Alberto Echegaray Guevara (Alias Cayman) is a media artist, journalist and entrepreneur born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1970. Currently he lives and works in New York and in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is an emerging artist working in the fiels of site specific immersive installation and parametric sculpture, particularly his works explore ancient symbolism, the monetary systems and the future of transactional platforms by creating a hybrid relationship between money, media arts and architecture.
During a decade spent living in the Washington DC, Echegaray Guevara served as a senior consultant at the Inter American Development Bank, after working in New York in the areas of fixed income trading and investment banking. He holds a Master of Arts from Georgetown University in Public Administration, a Graduate Diploma in Management from Harvard Business School as well as bachelors of arts degree with cum laude in International Relations from Westpoint and the Argentina’s Military Academy. He is a Former Cavalry Officer of the Army.
He has been awarded numerous honours, awards, residencies and has served as a guest lecturer. He is a frequent guest commentator on global media outlets like CNN, Univision, Voice of America, Al Jazeera and Telemundo, noted for his defines of human rights and democracy in Latin America. Alberto served as the Latin American Director of Ashoka, where he was in charge of projects related to topics such as human rights, the environment, health, social innovation and education in more than 40 countries.
He is currently the Director of the biotech firm Control Micro, which has developed biopolymers creating applications for water purification and sterilize critical public environments at the most minimal cost significantly cheaper than any other alternatives.