Omar Fraire is a Mexican artist, scholar and freelance curator. He has curated sound installation work for the International Radio Biennale in México; for the Mexican Center of Music and Sonic Arts – CMMAS; for the Memorial Chapel at Wesleyan University; and for the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes. Likewise, he has curated multimedia art for the Guggenheim Aguascalientes; the Casa del Tiempo – Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in México City; and exhibitions for the Cultural Institute of Aguascalientes in the Galería de la Ciudad, and the Arts University; as well as the first sound art exhibition in No. 8 Contemporary Museum in Aguascalientes México. He is also the artistic director of the International Punto Ciego Festival in México. As an artist he works with text, video and action art.
His research is about creative practices as aural systems activating the ungovernable. His work has been exhibited in places like Casa del Lago – Autonomous University of México; Guggenheim Aguascalientes, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery – Wesleyan University; International Music Conference; Laboratorio de Arte Alameda – Ex-Teresa Arte Actual – National Institute of Fine Arts; MAC 650 Gallery – New England; Cora Stafford Gallery – University of North Texas; Museo Espacio – Aguascalientes; and others. His music work has been performed in Cuba, México, USA, Holland, Germany, Poland, France, Costa Rica and Japan. He has studies in philosophy, sonology, critical theory, MA at Wesleyan University and currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Composition and Computer Techniques in UVA and working to support CSC’s Contemplative Commons.