Exploring human identity and its essence in an era of exponential technological advances that will redefine what it means to be human as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Artworks depict people as deconstructed mixtures of molecules in a 70-spot ‘molecular portrait’ created using contemporary technology.
ARTIST - SCIENTIST - INVENTOR
Born and raised in a traditional Cuban family in Hialeah / Miami, Dr. Piloto’s humble beginnings exposed him to the realities of human challenges.
At the age of 8, he lost his great-grandmother to cancer, an experience that initiated his interest in the sciences and urged his lifelong mission to find solutions for one of the world’s most devastating diseases.
His natural brilliance and determination earned him a place at Cornell University, he went on to obtain a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University Medical School and pursue post-graduate research at Stanford University.
While science is the discipline through which he studies and transforms the natural world, ART is the preferred language through which he conveys insights from our shared human experience.
Dr. Piloto currently works with Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs, Singapore’s Temasek Laboratories, and Bill Gate’s Global Good
“My representation of people as Molecular Portraits removes the cultural, socio-economic, racial, sexual and religious baggage we automatically associate with images of people, yet they’re an accurate representation of a person in a given moment in time.” – Obdulio Piloto