Lionel Cruet was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico lives and works in New York City and San Juan. In 2013 he was the recipient of the Juan Downey Audiovisual Award 2013 at the 11th Media Arts Biennale at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile and recently had a solo show, Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital with Bronx River Art Center in New York. Cruet's numerous group exhibitions include SuperReal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video at El Museo del Barrio in New York, Colonial Comfort at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico and the Sound Art Fair at Sala de las Artes, Universidad de Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico. Cruet received a Master of Fine Arts from The City College of New York – CUNY and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from La Escuela de Artes Plasticas in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His interdisciplinary practice in arts leads him to explore elements of research and collaboration in discussing the complexities of technological, geo-political, and natural effects that transform our understanding of the Caribbean region. His work takes the form of digital images, video, and audiovisual material.