Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2019-20

(Brooklyn, NY)Deborah Castillo

Project Description

Salome: Five actions in one act will be a sculptural live performance pointing out the representation of males in power during history. For the performance of Salome, the artist Deborah Castillo will make 5 different consecutive actions where she spits, bites, kisses, slaps and scratches one of each character’s representations in wet clay on pedestals.


Deborah Castillo is a Venezuela-born, New York based multidisciplinary artist. She holds an MFA and BFA from Armando Reverón Higher Education School of Fine Arts Caracas, Venezuela. Deborah has been granted numerous awards and residencies including NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, (2015), NYC, The Banff Center, Artist in Residence Program in Visual Arts (2015) Canada, Atlantic Center for the Arts (2014), Florida and London Print Studio, (2007) UK as well as “Premio Armando Reveron”; AVAP in the “Young Artist Category” (2013), “XI Salón Eugenio Mendoza” Award, Sala Mendoza, (2003); VI Salón CANTV, Jóvenes con FIA” Award, (2003) Caracas, Venezuela and more. Her work has been exhibited at Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, New Museum, NYC, Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico city, Escuela de Bellas Artes, Bolivian Biennial SIART, Bolivia, Caja Sol, Sevilla, UCLA, Los Angeles, ICA, London, UK and many others.

Photos by Violette Bule, NY, 2015.