Born in 1976, Mario Schambon and his family emigrated to Florida, escaping the rising violence in 1980's Colombia.
The Cultural traditions, food and music of the immigrant communities where he lived instilled in him the importance of collaboration, community and vigilance. Majoring in sculpture at the Atlanta College of Art, he now resides in NYC and has traveled extensively with musical projects and as an exhibition specialist.
His public sculptures and installations have highlighted the injustices of slavery at the Wanderer Memorial, Jekyll Island, GA, illuminated and activated architectural spaces for the DesCours exhibitions hosted by the American institute of Architects in New Orleans.
He was invited to create site specific installations for the Bonnaroo music festival, Nuit Blance, Atlanta, GA and at The Doris McCarthy Gallery in Toronto, Canada.
He has been a guest artist and performer at Middlebury College and Shadowlands Theatre.
Under the name Campos de Luz (fields of light), Mario Schambon explores Sound using language, familial histories, instrument building, improvisation, performance and objects. The first self titled album is available on all streaming platforms.
He has worked as a musician and percussionist for over 20 years. He has performed or collaborated with notable artists such as Damo Suzuki, Maria Chavez, Juliana Barwick, Roberto C. Lange (Helado Negro), Mia Doi Todd, and Ani Cordero, among others.