Österängens Konsthall invited me a two-weeks artist residence for taking part in the project JORDDYRKARE and developing two participatory activities — a workshop in nature and an urban walk — by following the Permaculture's first principle: 'Observe and interact'.
Together with artist Ivana Králíková, we arrange a clay worshop where participants explored historical brick production site in Fittja from an artistic point of view and to create a contemporary meaning.
This worskhop program is the first action for a large project called "Alby-Hjulsta Pilgrimage".
Three walks on Northern Botkyrka, a suburb of Stockholm, wherein participants were invited to discover the area with new perspectives through thematic activities arranged with the collaboration of librarians, local artists and municipality workers.
Participatory urban walk that uses the historical process in the city. The urban walk aims to create a new way to interact in the city, by its “unseen” elements of political, historical or social controversies. Four walks will be developed during 4 day (one walk per day). A collaboration with the Spanish artist Rosell Meseguer.
Me and a diverse group of people approached the role of pilgrim in an Gotland that is overwhemeld by touists in the summertime. Using the medieval churches of Gotland as landmarks, the route aimed to create a 'secular' pilgrimage as a reflection of human behaviour in the shifting world in which we live.
On November, 18th, 19th and 20th 2017, a group of 6 people used a Pilgrim Way on Gotland as a framework for explore what happens when we swap the comforts of our daily life for an existential trip on horseback and how it can transform into a locally and socially rooted tourist experience.
On June 3rd 2015, I started in Sundsvall a pilgrimage known as S:t Olavsleden that crosses through the most agnostic countries on the world, Sweden and Norway. I got Research funding by Royal Insitute of Art in Stockholm to carry out the project; there was an open call to people participate in it.
A site-specific project on Skeppsholmen, Stockholm.
'Vi är här' means that we are here. We are sharing a place. We are walking on the island.
An island for us
Winter solstice, Stockholm
The return of the light.
To create a sacred place in the center of the city. To celebrate the light comes back. To celebrate the cycle of life.
My proposal for Pilgrimweek at Lat.63 Art Arena is to make a sound art intervention on the S:t Olavsleden using the bells of the church of Frösö.
The Earth is moving.
The Cycle of Life continues.
The Earth is alive.
Feeling the Earth’s motion is to be connected with it.
Comet Encke returns again like it did long time ago. Bronze age man recorded it with Rock Carvings. Man's knowledge has changed but we have the same questions about our existence.
In Ekenberg, Norrköping, we can find hundreds of rock carvings made by man 4000 years ago. There are drawings of ships, cup-marks (planets and stars), men, animals... One carving distinguish itself from the other: a series of concentric circles with a long sword. This drawings tells us about the Earth-crossing comet Encke during a solar eclipse at 1596 BC.
In 2013, 21st November, comet Encke return again.
The stars are the same. The comet is the same. Everything goes in circles.
Open eyes, Wake up, Look out, Get Dressed, Carry the backpack, Open the door, Feel the air, Breath deeply, Smile, Start walking... Begin a path.
This artworks talk about my experience with lived space.
This artwork is a registration of all of life space in a digital age where all data is recorded. I want to keep the traces of my family experiences in those land properties and I want to make it evident for future generations.
The Chiquero is a space built by my great-grandfather Lorenzo, like a Megalithic building that makes reference to past times, not lineal. The cycle goes back to the origin, a different time from biological time.
1 life space.
A serie of photographies about landscapes modified by human hands.
Mines in León, vineyards in portuguese Duero river, olives in Jaén... Domesticated land.
The project took place under the coronavirus pandemic in Spain.
A collaborative experiment for EKS-RUMMET (Copenhagen) by Ingrid Bjørnseth (NO) and Juanma González (SV/ES). Dates:
For the Site and Situations' course at Konstfack, I presented a walking project that goes along the Swedish Solar System. It is an interstellar journey in Stockholm on the full moon day of May
The collective exhibition ‘Collect yourself’ by the MFA graduates Show of the Royal Institute of Art is located in an old shopping venue in Sergelgatan. For this show, I propose an artwork to mark the occasion that pupils, from that same school where Sergel studied and taught, are exhibiting their artworks in the street which has been named after him.
