Lives and works in Monterrey.
Leo Marz has an MFA in new media as part of the program by Transart Institute and Donau Universität in Krems, Austria. He is part of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores (FONCA). He has received several grants including: Programa Jóvenes Creadores del FONCA twice, Colección Jumex, Programa de Estímulo a la Creación y al Desarrollo Artístico (PECDA) and the third edition of the program Bancomer-MACG Arte Actual.
He has shown his work at Museo Jumex, XIV Bienal FEMSA (comissioned artwork); the Biennial of Chechenia; the 2nd Biennial of Yucatán (honorary mention on installation), Palazzo delle Arti in Napoli, South by Southwest in Austin, CMJ Music Marathon in New York, Center for Curatorial Studies Bard Hessel Museum in Annandale-on-Hudson, Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris; Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles, Museo de Arte Moderno, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Casa del Lago, MUCA Roma in Mexico City and Museo MARCO in Monterrey. In recent years his work has been included in public collections such as Colección Fundación M.
He has given several workshops in museums such as Museo de las Américas in Denver; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City and Museo de Arte Manuel Felguérez in Zacatecas. From 2008 to 2012 he was professor at CEDIM in Monterrey.
He co-directed La conversación, a program focused on the transdisciplinary production of contemporary art. He was co-curator in the videoart program Círculos de Confusión: Caos Social y Ficciones Dominantes for Transitio_MX 04.
He was resident curator in Object Not Found where he developed a series of exhibitions, video programs, conferences and created an online forum on discussion and critic on emerging artistic practices in Nuevo León during the first decade of the XXI Century. He was local curator for the XII Bienal FEMSA. For three years he directed Lugar Común, a space for poetic production in Monterrey. He is currently the director of the UDEM’s art school.