Mexico 1938 – Spain 2010.
He received a degree in architecture from the University of Mexico in 1964 and in 1969 he had his first one-man show at the Galería de Arte Mexicano, the gallery which represents him worldwide outside of the U.S. His surrealist imagery intrigues viewers and his works are included in private collections in Mexico and Latin America, the United States, Europe and Japan.
In 1983 he had his first individual show in the United States at Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art and has been represented by MAM/FA in the U.S. since then. A retrospective of his work was held at the Monterrey (Mexico) Museum in 1990 and a monograph celebrating twenty years of work was published in the same year. Since then he has had a number of exhibitions in the U.S. and Latin America which are detailed below.
Castañeda lived in Madrid, where his family owns and runs a highly successful Mexican restaurant, until he passed away in 2010.