Juan José Barboza-Gubo
Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo (Peru, 1976) received his Bachelor’s Degree at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (graduating with honors). He received MFA degrees in Painting and in Sculpture, both from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Solo exhibitions include: Museum of Contemporary Art, Peru; Memory Museum, Peru; The Museum of Sex, New York; Inter Kultur Foto Art; Instituto Francés de Stuttgart; Museo Colonia Bogota Colombia; Galeria German Kruger Espantoso ICPNA-Peru; The Fitchburg Museum; among others. Recent awards of note include the 2019 Fellowship in Photography from the Mass Cultural Council, 2019 Icpna arte contemporaneo second award, 2018 Photolucida Critical Mass: Top 50, 2016 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, 2015 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Painting, and others. In 2014 he was named the Breakout Artist of the Year by Artscope Magazine. His exhibitions have been reviewed in publications such as The Boston Globe, Artscope Magazine, Artsy, PRI’s The World, The Huffington Post, The Advocate, The Houston Press, El Comercio (Peru), and Lenscratch. Barboza-Gubo currently teaches at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
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Return-Eternal-ReturnSolo Exhibition by Juan José Barboza-Gubo 18 Nov - 23 Dec 2022Return-Eternal-Return features new sculptures, paintings, and installation that draw inspiration and assembled natural materials from the Peruvian rainforest. Paiche scales from the common freshwater fish native to the Amazon basin, wood, and extracted liquid rubber are some of the materials featured in exquisitely assembled forms. The experience brings to mind...
Layers of meaning in ‘Momias de los Cóndores’ at Gallery KayafasCate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, June 28, 2023
Our Favorite Moments of 2022BAR Editorial Team, Boston Art Review, December 30, 2022
Welcome to the (Peruvian) jungle at Praise Shadows Art GalleryCate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, December 5, 2022