ANDRES CARRANZA was born in 1975 in San José, Costa Rica. He currently lives and works between Costa Rica and New York. Formally trained as an architect, his work is positioned at the junction of art and architecture. His artistic practice embraces material and space as primordial elements within specific environments. Carranza studied Architecture at the U.D.I Universidad del Diseño, Costa Rica and Film at Universidad Veritas, Costa Rica. Since 1999, his work has appeared in international solo and group exhibitions. Carranza represented Costa Rica in the 25th São Paulo Biennale and received the second Grand Prize in the 2nd edition of the Central American Biennale. In 2003, he gained recognition for his video works in Central America’s first video art exhibition Inquienta Imagen. His work, which has grown to encompass video, installation, sculpture and painting, has been exhibited in Spain, the Dominican Republic, China, Panama, Brazil, London, the United States and Costa Rica. In 2014, Carranza was awarded residencies at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation and Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, New York.