Residency: June – July, 2015
Juan Duarte (Mexico / Finland)
Duarte's works have been hosted by CTM Festival 2015 (Berlin), Spiral Gallery (Tokyo), AAVE Festival (Helsinki), Bonniers Konsthall (Stockholm), Rundum Showcase (Tallinn), ICLI 2014 (Lisbon), Ljudmila (Ljubljana), Radio and TV Museum (Lahti), and Mänttä Art Festival (Finland). During his residency in Hai Art in 2013 he produced recordings with Pulsar Kite and started to develop the app: Sound Map Hailuoto, completed later on.
Currently, Juan Duarte is completing a master in New Media in Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. In this context, he reflects on the information society paradigm from the point of view of his background in media art, with a special focus on open source software and hardware technologies developed in the middle of "Do it yourself" (DIY) communities and grass root initiatives around media practices, such as locative media. In this sense, he develops his artistic practice working with cultural organizations along the New Media perspective.
Juan Duarte is a co-founder of Third Space, a non profit collective of artists and curators who work around the notion of postcolonial sociolinguistic theory of identity and community that comes to life through language or enunciation. Moreover, he is member of Pixelache - a group of artists and activists who use media practices for community development and resolution of problems of the contemporary world.
Partners of the residency are Foundation 4.99 and Glissando magazine on modern music
CCA Media Patronage: Gazeta Wyborcza, Wyborcza.pl Warszawa, Gazeta Co Jest Grane, TOK FM, ELLE, Elle Decoration, Esquire Polska, Aktivist, artinfo.pl, Stolica