Roberto Celis was born in Allendale, NJ, USA. 
BFA in Crafts/Material design from Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA in Studio Arts from University of Texas at San Antonio. Celis is currently traveling the world living and making his life as an artist.

The Grove at Houston Baptist University in Houston, TX and I Like Chairs at Terminal 136 in San Antonio, TX. 

Fresh: New Master Artists, Hammond, LA; Move Me CAM Perennial, San Antonio, TX; Rising Eyes of Texas, Rockport, TX; 500X Juried Show, Dallas, TX; Luminaria, San Antonio, TX; American Diaries VI, Salzwvedel, Germany; Uncommon Denominator, Richmond, VA.

Foundacion Ace, Argentina
Hilmsen Art Residency, Germany
Bethel College, Indiana. 

Windgate Scholarship
Elena Prentice Scholarship
Deans International Study Grant

Roberto Celis


Roberto Celis

01.02.2016 to 19.02.2016

Specialised in design at VCU in Richmond, USA artist Roberto Celis uses his passion for design and construction of objects to create new ways of provocation that lead him to search into performance and conceptual art. Thus, his work is placed in the "in-between" disciplines, creating both impossible objects, in which the spectator's action is essential, as transforming his own body in an object to be activated. From this search arises ambiguity which makes him question social relations as people's desire for social individuation.

The project to be developed at the 'ace residency involves sound experimentation. Following his passion for invention, he will create a machine to play vinyl records. Roberto collects old records at markets in Argentina and Uruguay and re-creates destroying and assembling different records.

Get to know his exhibition "I like chairs" which was part of his MFA final thesis.