Federico Pérez Villoro (b. Mexico, 1987) is an artist and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. He is interested in the critical spaces of design and the sociopolitical implications of communication technologies.
Federico holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a BA in Design from ITESO. His work has been published and exhibited internationally, and awarded distinctions by institutions such as as Printed Matter, Graphis, GD USA, Output Foundation, Communications Arts, FORM, 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 study group focused on technology and aesthetics that has been hosted at P! in New York City, Art Center/South Florida in Miami, and will be hosted at Zona MACO in Mexico City.
He has designed exhibition graphics, books, and communication materials for clients including AIGA/NY, Rizzoli Publications, Columbia University School of the Arts, Yale School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, International Center of Photography, Bard College, mumok, and the Guggenheim Museum.
In 2016 he was an artist-in-residence at the California College of the Arts (CCA), where he taught at the MFA Design program. He is a critic at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he will be teaching during Spring 2017.
His current work speculates on notions of identity and language in the post-human era.