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|Vive y trabaja en la Ciudad de México Juan Caloca (1985) Estudió la licenciatura en Artes Plásticas y Visuales en la ENPEG, "La Esmeralda" 2009-2013. Trabaja con una variedad de medios con los cuales transmite sus investigaciones de largo aliento. Sus intereses se centran en la desarticulación del poder a través del uso de símbolos oficiales y la deconstrucción de la historia oficial. Usando lenguajes críticos en contra del poder establecido, intenta generar reflexiones sobre el presente político en México. Es miembro fundador de la Cooperativa Cráter Invertido. Fue ganador del primer lugar en la 7a Bienal Internacional de Arte Universitario de la Universidad Autónoma Estado de México (UAEMx). Fue beneficiario del Programa Jóvenes Creadores del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes en su emisión 2011-2012. Entre sus exposiciones individuales destacan: Cambio de Estado en Parque Galería y Pabellón Insurrecto en el Museo La ENE en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Su obra ha sido expuesta de manera colectiva, en el Museum of Latin American Arts (MOLAA); Seoul Museum of Art; MUAC; la XVIII Bienal de pintura Rufino Tamayo; Bikini Wax, el Centro de Cultura Digital y el Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil en México, entre otros.
|He studied a degree in Plastic and Visual Arts at the ENPEG, "La Esmeralda" 2009-2013. She works with a variety of media through which she conveys her long-term investigations. Her interests focus on the disarticulation of power through the use of official symbols and the deconstruction of official history. Using critical language against the established power, she tries to generate reflections on the political present in Mexico. She is a founding member of the Inverted Crater Cooperative. He was the first place winner at the 7th International Biennial of University Art of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEMx). He was a beneficiary of the Young Creators Program of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts in its 2011-2012 issue. Among his individual exhibitions, the following stand out: Change of State in Parque Galería and Pabellón Insurrecto in La ENE Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work has been exhibited collectively at the Museum of Latin American Arts (MOLAA); Seoul Museum of Art; MOAC; the XVIII Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial; Bikini Wax, the Center for Digital Culture and the Carrillo Gil Art Museum in Mexico, among others.
Juan Caloca Juan Caloca (°1985, D.F., Mexico) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By using an ever-growing archive of found documents to create autonomous artworks, his artworks references post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system. His artworks demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century. It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves. By demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘corporate world’, he reflects on the closely related subjects of archive and memory. This often results in an examination of both the human need for ‘conclusive’ stories and the question whether anecdotes ‘fictionalise’ history. His collected, altered and own works are being confronted as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection. The possible seems true and the truth exists, but it has many faces, as Hanna Arendt cites from Franz Kafka. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, he absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This personal follow-up and revival of a past tradition is important as an act of meditation. His works are an investigation of concepts such as authenticity and objectivity by using an encyclopaedic approach and quasi-scientific precision and by referencing documentaries, ‘fact-fiction’ and popular scientific equivalents. Juan Caloca currently lives and works in México . http://www.500letters.org/