Juan Betancurth

Manizales, Colombia 1972

Lives and Works: New York City & Bogotá, CO


Solo Exhibitions:

Nydia, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY. Collaboration with Benjamin Fredrickson. 2016
Juan & Nydia, Museo Belber Jiménez, Oaxaca, México. 2015
One Cycle Ahead, Fridman Gallery, New York, NY. Collaboration with Daniel Neumann. 2015
All of this is made for you, Baxter Street Gallery, New York, NY. 2014
Domesticus, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY. 2011
For Faith, Pain or Pleasure, CCS BARD College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY. Bulletin Board. 2011
Blood is thicker than water, Splatterpool Gallery, Brooklyn. NY. 2011
Mi Casa es mi Casa, Le Petit Versaille, New York City, NY. 2006


Selected Group Exhibitions:

( iiiyyyzzziiyyyzzz ), Neebex Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia. 2017
If You Were in My Body, Fierman Gallery, New York, NY. 2017
Encontrando El Dorado, Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia. 2017
Civil•Disobedience, Poetry and Porn. Athens, Greece. 2016
All the Lights We Cannot See, Pyongyang, North Korea. Group exhibition by Random Institute. 2016
The Witness Goes Missing, XV International Image Festival, Manizales, Colombia. Collaboration with Daniel Neumann. 2016
In a Myth of the Actual, Sinne Gallery / Viherpaja. Helsinki, Fl. Collaboration with Daniel Neumann. 2016
Breaking the Cycle, No Longer Empty, Bronx, NY. "When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out”. In collaboration with Daniel Neumann. 2015
Studio Program Exhibition, Queens Museum, Queens, NY. 2015
Transperformance3, Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2014
Pomada Festival, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland. 2014
Home Sweet Home, Dazibao, Montreal, Canada. 2014
Fitting Room, Ideas 40203, Louisville, KY. 2013
On/Sincerity, Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston. MA. 2012
Cleanse, Dirty Looks On Location, New York City. NY. 2012
Chamber of Delights, El Museo del Barrio Biennial -The (S) Files-, New York. NY. 2011
Altar to Myself, Queens Museum, Queens. NY. 2008
VI Mercado Cultural, Salvador Bahia. Brazil. 2008


Artist Talks:

Central Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, National University of Colombia, Medellin, CO. 2017
Visual Arts Department, Pontifical Xaverian University, Bogotá, CO. 2016
Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY. 2016
Museo Belber Jiménez, Oaxaca, México. 2015
Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY. 2015
Baxter Street Gallery, New York, NY. 2015
My work/The Body, Gender Studies, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island. 2014
About faith, pain and pleasure, CCS BARD College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY. Bulletin Board. 2011
El Museo del Barrio Biennial -The (S) Files-, New York. NY. 2011



The Stranger Question, Landungsbrücken, Frankfurt, DE & LOFFT Das Theater, Leipzig, DE. 2016
Hosti-pi-tility or the Strange Question, Theater Wrede+, Oldenburg, DE. 2016
4:3, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY.  Collaboration with Daniel Neumann as part of The Experimental Television Center: A History, ETC exhibition. 2015
Virtues of Disequilibrium, Queens Museum, Queens, NY. 2015
Study for a Dust Brush, Performance Week, Y Gallery, New York, NY. Collaboration with Mark Hayes. 2014
Unsubdued Forest, Soundscape, Eyebeam. New York, NY. CT-SWaM experimental sound series. 2013
Emergency Glitter, Abrons Arts Center, New York. Collaboration with Carlos Maria Romero. 2013
Living Room, Performa 11, New York. NY. , performance. 2011
Muchacho Relleno, Saint Cecilia's Convent, Brooklyn. NY. Performance. 2010
Let's paint the town red, Space is the place #16, Brooklyn. NY. Performance. 2008


Special Projects:

The Portable Exhibition, Dazibao, Montreal, Canada. A moving image traveling exhibit activity to primary and high schools, cegeps and libraries. On going
Sketchy Walk, New Museum. Collaboration with Todd Shalom. As part of Museum as Hub: Carlos Motta: We Who Feel Differently. New York, NY. 2012
4ever 21 Walk, Elastic City, New York, NY. 2012
Lucky Walk, Elastic City for Art in Odd Places. Collaboration with Todd Shalom, New York, NY. 2011



Queens Museum, Queens, NY. A.I.R program. 2013 - 2015
Residency Unlimited. Louisville, KY. Ideas 40203. October 2013
Flausen, Oldenburg, Germany. Artist in Residence. April - May 2016


Muestra Audiovisual, International Kuir Festival 2016. Collaboration with Mario Andrés González, Cinemateca Distrital, Bogotá, CO. 2016
Closing Exhibition, International Kuir Festival 2016, La Sabana Station, Bogotá, CO. 2016
Encontrando el Dorado, Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogotá. Collaboration with Nicolás Chacón, Bogotá, CO. 2017



Sculpting Soundscapes, By Daniel Larkin for Hyperallergic https://hyperallergic.com/173232/sculpting-soundscapes/
How a Colombian Artist Got to Know His Mother Through Photography, By Piscilla Frank for Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/an-artist-inspired-by-his-mothers-unusual-methods-of-punishment-returns-home_us_56a646fbe4b0d8cc109ab078
Juan Betancurth: For faith, pain or pleasure, By Thiago Carrapatoso for CCS Bard Bolletin, http://www.bard.edu/ccs/exhibitions/juan-betancurth-for-faith-pain-or-pleasure/
El Universo y los planetas de Juan Betancurth, By Rio Oaxaca, https://rioaxaca.com/2015/06/30/el-universo-y-los-planetas-de-juan-betancurth/
Glitter and Chains, By Maritza Perel for Art21 magazine, http://magazine.art21.org/2013/08/27/gimme-shelter-glitter-and-chains/#.WUr4LhPytE4
Hospitality: The Stranger Question, by Maeselle West-Davis for the Leipzig Glocal, http://leipglo.com/2016/08/24/hospitality-the-stranger-question/
Juan Betancurth muestra Nydia, provocadora e íntima, by Karina Pérez García for NVI noticias, http://old.nvinoticias.com/oaxaca/cultura/artes/288717-juan-betancurth-muestra-nydia-provocadora-intima
Juan Betancurth and Benjamin Fredrickson in conversation with Allen Frame, Artforum https://www.artforum.com/video/id=58208&mode=large