Geraldo Mercado is a Brooklyn based Puerto Rican artist. Through the medium of performance art, Geraldo seeks to transform his body into an empathetic zone; to become a catalyst for your self-reflection. He creates performative works that are confrontational, funny, aggressive, and high energy.
Born in Yauco, Puerto Rico and raised in Westfield, Massachusetts; Geraldo moved to New York City in 2008 to work as the Video Production Manager at Exit Art, a pioneering Manhattan Art Space that closed its doors in 2012 after thirty years. Having complete access to their digital archives introduced him to the world of performance art. Since then, Geraldo has performed nearly non-stop, exhibiting works at Grace Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Labs, DC Arts Center, JACK and many more. In 2013 Geraldo was one of the artists-in-residence at Animamus Art Salon: A Living Gallery London. Geraldo is a member of the Social Health Performance Club, a loose collective of artists creating performative works that directly confront systematic social issues.
Geraldo holds a Bachelors of Science in Directing for Film from Fitchburg State University. In 2014 his non-narrative short film “The Land Scape” was a part of El Museo Del Barrio’s retrospective show “MUSEUM STARTER KIT: Open With Care”.