About Juan Arata

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Juan Arata (*1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a multimedia artist living in Berlin who works in the fields of installation, video, sculpture, writing and painting. He sometimes performs and acts as curator of self developed projects, which usually involves a networking mode of work or cooperation. He is the co-founder of The Berta Art Raffle. He studied Architecture at the University of Buenos Aires, where he later taught art history and project design till he starts in 2003 to work exclusively as an artist.

His work is most centered in history and language, spiritual and hard science, religion and mythology (and our technology), sacred geometry, esoteric knowledge and objective communication as well as its most outstanding makers, not because of their merits, but for the position they represent in time, as inflector vectors of repetition. Through his artworks, Arata studies the different paradigms that shaped our actual state of mind and its consequent life structure.

He has been a resident at Schmiede A.I.R. (Austria), The International Young Artist Fine Art Colony of Lendava’s City Museum (Slovenia), The Pajama Factory (USA) or the Parenthesis Space Parenthesis, a nomadic artist-in-residency program which he curates and co-organize in cooperation with four more artist (so far in France, Slovenia and Germany).

His works have been exhibited and screened at international galleries and institutions such as Transmediale (GER), Centre Culturel les Passarelles (FRA), Museum Lendava (SLO), Museum Casino Luxembourg forum for contemporary art (LUX) or the NordArt International Exhibition (GER).

Two thousand twenty

Eternally Unfinished, Hilbert Raum, Berlin-Germnay

Two thousand nineteen

Berlin > Graz – Kunsthalle Graz, Graz – Austria
Living Temple – The Creation of a Ritual, Hilbert Raum Berlin, 2019
Salvajes (Savages), Acud Kunsthaus, Berlin – Germany

Two thousand eighteen

As Above So Below, HilbertRaum Berlin, Germany
Co/Lab III, Torrance Art Museum TAM, Torrance, CA-USA

Two thousand seventeen

Plural Solitude, Hilbert Raum, Berlin-Germnay

Two thousand sixteen

Exotic Awareness, Bricks Gallery Hamburg – Germany
Experimental Experience Experiment, HilbertRaum Berlin, Germany
Happy, 19 Karen artspace, Gold Coast – Australia
Come Undone, Glogauair Project Space, Berlin – Germany
Models Of Temporal Consciousness, Converge Gallery, Willamsport, PA -, USA

Two thousand fifteen

What Makes Us Humans? Vol. 3: Iformation Society –Mindful Playing, HilbertRaum, Berlin – Germany
What Makes Us Humans? Vol. 2: A migration Pattern, Ruberoid festival, Acud Kunsthaus, Berlin – Germany
PAIN / TING, curated by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace at Open Walls Gallery, Berlin – Germany
Strategic Acts of Seeing And Knowing, And Not, Hilbert Raum, Berlin – Germany
Augsburg’s Theater Festival, Augsburg – Germany
Red-expressionism, 19 Karen artspace, Gold Coast – Australia

Two thousand fourteen

Exorcize Me, what make us ill?, Galería Fiebre, Buenos Aires-Argentina
Nord Art international art fair, Büdelsdorf and Rendsburg-Germany

Two thousand thirteen

Building A Factory: Pajama Factory Alumni Exhibition, Stairwell Gallery, Bloomsburg PA – USA
Berlin / Barcelona, Galería Mamacuchara, Barcelona-Spain
Berlin Nights, 19 Karen, Goald Coast-Australia

Two thousand twelve

Homage to Hollywood, 19 Karen artspace, Gold Coast-Australia
Purify Me Reloaded, aquabitArt Gallery, Berlin – Germany
Berlin Art Week, re:MMX, Berlin-Germany
Nord Art international art fair – Curator: Wolfgang Gramm, Büdelsdorf and Rendsburg-Germany
The Art of Spain, 19 Karen artspace, Gold Coast-Australia

