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Juan Obando

Juan Obando
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Bio: 

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-performances, participatory networks and experimental publications —using social phenomena as raw material and humor as a critical tool in exposing systematic ironies and contradictions.

Education: 
2010 - MFA, Studio Arts, Purdue University; 2005 - BA, Industrial Design, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Professional Experience: 

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2016 - Museum Mixtape (solo), Reverse Art Space, New York, NY, USA
  • 2016 - Salón Nacional de Artistas, Pereira, Colombia
  • 2016 - Selections - MassArt Faculty Biennial, Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Boston, MA, USA
  • 2015 - MDE15 - International Encounter of Contemporary Art, Medellín, Colombia 
  • 2015 - The Champions (solo), El Parqueadero, Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia 
  • 2015 - Default Browser (solo), (bis) | oficina de proyectos, Cali, Colombia, 2015 and NADA, Bogotá, Colombia 
  • 2014 - A Bird Without A Song (Keep Playing) (solo), Espacio ArtVersus, Bogotá, Colombia 
  • 2014 - Frame & Frequency, Plecto Galería, Medellín, Colombia 
  • 2014 - Colombia Hoy, I Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia 
  • 2013 - La Desilusión de la Certeza o la Ilusión de la Incertidumbre, Pabellón ArteCámara, ArtBo, Bogotá, Colombia 
  • 2013 - White Only (solo), MIAMI, Bogotá, Colombia 
  • 2013 - Goddess Clap Back / Hip Hop Feminism in Art, CUE Art Foundation, New York, USA

Selected Publications

  • 2016 - Museum Futures No. 2, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015 - Default Browser, artist monograph, NADA, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2014  - Arte Colombiano del Siglo XXI, N0. 16 Juan Obando, artist monograph, Jardín Publicaciones, Bogotá, Colombia 
  • 2013  - Juan Sebastían Ramirez, Artecámara Salon Catalog, Cámara de Comercio, Bogotá, Colombia 
  • 2013 - Shawn Tucker, “Interview With Juan Obando,” Interdisciplinary Humanities Portland State University, Biography in Open Engagement Catalog, Portland, OR 
  • 2011 - Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, Narco-Nations, Duke University Press, Durham, NC 
  • 2011 - Julio Cesar Morales, Cashing Out, Kala Art Institute, Berkele, CA 
  • 2011 - Itch Magazine, Vlaeberg, Johannesburgh, South Africa 
  • 2011 - Ministerio de Cultura, Salón Nacional de Artistas catalog, Bogotá, Colombia

Selected Recognitions

  • 2016 - Museum Futures No. 2, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015 - Default Browser, artist monograph, NADA, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2014  - Arte Colombiano del Siglo XXI, N0. 16 Juan Obando, artist monograph, Jardín Publicaciones, Bogotá, Colombia 
  • 2013  - Juan Sebastían Ramirez, Artecámara Salon Catalog, Cámara de Comercio, Bogotá, Colombia 
  • 2013 - Shawn Tucker, “Interview With Juan Obando,” Interdisciplinary Humanities Portland State University, Biography in Open Engagement Catalog, Portland, OR 
  • 2011 - Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, Narco-Nations, Duke University Press, Durham, NC 
  • 2011 - Julio Cesar Morales, Cashing Out, Kala Art Institute, Berkele, CA 
  • 2011 - Itch Magazine, Vlaeberg, Johannesburgh, South Africa 
  • 2011 - Ministerio de Cultura, Salón Nacional de Artistas catalog, Bogotá, Colombia

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