Juan Ortiz-Apuy was born in Costa Rica in 1980 and lives and works in Montreal since 2003. Ortiz-Apuy has a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal (2008), a Post-graduate diploma from the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (2009), and a MFA from NSCAD University, Halifax (2011).
His work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. Recent exhibitions include The MacLaren Arts Centre, SPOROBOLE Contemporary Art Centre, Gallery Birch Libralato, ARTSPACE, Eastern Edge, A Space Gallery and Quebec City Biennial: Manif d'Art 7. In 2011 he was the recipient of the Halifax Regional Municipality Contemporary Visual Art Award.
His work has been reviewed and published in various magazines, newspapers and books; notable examples include The Brave New Avant Garde by Marc James Léger and reviews in Canadian Art, Le Devoir, The Gazette (Montreal), The Telegram (St. John's), The Toronto Star, and at MOMUS.ca. Essays about his work can also be found in various catalogues and brochures.
Ortiz-apuy has completed Artist-in-Residency Programs at, among others, the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg (2013), and the Atlantic Centre for the Arts, USA (2014). Upcoming projects include solo exhibitions in Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa, as well as residencies at the KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre in Finland, and at VSVSVS in Toronto. Ortiz-apuy is represented by gallery antoine ertaskiran.
Find out more at www.juanortiz-apuy.com