Cristo, is interested in the intersection between art, architecture and science fiction. Being a native of the busiest border crossing in the world, the San Diego - Tijuana region; he has always been exposed to these two parallel yet distinct worlds divided by a wall. Hence his inspiration in surreal atmospheres,… Read More
Cristo, is interested in the intersection between art, architecture and science fiction. Being a native of the busiest border crossing in the world, the San Diego - Tijuana region; he has always been exposed to these two parallel yet distinct worlds divided by a wall. Hence his inspiration in surreal atmospheres, irrational stories and futuristic landscapes. His work explores the interplay between digital and analogue design, merging architecture with different fields like the fine arts, science, computing and emerging technologies; creating fictions by contaminating the architectural meaning with non-architectural data, thus challenging and detaching architecture from previous knowledge of form, function and historical stigmas dragged from the past. Focus in building an architecture of emotions with imperfections, created by alienated schemes, added during the design process.
Educated at the Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, in Mexico and at the IE Business School in Madrid Spain together with the Royal College of Arts in London, where he was awarded second place/ honorable mention of the: Architecture Practice of the XXI Century Scholarship Challenge. He has participated in several projects around the world with renowned American artist James T. Hubbell. He worked in Tijuana for Generica Arquitectura and in San Diego at CSC-Architects. During this time he established Not Enough Space for Tectonics [NEST], an interdisciplinary and collective studio researching the relationship between arts, architecture, and digital technologies, approaching projects with an intellectual and artistic rigor, and balancing creativity with problem solving. He recently obtained an honorable mention for the: 2013 Burningman Airport Terminal and Pilot's Lounge Design Competition. His texts has been published in Bauhaus-Universität Weimar's Journal for Architectural Discourse - Horizonte #7; the book 'What is the future of architecture? Vol. 2; Shht#3 - The magazine of untold architecture; STUDIO, issue #9 - BEYOND a magazine about contemporary urban condition with a story based on how cities of the future might be, by analyzing those situations that characterize our present. His work has been displayed in collective exhibitions such as: The Architectural Week Expo from the I.T.T. School of architecture at the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT Museum). The Ilan-Lael Foundation in San Diego (2nd Annual Art Auction "Catch the Art Wave") in 2016. Read Less