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Juan Crego


Juan Crego was born in Salamanca in 1962. He lives in Barakaldo.

He holds a PhD in Fine Arts and is professor of Audiovisual culture at the Facultad de BBAA del País Vasco since 1988.

He has directed various research projects and published numerous articles.

His main artistic activity is the production of artist videos (since 1984), some of which have been screened in important exhibitions:  "Real Time, Life Size, Direct Sound” included in En Construcció: Panorama del Vídeo de Creació als anys noranta. (1997) Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona; “Daniel, Marzo 1990” and “Lunes, 27 de enero de 1992” both included in Señales de Vídeo (1995-97) itinerant exhibition of Spanish video art, curated by E. Bonet y presented in: Madrid, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Pamplona, Palma de Mallorca, A Coruña, Valencia, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Caracas. His work has also been included in selections such as  Arte electrónico en España  (2000), CD-rom edited by MECAD (Barcelona). Copies of the videos “3660 segundos” and “Lunes 27 de enero de 1992” have been acquired by the mediatheques of the Palacio de Montehermoso (Vitoria) and that of La Caixa (Barcelona).

Crego has also had an intense career as a visual artist, with solo exhibitions as well as group ones. He generally produces audiovisual installations. A selection of his most recent shows are: an audiovisual installation in the anglo-spanish group exhibition PROVINCE, at the Mappin Gallery (Sheffield) and at Bilbaoarte (Bilbao) (2001); the Videoinstalación Estereoscópica presented in the group show 2’5 (entre dimensiones) at the C. Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria (2002); and “Locomoción”, a videoinstallation-intervention in the RENFE train station of Bilbao-Abando (2002).

Recently, Crego has collaborated with musicians and composers such as Mª Eugenia Luc (Lamiak) and Angel Enfedaque (Locomoción), always with videographic work.