Juan Alberto Franco Ricardo
b. 1991, Bogotá
Lives and works in Washington, DC

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Juan Alberto Franco Ricardo is a visual and performing artist, curator, and community organizer. They have a proven track record in collaborating with cultural and governmental institutions to produce artist-centric programs and initiatives. In doing so, they collaborate with artists to create dialogue and material change in collaboration with diverse communities.
Born in Bogotá and currently based in Washington, DC, they ground artistic practice, curating, and arts organizing as methods to create solidarity within and across diverse communities. As an organizer, Juan Co-Founded and Co-Directed festival:festival, a visual and performing arts festival in Seattle. festival:festival presents and supports artists and cultural workers in Seattle through free public programs, financial equity, and community sustainability. As an artist, Juan constructs image-based works with the aid of film and digital cameras, flatbed scanners, and found imagery while exploring the metaphors and histories of the chemical and digital process.

Juan holds an MA in Art History from the University of Washington and a BFA in Art from Cornish College of the Arts.

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