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Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena

Studio grant holder in Stockholm 1 October 2020 – 13 May 2021

Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena. Born in Montevideo 1971. Lives and works between Stockholm/Berlin/Montevideo.

Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena

Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena

Moheda (1966-2016) is the working title of what I want to develop as an
interdisciplinary art project. The subjects are: memory, myths and identitycreation of a particular culture/site/geography. The starting point of my research is the actual ruin that is now the abandoned (and obliterated) refugee camp of Moheda located in southern Sweden.

During the 70’s it accommodated mainly political refugees from South America. I myself arrived to this very camp in the late 70’s as a child fleeing with my parents from the dictatorship in Uruguay.

Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena graduated from The Royal College of Art (MFA) in Stockholm 2002.

His work has exhibited extensively internationally, among other in the exhibition Delays and Revolutions at the 50th Venice Biennale, 2003; My Private Heroes Marta Herford Museum, 2006; The Moderna Exhibition, The Modern Museum of Art, Stockholm, 2006; Favored Nations, 5th Momentum Biennial, Moss, 2009; 1st Biennale of The Americas, Denver, 2013, The School of Kyev, Kyev, 2015; University Of Disaster at the 57th Venice Biennale, 2017

He is represented in collections such as The Modern Museum of Art, Stockholm; Sammlung Goetz, München; and The Wanås Foundation, Knislingen, Sweden.

Latest exhibition includes an online (confined) production of the monologue Kassandra by the dramaturg Sergio Blanco. Fabra Guemberena has collaborated with performer/dramaturge Oxi in Helsinki staging a non-binary Kassandra who, from inside quarantine, narrates present developments. The play is remotely directed and filmed with a mobile phone. The masks of the ancient Greek drama are now replaced with facial filters.