Biography

Juan Matos Capote is an artist, independent curator, co-director of Agencia de Tránsitos Culturales and educator, living in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Born in La Palma, Canary Islands, Matos Capote was a Fulbright grantee and earned his Masters of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. He was the founder and director of Circuit Torçat in Barcelona. He is a founding member of Agencia de Tránsitos Culturales.

Matos Capote has exhibited his work internationally, including group and solo exhibitions in the U.S.A., Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. His works have been included in shows at  MoMA/P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (New York); Esso Gallery (New York); Gigantic ArtSpace (New York); I20 Gallery (New York); Massey University (New Zealand); Dak'art 2008 Biennial Off (Senegal); Sydney Non Objective (Australia); La Casa Encendida (Madrid); Centre d'Art La Panera (Lleida); Centro de Arte La Recova (Tenerife); and at Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (Gran Canaria), among others.

As a sound artist, he has performed in a variety of settings and festivals, including STEIM (Amsterdam); Cafe OTO Residency (London); Instituto Cervantes (Berlin); Sónar Festival at MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporany de Barcelona);  CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona); Arts Santa Monica (Barcelona); Espai Ubu (Barcelona); Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre (Tenerife); Auditorio Adán Martín (Tenerife); and Auditorio Alfredo Kraus (Gran Canaria), among others.