Born in Brazil '62, based in New York, MFA from Hunter College '98 and Whitney ISP fellow 2000. Villar's work draws from interdisciplinary theoretical sources; it employs video, installation and photography. His individual and collaborative projects are part of a long-term investigation of potential spaces of dissent in the urban landscape; it has often taken the form of an exploration of negative spaces in architecture.
Selected exhibitions include the New Museum, Mass MoCA, Drawing Center, Exit Art, Stux Gallery, Apexart and Dorsky Gallery in New York; Institute of International Visual Arts in London, Museu de Arte Moderna in São Paulo, Paço Imperial and Funarte in Rio de Janeiro, Galleri Tommy Lund and Overgaden in Copenhagen, UKS in Oslo, Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, the Goteborg Konstmuseum in Sweeden, Galerie Joanna Kamm in Berlin, Signal in Malmo, Galeria Arsenal in Poland, Lichthaus in Bremen and Halle fur Kunst in Luneburg. Published articles and reviews in ReMarx, Text zur Kunst, Tema Celeste and New York Times.