Juan Recamán is a New York based artist whose work in video and photography is based on details observations and a mutual improvisation from strangers, usually mixing elements of comedy and tragedy in order to create intimate and complex portraits.
His work has been exhibited internationally, including screenings at 48th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany, Articule gallery in Montreal, Canada, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia (ICA), MUU gallery in Helsinki, Finland and Ryllega, Hanoi, Vietnam and District gallery in Bogotá, Colombia.
He received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia and his MFA in Photography, Video & Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 2002, where he was awarded the Aaron Siskind Memorial Scholarship and the Paula Rhodes Award. Over the past five years, he has been an artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, Brooklyn Community Access Television, BCAT and Rotunda Gallery, he has been awarded by The Wheeler Foundation and Change INC. Emergency Grant.