Juanjo Guerra B. Cáceres (Spain) 1978

My practice is focused on the relation between drawing, painting and music and its representation through dance, although my interest also extends to performance and architectural spaces.

Additionally, I try to find a way to apprehend, complement and extend the meaning and understanding of the common space (linked) between different arts rather than describing each one independently. I combine the arts with the aim of collecting residual traces as a result of the interaction between them. Later, I use these traces to create new interdisciplinary works.

The interactions between different art disciplines do not respond to any hierarchies between its branches, instead, they follow non-linear dynamics. They operate in a level in which multiplicity and unity are, in fact, concomitant.

 

Education

· MA Fine Art. Norwich University of the Arts (NUA). Norwich, 2012-2014. Distinction. Vice-Chancellor Commendation Research.
· Drawing & Painting course. Slade School of Fine Art. UCL London, 2012.
· Artist-in-Residence Programme. University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich, 2011-2012.
· Member of “Artana” (Art & Anatomy) Research Group, Drawing Department. Fine Arts Faculty. University of Sevilla, 2010-2011.
· Fine Art degree. Eulogio Blasco School of Fine Arts, Caceres (Spain) 2000-2006.
· Postgraduate Certificate in Education. University of Extremadura, 2005.
· University degree in Civil Engineering. University of Extremadura, 2003.

Awards & Mentions

· Painting selected. “Juan Jose Narbon” International Contest. Caceres 2010.
· “Francisco Zurbaran” Artists Grant. Awarded by the Culture Council, Government of Extremadura (Spain), 2010.
· Painting selected. IX “Timoteo Perez Rubio” Art Award. Oliva de la Frontera (Spain) 2008-2009.
· Painting selected. XI “El Brocense” Art Contest. County Council, Caceres 2008.
· Painting selected. XIII “Young Artists” Art Contest. Salamanca 2008.
· “Francisco Zurbaran” Artists Grant. Awarded by the Culture Council, Government of Extremadura (Spain), 2008.  Project: Cuadro Sonoro (Sound Painting)
· Painting selected. VIII “Timoteo Perez Rubio” Art Award. Oliva de la Frontera, Spain 2007-08.
· Third Prize. X UNED Art Contest. Plasencia, Spain 2007.
· Second Prize. X “Indalecio Hernandez” International Art Award. 2007
· Finalist. 1st Ateneo Art Contest, Caceres 2006.
· First Prize. “Young Artists” City Council Art Award, Caceres 2004.

Solo exhibitions

· December 2017. Tracer la Diagonale. Collège d'Espagne. Cité internationale universitaire. Paris.
· June 2011. BWV: Boulez, Webern, Varèse. Cabeza de Raton Contemporary Art Gallery. Caceres, Spain.
· December 2009. Cuadro Sonoro (Sound Painting). San Jorge Cultural Centre. Caceres, Spain.

Group exhibitions

· Touching on Science. Painting Drawing and Photography. Dunston Hall, Norwich 2017
· One Year On, Stew Gallery, Norwich 2015
· Subterranean Boulevard, Ipswich 2014
· SAVORR XII, Norwich 2014
· Masters, Bungay, Suffolk 2014
· MA Degree Show. Norwich University of the Arts 2014
· Waterfront Gallery, University Campus Suffolk 2014
· Scanning. (Collaboration with the choreographer Stephanie Schober www.stephanieschober.co.uk) Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich 2014
· Dialogues 2014. Norwich University of the Arts, 2014
· Festival of the Beats Ipswich, 2014
· Khora Khorian Stew Gallery Norwich, 2014
· FANN 13 Art/Architecture Trail. (Festival of Architecture in Norwich and Norfolk) at Playhouse, Norwich 2013 
· In Circles, (collaboration with the choreographer Stephanie Schober www.stephanieschober.co.uk) Dance Department. University Campus Suffolk 2012
· END. Waterfront Gallery, University Campus Suffolk Ipswich, 2012
· Badajoz County Council Exhibition Hall, 2009.
· Caceres County Council Painters Exhibition Hall, 2009.
· Young Artists Corner. Coria, Spain 2008.
· Illustrations for the edition of folk music CD Mansaborá, 2008.
· Solidarity Artists, Film Library of Extremadura. Caceres, Spain 2007.
· Wardrobe decoration for Q-05, County Dance Studio Show. Caceres 2006.
· Nora Gallery. Castelo Branco, Portugal 2005.
· Aveyron Exhibition with Sousencre Artists Asociation. Aveyron, France 2005.
· Fine Arts School “Eulogio Blasco” Exhibition in Caceres Public Library, 2004.
· Participant of the La Toile European Cultural Cooperation Network Meeting in Farfa (Italy). European Academy of Yuste Foundation, 2004.
· Cession of two pieces for postering purposes for the World Dance Day, Grand Theatre of Caceres, 2004.
· Danza y Dibujo (Dance & Drawing) Show. Fine Arts School “Eulogio Blasco” and Caceres County Dance Studio, 2004.
· El arte de enseñar (The art of teaching). El Brocense Gallery, Caceres 2003.
· Enseñarte. Government of Extremadura in Foro Sur (Southern Forum), 2003.

Teaching, academic involvement and professional practice

· Tracing Gestures. A site-specific work by Stephanie Schober created with and performed by dancers Owen Ridley-Demonick, Jack Sergison, Richard Court and Stephen Moynihan and visual artist Juan Guerra. With lighting design by Jackie Shemesh. Premiered at Greenwich Dance on Fri 17th and Sat 18th of February 2017.
· Debris Choreography by Stephanie Schober with visual artist Juan Guerra. Performed by TrinityLaban year 3 dance students, London 2016
· Family Portrait project with the choreographer Stephanie Schober
· Academic paper presented in The Dark Precursor. International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research. Ghent, Belgium 2015
· Academic paper presented in the 4th Annual National Deleuze Conference Deleuze and Aesthetics Radboud University, Nijmegen The Netherlands 2015
· Beethoven Community Centre, London 2015
· Guest Lecturer.Fine Art Department. University Campus Suffolk Ipswich UK 2013-2014
· Teacher's coordinator. ArtBio Summer School. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Norwich UK.  2012
· Department of Computer Science, Image Processing and Comunication, in the Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, performing 3D Design, Graphic Design and Product Design. Caceres (Spain), 2006-2011.

Publications

· Article: “Envelopes of time: drawing Boulez’s third milieu” In Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice journal. Intellect Books. 2017
· Article: "Drawing the Diagonal. A Visual Approach to Pierre Boulez's Concepts of the Smooth and the Striated" In TRACEY Contemporary Drawing Research Journal. Loughborough University UK. July 2015