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Curriculum Vitae

Juan Bermúdez, born in 1994 in Bogota, Colombia, is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Wiesbaden, Germany. Bermúdez's artistic practice spans intermedia installation, sound art, video, and text. He is recognized for his minimalistic and conceptual approach to sound,field recordings, and electronic music using it as a foundation to explore other mediums. His work engages with themes such as the politics of time and non-human measures of time, often through durational processes that transform the public perception over the course of an exhibition.

 

Bermúdez has showcased his work in numerous venues, including Espacio Odeon in Bogota, Kunstverein Münsterland in Coesfeld, Karl-Marx-Haus and Museum am Simeonstif in Trier, WaveCave Sound Art Gallery in California, and Rhein-Mosel Halle in Koblenz among others. His works have been performed or featured in HR2 Kultur in Frankfurt, Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Museo Santa Clara in Bogota, and art.ist - Kooperative New Jazz Walkmühle in Wiesbaden.

 

He has received several awards, including the Deutschland Stipendium, the Rotary Club Mainz-Churmeyntz Cultural Promotion Award, and a DAAD-Colfuturo Master's Degree Scholarship. Bermúdez's work examines the temporality of waiting, social pluritemporalities, and the interplay of time, sound, and memory, critically reflecting on contemporary society's obsession with accuracy and bringing to light the multifaceted nature of temporal experiences.

Portrait
Photo: Danbi Jeung
// Education
/ 2021-2023  M.Mus Sound art Composition. Mainz School of Music, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.

/2020-2021 Sound Art: Tutoring - Prof. Dr. Salomé Voegelin, GLK Project, Johannes Gutenberg University 
Mainz, Germany.

/2018  Opera Stage Manager workshop with Beth Krynicki, Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, 
Bogotá, Colombia.

/2014-(Unfinished)  B.A Master in Music with an emphasis on Composition. Javeriana University Bogotá, Colombia.

/2012-2017  B.A Master in Music with an emphasis on Sound Engineering, Javeriana University Bogotá, 
Colombia.
// Scholarships and Prizes
/2023 SIM Residency Seljavegur. Residency. Reykjavík, Iceland.

/2023 Culture Moves Europe. Grant. Creative Europe program of the European Union. Brussels, Belgium.


/2022  Rotary Kulturförderpreis. Prize. Rotary Club Mainz-Churmeyntz. Mainz, Germany.

/2021 - 2022  Deutschlandstipendium. Scholarship, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany.

/2020 DAAD-Colfuturo. Master's Degree scholarship, Germany.


/2020 Colfuturo. Master's degree scholarship, Colombia.

/2020 Artka. Work "Factor Anónimo Decisivo"  open call, listening sessions of electroacoustic music,
Colombia.

/2019-2020 Espacio Odeon, Que no cunda el pánico (hay otras maneras?). Group Exhibition curation  "Auris 
Mundus, mundos auriculares" Open call, Bogotá, Colombia.

/2019-2020 Espacio Odeon, Que no cunda el pánico (hay otras maneras?). Performance  "Indemo" Open call
Bogotá, Colombia.

/2018  Javeriana University, "Production and engineering of the album (Sueños de Insomnio) in surround 
sound format" Thesis honorable mention Award,  Bogotá, Colombia.

/2018  Javeriana University, Order to academic merit Award,  Bogotá, Colombia.
// Exhibitions and Performances
/2024 Charivari. Group Exhibition. Kassel, Germany. Venue:Galerie Konzept e.V

/2024 Next_generation X. Group Exhibition. Karlsruhe, Germany. Venue: ZKM (Center for Art and Media)

/2024 Noisestadt: Tage für Klangkunst. Group Exhibition. Mainz, Germany. Venue: Kulturbäckerei Mainz.


/2024  The Artist's Corner | Juan Bermúdez: Kartoffgraphien. Radio Piece. HR2 Kultur. Frankfurt, Germany.

