Honorary Mention Collide International 2016
Juan Cortés is an audiovisual artist and lecturer in Art and Audiovisual Media at the University of Los Andes, Colombia. His works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. He is especially interested in the connections between art, science, and educational processes.
His projects, inspired by sound and the forces of nature, have been exhibited in galleries and institutions like the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA), the Bilbao Exhibition Centre, and Creative Tech Week in New York. Cortés has been also awarded the VII award to the arts of the Alternate Space Gallery in Bogotá and the PRAC grand of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia. He is co-founder and curator of the RADAR Video Art Festival and the SATELLITE Festival of Sound Art and regularly works with the Hyphen-Hub space for artistic and community creation.
In 2016, he received an Honorary Mention in the CERN Collide International Award, a partnership programme between Arts at CERN and FACT Liverpool. His work Supralunar, 2018, developed as part of this Award, invites the viewer to experience the discoveries made by the astronomer Vera Rubin proposing a poetic approach to dark matter.
Supralunar, 2018 has been exhibited in Broken Symmetries, an international exhibition created in collaboration with ScANNER - Science and Art Network for New Exhibition and Research. It was shown at FACT, Liverpool (2018); CCCB, Barcelona (2018) ; iMAL, Brussels (2020); National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (2020).