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Juan Ferrer (he/they) is a Brooklyn-based, Chilean designer, curator, and artist. His interdisciplinary practice navigates the limits of contemporary art and science engagement. With a specific interest in the influence of museums and digitality on engaging diverse audiences with the social-ecological crisis. He is also an amateur mycologist. 

The research-driven, interdisciplinary practice materializes into developing multimedia artwork, curating exhibitions, and building interspecies connections. In 2016 he co-founded, and since then has been directing and curating the pioneering Museo del Hongo, or Fungus Museum; a pop-up museum that integrates art, mycology, and technology, in which his thrill for science and passion for art converge. Through his curatorial practice, he questions disciplinary boundaries by proposing intersectional narratives in science engagement within a 'museum' space.

 

His work has been showcased at Telluride Mushroom Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Ars Electronica Festival, Berlin Science Week, Santiago Media Arts Biennial, and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, among other scientific and artistic events. Currently, he is completing his Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies at New York University's XE: Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement program.

2023

2023

2023

Observar/Pensar curated by Maya Errázuriz and Ricardo Loebell

Festival Ladera Sur, Parque Santa Rosa de Apoquindo

Observar/Pensar curated by Maya Errázuriz and Ricardo Loebell

16 Bienal de Artes Mediales de Santiago, Cineteca Nacional

Crafting Sustainables Futures curated by NYU Libraries

Mamdouha Bobst Gallery, New York University

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

New York, USA

2023

2021

2020

Bacterial-Fungal Communicative Circles: a biomimetic attempt at exhibition making research published in Mycromag

∞ (Infinita) curatorial essay published in 14 Bienal de Artes Mediales de Santiago's catalog

Reflexiones para una política de arte y ciencia desde el Museo del Hongo short essay published in Cripto: 4to Encuentro de Arte, Ciencia y Cultura Digital

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New York, USA

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

2023

2023

2023

El Museo del Hongo: interconectado disciplnas

3 Encuentro Red STEM Latam, Universidad Católica de Chile

 

Planeta Fungi, estrategia para inocular espacio educativos

2 Seminario Arte, Ciencia y Territorio, Casa de la Cultura

 

Symbiotica: discover the message of the lichen

Worlding 2023 Cohort, MIT CoCreation Studio

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Santiago, Chile

Vicuña, Chile  

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