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Juan Bermúdez, born 1994 in Bogota, is a Colombian sound artist and musician based in Mainz. His work as an artist explores the relationships between sound and the passage of time. He is also interested in ways to experience existence through sound-time rituals.
Juan has a Music bachelor's degree with an emphasis on Sound engineering from Javeriana University. Since 2021 he study sound art composition at the HfM Mainz and has exhibited at the SoundSeeing festival in Münsterland, Espacio Odeón in Bogota, and at Klangkunstfestival Opening in Trier, among others. He was awarded the Deutschland Stipendium in 2021 and received the Cultural Promotion Award Rotary Club Mainz-Churmeyntz in 2022. As a musician he performs and composes music in non-conventional settings, hoping to create experiences in which the music becomes part of everyday situations.
Photo: David Sanchez
/ 2021- 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
/2018 Opera Stage Manager workshop with Beth Krynicki, Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo,
/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,
// Scholarships and Prizes
/2022 Rotary Kulturförderpreis. Prize. Rotary Club Mainz-Churmeyntz. Mainz, Germany.
/2022 FLAMANTES #24. Open call, Young Artists Book Catalogue 2022. Spain.
/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,
/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,
/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
/ 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 Exhibihtion "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,
/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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