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Juan Bastardo



Juan Bastardo lives and works in Guadalajara, and San Diego, CA. Juan is an artist and researcher who combines a variety of media including printmaking, photography, sculpture, video, painting, drawing, and ceramic. In his work, as part of a methodology, he has chosen to juxtapose events, images, techniques, materials, and processes which allows him to examine and investigate the experiences of contemporaneity in its local and global proportion, as well as, to analyze the relationships between contemporary and historical imagery. Conceptually, his work emphasizes dysfunctionality, hybridization, anomaly, and fusion as part of a complex process that leads him to question how the structure of collective imagination is built, its significance, as well as, its impact on cultural memory.

His work has been presented in Commons Gallery at UCSD, San Diego (2019), Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino (2018), Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach (2016), Torrance Art Museum, Torrance (2015), Vincent Price Museum, Los Angeles (2013) in California. Espacio Tolsa (2019), Museo de las Artes (MUSA) (2018), Museo de la Ciudad (2016), Museo Raul Anguiano (MURA) (2014), in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

He currently pursues an MFA degree in visual arts at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).