Carmen Montoya has lived and worked throughout Latin America where she served as the sole interpreter for an assembly of rural villages in San Salvador, an advocate for battered women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and an English teacher for a craft cooperative in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Her work has been shown at SIGGRAPH, PERFORMA, New Museum Festival of Ideas, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Venice Biennial of Architecture and Visiones Sonoras, in Morelia, Mexico, where she cofounded an artist residency for multimedia performance art. As a core member of Ghana ThinkTank she was awarded a Creative Capital grant in Emerging Fields. The project attempts to spark problem solving collaborations between immigrants and anti-immigrant factions on the US/Mexico border and is ongoing.
She holds an MFA in Digital + Media from Rhode Island School of Design. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY