Salyaku, [Inter] Media Artist & Designer. Ecuadorian born, based in New York City. He has developed his visual work through Design and Art as a form of expression through new media and formats.
During his career, his work has evolved thanks to creative processes, emotion, intuition and abstract thinking that flow through sensory perception creating an expressive abstract identity based on movement.
The last ten years have been key in his creative transformation, resulting in unique, hybrid and living projects sensitively interpreting “the presence” and rationalizing new creative possibilities between Design-Art-Technology. He has collaborated with other artists, designers and brands, as well as in the creation of his own work and commissions addressed to art curators and private collectors.
Salyaku has been invited to be a visiting professor in different cities in Asia, Europe and Latinamerica, such as Ecole Intuit.Lab Mumbai, India. He currently develops his artistic practice using artificial intelligence, machine learning, AR/VR and generative art. He has a BFA (Honors) in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts, NYC.
He has collaborated as an Art Director for design studios in New York, San Francisco and Quito. In his own creative studio Velesi, worked for technology companies, cultural and educational organizations. He simultaneously founded Grafitat, a non-profit organization to promote Latin American artists and designers. His Design work has been exhibited around the world.
His artist name Salyaku is a reference to his mestizo roots + fascination with water.
SELECT CLIENTS & COLLABORATORS
Juma San Francisco
1111 Lincoln Road
Four Seasons Hotels
Beverly Hills Hotel
Saks Fifth Avenue
Ibero-American Design Biennial
Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador
Embassy of Spain
Poster for Tomorrow France
The United Nation Democracy Fund
El Comercio Newspaper
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PRESS
2022 Open Cities 22, Spain
2022 Posters celebrating the planet, ARG
2022 ARQ magazine, Clarin, ARG
2022 Experimenta magazine #93, Spain
2021 Capsula magazine #9, Argentina
2021 .PKL 1%, book, New York
2021 Conscientia, book, New York
2021 The Responsible AI Art Filed Guide, PAI,
2022 RE_ 21, Spain
2020 Journal O Globo, Brazil
2020 Negra 40, Argentina
2020 AI show & tell, New York
2020 ML x ART, Google Arts & Culture Lab
2019 Sliced, Brooklyn Collage Colective, New York
2019 TL8, El Comercio, Ecuador
2018 BID 18 catalog , Spain
2018 Sliced, Brooklyn Collage Colective, Brooklyn, New York
2016 BID 16 catalog , Spain
LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
2022 Lecture – Mectlaverse exhibition / Tianguis residence, NYC
2022 Lecture – Inteligencia artificial / Mutant Space, Mexico City
2022 Lecture – Inteligencia Artificial y Criptoarte / Colaborative, Spain
2021 Lecture – Making AI Art Responsibly / Partnership on AI, San Francisco
2020 Lecture – Artificial Images / Twimlai, Podcast - Los Angeles
2020 Lecture – Artificial World / PUCE, Ecuador
2019 Workshop – Rebel Letters / Mopisio Design Space, Ecuador