Victor Palomino is a visual artist born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1974. He attended film school and graduated in 1998. He moved to the United States in 1999 and established residency in North Carolina in 2001. Over the years, he has worked with different mediums including video, photography, music, and writing. Palomino turned to visual art using nontraditional materials as a medium to express his ideas and experiences as an immigrant. Palomino’s work combines movement, geometry and pre-Colombian art and design as an inspiration.
One of palomino’s recent projects is “CHIVA TOP”, a school bus transformed in to a vehicle for arts and education. He currently resides in Asheville and shares his time between art, news media, and work with nonprofit organizations and the Latino Community.
In December 2011, Palomino curated the “Neustria Voces, Nustras Historias/ Our Voices, Our Stories” art exhibition; a collaborative art show based on local immigrants experiences. The exhibition portrayed the work and lives of artist from Mexico, Colombia, Texas, Kansas, Romania and North Carolina and was show in three different venues in 201-2012. During this exhibition Palomino displayed the Story Booth, a mobile oral history collection unit that documented the experiences of attendees at the exhibition.
Also in 2012, Palomino collaborated with Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) and Asheville Free Media on the creation and production of a Spanish language radio drama titled “Tierra del Cielo” with the mission to spread knowledge of AIDS/HIV to Latino populations. He currently hosts “La Radio” a Spanish language talk show.
Palomino continues to show his work in galleries around Asheville and North Carolina, including UNC Asheville and UNC Chapel Hill Carolina Latina Coalition, MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center), Punto de Vista Winston-Salem and local galleries.