers, Brooklyn, NY
On the Fence, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, NY
Exit With A …Bang!, Exit Art, New York, NY
Drinking Practice #2, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY (with Irvin Morazan)
Storytime, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT
The House of Fitzcarraldo, The Brick, Brooklyn, NY
Revolutions International Theatre Festival, Tricklock Company, Albuquerque, NM

2011
Get On The Boat, A Buran Retrospective, Exit Art, New York, NY