Carlo Van de Roer was born in 1975 on a hill in Wellington, New Zealand. He studied photography at Victoria University then left New Zealand in 1999. Van de Roer got lost in Central America and various other corners of the world before finally landing in New York, where he now lives and works.
He has exhibited work with Mehr Gallery, Petra Projects, NY ADC and Jen Bekman Gallery in New York, Arena1 in California and MUSAC Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art in Leon. Van de Roer is a recipient of the ADC Young Guns Award, APA Silver to Pixels Award for Fine Art and the PDN PIX Award. He was a 2007 Hot Shot and named among the Photolucida Top 50 Photographers.