Juan Cortés (b. 1989, Bogotá, Colombia; lives and works in Bogotá) is an audiovisual artist and lecturer in Art and Audiovisual Media at the University of Los Andes, Colombia. Cortés works in the areas of research and interdisciplinary processes. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, performing in institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Center for the Arts (CMA), Madrid, Spain; Bilbao Exhibition Center, Spain; Fridman Gallery, New York; NYC Creative Tech Week; and Centquatre-Paris, France. He is cofounder and curator of the RADAR Video Art Festival and the SATELLITE Festival of Sound Art, and regularly works with the Hyphen-Hub space for artistic and community creation. He is the recipient of numerous awards such as the VII Bogotá Prize for Alternative Art Spaces in Colombia and the prestigious PRAC Grant of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia. In 2016, he received an Honorary Mention in the CERN Collide International Prize, which is awarded as part of CERN’s Art and Science program, Art atCERN.


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Selected Exhibitions

2018 Fables About Chaos. Los Heroes Monument, Bogotá.

2016 The map is not the territory. Otros 360 grados Gallery.

Uncertainty Principle. Nohra Haime Gallery, Cartagena de Indias.

Natural Order. Valenzuela Klenner Gallery.

2013 Transmission. Valenzuela Klenner Gallery.

2012 Magnetic Landscapes. Espacio Alterno Gallery. 


2019 Cuántica CCCB, Barcelona, Spain.

2018 Broken Symmetries, FACT, Liverpool, UK.

Strata MAC, Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá.

2017 Les faits du hasard, at centre 104, Paris, France

Sluice, International art fair, London,England.

Intervalo, Cigarreras Cultural Center, Alicante, Spain.

2016 Feria del Millón, Contemporary Art Fair, Mentorship program.

Odeon, Contemporary Art Fair. 

La Garza, Claustro de la Congregación de Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

Aparato, Casa Hoffman Gallery.

Art Salon, Creative Tech Week NYC.

2015 Artecámara, Artbo, Contemporary Art Fair, Bogotá.

2013 Vide o Art House Madrid, CMA Center for the arts, Madrid, España.

2011 Sin/Fonías. Project Room, Universidad de los Andes.

2011 La Otra Contemporary Art Fair, Bogotá.


Featured Artwork

The Migrants
Edition: Unique
Provenance: Nohra Haime Gallery, New York