1. bio

    Miami born Orestes De La Paz has dedicated his life to the arts. Drawing from his background in music, theater and video, he uses elements from each realm to create work within the spectrum of entertainment and contemporary art. Audiovisual content and live performance stress questions of technology, spirituality, sexuality, gender and pop culture. As if it wasn’t enough to pursue a career in the arts, in 2008 he became licensed in cosmetology. By combining the practical, visual and performing arts, the world of beauty raises questions between the surface and core of any structure whether it be of religion, identity, or parody. Orestes recently finished a BFA in Studio Art with a minor in Art History at Florida International University. He is also left-handed.