Papo Colo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He lives and works in NYC and at El Yunque rainforest in Puerto Rico. Papo Colo is an interdisciplinary artist, whose work ranges from performance, theater and installation art to painting, writing, and graphic design. In 1982 Papo Colo co-founded Exit Art, an internationally known cultural center in New York City. He has been curator and cultural producer of Exit Art, and has organized over 100 shows in which he was also the exhibition and graphic designer. In 1992 he founded the Trickster Theater, to expand his experiments as an artist.