Juan Franco was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and moved to Seattle at a young age. Juan earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts (Summa Cum Laude) from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. As a multi-disciplinary artist, Juan uses photography, performance, and sculpture as structures to create collaborative projects and works of art.
As agents of the physical body, identity and experience become inseparable as both material forms, and conceptual content of the practice. My distillation of these agents through performance, photography, and sculpture, elevate the body into an aesthetic and political entity. My platonic, familial, and romantic relationships create a collaborative space where our identities and our experiences become aesthetic. My actions attempt to further understanding of queerness, gender, and sexuality through the personal made visual. Thus, my practice liberates the body into a new realm of existence. Art becomes a shamanistic practice that offers the community a method to reclaim our humanity.