Federico Pérez Villoro is a Mexican artist and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Interested in the sociopolitical implications of communication technologies, his work focuses on the relationship between language and identity.
Federico holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). In 2016 he was an artist in residence at California College of the Arts (CCA), where he taught in the MFA Design program. He is a critic at RISD, where he started teaching in spring 2017. In fall 2016 he acted as a visiting critic at CalArts. His work has been published and exhibited internationally, and awarded distinctions by institutions such as Printed Matter, Graphis, GD USA, Output Foundation, the Society of Typographic Arts, FONCA, and CONACULTA.
In 2015, he founded Second Thoughts, an educational program developed with Fundación Alumnos47 and Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. In 2016, together with Roxana Fabius, he initiated (human) learning, a traveling seminar focused on technology and aesthetics that has been hosted at P! in New York, Art Center/South Florida in Miami, and Zona MACO in Mexico City.
He has designed exhibition graphics, books, and communication materials for clients including AIGA/NY, Columbia University School of the Arts, International Center of Photography, Yale School of Architecture, Rizzoli Publications, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Dancing Foxes Press, Brown University’s Creative Arts Council, [NAME] Publications, Bard College MFA, mumok, and the Guggenheim Museum.