(Puebla, Mexico, 1974)
He studied visual arts at the University of Las Américas in Mexico, then at the Complutense in Madrid.
The work of Juan Pablo Macías is the result of research on anarchism and libertarian thought that takes many forms. Editorial projects, poetry, videos, installations, serve as a support to document the different situations produced by the encounter between knowledge of power and insurrectional knowledge, or in other words, between representation systems and affectivity.
He is the chief editor of the magazine TIEMPO MUERTO and WORD + MOIST PRESS. He also designed BAS (2014) in Abruzzo, a usury-free seeds bank that brings together libertarian words and seeds as the two foundations’ main aspects of human life, but both subject to exclusivity and monopolistic practices.
His works have been exhibited at major international institutions and museums: Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Casino Luxembourg, Maison Rouge Paris, Confort Moderne Poitiers, Villa Romana (Florence), Tranzit Display (Prague), National Center of Contemporary Art in Moscow, University of Contemporary Art Museum (MUAC) in Mexico City, Museum of Modern Art (MAM) in Mexico City, at the Carrillo Gil Museum (Mexico), Museum of the Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico), Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros (SAPS) and at the Amparo Museum in Puebla (Mexico).
He participated in the Biennials of Istanbul (2013), Jakarta (2007) and Yinchuan (2018). He took part in the residences of the Ratti Foundation in Como with Alfredo Jaar (2005) and later in those of Database in Carrara, Guilmi Art Project in Abruzzo, La Stanza Della Seta in Sicily and Thread Senegal of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Senegal.