Juan Sánchez. Murcia, 1987. Operating from properties of painting such as covering, protecting and renewing, his practice focuses on action, installation and video. He follows a work process that, by manipulating the materiality of the surrounding environment by managing the resources within his reach, it manages to influence certain performative aspects that unfold in situations encountered.
Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (2012), Erasmus Scholarship at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Bilateral Scholarship at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Master’s Degree in Artistic Production from the Universidad Politécnica de València (2015 ) and currently PhD candidate at Universidad de Murcia.
In November 2020 he is selected to participate in the performance The Prophets, by Dora García in Galería Juana de Aizpuru, and he wins the Ealing Council West London Grant and the ICA de Murcia Scholarship for Visual Artists.
Previously, the DKV Grand Tour Scholarship provided him with a two-month stay at the Residency Unlimited program in New York in March and April 2017.
From December 2017 to July 2020, simultaneously with the development of the London Park Royal Series project, exhibited at the IVAM, he has been the manager of the main warehouse and the technician responsible for the conservation, installation and exhibition of the David Roberts contemporary art collection working, through 2021, full time as an artist-in-residence from Excelsior Studios, West London.
His work has been included in curated exhibitions such as those that took place at the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, promoted by the Colección DKV and the Fundación Juan March (2021), IVAM Cada Alcoi (2020), UMU Murcia (Solo, workshop and conference, in the Exchange Program of the Vice-Dean of the Fine Arts Faculty, which included projects by Peio Aguirre and Mieke Bal, 2019), Espai Rambleta, València (2018), Black Ball Projects and Holyrad Studio, New York (2017) among others, in addition to having participated in the contemporary art fairs ARCO Madrid (2016, 2015, 2014), SUMMA Art Fair Madrid (2015, 2014) and ART Lima (2015).