Leonardo Castaneda (b. Cali, Colombia 1988) is an artist working in the intersection of virtual reality, gaming, painting, performance and interactive sculpture. Castaneda's work deploys and deconstructs the socio-economic, racial, mythological and post-human anatomies embedded in the structure of video games. Castaneda received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2010, and in 2014 received his MFA at Hunter College. Residencies include SOMA Summer in Mexico City attended through the Cisneros Foundation (2014), "Of Games III" at Khoj International Artists Association, New Delhi India (2015), and the Bronx Museum AIM program (2017). He was a Visiting Instructor at Florida International University from 2017-2019 teaching 3d Animation, Drawing, and Visual Thinking, and is a current resident artist at Oolite Arts.