Juan Bolivar, an artist and curator, explores the history and practice of curating, and provides ten key questions for independent curators and artists to help guide you in developing your first exhibitions. Bolivar's painting practice runs parallel to his curating practice; first initiating TRAILER (2001-05) - an artist collective utilising temporary locations to stage exhibitions - and since, going on to curate over 40 exhibitions as an independent curator.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Juan Bolivar is a British artist and curator. His painting practice explores geometric abstraction, and intertextuality. His work is included in important collections such as The Government Art Collection, and selected for significant exhibitions such as New British Painting, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton (2003), East international, Norwich School of Art (2007), and more recently included in Nanjing Museum's first international exhibition of contemporary art (2015) where he was a prize winner.
In January 2015 he was invited to be part of Turps Gallery's curatorial board - and a Co-Editor of Turps Banana; a biannual magazine with a painting-centric dialogue.
He is currently an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts and Wimbledon College of Art, and a Visiting Lecturer at several other colleges including Royal Academy Schools and Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.