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JOTA CASTRO IS A PERUVIAN ARTIST, LIVING IN BRUSSELS.

HE USES PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURE, VIDEO AND INSTALLATIONS TO TALK ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES.

HE IS CONSULTING EDITOR FOR JANUS MAGAZINE IN BELGIUM AND NOLENS VOLENS IN SPAIN.
HE IS A TEACHER AT THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY OF MADRID.

HIS WORK HAS BEEN EXTENSIVELY SHOWN AROUND THE WORLD. HE HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE VENICE, TIRANA, PRAGUE AND KWANGJU BIENNALES. HE WON THE GWANDJU BIENNALE PRIZE IN 2004 IN KOREA.



Solo Exhibitions:

2011 "Memento mori", Umberto di Marino, Napoli, Italy
2010 "Low Cost Tour - Second Stop", Y3K, Melbourne, Australia
____"Low Cost Tour", Gonzalez y Gonzalez Gallery", Santiago, Chile
2009 Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
____Low Cost, Gallery Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
2008 La Palabra de los Mudos, Playa Redondo, Miraflores City, Lima, Peru Volta Show, New York, USA
____Sleep tight, Elaine Levy Project, Brussels, Belgium
2007 Enjoy your travel, Umberto Di Marino Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Naples, Italy
2006 No More No less, Gallery Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
____Rear Window, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, Finland
____Jota Castro, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
____Born to be alive, Elaine Levy Project, Brussels, Belgium
2005 Exposition Universelle 2, B.P.S 22, Charleroi, Belgium
____Exposition universelle 1, Palais de Tokyo. Paris, France
____Taking part, Sterdelijk Museum's Hertegenosch, Netherlands
____Introduction to Jota Castro, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2004 Bouc-émissaire, Gallery Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
2003 Motherfuckers never die, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
____Love Hotel, Maisonneuve Gallery, Paris
2002 Et si c'était à refaire, Palais de Tokyo, Tokyorama, Paris, France
Group Exhibitions:

2011 "West End?", Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
2010 "Trasparenze", MARCO, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma.
____"Optimismo Radical", Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA
2009 Pabellón de la Urgencia, Murcia. "The Fear Society", curated by Jota Castro, Biennale Venezia 53rd International Art Exhibition El Dorado
____"Menschenrechte zwischen Ideal und Wirklichkeit", Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
____"Second Biennial of the Canary Islands", Architecture, Art and Landscape All ?s fair in Art and War, 21c Museum, Kentucky, USA
2008 U-Turn, Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Nicolaj CCAC, Copenhagen, Denmark
____Latinolatino, Castle of Barletta, Bari, Italy
____Madrid Abierto 2008 - Artists Interventions in Madrid 5th Edition, Madrid, Spain
____Gravity, Museo Artium, Vitoria, Spain
____Black-Paris, Black-Bruxelles, Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
____Art in the life World, Dublin, Ireland
____Arte e Omosessualità, Firenze, Italy
____Fate Presto, Salerno, Italy
2007 First Anniversary Group Show, Elaine Levy Project, Brussels, Belgium
____Emergency Biennale in Chechnya world tour - stop 9: 10th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
____ArteDove - cultural platform, Fosdinovo, Massa Carrara, Italy
____Arte e Omosessualità, Palazzo della Ragione, Milan, Italy
____Young Talent, Art Brussels 2007, Brussels, Belgium
____We are your future, 2nd Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
____Atlante latinoamericano, Monterrey, Mexico
2007 Informacion Contra Informacion, CGAC, Spain
____Construyendo el mundo, Marco Museo de arte contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico
____Confine, MAN - Museo di arte di Nuoro, Sardeigna, Italy
2006 Being in Brussels, Argos - Centre for Art & Media, Brussels, Belgium
____Uscita Pistoia, Spazio A Contemporanearte, Pistoia, Italy
____Black Paris, Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth, Germany
____People, Museo Madre, Naples, Italy
____Team show, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Travel, W139, Amsterdam, Holland
____3rd Tirana Biennale, Albania Prague Biennale2, Prague, Czech Republic
____Brussels South Airport, Krinzinger Projekte, Wien, Austria
____Interessi Zero, performance, Trento, Italy
____Risk, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK
____Disobedience, Play Gallery, Berlin, Germany
____On Mobility, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
____Posture... Say Again, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2004 Point Break, bnd TomasoRenoldiBracco ContemporaryArtVision, Milan, Italy
____Pour Amiel, La Criée, Rennes, France
____Z.O.U.- Zone of Urgency, Reggio Calabria, Italy
____Storage, B.P.S. 22, Charleroi, Belgium
____Public Art Project, De Pijp-Skor, Amsterdam, Holland
____4th Kwangju Biennale, Korea, Biennale Price
____Troubled Times, Gruppo 78, Trieste, Italy
____Produciendo realidad, Chiesa di San Matteo, Lucca, Italy
____Seven Sins, Museiom, Bolzano, Italy
2004 Shake II, Villa Arson, Nice, France
____Shake, OK Centrum, Linz, Germany
____Perspective 04 - attualità dell'arte contemporanea, Protagonisti dell'arte 2004, Molfetta, Italy
____Quick Sand, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003 U-Topos, 2nd Tirana Biennial, Albania
____Z.O.U., Survival Guide for Demonstrators, 50th Venice Biennial, Italy
____Hardcore, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2002 Lines and Mobility, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany
2000 Continental Shift, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany

Prize:

Winner of the European Festival of Visual Arts in Hospitals 2009
Gwandju Biennale Prize ( Korea) 2004
Young Peruvian Poet Prize, 1983

Teaching:

2008 at the European University of Madrid