She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies at Columbia University (1990). His books, Megalopolis (1992) and The Artificial Kingdom (1998) have been translated into several languages and become classics of modernity. Celeste writes for magazines, lectures and gives seminars internationally. Topics include the kitsch, the ruins of modernity and the relationship between nature and technology. He has received Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships. Rooted from the 80s in New York City, lived many years in Paris, where he did research for a book on the petrification, still in progress. He is currently in Caracas, where he founded and directs HELICOID PROJECT, a project of cultural recovery of modern heritage of that city.