Healing coral


Juan Covelli

Juan Covelli is a Colombian artist and independent
curator currently living and working in Bogotá,
where he teaches at Universidad El
Bosque/Universidad Javeriana, he also runs the
online art platform Nmenos1. A graduate of MA
Contemporary Photography; Practice and
Philosophies at Central Saint Martins, Covelli’s
practice revolves around the technological potential
of digital archives as a tool of radical creation to
readdress entrenched arguments of repatriation
and colonial histories. Using video, modelling, data
sets, coding an AI; he creates IRL and URL
installation-based works which collapse historical
practices with current models of display and digital
Covelli was recently awarded the Lumen prize for
Moving Image. Solo and group shows include:
Terra incognita, Museo de Pereira, Pereira (2022),
Veneraciones, Tajo Taller, Mexico City, (2021) How
to dust the surface, Warrington Museum & Art
Gallery, Warrington (2018); and Nexcuitilamatl,
Galería ADM, Mexico City (2017). As well as
groups shows: Imagen Regional 9, Museo Miguel
Angel Urrutia, Banco de La República, Bogotá
Colombia, Transición hacia una civilización
Planetaria, El Parqueadero, Banco de la República,
Bogotá, Freeport, Epoch Gallery, Online;
TERMINAL, Festival de Arte, Pensamiento y
Tecnología FAP-TEK, Centro Cultural España,
Montevideo, UruguayColombi Pressentness,Esación Terrana, Bogotá; Well Now WTF?, Silicon
Valet, Online; Simbiosis Entropica, Museo de
Pereira, Pereira; Pixels Fest, Yeltsin Centre,
Yekaterinburg (2020); ARTECAMARA, Artbo,
Bogotá; Roca Lunar, Planetario Distrital, Bogotá;
Festival de la Imagen, Centro Cultural Rogelio
Salmona, Manizales (2019); INSIDE INTEL, Centre
for Investigative Journalism; New Materialities in the
Digital Age, Harlesden High Street Gallery curated
by Anti-Materia, London; Out of Space, AVD
Gallery, Online; The image of things,
Guttormsgaard Arkiv, Oslo (2018); and The Choice
of a New Generation, The Muse Gallery, London
(2017); Deep Inside, V Moscow International
Biennale for Young Art, Trekhgornaya Manufaktura.
Moscú, Rusia (2016).