This artwork was made during a walk on the scenarios of 'Stalker' (Andrei Tarkovski, 1979) with Stalker group and architecture student of Estonia Art Academ, Alvar Aalto University, Oxford University and Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
A 13km pilgrimage route by foot from Bromma kyrka to S:t Jacobs kyrka in Stockholm.
A serie of photos were taken with a Pin-Hole camera in Abisko, in the Arctic Circle.
This art work was shown in "Exhibiting Painting", a collective exhibition at Kuva/Tila Gallery in Helsinki during January 2015.
The HARDBAKKA RUINS PROJECT is a site-specific art workshop that started in 2013 and takes place around the ruins of Hardbakka, close to the Svartediket in Bergen, Norway.
This artwork was shown in "MA1 KKH students Exhibition", a collective exhibition at FAFA Gallery in Helsinki during March 2015.
In 2014, the Royal Insitute of Art (Stockholm) students were at Abisko to develop an artistic research at the Swedish Polar Station. I felt as if I was part of nature when thinking about the possibility of a truth beyond the world of experience. Unspeakable, indefinable, unexplainable. The Sublime.
A city like a living being. From Arab origins in the eleventh century until today. Growth of a city studied in a laboratory with chotis music, a popular dance of Madrid.
Barca D'Alva station, Portugal.
Inaugurated on December 8, 1887
Closed on January 1, 1988.
Its walls stand the test of time.
The train station was an important border crossing between Spain and Portugal.
Today, it's abandoned and deteriorated.
I used ash stencil with lard over the wall.
Drawings as presences disappear within time.
Trees made with broken crystal. A different way of drawing. Chinese culture says that the art is calligaphy, painting and poetry. One does not exist without the other.
木 (mú) is 'tree' in old chinese.
I studied the shape of trees
and I drew them by broking glass.
My first artist's book
and it was exhibited with others classmates' books
in Library of Fine Arts UCM, Madrid
Born in Madrid.
Currently he works and resides in Stockholm.
Graduated in Kungl. Konsthögskolan (Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm) in 2016.
Studied Fine Arts in Complutense University of Madrid in 2013.
Graduated in Audiovisual Communication at Universidad Europea (Madrid) in 1999.
Founder of Flat Octopus, an artist-run collective started in 2019.
EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
Camiños Creativos. Group exhibition at Museo Gaiás, Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. [more info].
Wanderscapes. Jorddykare i Jönköping. Two walking projects commissioned by Österängens Konsthall. [more info].
Landscapes of other places. Joined exhibition with Tilde Hansen curated by Alice Máselníková (Flat Octopus). Supermarket Art Fair 2022. Skärholmen. Stockholm [more info].
Plant Travels. Together with Ivana Králíková in collaboration with Flock projects [more info].
Performing sustainability. Exhibition with publications from the course The Photographic Artist’s Book. Konstakademien. Stockholm [more info].
Pilgrims on Gotland. Playing the game. Artwork performance at Konstakademien, Stockholm. Arranged by Flat Octopus.
The voice of a Tree. Sound performance in collaboration with Maria Lundberg.
Utomjordingar i Norrköping. An art project for Kulturnatten in Norrköping. Together with Ivana Králíková in collaboration with Flock projects [more info].
Wanderscapes: Jordad – Närvaro och nya vägar. Participatory walks commisioned by Fullersta Gård, Huddinge Kommun (Stockholm) [more info].
Ett Samarbete Med Fittjas Jord, presented by Alby-Hjulsta Pilgrimage (together with Ivana Králíková) curated by Flock, Verkstad Konsthall, Norrköping [more info].
Urban Fabric. Solo exhibition at Infanta Elena Art Hall, Águilas (Spain) [more info].
Ett samarbete med Fittjas Jord. Workshop program in collaboration with Ivana Králikóva. Botkyrka Kommun, Stockholm. [more info].
Walking with myself, walking with you. Joined exhibition with Alice Máselníková. AllArtNow Lab, Stockholm. [more info].
Fase 0. Walking project. Águilas, Spain [more info].
Härifrån. Collective Show. Botkryka Konsthall. Fittja, Sweden [more info].
