Juan Cruz

Born in Palencia, Spain (1970 ) and educated at Chelsea College of Art & Design, Juan Cruz is an artist and writer currently based in London. Exhibitions of his works are, more often than not, responsive to the particularities of the context where they are installed, but the work itself is almost always based on personal content. Cruz writes autobiographical narratives and shorter descriptive texts, which he has deployed through videos, installations, typescripts, prints and performances; he has also worked with translation, performing several oral translations of works from Spanish literature, including Don Quijote, into English and, more recently, of American art magazine Artforum into Spanish. In 2006 A translation of Niebla (Fog) by Miguel de Unamuno was published by Forma and in 2007 another translated work, SEDA, an Interesting Story was included in The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B. and Other Stories, Serpent’s Tail, London.

Works

Juan Cruz,I don’t know what I’m doing but I’m trying very hard. Matt's Gallery, London, 2018.
Juan Cruz, I don’t know what I’m doing but I’m trying very hard. Installation view at Matt’s Gallery, London, 2018. Photograph by Jonathan Bassett.
Juan Cruz, I don’t know what I’m doing but I’m trying very hard. Installation view at Matt’s Gallery, London, 2018. Photograph by Jonathan Bassett.
Juan Cruz, I don’t know what I’m doing but I’m trying very hard. Installation view at Matt’s Gallery, London, 2018. Photograph by Jonathan Bassett.
Juan Cruz, I don’t know what I’m doing but I’m trying very hard. Installation view at Matt’s Gallery, London, 2018. Photograph by Jonathan Bassett.
Juan Cruz, Ideas in things, Maria Stenfors, London, 2014
Juan Cruz, Perdendosi, Terminal Convention, Static Gallery,  Cork, 2011
Juan Cruz, Application for Planning Permit: Proposal to Build a Metaphor, Melbourne Festival, Australia, 2001
Juan Cruz, Application for Planning Permit: Proposal to Build a Metaphor, Melbourne Festival, Australia, 2001
Juan Cruz, Application for Planning Permit: Proposal to Build a Metaphor, Melbourne Festival, Australia, 2001
Juan Cruz, Application for Planning Permit: Proposal to Build a Metaphor, Melbourne Festival, Australia, 2001
Juan Cruz, Application for Planning Permit: Proposal to Build a Metaphor, Melbourne Festival, Australia, 2001
Uncaptioned image of work by Juan Cruz
Uncaptioned image of work by Juan Cruz
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Juan Cruz,I don’t know what I’m doing but I’m trying very hard. Matt's Gallery, London, 2018.

Juan Cruz,I don’t know what I’m doing but I’m trying very hard. Matt's Gallery, London, 2018.

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