Ulysses Castellanos is a multidisciplinary artist and independent curator living and working in Toronto. His work encompasses new media, film and video, music, performance, painting, photography and sculpture-installation.
He has exhibited at many national and international institutions including El Museo de la Ciudad de Queretaro, Mexico, La Cúpula Gallery and Media Lab, Córdoba, Argentina, Local Project, Queens, New York, Hemispheric Center for Performance and Politics NYU, Reinraum eV, Düsseldorf, 7A*11D International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, Atomic Centre, Winnipeg, Nakai Theater, Yukon, Gallery SAW, Ottawa, The McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Art Souterrain, Montreal, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the Bucharest Biennial and the Konkordja Biennial of Young Artists, Vrsac, Serbia.
Projects curated by Castellanos include Death…It’s Out There, at Gallery TPW, Matt Bahen's Fatal Surveillance (with collaborative works by John Scott) at A Space gallery, Rules of The Game (Mexican artist Gustavo Artigas) in conjunction with Images Festival of film, video and new media, at A Space Gallery, Horror Vérité at Atomic Centre, Winnipeg, Gallery SAW, Ottawa, and M55 in New York City. Ulysses was short listed for the 2005 Untitled Art Awards “Emerging Curator Award”. He completed a curatorial residence at Gallery TPW in 2007, through the Assistance to Culturally Diverse Curators grant from the Canada Council for The Arts, where he developed web-based programming within the environment of TPW’s YouTube channel, as well as gallery shows and an offsite project with the youth of St. Jamestown, the most densely-populated neighborhood in Canada. Ulysses completed the Telus Interactive Art and Entertainment Program at the Canadian Film Centre, where he worked with physical computing and interactive technology to create USB – powered interactive sculptures. He is a member of the IKT International Curator’s Association, Luxembourg.