Juan López

Artist originally selected by Pardo, Tania at 2010
This is a 2016 content update.

In the context of the investigations I once took up on the way the experience of "inhabiting" defines our perception of space and time, my work addresses architectural elements associated to power structures in order to search for new means to understand social relations. 

Through the use of metaphor and by means of specific interventions in given spaces, my intention is to break and then restore the three elements my work is comprised of: the city, subjectivity and power.

The idea of "break" is essential in my practice. It allows me to link the objectivity of outter space to individual perception. In many cases, this transition occurs through language, which is systematically subverted and reassembled to produce new meanings. This idea is echoed in the collages, a practice that emphazises the complex and ambiguous bridge between text and image. Within this fractures lies the tension between the private and the public and the reassesment of social space.

Curriculum vitae


Juan López (Cantabria, Spain). Graduated in Fine Arts. UCLM, Cuenca, Spain.

His work has been exhibited in galleries, art centers, fairs and national and international museums, most notably: La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Nogueras Blanchard Gallery, Barcelona; La Fábrica Gallery, Madrid; MUSAC, León; Laboral Art Center, Gijón; Joan Miró Fundation, Barcelona; Artium, Vitoria; La Panera, Lleida; MARCO Vigo, Galicia; Liste Art Fair, Basel; O.K. Centrum Linz, Austria; National Museum of the Republic, Brasilia; Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan; Art Basel Miami Beach, USA or Den Frie, Copenhague. And deserving of many awards and grants as Hegnspl-Award Byens Hegn, Region 0 Video Art Festival New York, Generaciones 2013 Art Award, CAM Grant of Art, ABC Art Award, Altadis Art Award, Marcelino Botín Foundation Grant, Government of Cantabria Art Prize o INJUVE Art Show. an López (Cantabria, Spain).