John Angel Rodriguez is a multifaceted individual whose career spans the realms of art creation, curation, and academia. With a background in visual arts from the District University Francisco Jose de Caldas in Bogotá, where he graduated in 2005 with a focus on New Media, John Angel Rodriguez has since ventured into various roles within the art world.

His journey began as an artist during his undergraduate years, participating in exhibitions and research projects. He then delved into curatorial work, starting in Bogotá before moving to London in 2007 to explore the creative industries hub. Alongside his independent curatorial endeavours, he has worked with prestigious institutions like the Saatchi Gallery and curated exhibitions for the Embassy of Colombia in London.

John Angel Rodriguez continued his academic pursuits, earning a Master’s degree in Art and Media Practice from the University of Westminster in 2011. He furthered his studies with a current pursuit of a PhD in Advanced Practices at Goldsmiths University of London, showcasing his commitment to both scholarly research and practical engagement in the art world.

Throughout his career, John Angel Rodriguez has curated numerous international exhibitions, showcasing a diverse range of artists and thematic interests. His projects span from London to Bogotá, exploring concepts such as digital media, transdisciplinary practices, and contemporary art discourse.

In addition to his curatorial work, John Angel Rodriguez has received various awards and fellowships, recognizing his contributions to the field. These include grants for international mobility, academic presentations, and research projects in cities such as Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, and Warsaw.

John Angel Rodriguez’s commitment to the arts extends beyond curation; he has also co-founded a company in London focused on digital solutions for the cultural sector. This entrepreneurial spirit underscores his versatility and dedication to advancing the intersection of art, technology, and society.

Overall, John Angel Rodriguez’s trajectory reflects a deep engagement with the arts, encompassing artistic creation, curatorial practice, academic inquiry, and entrepreneurial innovation. His extensive experience and diverse skill set position him as a dynamic figure within the contemporary art landscape, bridging cultures and disciplines to foster dialogue, experimentation, and creativity.


John Angel Rodriguez

PhD candidate, Advanced Practices, Visual Cultures Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, specializing in Advanced Practices, completed his Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts at the District University Francisco Jose de Caldas in Bogotá in 2005, with an emphasis in New Media. He commenced his artistic endeavours during his fine arts studies from 1999 to 2004, participating in university salon halls, art collective exhibitions, open calls, and research grant projects. In 2002, he worked at the National Museum of Colombia in the Department of Education. He also conducted research for the Department of Visual Arts at the Faculty of Arts ASAB, contributing to the creation of the international academic exchange program. From 2015 to 2017, he served as a lecturer at The District University Francisco Jose of Caldas in Bogotá.

In 2004, he began working as an independent curator in Bogotá, later moving to London in 2007 to conduct field research within London’s creative art industries hub. In 2009, he served as a guest curator for the Embassy of Colombia in London, curating the exhibition “EQUILIBRIO,” presented at the Southbank Centre. Concurrently, he worked at the Saatchi Gallery, with one notable project being “Art Accelerating Art”. In 2011, he graduated from the University of Westminster with an MA in Art & Media Practice, having received a scholarship from Colfuturo in 2010 to complete his studies in London. Subsequently, he curated “Parallel Connections” as a graduation dissertation project, a group exhibition addressing video performance practices, showcased at the Wayward Gallery, London.

His recent accolades include The Fellowship for International Mobility from the Colombian Ministry of Culture in 2018, where he spoke at MOCA London, and the IDARTES International Mobility Grant in 2017, where he presented at FACT, Liverpool, UK. In 2017, he conducted a research project for the Ministry of Culture Colombia in Warsaw, Poland, and presented a lecture at Lokal_30 Gallery. In 2013, he received a grant from the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles, USA, to attend the annual curatorial conference CIMAM 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the curator of the exhibition “Digital Analogy: Pioneers of New Media”. Additionally, he was invited to conduct curatorial research in New York, USA, where he gave a TED talk at Eyebeam. He was also granted the Fellowship for International Circulation from the Ministry of Culture Colombia and was a grantee at ISEA 2012 for “Machine Wilderness” in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. In 2011, he co-founded “Digital Attila,” a London-based company dedicated to creating digital solutions for the cultural sector.

