Juan Alonso

Juan Alonso

Colombia

Visual artist from the Universidad de los Andes, Specialist in Visual Culture Studies from the Universidad de Barcelona and Master in Plastic and Visual Arts from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His work has been developed mainly in the areas of photography and video art.

His work has been presented in exhibitions and festivals in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, France, Germany, Canada and USA.

He has represented Colombia at the X Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador, in 2009 and at the XVIII Bienal de Arte de Cerveira, Portugal, in 2015. In 2010 he was in the artistic residency "Fronteras México" in Tijuana, in 2012 in the creation laboratory of the Festival Off Courts Trouville, in France and in 2016 in the artistic residency of the Cerveira Biennial (Portugal).

In 2011 he obtained a grant from the Fondo para el Desarrollo Cinematográfico Colombia to make a documentary about the photoagüitas entitled "Los Últimos Artesanos de la Luz" (The Last Artisans of Light).

He has also curated several exhibitions such as the exhibition "Facades" for the "XX Bienal Internacional de Arte de Cerveira", Portugal 2018; and is co-director of the International Festival of Video Art, Videograma, an event that had its first edition in 2015 and the second in 2021, made thanks to a Red Galería Santa Fe Grant from Idartes and from which the book "Artificial Landscapes" was published.

Works

Cinema (&) Digital: “Jardín para la siempreviva” / “Metamorphosis”

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