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Juan Contreras

Juan Contreras is a multidisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. His formal artistic training began at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2010), continued with photography at Langara College (2015) and refined his growing training with the PhotoESPAÑA Master (2022-2023).

In 2011, with the exhibition …And We Call It Home, Juan exhibited twenty-five intricate and colourful paintings at the Deer Lake Gallery that explored land development, urbanism, construction, and urban planning themes.​

Continuing with the theme of urbanism, Juan presented a new body of work titled Walking East at Back Gallery Project in 2014. Each piece in this exhibition uncovered the fingerprints of the land's ancestors on the city map, revealing the silhouette of traditional art forms planted there. ​The Edge of My Brain followed this, a series that explores the conjunction of an artist’s and engineer's brains, exhibited during the Art Vancouver Fair in 2015.

In 2018, Contreras held a solo photography exhibition at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver, accompanied by a series of contemporary dance pieces titled Endless Motion.
In 2023, Contreras, with a still-life photography project, participated in a collective exhibition, Punto de Encuentro, in Centro de Arte Alcobendas - Madrid, Spain.

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