Juan Capistrán

Guadalajara, Mexico, 1976

Juan Capistrán works in sculpture, painting, video, photography, drawing, installation, performance, and sound—whichever method best serves the specific project. A Mexican-born artist who grew up in a predominantly African American neighborhood in Los Angeles, Capistrán deftly maneuvers between subjects ranging from the civil rights movement to punk music to the art of the 1960s, blending practices, references and themes into subversive critiques of American culture.

His work was presented in multiple individual and group exhibitions at venues including MOCA Detroit; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; ASU Art Museum, Phoenix; Instanbul Biennial; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It can also be found in the following public collections: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The New Museum, New York and Kadist Foundation, San Francisco.

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