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Juan Obando

Assistant Professor of Art
Elon West-406 W. Haggard Ave. 102I
2810 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
jobando@elon.edu (336) 278-5796

Brief Biography

Juan Obando started working in his native Bogotá in 2003, where he received a BA in Industrial Design with a minor in Architecture and Urbanism from Universidad de los Andes. In 2005 he started the ongoing BZC Media Corporation Project (an international art unit based in Bogotá, with cells in Venezuela, The U.S., and The Netherlands) and has subsequently been exhibiting throughout The U.S., Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, Colombia and Venezuela. His work has been selected twice for Colombia’s “Salon Nacional de Artistas” (2008, 2010) and reviewed by different international publications, including the Madrid-based journal Artecontexto and the South African magazine Itch. In 2011, his work was included in the Narco-Nations exhibitions at Duke University. He recently developed an editorial piracy project as part of his residency at Casa Tres Patios, in Medellín, Colombia, and was was recently awarded one of the prestigious 2012 Rhizome Commissions for his MUSEUM MIXTAPE (Dirty South Edition) project.

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