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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.

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

Born Caracas, Venezuela
Lives and works in London

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

Solo Exhibitions        
2008        Geometry Wars        John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
2008        Home Alone        Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Switzerland

Group Exhibitions        
2010        Use & Mention
        (curated by John Chilver)        Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of
        Greenwich, London
        Tag: New London Painting        Brown Gallery, London
2009        Saxon        Schwartz Gallery, London
        Fringe MK: Painting Prize        The Centre MK, Milton Keynes
        Three by Three        Yinka Shonibare’s Studio, London
2008        Voewood Projects         Voewood, Norfolk
2007        EASTinternational 2007        Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich
        Dorian Gray part II        John Jones Gallery, London
        On Your Marks ...        VINEspace Gallery, London
        Eau Sauvage part II        Fieldgate Gallery, London
2006        Beauty and the Beast        Fieldgate Gallery, London
        10th Planet        100, Clements Road, London
        Eau Sauvage        Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Switzerland
        Altered Beast        Three Colts Gallery, London
2005        Yabadabadoo        Cell Project Space, London
        Ultimate Indoors        Three Colts Gallery, London
        News From Nowhere        Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Switzerland
        Gigolo        The Trafalgar Hotel, London
2004        Material        31 Portland Place, London
        Ready Steady Go        Three Colts Gallery, London
        Bonequake        16 Upper Wimpole Street, London
        Halbes Haus        Three Colts Gallery, London
        New Exhibits from
        The Government Art Collection        10 Downing Street, London
        New British Painting II        John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
2003        Reduced        Century Gallery, London
           Lexmark European Art Prize        Eyestorm Gallery, London
2003        RA Summer Show        Royal Academy of Arts, London
2002        Blondes Buy More Peroxide        1 000 000mph Project Space, London
            Art in the Office        AT Kearney HQ, London
2001        Trailer        Calvert Avenue, London
2000        Sunset Beach        Mobile Home Gallery, London
1998        Trade Apartment Show        Trade Apartment Gallery, London

2009        Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award
2007        Selected for EASTinternational 2007
2005        Nominated for the first round for Beck’s Futures 2005
2003        UK finalist. The Lexmark European Prize  
2000        Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award

Teaching as Visiting Lecturer and Talks
2009        Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
Royal Academy Schools, London
2008        Royal Academy Schools, London
John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Southampton
West Kent College, Tonbridge
2007        Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich
2006        Royal Academy Schools, London
Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Switzerland
Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
2005        Brighton University, Brighton
University of Westminster, London
2004        John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Southampton

Curatorial Projects
Finalist in the Hayward Curatorial Touring Open 2009

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