Osvaldo Budet (b. 1979) is a Puerto Rican artist and graduate of Maryland Institute of College of Art, where he completed his Masters in Fine Arts in painting under Grace Hartigan. His work explores the physical and political dimensions of colonization and post-colonization, as a reflection of the culture and the interests of the systems we inhabit. Since 2008 he has been living and working in Berlin, Germany, San Juan, Puerto Rico, NYC, USA and Australia. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including a fellowship at the Hanse-Wissenchaftskolleg for Advanced Study, Germany, the Leipzig International Art Program, Museo del Barrio de Santurce residency and he was the pilot artist for the German Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Arctic residency. His work has been exhibited at Museums including the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MAC-Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico), Museo Arte de Puerto Rico, Me Collectors Room Berlin, Stiftung Olbricht, BMW/ Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany, Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture Museum, Chicago, USA, Museum of art of Fort Lauderdale, USA, MOLAA Museum, Long Beach California, USA and Dumbo Arts Center, NYC, USA among others. His work has also been included in gallery exhibitions at LAB Eigen+Art, Berlin, MOMENTUM, Berlin, Germany, Kunstwerk-Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany, Black and White Gallery, New York, USA, Walter Otero Gallery, Puerto Rico and the De la Cruz collection. He has been commissioned to create environmentally-engaged work for the Umweltbundesamt, Dessau, Germany and Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico.For more information, you can download Osvaldo Budet's Curriculum Vitae.