/2023 (Seasonally Adjusted)  SONOMES Ensemble. Performance. Reykjavik, Iceland. Through Stillness I Found Death for String Orchestra and Sonic Baton. Venue: Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre.

/2023 
WALPODENCEKALENDER 2023. Performance. Mainz, Germany.  Curated by Alfred Mainzer Jr. Venue: Mainzer Kunstverein Walpodenstraße 21 e.V.

/2023  
art.ist 1983 - In Between Skins  (Juan Bermudez + Leon Senger). Performance. Wiesbaden, Germany. Venue: art.ist Walkmühle Wiesbaden

/2023 Die Betonisten: Sound of Silence  (Juan Bermudez + Wingel Mendoza). Performance and Group Exhibition. Mainz, Germany. Venue: Ernst-Ludwig-Platz. 

/2023 Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn – Tiefes Wissen. Performance. Mainz, Germany. Activation of the work Instrument I (Sevgi and Bengisu) by Sriwhana Spong. Venue: Kunsthalle Mainz

/2023 Experiments in Electronic Sounds Festival. Group Exhibition. Santa Clarita CA, United States. Venue: WaveCave Sound Art Gallery

/2023 Koblenz 31th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy, Group Exhibition. Koblenz, Germany. Venue: Rhein-Mosel Halle Koblenz

/2023 Open Space. Group Exhibition.  Reykjavik, Iceland.  Venue: SÍM exhibition hall

/2023 OPEN STUDIOS. Group Exhibition.  Reykjavik, Iceland.  Venue: SÍM Residency Seljavegur

/2023 Towards Sound. Group Exhibition.  Reykjavik, Iceland.  Venue: The Living Art Museum

/2022 WALPODENCEKALENDER 2022: "Timescape no. 1". Performance. Mainz, Germany.  Curated by Alfred Mainzer Jr. Venue: Mainzer Kunstverein Walpodenstraße 21 e.V.

/ 2022 Koblenz 30th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy, Group Exhibition. Koblenz, Germany. Venue: Rhein-Mosel Halle Koblenz

/2021 Sensing Potential Worlds Zeppelin University. Group Exhibition. Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Venue: Zeppelin University

/ 2021 Koblenz 29th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy, Group Exhibition. Koblenz, Germany.
Venue: Rhein-Mosel Halle Koblenz


/2021  International Festival for Contemporary Sound Art OPENING 21, Group Exhibition. Trier, Germany.
Venues: Karl-Marx-Haus Trier, Museum am Simeonstift, and Europäische Kunstakademie

/2021  International Sound Art Festival SOUNDSEEING 2021, Group Exhibition. Münsterland, Germany.
Venue: Coesfeld Kunstverein

/2021 International Sound Art Festival SOUNDSEEING 2021, Group Exhibition. Nottbeck, Germany.
Venue: Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck

/2020 Suratómica: Décimo encuentro de creación arte y ciencia, Performance. " One part of something
bigger, follow the pathway that the light is showing" Online, Bogotá/Los Angeles, Colombia/USA.          

/2020 Que No Cunda el Pánico (Hay otras Maneras) Festival, Group  Exhibition. "Auris Mundus, mundos 
auriculares",  Bogotá, Colombia. Venue: Espacio Odeon 

/2020 Que No Cunda el Pánico (Hay otras Maneras) Festival: "Indemo at Espacio Odeon".  Performance. 
Bogotá, Colombia. Venue:  Espacio Odeon

/2019 World Listening Week 2019, Performance. Museo Santa Clara Bogotá, Colombia

/2019 Viajando a través de extraños mares de pensamiento, Performance. Quiosco de la luz Bogotá,
Colombia

/2019 Poeticas Auriculares, Group  Exhibition. Biblioparque Marques de San Jorge Funza, Colombia.

/2018 Timpanos de Fagua Verde, Group  Exhibition. Biblioparque Marques de San Jorge Funza, Colombia.

/2018  World Listening Day: Future Listening, Performance. Javeriana University Bogotá, Colombia.
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