(robotic art installation, Curator’s Office, 2007); photo by Andrea Pollan

Cache Installation

(temporary architecture, staged in a row house by Cady’s Alley for Design Week DC, 2009); photo by Vincent Gallegos


(Alberto Gaitan and James Huckenpahler, wall-mounted sound and vision sculpture, part of Union collaboration show, Otis Street Arts Project, 2021). photographer unknown

Alberto Gáitan— (1955-2022) “Gaitán was born in Quito, Ecuador on February 7, 1955, and was a quintessential Aquarius. His father, a Colombian, was a foreign service diplomat of Colombia, taking his wife and six children to various posts including Quito, Japan and Puerto Rico. The foreign service experience, and its effect on young children, with which I am personally familiar, had a lasting impact on him, including the typical restlessness and searching for new ideas after the moving around and the confrontation with adapting to different cultures has ceased.  This would certainly mark the artist’s career, and his eventual combining of his love of music, his philosophical stance, and his understanding of science and technology in his art production reflect that.” [by Claudia Rousseau from East City Art, May 2, 2023]  See