(Caracas, Venezuela, 1987) Carlos Salazar-Lermont’s practice is focused on performativity and socially engaged art. He received his MFA in Visual Arts from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, where he won the Danforth Scholarship. He has a BFA in Sculpture from UNEARTE (2012), a Technical Highschool degree on Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the Escuela de Artes Visuales Cristóbal Rojas (2005), and a Dual MA in Arts Administration & Policy and Modern and Contemporary Art History in the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) which he earned with the support of the New Artists Society scholarship.
In 2013 he was distinguished with an Honourable Mention in the XVI Jóvenes con FIA Salon and in 2014 with the Salón Jóvenes con FIA 2.0/3 Prize. He also received an Honorable Mention for curating Desafío al Poder, framed in the International Contemporary Art Biennial of Los Andes. His work has been shown in several international events as Experiencias de la Carne (Lima y Trujilo, Perú, 2015), Soap Box Sessions (London, United Kingdom, 2015), PAEkort #14 (Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2014), Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival (Chicago, United States, 2013, 2017), TRAMPOLIM_plataforma do encontro con a arte de performance (Vitoria, Brazil, 2011), NADAQUEVER (Argentina, 2011), HORASperdidas (Monterrey, México, 2010), and Performar (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2009). Some of the national performance art events of which he has been part in Venezuela are ID performance, Encuentro de Arte Corporal, Velada de Santa Lucía, Fugaz: Feria de Performance del Estado Lara, NOMASDECINCO, PerfoChoroní, and many others. In 2014, Salazar-Lermont started P3 Plataforma Para Performance organization, to impulse the creation, dissemination, research, and education focused on Performance Art. In 2015, he created the International Performance Art Biennial of Caracas. At SAIC and Washington University in St. Louis he has been distinguished with over a dozen awards. Some of them are the Student Leadership Award, the Enrichment Fund Grant, and the Graduate Curatorial Fellowship (SAIC) and the Graduate Production Grant twice, CityStudioSTL, Community Partnership, and the John T. Miliken Foreign Travel Award (Wash U).
He lives and works in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO, United States.