Juan Obando’s work focuses on the critical intervention of social circuits through the orchestration of temporary situations. These experiments are mostly directed towards the production of video-perfomances, participatory networks and experimental publications —using social phenomena as raw material and humor as a critical tool in exposing systematic ironies and contradictions. Juan started working in his native Bogotá in 2005, where he received a BA in Industrial Design and a minor in Architecture and Urbanism from Universidad de los Andes. In 2010 he received his MFA from Purdue University and shows solo since 2009. Among his recent exhibitions are Museum Mixtape (solo), Reverse Art Space, Brooklyn, NY; Selections, Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Boston, MA; The Champions (solo), El Parqueadero, Banco de la República, Bogotá 2015; Default Browser (solo), (bis) | oficina de proyectos, Cali 2015 and NADA, Bogotá 2015; A Bird Without a Song (individual), Espacio ArtVersus, Bogotá 2014; Frame & Frequency, Plecto Galería, Medellín 2014; Colombia Hoy, I Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena 2014; La Desilusión De La certeza o La Ilusión De La Incertidumbre, Pabellón ArteCámara, ArtBo, Bogotá 2013;White Only (individual), MIAMI, Bogotá 2013; Goddess Clap Back / Hip Hop Feminism in Art, CUE Art Foundation, New York 2013.
JUAN's ArtPrize Entries
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JUAN's Past Work
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