Juan Covelli is a Colombian artist and independent curator currently living and working in Bogotá, where he teaches at Universidad El Bosque/Universidad Javeriana and runs the online art platform Nmenos1. A graduate of MA Contemporary Photography; Practice and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins, Covelli’s practice revolves around the technological potentials of 3D scanning, modelling and printing to readdress entrenched arguments of repatriation and colonial histories. Using video, modelling, data sets and coding he creates IRL and URL installation-based works which collapse historical practices with current models of display and digital aesthetics.
Solo and duo shows include: How to dust the surface, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Warrington (2018); and Nexcuitilamatl, Galería ADM, Mexico City (2017). As well as group shows; Well Now WTF?, Silicon Valet, Online; Simbiosis Entropica, Museo de Pereira, Pereira; Pixels Fest, Yeltsin Centre, Yekaterinburg (2020); DUOMO in progress, Ep7, Paris, France; Inflexão Wrong Biennale, Sesc, Sao Paulo, Brazil ArteCamara, feria ArtBo, Bogotá, Roca Lunar, Planetario Distiral, Bogota, Festival de la imagen, Manizales (2019); INSIDE INTEL, Centre for Investigative Journalism; The image of things, Guttormsgaard Archive, Oslo; and Neo Norte, Fundación Cultural de Providencia, Santiago De Chile, Death of the image and the birth of photography, Central Saint Martins Window Gallery (2018); Deep inside, Moscow Biennale for young art (2016)
He teaches at Universidad el Bosque and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá and he has been visiting lecturer at the UCL Multimedia Anthropology Lab, London and was an invited guest artist for the In-ruins residency programme. He is the curator the group show of Fake plastic forevers & détournement of digital colonialism, online (2018), and Artificial Nature (2019) at Internet Moon Gallery; How to inhabit the screen at Espacio Odeón; Sensoria, Artbowekend; 9:16, Barcú Fair (2020)