Born in 1964 in Seville, Spain, Federico Guzmán studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Sevilla. Strongly influenced by Marcel Duchamp, his paintings are representative of the conceptual art movement. Guzmán exhibits internationally and has worked extensively in Colombia and New York. He is a co-founder of the artist collectives Agencia de Viaje, and Gratis, formed to produce such “open” monuments as the time capsule Capsula de Tiempo Córdoba, (Expo´92, Seville); and the copyright-free zones Isla del Copyright, Copiacabana, and Copilanda. Guzmán is also a member of Colectivo Cambalache, an artist collective that works with local communities in Bogotà, London, and Turin to create socially engaged interventions that empower and energize the public.