Juan Juarez
Juan Juarez's creative practice can be described according to the role played by the artist in its production, which is that of archivist and translator. Research is concerned with pre-digested images, specifically photo-based imagery on the Internet. Juarez's work engages in extracting and unpacking these individual points of reference exposing them for everyone to see. Juarez localizes his creative practice as intermediation between what the photograph inherently communicates and a new context to place it in. Juarez does not employ a singular mode of translation. It involves photography, collage, image hacking, video, and digital mediation in broad terms. The type of image and context of the project determines the method. Juan Juarez has exhibited in institutions and museums such as the Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee), Furtherfield Gallery (London), Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (Los Angeles), Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse), The Kinsey Institute (Bloomington), Gallery 400 at University of Illinois-Chicago (Chicago), and Institute of Visual Arts (Milwaukee). Juan Juarez is currently an associate professor at Syracuse University's School of Art.