Juana is a Canadian Colombian media artist and curator born in Bogotá in 1977 and relocated to Toronto in 1998. After studying one year of Anthropology at the National University in Colombia she transferred to the University of Toronto (Trinity College) where she completed a Hon. B.A. with a double degree in Semiotics and Communication Theory and Drama, gaining a Provost Delworth Graduation Award. She attained her MFA in Fine Art Media at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art (London, UK) in 2008 and her MA in Cultures of the Curatorial at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Leipzig, DE) in 2017. She currently lives and works in Berlin.
Juana’s media works have been exhibited at festivals and galleries around the world. International exhibitions and screenings include: Rencontres Internationales (Berlin, Madrid, Paris), Argos Arts (Brussels), Impakt Festival (Utrecht), UNESCO (Paris), Gallery 27 (London), VideoEx Festival (Zurich), MIX21 Experimental Festival (New York), Pacific Archive (San Francisco), Sanhe Museum (China), Larzish Festival (India), Museum of Modern Art (Colombia) and Rio Curta Cinema Film Festival (Brazil). National exhibitions and screenings include: Maison de la Culture and Edgy Women Festival (Montréal), Art Gallery of Hamilton, ASpace Gallery, InsideOut Film Festival, Cinecycle, Somewherethere, Hysteria Festival and The Theatre Centre.
As a curator and cultural producer Juana has held posts in Canada, England and Germany include at/with the University of the Arts Berlin, Afrikamera Film Festival, York University, Toronto International Film Festival, AluCine Latin Media Festival and Planet in Focus Environmental Film and Video Festival, among others.
Mi tío abuelo estuvo aquí antes (My Great-uncle was here before)
2012, 17:52 minutes, colour, Spanish with English Subtitles
2011, 07:00 minutes, colour
2011, 02:25 minutes, colour
Oriana (single channel video installation)
2008, 12:10 minutes, English / Spanish
2007, 14:00 minutes
2007, 02:30 minutes
2007, 07:08 minutes
2007, 03:22 minutes
2006, 04:55 minutes, colour, English/Spanish with English Subtitles
2005, 04:30 minutes, colour, English - Spanish
2005, 05:00 minutes, colour, Spanish
2004, 04:00 minutes, colour, Spanish & English
2004, 06:51 minutes, Colour, English, Spanish
2003, 08:40 minutes, Colour, English/Spanish
2003, 01:00 minutes, colour, English
by . Toronto: V tape, 2022.
by . Canadian Theatre Review, Winter 2012, v. 149.
by . The Toronto Star, Nov. 18, 2004.