Juan Jose Herrera was born in Monterrey in Mexico. He has a B.A. in Mass Media and an M.S. in Communication Studies. He works mostly with photography and video. His work has been shown in various Festivals like the Biennale SIART in Bolivia, the 22nd European Media Arts Festival in Germany, PhotoEspaña03 in Madrid, the Optica Festival, and many more.
In Mexico, his work won 1st prize in the Yucatan’s 3rd Biennale and was shown as part of the First Biennale of Tamaulipas and the V Young Artist Biennale organized by Casa de la Cultura. Sponsored by FONCA, he also created a self directed residency project in the Banff Center in Canada and received the FONECA 2009 annual fellowship as well as a commission to present a solo exhibition at FOTOTECA, Centro de las Artes, as part of the Photography Saloon 2008 awards.
His photography has been published in the magazines Photoicon and Cuartoscuro.
About the series:
The surface as a metaphor for the limits of reality. Water can break in many fragments. We perceive shapes thanks to differences in light, textures and colors. It’s not about the instant as much as it is about the mise-en-scene…liquids can become clouds, just as our thoughts. Movement can be stopped; suspension and photography offer a window to an invisible and ephemeral landscape. One can’t control behaviors; the unexpected can be a gift.