To date, he has curated a diverse range of international exhibitions, including “Entropic Symbiosis” in Berlin 2019, Art Quarter Budapest Curatorial Residency 2019, Sluice Berlin Exchange 2018, Sluice Biennale London 2017, Exchange Rates and Sluice New York, NY, USA. In Gdansk, Poland, he curated “Bogota City on the Edge,” part of the exchange program “Cities on the Edge” at Łaźnia, featuring the work of four Colombian artists (Jaime Avila, Andres Londoño, Adriana Salazar, and Alberto Lezaca). While in London, he was the resident of the curatorial fellowship at Guest Projects, presenting the exhibition “Vanishing Points” in July 2014. In Bogotá, he curated the exhibition “Digital Analogy: The Pioneers of the New Media” in February 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Bogotá, which featured the participation of twenty international and three national artists. He also curated “Travel to the Unknown” by Polish artist Zuzanna Janin at Gallery ASAB-Bogota in 2015, and the exhibition “Transparency, Fluidity, and Mediation” in 2015, displaying artworks by renowned international artists such as Jenny Holzer, Universal Everything, and Jake & Dinos Chapman.

Currently, he serves as the curator and director of the independent art platform Grey Cube Projects, which fosters bilateral collaborations and research projects, extracting concepts from techno-scientific knowledge to produce art exhibitions. For Grey Cube Projects, he has curated over eighteen shows, including “Non-Organic Life,” “ArtFutura 2015: Collective Intelligence,” “Deconstruction,” “Contra-Natura,” “Multiverse,” “Dark Matter,” “Entropic Symbiosis,” “MIKRON,” “Transposition,” and the upcoming exhibition “Transition Towards a Planetary Civilization”.


PhD candidate, Goldsmiths, University of London, Advanced Practices, Visual Cultures Department.


  • PhD Advanced Practices (in progress)
    Goldsmiths University of London, UK (2021)
  • MA Art and Media Practice
    University of Westminster, London, UK (2011)
  • Advanced level of English
    Malvern House English School, London, UK (2008-2009)
  • Seminar: Deleuze Thinking and Experimentation
    Universidad Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá, Colombia (2006)
  • Curatorial Seminar
    Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (2005)
  • Bachelor Fine Arts
    Universidad Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá, Colombia (2004)
  • Certificate in Teaching
    National Museum of Colombia (2003 – 2005)

Curating and Curatorial Projects:

  • 2022: MICROGENISIS, Sluice, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 2021: Ilusión Perceptiva, Galería Espacio Continuo, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2021: Transición Hacia Una Civilización Planetaria, El Parqueadero, Museo Miguel Urrutia del Banco de La Republica, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2021: Laboratorio Transición Hacia Una Civilización Planetaria, PLATAFORMA, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2020: Transposición, Galería Espacio Continuo, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2020: MiKrón, Galería Casa Hoffmann, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2020: Simbiosis Entrópica, Museo de Arte de Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
  • 2019: Transversal Intervention, Residencia curatorial Art Quarter Budapest, Hungary
  • 2019: Simbiosis Entrópica, GCP, Berlin, Germany
  • 2019: Complejidad Dinámica, GCP, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2018: Codec-Codex, LA Galeria, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2018: Victorian Times, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2018: Contra-Natura, Museum of Art Pereira, Pereira, Colombia
  • 2017: Art Fair ARTBO, section ArteCámara, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2017: Sluice Biennial, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, London, UK
  • 2017: Symbiosis Entropic, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Estudio 74, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2017: Structures, Data & Language, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Casa4, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2017: Contra-Natura, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2017: ArtFutura 2016, Cine Tonala, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2017: Anthropic Risk, LA Galería, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2017: MULTIVERSE, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2017: Transcription, PLECTO Gallery, Medellín, Colombia
  • 2016: Transversal Interventions, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2016: Art Fair ODEON, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogota, Colombia
  • 2016: Sluice Biennial, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, New York, NY, USA
  • 2016: Escaping from the Infinite Maze, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2016: Dark Matter, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2016: Everybody Wants to be Happy, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2016: Breaking Views, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2016: Transcription, Casa Hoffmann, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2016: Deconstruction, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2015: ArtFutura 2015, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2015: Non-Organic Life, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2015: PERMANENTE, GREY CUBE PROJECTS, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2015: Transparency, Fluidity and Mediation, Sala ASAB, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2014: Travel to the Unknown, Sala ASAB, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2014: Vanishing Points, Guest Projects, London, UK
  • 2014: Digital Analogy, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2013: Bogota a City on the Edge, Laznia, Gdansk, Poland
  • 2013: Mediators, The Wayward Gallery, London, UK
  • 2012: ISEA 2012 Conference, Speaker-Project: Bodies in Transition, Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness
  • 2011: Art Accelerating Art, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • 2011: Parallel Connections, Wayward Gallery, London, UK
  • 2009: EQUILIBRIO, Bernie Spain Gardens, OXO Tower Wharf, South Bank, London, UK
  • 2007: DIVERGENTES, Casa Cuadrada Gallery, Bogotá-Zurich
  • 2006: DROIDS, Cinemateca Distrital, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2006: DIGITAL/ANALOGUE, Exhibition Hall ASAB, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2005: META/HUMANOS, Galería Espacio Alterno de Uniandinos, Bogotá, Colombia