Wanderscapes: undersöka Norra Botkyrka. Participatory walks. [more info].
Timeswicth. Collaborative Show with Ingrid Bjørnseth. EKS-rummet. Copenhagen [more info].
The City Shines Every Day with New Stories. Collective Show, curated by Abir Boukhari. Wip:sthlm. Stockholm
Alby Walk. Performance. Walking Festival of Sound, Stockholm [more info].
Hybrid festival. Collective Show. Espacio Latente. Madrid [more info].
Wanderscapes: Apostlahästar i Stockholm, Collaborative Project. Stockholm. [more info].
Hansavandrigsled. Designing a tourist path in Gotland. Commissioned by Region Gotland.
Vandrar till Månen. Research Walk-Project, Stockholm. [more info].
Apostlahästar på Gotland, Art Research Project. Gotland. [more info].
Mind Department, R-Lab show. Mindepartementet Gallery, Stockholm
S:t Jacobsleden. Art Research Project. Stockholm. [more info].
A Pilgrim Way on Gotland. Art Research Project. Gotland. [more info].
Öns Röst. Sound Intervention. Pilgrim Week - Lat 63 art arena, Frösön [more info].
Brucebo's artist-in-residence. "Apostlahästar på Gotland". GocArt Gallery, Visby
Johan Tobias Sergel and his friends. "Collect Yourself". Collective Exhibition. MFA Graduate Show, Stockholm [more info].
Solo show. "Vi är har". Galleri Mejan, Stockholm. [more info]
S:t Olavsleden. A Scandinavian sacred route. Research artistic project. Sweden-Norway-Spain. [more info]
Collective Exhibition. "Exhibiting Painting". OpenArt Biennale, Órebro.
KKH MA1 Show. FAFA Gallery, Helsinki.
Collective Exhibition. "Exhibiting Painting". Kuva/Tila Gallery, Helsinki . [more info]
Public Space Intervention. "Efter Mörker Ljus". Brunkebergstunneln, Stockholm . [more info]
Installation. "Ta med hjem". Harbakka Workshop. Bergen, Norway. [more info]
Drawings & video. "Jordens Ljus" .The Rest of Us Colective Exhibition. Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm [more info]
Project. "Dag=Natt" Mellanrummet. Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm [more info]
Project. "Kometen Kommer Tillbaka Igen". Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm [more info]
Painting. "El Negro no es un color. Azul " Collective Exhibition in El Cubo, Las Rozas, Madrid
Drawing . Más que Libros. 1st Artist Book Fair of Madrid. Fine Arts UCM Stand. Madrid
Drawing . El libro como espacio de creación. Fine Arts UCM Librery.
Photography. "Tierra Domesticada" Exhibition in San Martín de Valdeiglesias, Madrid
Photography. "Tierra Domesticada" Exhibition in Tarifa, Cádiz
Photography. "Tierra" Collective Exhibition in La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Photography. “Parejas" Exhibition en Más cornadas da el hambre, Madrid
Photography. "Parejas" Exhibition in Casa de la Juventud de Manzanares El Real
Photography. "Estética de La Alhambra" Collective Exhibition in Colegio Arquitectos, Madrid
Photography. "Estética de La Alhambra" Collective Exhibition in Palacio Carlos V, Granada
2020- PhD candidate in Fine Arts at Universidad Complutense, Madrid.
2014-2016 MA in Art from Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.
2013-2014 Erasmus program at Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.
2009-2013 Fine Arts at Complutense University of Madrid.
1995-1999 BA in Media at European University of Madrid.
2022 Mentor of Stella Kruusamägi, student of Master of Choreography. Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola.
2020 Mushroom Hunting. Workshop for "Collective Re-Making of Time" at Kungl. Konsthögskolan. Professor: Petra Bauer
2019 Trailing. Workshop-trip in Stockholm and Madrid. Kungl. Konsthögskolan. Professor: Sophie Tottie.
2016 Cyanotype. Workshop. Kungl. Konsthögskolan. Teacher: Jenny Olsson.
CURATOR (FLAT OCTOPUS)
2023 Trädgården hemma hos mig. Anna Cherednikova. Exhibition at Residence Botkyrka, Fittja (Stockholm)
2022 På bio. Joanna Sieradzka. Exhibition at Bio Aspen, Stockholm
2022 Filippa Wikner, Flat Octopus Exhibition Case at Färgfabriken
2021 "Organismo Vivo / Levande Organism". Marta Pinilla. Performance at Naturhistoriska riksmuseet.
