He is one of the nodes of art and video in Mexico. Being at the same time producer and catalyst, Llanos understands his compromise with the video as a community task.
He was born in Mexico City in 1974. Experimental artist. He is considered as one of the most recognized contemporary artist, and he is a referential in video-art in all Latin America. His work has been exhibited in more than 20 countries. Like in Guggenheim Museum of NY, Montreal’s Festival of Nouveau Cinema, Amsterdam’s World Wide Video Festival and Berlin’s Transmediale.
He had been awarded with several prizes and scholarships, like Festival Transitio (Mexico City), the scholarship interexchange of artistic residencies Mexico-Canada in BANFF art center, also the Scolarship for Young Creators of the National Fund for Arts & Culture of Mexico.
He studied in the Esmeralda, Mexico City specializing in video. His artistic work includes the creation in video, mail art, action video and drawing. His work in video has been presented in more than fifty cities in more than twenty countries. He has curated over 15 video projects that were presented in the Tamayo Museum, The International Film Festival in Mexico City, La Caixa Forum in Barcelona among others. Over more than a decade he has been drawing and appreciation of digital art professor. He has published 18 books and five DVDs. He was the curator and also did all the design work in the retrospective exhibition of Felipe Ehrenberg called “Manchuria a peripherical vision”.
Since 2014 year in which he presented his first feature film a documentary called Matria, that won the most important film festival in Mexico FICM, but since then had won several prizes and has been nominated and selected in more festivals like Margaret Mead Film Festival, in the American Museum of Natural History, New York, EEUU; Hola Mexico Film Festival; Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey, Mexico, and Festival 22 x Don Luis in Calanda, España (town where famous film-maker Luis Buñuel was born). Won also the Festival Internacional de Cine of Morelia, Mexico, to the best feature film; in the Festival del Nuevo Cine Mexicano of Durango, The Centro Pablo de la Corriente Brau, gave him a honorific prize in the International Film Festival of La Havana, Cuba. In Madrid, at Matadero art center will be proyected Matria the 14 Dec, 2016.
In 2017, Freijo Gallery present his first solo exhibition in Madrid Llanos…The villain of the video.