Gerardo Camargo is a self-taught artist born in Mexico City. He began working as a cartoonist at the age of 12. In 2004 he founded Zarco Gallery, an independent space for contemporary art in Cuernavaca, Mexico, that offered a program of exhibitions, lectures, and workshops focused on involving the artist community with local processes in the society. His work has been shown in galleries and museums in Mexico and the United States, including: Underlying Borders, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington D.C., 2019 (co-curator and participating artist); After Eden, Siqueiros Museum, Morelos, Mexico, 2016; Mary B. Howard Artist Member Exhibition, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA, 2016; Personal Space, Pieter, Los Angeles, CA, 2013. His art is part of numerous private collections as well as part of the permanent collection of the RISD Museum.