Rafael Fajardo: Crossings

May 25, 2017- June 29, 2017

Rafael Fajardo is an artist, researcher, and Associate Professor at the University of Denver where he is the Director of the Emergent Digital Practices program. Through his collaborative, SWEAT, Fajardo has been creating boundary blurring video games as an art form for twenty years. His games, Crosser (2000) and La Migra (2001) deal with issues of migration at the US-Mexico border and have been shown internationally.

His research projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, by the Colorado Council on the Arts, and by MTV. I.D. Magazine named Fajardo among the top fifty designers in the country in 2004.

He has served on the Board of Advisors of the International Digital Media and Arts Association, and on the Board of Advisors of Games for Change. He has most recently been commissioned to create a new artist’s game for exhibition at the Tricentennial of San Antonio, Texas, to premiere in 2018. More information may be found at Rafael's personal website RafaelFajardo.com.