JUAN BOLIVAR
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Since graduating in 2003 Juan Bolivar has curated several
exhibitions (
www.trailerart.net), including TRAILER's tenth show,
'Yabadabadoo' at Cell Project Space, London and 'Eau Sauvage' at the
Lucy Mackintosh Gallery in Lausanne, Switzerland.
(
www.lucymackintosh.ch)

Bolivar's paintings deal with formalism and abstraction  as a  language
reconfigured into fantasy, tragi-comical visions.  


Lives and Works in London.   

Education
2001 - 03         Goldsmiths College, University of London. MA in Fine Art.
1985 - 88         Central St Martins School of Art, London.  BA (Hons) Painting.
1983 - 85         North Worcestershire College, Bromsgrove.  B/Tec in Art & Design.

Group Exhibitions
2006         '10th Planet'. 100, Clements Road. London
2006         'Eau Sauvage'. Lucy Mackintosh Gallery. Lausanne, Switzerland.
2006         'Altered Beast'. Three Colts Gallery. London.
2005         'Yabadabadoo'. Cell Project Space. London.
2005         'Ultimate Indoors'. Three Colts Gallery. London.
2005         'News From Nowhere'.   Lucy Mackintosh Gallery. Lausanne, Switzerland.
2005         'Gigolo'.   The Trafalgar Hotel, Trafalgar Square. London.
2004         'Material'.   31, Portland Place, London.
2004         'Bonequake'.   16, Upper Wimpole Street, London.
2004         'Halbes Haus'.  Three Colts Gallery. London.
2004         'Revolution'.   203-213 Mare Street, London.
2004         'New Exhibits from The Government Art Collection'.   10 Downing Street, London.
2004         'Cinderella'.   100, Clements Road, London.
2004         'Blind Date'.  Temporarycontemporary Gallery. London.
2004         'Ready Steady Go'.   Three Colts Gallery. London.           
2004         'New British Painting II'.  John Hansard Gallery.Southampton.    
2003         'Reduced'.   Century Gallery. London.   
2003         'Godzilla'.   2-10 Hertford Road. London.  
2003         'Lexmark European Art Prize'.   Eyestorm Gallery. London.  
2003         'Royal Academy of Art Summer Show Exhibition'. London.  
2002         'Blondes Buy More Peroxide'.   1 000 000mph Project Space. London.
2002         'Art in the Office'.   A.T Kearney HQ. London.  
2002         'Guns and Roses'.   86, Brick Lane, London.  
2002         'Lend Us £100 Million'.  21, Dingley Road. London.                 
2001         'Trailer'.    Calvert Avenue. London.           
2000         'Sunset Beach'.   Mobile Home Gallery. London.  
1998         'Trade Apartment Christmas Show'.   Trade Apartment Gallery Gallery. London.

Awards
2005         Nominated (first round) for 'Beck's Futures 2005'.
2003         UK finalist. The Lexmark European Prize.  
2000         Recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award.
1999         Second round (final 50) NatWest Prize.

Collections
University of the Arts Collection. London.    
Government Art Collection. London.    
Goldsmiths University College. London.  
Ernst & Young. London.  
Commissioned by Julie Verhoeven to create a mural
for the London GIBO store.

Catalogues
2005         The Analogue Surface Exhibition Catalogue.
2004         Material Exhibition Catalogue.
2004         New British Painting. John Hansard Gallery Catalogue.  
2003         Royal Academy Summer Show Catalogue.  
2003         Ida Branson Memorial Bequest Exhibition Catalogue.    
2002         Four Colleges Show AT Kearney Catalogue.

Talks
2006         Lucy Mackintosh Gallery. Lausanne, Switzerland.
2006         Camberwell School of Art. University of the Arts, London.
2005         Brighton University.
2005         University of Westminster. London.
2004         John Hansard Gallery. Southampton University, Southampton.