A former astronomy student, artist Carlos Pacheco will speak at the School of Visual Arts Colloquium on January 28th, at 6 p.m. in the CB 109

Pacheco’s current work is a reconciliation of his passion for science and his investigation of the photographic medium. Pacheco’s work takes on multiple forms, from printed photographs to projection to sculptural objects, while exploring the intersection between art and science and examining how we use and understand photography.

The photograph is an artifact, not only in the anthropological and historical sense, but also in the technological sense. Photographs are information. Images can be truthful relics but they can also be data; a stream of ones and zeros that are cataloged, shaped, or corrupted. Pacheco is interested in how the photographic medium fluctuates between states of physicality and virtuality.

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Pacheco received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Photography from the University of Arizona and his MFA in Photography + Integrated Media from Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio.