CODAME Featured Artist
Elia Vargas is an Oakland based artist and curator.
His work investigates new ecologies of human identity, and is interested in culture, code, cities, and cells as new landscapes and new organisms – or the narrative byproducts. Signal flow describes the pathway to new geographies and projection hurls information into space. These mechanisms challenge us to reimagine ourselves.
Vargas has shown internationally and received numerous awards, including the SF Foundation Murphy Cadogan MFA Fellowship and has collaborated with artists such as Bjork and Vincent Moon, among others. He gives frequent talks on signal flow, objects, and landscapes, most recently at the 2014 College Art Association Conference and Best of 2013 Open Show.