Mexico City native Carlos Prieto Acevedo studied philosophy at the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and specializes in aesthetic theory. He has worked extensively in diverse artistic and editorial forms, and his own research is concerned with the archive in relation to sound art and music and how it allows us to form a critique of modernity.
Acevedo has been a full-time professor at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, where he teaches a seminar on the philosophy of communication, since 2009. Along with sound artist Mario de Vega, he is co-founder and curator of the interdisciplinary platform OPE3RA in Mexico City and the publishing project Ñ, which focuses on experimental literature, contemporary art, and philosophy and publishes artist books and sound documentation in various formats. He has worked as an artistic programmer for music festivals, including MUTEK Mexico, has developed sound and radio art projects, and has published fanzines and magazines as an independent editor. He has also written extensively about Mexican music. His large-scale book project VOLTAGE VARIATIONS, a series of dialogues with Mexican electronic and electro-acoustic musicians and sound artists, already appeared in the form of a first volume in 2013. Years of background in the field of sound art as well as research on connections to other forms of art and the avant-garde in modern Mexico have inspired him to develop the exhibit “Constellations of the Audio-machine.” The exhibit, which appears at CTM 2017, explores the history of music and sound art in Mexico since the early 1900s.