Two thousand eleven

Jusqu´au bouddhisme, Stattberlin, Berlin-Germany
Parcous d´artistes, Centre culturel Les Passerelles, Pontault-Combault, France
Found In Translation – Chapter L, Curator: Emmanuel Lambion, Museum Casino Luxembourg, Forum for contemporary art, Luxembourg
Nord Art international art fair – Curator: Wolfgang Gramm, Büdelsdorf and Rendsburg-Germany
Homage to Frida, 19 Karen artspace, Gold Coast-Australia
Based In Berlin, MultiLayerLaden, Berlin-Germany
Pixelate Me, Transmediale – Das Weekend Festival, aquabitArt, Berlin-Germany
Troyart, Brazilian Sculpture Museum – MuBE, São Pablo-Brazil

Two thousand ten

Touch Me, aquabitArt Galerie, Berlin-Germany
Dirty Realism – Show VII, MMX Open Art Venue, Berlin-Germany
Wie es euch gefällt, aquabitArt Galerie, Berlin-Germany
Out of control, MMX Open Art Venue Berlin-Germany
Museum of Lendava, Slovenia

Two thousand nine

Signals through the Flames, Galerie Friedrichshöhe, Berlin-Germany
This is not an exit, a duo show with artist Jo Wilmot, Gallery-33, Berlin-Germany
Interzone, Wolterholme Projects, Liverpool-UK
Recident artist, 19 Karin, Gold Coast-Australia

Two thousand eight

T.A.O.M.A.C. 2, Gallery-33, Berlin-Germany
Abnormale – Normale, .BHC Kolektiv, Berlin-Germany
Sexy faces, Arte Comprimido, Buenos Aires-Argentina

Residency Programs

( ) parenthesis space parenthesis – édition 3, Paris-France
( ) parenthesis space parenthesis – édition 2, 2015, Berlin-Germany
( ) parenthesis space parenthesis – édition 1, 2013, Lendava-Slovenia
The Pajama Factory A.I.R., Willamsport PA, U.S.A.
( ) parenthesis space parenthesis – édition 0, 2012, Mons la Trivalle-France
International Young Artists Fine Arts Colony, LindArt-co-operate-vol. IV, 2010, Lendava-Slovenia
Schmiede artist-in-residence, 2009, Hallein-Austria

Screenings (selected)

Sapporo Short Fest, Japan
5th International Film Festival Balchik, Bulgary
38th Tampere Film Festival, Finland
Calgary Underground Film Festival, Canada
9 Marematraggio Film Festival, Italy
XXIV Festival de Cine de Bogotá, Bogota
The Northen Wave International Film Festival, Iceland
VIII Sonorama Film Festival, Spain
Digital Barcelona Film Festival, Spain
Naoussa International Short Film and Video Festival, Greece
Festival des Tres Courts, France
Sehsüchte Film Festival, Potsdam-Germany


Living Temple – The Creation of a Ritual, Hilbert Raum Berlin, 2019
PAIN / TING in collaboration with 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, 2015, Berlin – Germany
Out of control, MMX Art Venue, 2010, Berlin-Germany
“Signals through the Flames” Interzone video screenings, 2009, Berlin-Germany
Arte Comprimido Gallery, 2007-2008, Buenos Aires-Argentina


Madera #4, June 2018, Berlin – Germany

Lectures & Interviews

Slow Sweat Festival – “Gender construction and sexuality in art-history” – Zoom – Berlin 2021
The Art Party, WXPI Williamsport community radio, July 22nd 2013, Williamsport USA
Sun Gazette newspaper, July the 18th 2013, Williamsport, PA, USA
Rabitt Radio, February 2013, Goald Coast-Australia
SWR ARD Buffet, September 2011, Berlin-Germany
Die Tageszeitung newspaper, February the 26th 2010, Berlin-Germnay
FAD, Art fast news, 2009, Berlin-Germany
Libero Magazine, 2008, Finland
WVIA Public Media, March 4th 2006

Catalogs and Publications

The 5th International Typography Biennale Typojanchi, Seoul 2017
MMX One year book, Berlin 2011
Transmediale Festival, Berlin 2011
Show your Hope, 8Q Foundation, Netherlands 2010
Der Greif, special issue Schmiede 09, Germany 2009


Galerija-Muzej Lendava, Slovenia


19 Karen – Australia
19 Karen Avenue
Mermaid Beach
Gold Coast Q 4218

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