aarón montoya-moraga is a chilean artist, electrical engineer and educator who writes software for audiovisual interactive installations, live performances and reactive websites, and creates media arts learning materials in spanish.as an artist, he is one half of va la paloma, a noise multimedia duo based in santiago de chile, and part of the posternura artists collective. he performs solo as víctor raúl y sus maquinitas, a one-man audiovisual band.
he has worked as a programmer and translator for the processing foundation, critter & guitari, contemponet, dave & gabe, delight lab and maría josé contreras lorenzini. his work has been exhibited at the nyc cs fair, the world maker faire, alt-ai, salamanca moves, santiago off festival, among others. he was a recipient of a grant from the chilean ministry of education to fund his graduate studies at the the interactive telecommunications program, tisch school of the arts, new york university, where he is currently a research resident. he is a co-director and teacher at coded, a school for media arts in santiago de chile, where he teaches free and open source tools for media arts, such as processing, p5.js, chuck and pure data.