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

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

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

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