Javier Bosques

San Juan, PR, 1985

Biography Details

Painter, printmaker, photographer, sculptor, creator of installations and video artist.  Since childhood, took classes in painting, ceramics and photography in The San Juan Art Students League. He continued his studies at Central School of Visual Arts, where he graduated in 2004. Next, he enrolls at Cooper Union in New York City where he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and where he experimented for the first time with sculpture and video; disciplines for which he has become known and that earned him a space in the Guide "Younger than Jesus", launched by the New Museum in New York, that gathers the names of the 500 leading emerging artists worldwide. In addition, in 2008 he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency Program in Skowhegan, Minnesota. Bosques has presented his proposals at the Anthology Films Archives in New York, the Centro Cultural de España in Guatemala and in collectives at various alternative spaces in New York City. Currently, Bosques is studying towards a Master's degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Film Directing at the University of California, Los Angeles, United States.

Artist Statement

“Sculpture in contemporary art is more of an open platform that lets one feel free to follow a procedure to achieve certain artistic process. My works, which I document on video, are sculptures simply because by accepting the three-dimensionality you have to accept everything that is happening all around. And in them there is an object or a person and a process"

Source: Leyra E. González: Trazador de ideas,  El Nuevo Día, 5 de julio de 2009.

Formation

Education

2014

  • Master of Fine Arts, mayor in Film Directing. University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States

2008

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts. The Cooper Union, New York, United States 

2007

  • Mobility Exchange. Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada

Exhibitions

Individuales

2012

  • METONIMIA, Metro: plataforma organizada, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Colectivas

2013

  • Frescos: Super Fresh Contemporary Art From Puerto Rico, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2012

  • You Will Never Walk Alone, Radiator Gallery, Queens, New York, United States
  • Pláticas: Color & Unrest, a Video Program, Art Bus, New York, United States
  • Novo Museo Tropical, TEOR/éTICA, San José, Costa Rica
  • Interconexiones: Lecturas Curatoriales de la Colección del MAPR, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Expo Experimento, Kunsthalle Zürich, Limmatstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Afrolatinos, Museo de Arte de Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico

2011

  • Art in Odd Places, Calle 14, New York City, New York, United States
  • Fase 1, Metro: plataforma organizada, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • El Museo’s Biennial: The (S) Files, El Museo del Barrio, New York, United States
  • After the Ark…: MFA Thesis Show, New Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • The (S) Files Presenting at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, New York, United States

2010

  • Ultrapuñeta, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Tercer Certamen de Arte Joven, Oriental Bank, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow, CIRCA Labs, Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2009

  • Side Stories, Centro Cultural España/Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • The Splinter from the Tree, Anthology Film Archives, New York, United States

2008

  • You May Come, Hougton Gallery, Cooper Union, New York, United States

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

2008

  • Artist Residency. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Minnesota, United States 

 

Collections

  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bibliography

Books 

Nogueras, Celina. Frescos: 50 artistas puertorriqueños menores de 35. San Juan, PR: Muuaaa, 2010. pp. 350.

 

“Younger than Jesus - Artist Directory”, New Museum, Phaidon Press, 2009, p. 59.

 

Catalogues

“EL Museo’s Biennial: The (S) Files 2011, The Street Files”, Museo del Barrio, Nueva York, Estados Unidos, pp. 60-61

 

Newspapers

González, Leyra E. “Trazador de ideas”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 5 de julio de 2009.