Camilo Rojas was born in Caracas, Venezuela, living in New York. He studied at the School of Visual Arts Cristobal Rojas. His work has been selected and exhibited in several museums in Venezuela. In 1982 he moved with his wife to New York and got a BFA in film and animation and an MFA in photography at Pratt Institute. After teaching at the Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts for several years in 1991, Camilo Rojas became chair of the Program of Communications and Media Arts at SUNY DCC.
In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious Fulbright to conduct a series of seminars in Venezuela. In 2009, he was awarded the Chancellor Awards for Excellence in Education in New York State. In 2015-2016, he was awarded his second Fulbright to investigate the impact of artists from Colombia in Latin American art. Camilo has continued to exhibit his work, drawing, photography, video, and installations nationally and internationally and has his studio on the outskirts of the city of New York.