Toro Castaño

Toro Castaño is an independent curatorial researcher who resides in Long Beach, CA. Current projects include The Francis Effect, a project initiated by artist Tania Bruguera and he occasionally provides research support to Semiotext(e) founder, Sylvère Lotringer. He is involved with the Long Beach participatory arts scene where he is a facilitator at the Institute for Labor Garments Workers and Uniforms (ILGWU) in the Art Exchange. He is also a contemporary art book reviewer for The Library Journal. Toro received his BA from UC Santa Cruz and his MA from the University of Southern California.

Recent Articles
Visualizing War: Virtual Reality, Simulations, and Physical Battlefields
Visualizing War: Virtual Reality, Simulations, and Physical Battlefields
Simulations in computer games and virtual reality are radically altering the way the military prepares soldiers for war.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.

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