Carlos Motta (b. Bogot·, Colombia, 1978, lives in New York) was a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program, (2005-2006), and completed his MFA at Bard College in 2003. Working primarily in photography and video installation, he uses strategies from documentary and sociology to engage with specific political events in an attempt to observe their effects and suggest alternative ways to write and read these histories. Motta's upcoming and past solo exhibitions include Art in General, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Winkleman Gallery in New York, NY; Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden; rum46, Aarhus, Denmark; Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL; and La Alianza Francesa, Bogot·, Colombia. He has been included in group exhibitions at venues such as CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Creative Time, NY; Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa; Fries Museum, Groningen, Holland; Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy; Musée de Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Artists Space, New York, NY; TEOR/éTica, San Jose, Costa Rica; Cisneros Fontanals Foundation, Miami, FL; El Museo, New York, NY; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; SF CameraWork, San Francisco, CA; Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogot·, Colombia and IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden. Carlos Motta grants, residencies and awards include: New Commission, 2008, Art in General, New York, USA; Studio Residency, 2008, Smack Mellon, New York, USA; Special Editions Residency, 2008, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, USA; Grant, 2007, Art Matters Foundation, New York, USA; Artist Residency, 2007, International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPIS), Stockholm, Sweden Swing Space Program, 2007, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, USA; DaNY Arts Grant (with HOMEWORK), 2007, Danish Arts Council, Aarhus, Denmark; Subvention Grant, 2006, Cisneros Fontanals Foundation (CIFO), Miami, FL, USA; Next Exhibition Award, 2006, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, USA; Workspace Grant for Emerging Artists, 2005, Center for Book Arts, New York; Workspace Program Residency, 2004, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, USA and Rhodes Family Award for Exceptional Achievement in Photo, 2001, The School of Visual Arts, New York.