b.1980 |

2011 MFA, NSCAD University, Halifax, Canada
2009 PG Dip, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
2008 BFA, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (Major in sculpture, with great distinction)

2018 Solo exhibition, Artcite Inc., Windsor, ON
2018 Solo exhibition, TRUCK Contemporary, Calgary, AB
2018 Group exhibition, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON. Curator: Emily Falvey
2017 Benefit auction, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON

SELECTED SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS (* indicates publication)
2017 The Garden of Earthly Delights, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, ON. Curator: Leila Timmins *
2017 Out of this Light, into this Shadow, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury, ON
2016 The Garden of Earthly Delights, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2016 Out of this Light, into this Shadow, Ottawa School of Art Gallery (Orleans campus), Ottawa, ON
2015 Out of this Light, into this Shadow, Gallery Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal, QC
2014 Waiting for the Barbarians, ARTSPACE, Peterborough, ON
2014 Space Fictions (with Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn), A Space Gallery, Toronto, ON. Curator: Vicky Moufawad-Paul *
2013 Disruptions, Eastern Edge Gallery, Saint Johns, NL *
2013 Juan Ortiz-apuy & Luce Meunier, Birch Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2013 Disruptions, ARPRIM Centre d'essai en art imprimé, Montreal, QC
2013 Waiting for the Barbarians, Gallery Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal, QC
2012 The Freedom Fighter Manual, SPOROBOLE Centre for Contemporary Art, Sherbrooke, QC
2012 American Tourister, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto, ON. Curators: Joshua Barndt and Adrian Dilena
2011 Disruptions, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON. Curator: Ben Portis *
2011 The Freedom Fighter Manual, Gallery Push, Montreal, QC
2011 Spaces of Shadows & Other Mirrors, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (* indicates publication)
2017 Ville Multiple, Maison de la Culture Villeray/Saint-Michel/Parc-Extension, Montreal, QC. Curator: Mariza Rosales Argonza
2017 Precious Commodity, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Toronto, ON. Curator: Alison Cooley *
2016 TransAMERICAS: A Sign, A Situation, A Concept, Museum London, London, ON. Curator: Cassandra Getty *
2016 Working Conditions, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON. Curator: Sam Cotter
2015 Sportmanship Under Surveillance, Gallery SUR, LACAP, Toronto, ON. Curator: Tamara Toledo *
2014 Manif d’Art 7, The Quebec City Biennial, Quebec City, QC. Curator: Vicky Chainey Gagnon *
2014 InsideOUT (open studio exhibition), Atlantic Centre for the Arts, New Smyrna, USA
2013 Under New Management, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Dawson City, YT; Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC; Third Space Gallery, Saint John, NB; Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON; Union Gallery, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
2012 Change, Articule, Montreal, QC
2011 Halifax Regional Municipality Contemporary Visual Art Purchase Program (shortlisted candidates), Halifax City Hall, NS
2011 NSCAD Graduating Students Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS. Curator: Lynette de Montreuil
2010 Nocturne: Art at Night Festival, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS *
2010 Fresh Paint / New Constructions, Art Mûr, Montreal, QC *
2010 Project Class 2010, University of Toronto Art Center, Toronto, ON
2010 23rd Images Festival (screening), Toronto, ON *
2010 Entropy & Entropy, Anna Leonowens Gallery (Port Loggia), Halifax, NS
2010 March of Prints, Seeds Gallery, Halifax, NS. Curator: Mark Bovey
2009 New and/or Knot…, MFA Group Show, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2009 Just Work Done, Glasgow, UK 2009 Interim Show, Rennie Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
2009 Peeping Tom (screening), Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Glasgow, UK

2017  Gala & Art Auction, Plug In Institute, Winnipeg, MB
2017 SNAP! 2017, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, ON
2015 Papier 15: Contemporary Art Fair of Works on Paper, Complexe de Gaspé, Montreal, QC
2015 Partage Montreal, Montreal, QC. Curator: Rhonda Meier
2015 C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction, Division Gallery, Toronto, ON
2014 Encan, Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme, QC
2014 Annual Gala, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, MB
2013 Vendu/Sold, esse arts + opinions, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC
2012 Art Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON
2011 Off the Hook, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON

2017 Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium
2016 Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont, USA
2016 VSVSVS, Toronto, ON
2015 Centre Sagamie, Alma, QC
2015 Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway
2014 Atlantic Centre for the Arts, New Smyrna, USA
2013 Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, MB
2009 Cove Park Art Centre, Helensburgh, UK

