Juan is a media artist and interaction designer who lives and works in Geneva,Switzerland. He graduated with honours from the Haute école d’art et de design – Genève (HEAD – Geneva) and is working in the intersection between art and design. He organizes workshops on critical technology, curates panels on contemporary publishing practices and conceives interactive installations with programing tools he develops.

His current interest are: The materialisation of social technologies in temporal urban spaces and their potential for generating valuable discussions in urban decisions;On empowering methods for the civil society to engage with their technological tools and on inclusive ways for teaching coding in playful ways.

He has work as artistic researcher for the Institute of Network Cultures(NL) as well as for Integral Ruedi Baur (FR/CH). In Geneva, he is the Content Coordinator of the Center for Future Publishing (CfFP) where he hosts a monthly event inviting artists, philosophers and designers to engage a discussion on how their practice is touched by contemporary changes in publishing and also exposing critical views on algorithmically assisted artistic practices on publishing. He was part of the mediation of construction of the Dutch Pavilion (Bogotá 2016) working along designers and architects such as Irma Boom and MVRDV.

His most recent work “Perpetual Printing” was exhibited as a carte blanche in the Triennial of Contemporary Prints at the Musée des Beaux-arts le Locle (Locle,CH), Porto Design Biennale (Porto,PT),Weltformat Festival (Lucerne,CH) and in Volumes Art Book Fair (November 2019 Zurich,CH) made in collaboration with Penelope Umbrico and the CfFP. His writings and work have been published by Hackers & Designers(NL), PublishingLab(NL), Revista Arcadia(CO), Issue-journal(CH) and self publish.

He has facilitated workshops for Bibliothèques Municipales de la Ville de Genève, Pro-Helvetia Shanghai, AIESEC Siences Po Paris and educational projects for kids and adults.

education


master in media design
haut ecole d'art et design (head), genève, 2018
      exchange (6 months), hochschule für künste bremen

bachelor in visual communication
ecole de communication visuelle, paris, 2016
      exchange (6 months), universidad de los andes

fine arts introductory year
pantheon sorbonne 1, paris, 2012

international baccalaureate
british-colombian high school, cali, 2011

experience


integral ruedi baur
digital designer
paris, 2016–2017

publishinglab
internship as researcher and designer
amsterdam, 2016

embassy of the netherlands
digital design consultant
bogota, 2016-2017

atelier perrine rousselet
graphic design assistant
paris, 2015

surreal
graphic design assistant
bogota, 2015

symposiums and conferences


transmediale(de)
berlin, jan 2019-2018-2017

impakt(nl)
utrecht, oct 2019-2018-2017

todaysart(nl)
hague, sept 2018-2017

mapping festival(ch)
geneva, mai 2018

beyond change(ch)
basel, mar 2018

digital cultures:knowledge / culture / technology(de)
lüneburg, sept 2018

wikimedia netherlands conference(nl)
utrecht, jan 2016

publications


on & off the grid
amsterdam, 2018

revista arcadia #127
bogota, 2016

residences


decolonising imagination
moscow, 2019

competences


indesign, photoshop, illustrator,
css, javascript, php, node,
wordpress, kirby,
fusion 360, cura,
raspberry pi, arduino, feather

languages


spanish
english
french
german

research experience


curation for open lab cycle of talks and content coordination for center for future publishing

digital archiving and documentation for civic-city

wiki2epub alongside cristina cochior for publishinglab