Eduardo Shlomo Velázquez is a Dominican American artist and filmmaker working in video, painting, performance and multimedia installations. Velázquez’s work has been presented in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia, including El Museo del Barrio, NYC; ARTICULE, Montreal; The Today Art Museum, Beijing; Black to the Future, Paris; Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale University, New Haven; Wotever DYI Film Festival, London. In 2014, Velázquez founded the international indie production company, Verandi Films. His short film, GUAO, was part of the official selections of more than 20 festivals around the globe, winning Best Caribbean Film at Martinique Film Festival, and Audience Award at the Artist Forum: The Festival of the Moving Image in NYC.
Velázquez graduated with a BA/BFA in studio art from the Kansas City Art Institute and received his MFA in emerging practices from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He contributes to different queer Undocumented activist groups in New York City, and has spoken at Joan Mitchell Foundation, El Museo del Barrio, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, McGill University, CUNY Graduate Center, Ryerson University, and SUNY Buffalo. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.