2016 Artist talk, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, ON
2015 External examiner for MFA candidate, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
2015 Visiting artist, MFA Program, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2015 Visiting artist, SCUL 210 (Instr. Philippe Caron Lefebvre), Concordia University
2014 Panel discussion, A Space Gallery, Toronto, ON
2013 Artist talk, Eastern Edge Gallery, Saint John’s, NL
2013 Portfolio review participant (by invitation), Le Mois de la Photo, Montreal, QC
2012 Artist talk, SPOROBOLE Centre for Contemporary Art, Sherbrooke, QC
2012 Board of directors, Articule, Montreal, QC 2012 Artist talk, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011 Artist talk, Georgian College Art Gallery, Barrie, ON
2011 Organizing committee, International Cineflux Symposium, Halifax, NS
2011 Visiting artist, Language into Art (Prof. Jan Peacock), NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2011 Artist talk, ViewPoint Gallery, Halifax, NS
2011 Artist talk, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2010 Panel speaker, International Experimental Media Congress, OCAD University, ON
2009 Artist talk, Artists Noon Talks, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2009 Curator, Peeping Tom: A Screening, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK

2017 Georgijevic, Anya. "Show Run". The Globe and Mail. 14 Jan. Design sec. Print. (Download PDF)
2017 "Out of this Light, into this Shadow at the GNO". Sudbury Star. 9 Feb. Entertainment sec. B5. Print. (Download PDF)
2016 Pearce, Dianne. "Over, Under And Along The Hyphen". Art Beyond Itself: Mountains & Rivers without End. Western University, London. 19 Nov. Lecture.
2016 Steels, Sean. "Juan Ortiz-Apuy Explores Consumer Objects in Garden of Earthy Delights. Vue Weekly [Edmonton]. 7 Sept. Arts sec. Print. (Download PDF)
2015 Cooley, Allison. Rev. of "Sportmanship Under Surveillance". Carbon Paper [Toronto]. Fall. 23. Print.
2015 "Juan Ortiz-Apuy's Top Tabs". Canadian Art. 12 Aug. Web.
2015 Schechter, Fran. "Eye on Latin Artists". NOW Toronto Magazine. 16 July. Print.
2015 Abuchaibe, Alan. "Sur Gallery, Lo Que Le Hacía Falta a Toronto". Noticias Montreal. 5 Aug. Web.
2015 Twerdy, Saelan. "Bad Dream Of The Bauhaus: Juan Ortiz-Apuy's IKEA Fantasia". Momus. 16 Feb. Web. (Download PDF)
2015 Ménard, Marie-Gabrielle, prod. "Montréal S'EXPOSe". CIBL, Montreal. 1 Feb. Radio.
2014 Côté, Nathalie. "Pas À Pas: La Résistance". Inter art actuel. N° 118 fall. p. 57-61. Print. (Download PDF)
2014 McLaughlin, Bryne. "Manif d’Art Critiques Capitalism—But To What End?". Canadian Art. 5 June. Web.
2014 Delgado, Jérome. "Manif d'Art: Plus Manif Que Jamais". Le Devoir [Montreal]. 2 May. B2 ill. Print.
2014 Houde, Isabelle. "Un Désir d'Activer Le Discours". Le Soleil [Quebec]. 2 May. Arts & Spectacles ill. Print.
2014 Dick, Terence. "Space Fictions At A Space". Akimblog. 11 March. Web.
2014 Sullivan, Joan. "Quiet Please, Art In Progress". The Telegram [St. John’s]. 23 Jan. B5. Print. (Download PDF)
2013 Cotter, Sam. "Juan Ortiz-Apuy Downsizes Global Cultural Capital In Montreal". Canadian Art. 30 May. Web. (Download PDF)
2013 Pohl, John. "Canadian Galleries Present Great Ideas On Paper". The Gazette [Montreal]. 20 Apr. E6. Print. (Download PDF)
2013 Babin, Normand. "Vois, Réfléchis, Aime". Montréalistement. 28 Mar. Web.
2013 Babin, Normand. "Fugue À La Bibliothèque". Montréalistement. 23 Oct. Web.
2013 Ducharme, André. "Juan Ortiz-Apuy A La Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran Dans Griffintown". L'actualité. 10 Apr. Web.
2013 Pirola, Matteo. "Doppie Coppie / Double Pairs". Inventario 7. 65. Print.
2013 Giordano, Pablo. "Siluetas De Simulcop". Suelta. 15 Mar. Web. (Download PDF)
2012 Léger, Marc James. "Brave New Avant Garde: Essays On Contemporary Art And Politics". London: Zero Books. Print.
2012 Landry, Wendy. "Juan Playing Nicely. Playing Nicely - Exploring Word-Image Relationships". Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax. 15 Nov. Lecture.
2012 Maranda, Michael. "Artist’s Book Of The Moment (ABotM)". Dexterity. Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal. 24 Oct. Lecture.
2012 Mogelonsky, Samantha. "Art Toronto 2012: Suitcases, Ceramics, Sprouts, & More". Indecent Xposure. 30 Oct. Web.
2012 Parsons, Shani Khoo. "Highlights From The Fair". Typologica. 1 Nov. Web.
2011 Blenkhorn, Leigh. "Causing A Disruption". Barrie Advance. 15 Sept. 35. Print. (Download PDF)
2011 Delgado, Jérome. "Double Visions". Le Devoir [Montreal]. 5 Feb. E7 ill. Print. (Download PDF)
2011 Dewolfe, Stacey. "Art For Freedom Fighters". Montreal Mirror. 20 Jan. Print.
2011 Fadden, Robyn. "Liberty Or Death". The Hour. 20 Jan. Print.

