2006 MFA, The Royal College of Art, London, UK.
1999 BA, Syracuse University, New York.
ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2017 Machine Language, Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute, Baltimore. [upcoming]
2016 Films Without Light, Riflemaker Gallery, London.
2016 Reflected Yeses, Conduit Gallery, Dallas.
2016 Films Without Light, Danese/Corey Gallery, New York, NY.
2015 Together Principle, Y Gallery, New York, NY.
2014 Myxathesys, Carbono Galeria, São Paulo.
2014 Ornithology, Savernack Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2012 See-Sounds, Riflemaker Gallery, London.
2010 Liveliness, Volta 6, Basel, Switzerland
2009 Zoo Solo Works, Zoo Art Enterprises, London.
2008 Tin Tan, Riflemaker Gallery, London.
2006 Paper Films, Riflemaker Gallery, London.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Radical Kingdoms, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY.
2016 Contemporary Art Festival Moscow University Apothecarie's garden, Moscow, Russia.
Historie Naturelle, La Frontiera, Paris, France.
Brooklyn Comes to Westport, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA.
Conference of the Birds, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY.
BRIC Contemporary Artist Registry Short List.
The Rabbit Hole, Sharon Art Center, Peterborough, NH.
2015 Paradise Syndrome, PEANA Projects at Puccio Marble Works, Brooklyn, NY.
New Artists Feature 120, Culturehall.
Cross Pollinated, Center For the Arts Gallery, Towson University, Baltimore.
Se Liga!, The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro.
Habitats outdoor sculpture show, Market Art & Design, Bridgehampton, NY.
Dutton Gallery at Gansevoort St, New York, NY.
Home Improvement, Rock Street outdoor sculpture show, Bushwick, NY.
The Experiences Of Beauty, Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, France.
Flock, Ganna Walska Lotusland, Santa Barbara.
2014 Human Machinery, +81 Gallery, New York, NY.
Nothin' On, Noire Gallery, Turin, Italy.
The Scars Are Not Just Skin Deep, Cob Gallery, London, UK.
Dear Paul, Fridge Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Mating Season, The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY
Iridescent Behavior, The True Wheel, Brooklyn, NY.
2013 WAH Bridges Bushwick, The WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Unsteady Ground, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ.
The Window 235 Bowery, New Museum, New York, NY.
A Riflemaker Exhibition, Riflemaker Gallery, London.
Voyage Autour De Ma Chambre, Noire Gallery, Switzerland.
Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon, UK.
2012 Reveal + Hidden, Guestspot, Baltimore.
LEAP!, Contemporary Art Society, London.
A Gush of Water Cleared the Land, The Running Horse, Beirut.
2011 photo LA., Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA.
Precarious Interchange, Waxy Pith, Brussels, Belgium.
7+1 Group Show, Brooklyn, New York.
3rd Ward Group Show, Brooklyn, New York.
Trompe Le Monde, Occupy Space, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland.
2010 For The Sake of the Image, Jerwood Gallery, London.
Intimate Spaces, Galerie8, London.
2009 Obsession: contemporary art from the Lodeveans Collection, Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds, UK.
2008 Indica, Nyehaus Gallery, New York, NY.
2007 Ingenuity, The Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
2006 Magnetic Vision, Kinetica Museum, London.
Riflemaker becomes Indica, Riflemaker Gallery, London.
Sensory Material, Bonhams, London.
photoLondon, The Royal Academy of Art, London.
The Show, Royal College of Art, London.
2005 Dead Aim, Riflemaker Gallery, London.
Under Five's, 39 Space, London.
60 Seconds, The Gallery Southwark Park, Bermondsey, London.
Typography and Gridlock, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.
MAN Group Drawing Prize Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London.
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2016 Marble House Project Residency, Dorset, VT.
2010 Jerwood Painting Prize, shortlist, Jerwood Space, London.
2004 Desmond Preston Drawing Prize.
1999 Louise Wetherbee Phelps Award for Writing.
2017 Jenna Swartz, Mandeville Gallery’s ‘Radical Kingdom’, Concordiensis.
2010 Together We Are Stronger, The Art Newspaper, March.
2009 Obsession: Contemporary Art From The Lodeveans Collection, catalog.
2008 Ingenuity, The Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, catalog.
2008 Juan Fontanive: Tin-Tan, Flavorpill London.
2007 Andrew Wilson, "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow," Art Monthly, March 2007.
2006 Ian White, "Frames Per Second," Art Review, March 2006.
2006 Gemma De Cruz, "Paper Films," BBC Collective, 12 January 2006.
Images and video © Juan Fontanive 2014.
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Juan Fontanive makes films without using light. Often recycling the mechanical parts of found clocks and pushbikes as the portable containers of his 'animations', his interest lies in the beauty of sequential and repetitive movement. Hand drawn characters, human and typographical, occur in a cranky flip-book module powered by oxide. Pages fall in neat layers in the manner of a paper fountain, somewhere between film and sculpture - there is no 'screen' as such. His filmstock is often pulped card or metal leaves. -Tot Taylor, Riflemaker Gallery