The idea behind this exhibit is transformation and change through history. He often introduces fantastic or surreal elements into works based on historic (even recent history) events.
Bastidas, from Ecquador, moved to the USA in 1960 when he was 4. He has a BFA from Rutgers and an MFA from Hunter College. He was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.