2021 Maria Lundberg, Flat Octopus Exhibition Case at Färgfabriken
2019 "The Non-Seen Stage". Anna Taina-Nielsen. Flat Octopus’ show.
GRANTS, AWARDS, ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCIES
Björkö Konstnod, AiR BKN, Studio Grant (Sweden)
Extension Art Space (Stockholm, Sweden)
AiF Residency at Abramsgården (Vårö, Finland)
Artist Residency at Smedbyn (Österängens Konsthall, Sweden)
Artist Residency at Zengården, Sweden
Kreativa Fonden. Botkyrka Kommun
Kreativa Fonden. Botkyrka Kommun
AIR_BALTIC (Baltic Art Center)
S:t Olavsleden. KKH Artistic Research funding.
Stalker walk Stalker. Tallin (EST) – Artist-in-residency.
AAA Stiftelsen grant.
Swedish Research Polar Station, Abisko (SWE) – Artist-in-residency.
Hardbakka, Bergen (NOR) – Artist-in-residency.
AAA Stiftelsen grant.
2019 Apostlahästar på Gotland. A ‘secular’ pilgrimage as an art-based research method. Project’s Presentation in Research Week 2019 of Royal Institute of Art.
2017 "Walking toward the meeting of Saint Olav". Book release. Instituto Cervantes, Stockholm.
2016 “Gotland. En ö. En led.”. Presentation event of the project A Pilgrim Way on Gotland
S:t Olavsleden. Project’s Presentation in Research Week 2016 of Royal Institute of Art.
Talk about the exhibition ‘This way’ by Stephen Willats. Saturday tours of Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation. Stockholm
2020 “Rådande situation”. SAK catalog. 500 copias. 2018 “Wanderscapes: Apostlahästar i Stockholm”. Project’s publication.
2018 “Site and Situations”. Postgraduated course’s book.
2017 “Architecture. Cities. Utopias”. R_LAB catalog.
2016 "Walking toward the meeting of Saint Olav". A rtist's book.
2012 “Más que libros” Fair Catalog . Photo and artist book refenrece.
2012 “El libro como proceso de creación” exhibition catalog. Complutense University of Madrid
2009 "Tierra Domesticada". Revista Room nº 6. La Fábrica Editorial. Artwork's report
2008 "LA TIERRA (Manual de Uso)". Fundación Acciona. Collaboration with photo artwork
1997 "La poética de la ciudad. La ciudad de la Alhambra", catalog of art schoolarship
AWARDS AND SPECIAL MENTIONS
Photography Marathon Award of Caja Madrid “Díptico" and 2 special mentions. 2004
Award for the best animation movie: "EL TIC". Notodolmfest.com 2003
Finalist in Notodopublifest.com 2004 for "TOUT SERA COMME VANT"
Award for best script and nominations for the best lmajer and the best actress for "SALSA CONYUGAL " in II Certamen de Cortometrajes de la UEM 1998
August 2012. XIV International Course of Contemporany Ceramica, Pontevedra
August 2011. XIII International Course of Contemporany Ceramica, , Pontevedra
November 2010. Ceramic Course of Smoke decoration by Mara García, Martiherreros
July 2010. Cátedra Francisco de Goya. Course on modelling byFrancisco López, Ávila
July 2006. Photography Course by Pablo Genovés, Llanes, Asturias
July 1997. Schoolarship of "Estética en La Alhambra" Course. Photo and video, Granada
info [at] juanmagonzalez.com
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Lives in Stockholm, Sweden
I see the map as a writer who confronts the empty page.
I cross lines on the map as a painter who dabs brush strokes on the canvas.
I go through the space with sculptor perspective.
Following the steps of our ancestors,
I invite to you to walk together for exploring our place in the world.