2017 Sanader, Daniella. "The Garden of Earthly Delights". Toronto: Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography. Print. (Download PDF)
2015 Toledo, Tamara. "Sportmanship Under Surveillance". Toronto: LACAP, Gallery Sur. Print.
2014 Léger, Marc James, and Vicky Chainey Gagnon. "Résistance: Et Puis, Nous Avons Construit De Nouvelles Formes". Quebec: Manif D'art 7, 2014. Print.
2014 Moufawad-Paul, Vicky. "Space Fictions". Toronto: A Space Gallery. Print. (Download PDF)
2013 Berson, Amber. "Syncopated Histories". Saint Johns: Eastern Edge Gallery. Print. (Download PDF)
2011 Portis, Ben. "Empty Texts: Covers, Titles, Contents, Notes And Indices". Barrie: MacLaren Art Centre. Print. (Download PDF)
2010 Art Mur. "Fresh Paint / New Construction". Montreal: Art Mûr. Print.
2010 23rd Images Festival. "Exhibition Catalogue". Toronto: Images Festival. Print.

2017-2018 Research and Creation Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2017 Travel grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2016-2017 Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2016 International Residencies Program, Canada Council for the Arts
2015-2016 Research and Creation Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2015 Merit-based Grant, Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont, USA
2015 Travel Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Montreal, QC
2014 Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art (shortlisted), London, UK
2012 Artists’ Book of the Moment, Art Gallery of York University (shortlisted), Toronto, ON
2011 Halifax Regional Municipality Contemporary Visual Art Award, Halifax, NS
2010 Joseph Beuys Scholarship, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2010 Jeune Tête d’affiche Contest, Dazibao, Montreal, QC
2009 Graduate Fellowship Award, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2008 Sir Harry Barnes Postgraduate Scholarship, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
2008 The Betty Goodwin Prize in Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
(Highest recognition for a graduating student in Fine Arts)

Juan Ortiz-apuy was born in Costa Rica in 1980 and lives and works in Montreal since 2003. Ortiz-Apuy has a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal (2008), a Post-graduate Diploma from the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (2009), and a MFA from NSCAD University, Halifax (2011).

His work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Museum London, Gallery 44, Gallery TWP, galerie antoine ertaskiran, The MacLaren Arts Centre, A Space Gallery, and the Quebec City Biennial: Manif d'Art 7. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Halifax Regional Municipality Contemporary Visual Art Award.

His work has been reviewed and published in various magazines, newspapers and books such Canadian Art, Le Devoir, The Gazette (Montreal), The Telegram (St. John's), The Toronto Star, and at Essays about his work can also be found in various catalogues and brochures.

Ortiz-apuy has recently completed residency programs at The Atlantic Centre for the Arts, USA, The Vermont Studio Center, USA, and The Frans Masereel Centre, Belgium. Upcoming exhibitions include Truck Contemporary and Carleton University Art Gallery.