Chucho (Jesús) Ocampo Aguilar (SMACT ’21) is a Mexican artist and architect. Using drifting/erring as a tool, Chucho seeks to challenge preconceptions around scale, use-function, migration, bureaucracy, and our relation to more than human entities. Chucho completed a Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he cofounded ppppress, a student and alumni run independent press. In parallel, Chucho works as creative director and partner in dérive LAB: an art, architecture, and urbanism firm with projects related to housing, urban design, public space interventions and cultural management, and is cofounder of BEMA: a cultural and research center in Queretaro, Mexico.
Most recently, Chucho was a 2021-2022 Fellow at the Harvard University’s Film Studies Center, a postgraduate fellow at the Art, Culture, and Technology program at MIT, and a Mexican National Fund for the Arts awardee.
Chucho has taught at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Universidad Anáhuac, Wentworth Tech, and is currently a visiting lecturer in the ACT program at MIT.