Antonio Jose Guzman
Antonio Jose Guzman (b. 1971) is a Dutch-Panamanian artist known for his installations, videos and photography inspired by scientific research, utopias and cultural analysis. Guzman’s projects allow us to cross different time zones, unexplored worlds and realms; bringing us into what Guzman calls time travel perceptions.
His work has been exhibited worldwide at: The Museum of Contemporary Art MHKA, Antwerp; Gemak de Vrije Academie, The Hague; Smart Project Space, Amsterdam; Gallery Image Arhus, Denmark; Knipsu Art Space Norway; Moretti and Moretti, Paris; IDFA International Documentary festival Amsterdam; the Corridor Gallery, New York City, and in the Corridor Gallery, New York City. He participated in the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates 2011 and in the Dakar Biennial, Senegal, 2010. In 2015 he also participated in the Havana Biennial. At Framer Framed, Antonio Jose Guzman initiated and participated in the exhibition Ancestral Blues, The Return to the State of L3 in 2015, curated by Vincent van Velsen. His work was also featured in the exhibitions Common Ground in 2015, and El Órgano Oriental in 2016.
Guzman has also been giving lectures the last years in renowned institutions such as the New School New York; the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem; the DAI Artez Master School program, Tent Rotterdam; the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Det Jyske Kunstakademi, Aarhus, Denmark; and in Windward School Los Angeles, California.
Between 2016 and 2017 he was a curator and researcher for BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts – Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium, in collaboration with the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission and Interarts Barcelona.
Besides his individual art practice, Guzman is advisor Visual Arts and Cultural Heritage at the Mondriaan Fonds and is the founder and creative director of The State of L3 Collective, a transatlantic diasporic group of visual artists, poets, writers, academics, performers and filmmakers who work together researching connections between Africa, The Caribbean and Latin America.
He lives and works in Amsterdam, Panama City and Dakar.