Individual Exhibitions as an Artist:

  • 2006: GENESTETICA, Galería Espacio Alterno Uniandinos, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2005: Redefine the Body, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogotá, Colombia

Group Exhibitions as an Artist:

  • 2011: 10 Gales Gallery Prize, Bethnal Green,
  • Group Exhibitions as an Artist:
    • 2011: 10 Gales Gallery Prize, Bethnal Green, London
      Video Installation: The Winter Market
    • 2007: III Biennal ASAB Urban Practices, Exhibition Hall ASAB, Bogotá
    • VERSUS, Galería Artespacio, Bogotá
    • LOS GIACOMETTI, Galería EL GARAJE, Bogotá
    • 2006: PARAREAL, Artecamara, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá
    • N.N- Portraits of the 20th Century, Galeria el Garage, Bogotá
    • Latín Lover, Galería el Garaje, Bogotá
    • 2005: FORMATO REGALO, Exhibition Design & Objects Proyecta Design, Bogotá
    • Video animation, Publications Thynner, Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá
    • INTERFERENCIAS, Foundation Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, Bogotá
    • XXII Festival de Cine de Bogotá, Room Oriol Rangel, Bogotá
    • 9th. National Salon of Young Art, Foundation Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, Bogotá
    • Exhibition Hall COFAMDI, Cali, Colombia
    • Museum of the University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
    • ARTRONICA II International EXHIBITION of Electronics Arts, LUIS ÁNGEL ARANGO Library, Bogotá
    • 2002: GRAFICA/GRAFICO, Printmaking Exhibition, COOPERARTES, Bogotá
      KENT EXPLORA DIGITAL VIDEO, Centre of design Portobello, Bogota
    • GRATIS EN TELEVISION, Exhibition Hall, LEÓN DE GREIFF Auditorium, National University of Colombia, Bogotá
    • PHILIPS Young Art, 2nd Edition Digital Art, National Museum of Colombia, Bogotá
    • 2001: SIN FORMATO IV, National Audio-visual Encounter, Short Film Makers Bogotá, Cali, Manizales & Bucaramanga, Colombia
    • 2000: Sin Formato III audiovisual encounter of TV and Film Directors, Theatre El Parque, Bogotá

    Prizes and Distinctions:

    • 2018: Thinking Laboratory, Molecular Revolution, Plataforma Canibal, Barranquilla, Colombia
    • 2018: Thinking Laboratory, Casa Tres Patios, Medellin, Colombia
    • 2017: IDARTES Scholarship for International Mobility
      Academic Presentation: “Symbiosis Entropic”, FACT, Liverpool, UK
    • 2016: Ministry of Culture Colombia grant for international mobility
      Peripheral Politics, Warsaw, Poland
    • 2013: Travel Grant Getty Foundation, Los Angeles, USA CIMAM Conference
    • 2012: ISEA Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness
      Ministry of Culture Colombia, Scholarship for international mobility
    • 2001: Engraving Prize: Lorenzo Jaramillo A.S.A.B, Instituto Distrital de Cultura & Turismo, Bogotá
    • 1999: Scholarship to the Creation of Comics in Collage, Program Imagination at the UMBRAL, Prizes to the Arts 1999, Instituto Distrital de Cultura y Turismo, Bogota, Colombia


    • 2014:
      Bogota City on the Edge catalogue
      Digital Analogy catalogue
    • 2013:
      CIMAM report of grantees
    • 2006:
      Digital/Analogy, Catalogue Publication
      Magazines Número, Editions: 34, 35, 36, 39, 41, 43, 44, 46 & 47
    • 2005:
      Thynner DVD, Young Art Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá
      Meta/Humanos, Interactive CD Catalogue
    • 2004:
      ARTRONICA Second International Show Electronic Arts, Catalogue, Publication
    • 2002:
      KENT EXPLORA, Interactive CD, Video Digital Art