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B. 1985, Bogotá Colombia

 

Juan Covelli is an artist currently living and working between London and Bogotá. A graduate of MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins, London, his practice revolves around the technological potentials of 3D scanning, modeling and printing to readdress entrenched arguments of repatriation and colonial histories. His work has focused on new materialities generated by the digital era; in particular, on the dynamics and approaches of the physical within the digital world. In the last few years, he has been exploring the relationship between technology, heritage, archaeology and digital colonialism. Using video, modeling, data sets and coding he creates IRL and URL installation-based works which collapse historical practices with current models of display and digital aesthetics.  

Education

 

MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies with distinction 

Central Saint Martins College, University of the Arts London. London, UK: 2014-2016

Magíster Fotografía creativa y gestión de proyectos EFTI, Escuela de fotografía y Centro de Imagen. Madrid, Spain: 2011

Political Science Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia: 2002-2007

 

Solo/Duo shows 

 

How to dust the surface Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.  Warrington, UK  2018

Nexcuitilamatl Galería ADM Ciudad de México, México 2017

 

Selected group

 

2019

 

Arte Camara, Feria ARTBO, Bogotá, Colombia (Upcoming)

Intensivo, Espacio Odeón, Bogotá, Colombia. (Upcoming) 

Simbiosis Entrópica, Grey Cube Projects. Bogotá, Colombia. (Upcoming)

Roca Lunar. Planetario distrital. Bogota, Colombia.

Spread the virus Vol 2, Dateagle art and Off Site Project. Online

Festival de la Imagen, Centro cultural Rogelio Salmona. Manizales, Colombia 

Complejidad Dinámica, Grey cube projects, La antena. Bogotá, Colombia Cartographies, Ugly Duck. London, UK 

 

 

2018 

Everyday Art - World Art, Hospital Prison University Archive. Copenhague, Denmark

New Materialities in the Digital Age, Harlesden High Street Gallery. London, UK

Out of Space, AVD Gallery. Online

INSIDE INTEL You won’t believe it™ curated by Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Goldsmiths, University of London. London, UK

The image of things, Guttormsgaard arkiv. Oslo, Norway

Neo Norte, Fundación Cultural de Providencia. Santiago De Chile, Chile

Island, Consulado general de Colombia. London, UK

Latin American Myth Deconstruction, The Crypt Gallery. London, UK

It Sounds Device! FAB Festival. Bath, UK

Death of the image and the birth of photography Central Saint Martins Window Gallery. London, UK

 

2017

Connecting Columns, Srishti Outpost Mill Hall - Collateral program -

Kochi Mu Zhiris Biennale. Kochin, India

The Choice of a New Generation, The Muse gallery. London,UK MM/2: Archipiélago, fuera del círculo ARTHOUSENTH Gallery. Toluca, México

Life 2.0, The Wrong Biennale. Online

Cryptic 2017: Art and Science, The Crypt Gallery. London, UK

 

2016

Deep Inside, V Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, 

Trekhgornaya Manufaktura. Moscow, Rusia

The Body Collector, Video provocations Tate Art Exchange, Tate Modern. London, UK

VR exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Arts. London, UK

MozEx, Curated by the digital teams of Tate and V&A, 

Ravensbourne University. London, UK

embassyHACK, The Goverment Art Collection Gallery.  London, UK

Do Redo Undo, Degree Show, Central Saint Martins. London, UK

Distributed Monuments, Geddes Gallery. London, UK

Self/Control, Punctum Gallery. London, UK

 

2015

Remember Nature,  Gustav Metzger & The Serpentine Gallery  Central Saint Martins.London, UK

En Contexto 2015, La Casa Encendida. Madrid, España

TATE Art Exchage, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. Bangalore, India

“None of the above” an Exhibition La Casa Amarilla. Malaga, España

Of Improvisation, Apiary Studios. London, UK

Art Auction by Sotheby´s, Letharby Gallery. London, UK 

Photoshop 25th anniversary, video screening. The Photographers Gallery. London, UK

PhotoMasters 2015, The old Truman Brewery. London, UK

Conflux Exhibition, Trinity Wharf. London, UK

I can Explain, The Russian Club. London, UK

At Play, Chealsea College of Arts. London, UK 

Your Are The Reason Our Kids are Ugly, The Laundry. London, UK

Curating the Carnival, Performace and Video Screening, Central Saint Martins. London, UK

 

Talks and Artist Led Worksops 

 

Dioses milenarios y el poder digital Artist Talk And Workshop 3D technologies and And Talk  artist practice Departamento de Artes Plásticas  Universidad del Bosque. Bogotá, Colombia: 2018

New Materiality & Digital Artifacts/ UCL Multimedia Anthropology Lab University College London.

London, UK: 2018

3D technologies, Archeology and digital activism artist talk and workshop. In-Ruins Residency,

Museum and Archaeological Park of Scolacium, Borgia, Italy: 2018

Data Workshop if data is an interpretation of patterns, what does data hidden around Warrington tell us? Warrington Museum. Warrington, UK: 2018

The Body Collector Digital art and Performance Srishti Outpost Collateral project of the Kochi Muziris Biennale. Kochi, India: 2017

Neixcuitilamatl Artist Talk CCU Tlatelolco. Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico: 2017

Taller de tecnologías de captura y manipulación 3D aplicadas al arte contemporáneo Centro ADM. Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico: 2017

Human Glitch (3D scanning and Data bending) Tate Modern. Londres, Reino Unido: 2016

 

Curatorial projects

 

Fake plastic forevers & détournement of digital colonialism, Internet Moon Gallery.  Online 2018

 

Speculating the Fragmented Copy, Online Gallery l. Akademie Scholoss Solitude and  ZMK |Center for Art and Media. Online

 

Awards and Residencies

 

Google Maps Residency, off  Site Project. Online 2019

The Colective Subject of History, residency developed with Elvira Dyangani Ose in collaboration with Guttormsgaard’s Archive, Praksis. Oslo, Noruega: 2018

In-ruins, Visiting Artist Museum and Archaeological Park of Scolacium Borgia, Italy 2018 

»Ghosted (2018)« web residencies Akademie Schloss Solitude and ZKM | Center for Art

and Media. Stuttgart, Germany:  2018

SHIFT, Digital Residency, After-Projects. London, UK:  2017 

ADM-PIRA,International Artist Residency, Mexico City, Mexico: 2017

Daniel Ford International Award for Innovation, London, UK 2016

Tate BP Art Exchange, Art and education residency, 

TATE. London, UK 2016

The Curators Choice Award, Conflux Exhibition 2016

 

Publications

 

isthisit? issue 02, edited by Bob Bicknell-Knight 2017

Unknown Quantities, Issue no. 4 2016

The Quarterly, Journeys. Issue no.4 2015

None of the Above Issue #2 Non-representational Photography 

Artist-lead publication 2015