Alejandro Valencia-TobonHead of Cucusonic collectiveat Cucusonic
Alejandro Valencia-Tobon works at the intersection of public art and biological science, drawing on a combination of participatory methods and sonic and visual (film) modes of representation to translate urgent questions about the natural world into social action. He conceptualises public art and participatory strategies for understanding the multiplicity of relation between humans and non-humans. With a background in biological sciences at the University of Antioquia (Medellin, Colombia), Alejandro received a Master of Arts degree in Visual Anthropology with Sensory Media in 2012 and a PhD in Social Anthropology with Visual Media in 2016, both from the University of Manchester (UK). Alejandro currently works on independent artistic projects, and he coordinates Cucusonic collective.