Hector Canonge is based in New York City where he studied Comparative Literature, Filmmaking, and Integrated Media Arts. His work incorporates the use of various media, commercial technologies, physical environments, cinematic, and performative narratives. In 2011 Canonge was a resident artist at LMCC Swing Space Program at Governor’s Island, a teaching fellow for Artistic Noise, and he was selected Create Change 2011 Artist in Residence for the Laundromat Project with his public art initiative The Inwood Laundromat Language Institute. Canonge has been awarded scholarships by Harvestworks, fellowships by New Jersey City University, and has participated in residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Artist in the Marketplace, AIM27 at the Bronx Museum of Art, Newark New Media Residency Program at City Without Walls, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University, and at The Wassaic Project. His work has been featured by the Queens Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of Art, Jersey City Museum, Exit Art, Flux Factory, Gallery Aferro, NY Studio Gallery, Topaz Arts, Grace Exhibition Space, Y Gallery, and other spaces in the city and abroad. Canonge has been commissioned by the NYC Department of Transportation, The Queens Council on the Arts, Queens Museum of Art, Artists Unite, Association of Hispanic Arts (AHA), and has received funding awards from NYSCA, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council -MCAF Program, and JPMorgan Chase Foundation through NoMAA's Regrant Program. He recently launched the alternative arts space, GAYLERIA, dedicated to feature Queer Art by LGBT artists. Exhibitions to his credit include ABSENCE at the Queens Museum of Art, BABEL at Space 37, FRAMING AIDS for Queens Media Arts Development, and Queering Bodies for VISUAL AIDS. He curates and organizes the monthly artists’ program A-LAB Forum at Crossing Art Gallery, and directs the monthly independent film series CINEMAROSA. His work has been reviewed by the The New York Times, ART FORUM, New York Daily News, Manhattan Times, Queens Chronicle, by major networks ABC, NBC, CNN, CBS, UNIVISION, etc., and by online art publications such as NYRemezcla, Turbulence, and ART CARDS Review among others. Canonge recently launched his three-month Fall 2011 initiative, “Escuela Videográfica Alternativa (Alternative School for Videomaking)”, and he participated at AMBER’11 Art and Technology Festival in Turkey.