Radamés "Juni" Figueroa
Born in 1982 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Lives and work in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Radamés “Juni” Figueroa is the originator of the project La Loseta that during all the year 2011 organized around twelve exhibitions and events in Puerto Rico, with a starting point of managing themselves the project with the idea of developing alternative spaces of exhibitions. He is also a member of the collective Proyectos Ultravioleta, based in Guatemala, and founded in 2009, that is focused on artistic experiments and multidisciplinary projects
Figueroa enables spaces for interaction between artistic practice and conviviality of the viewers. His projects take the shape of installations, ready-mades, painting and drawing. He feels a particular preoccupation with cultural endeavors and has become an active agent in collaborations between people from different art and music scenes. One of his recent works (June, 8 2013) is the "Tree House" composed of a "collage" or architectural assembly made of lumber from El Bosque Aruxiliar, Naguabo, as well as materials collected in the city of San Juan. Among the materials employed were wood of various types, glass windows, tropical windows, zinc and plastic roofing, and other discarded materials found throughout the city. With these objects, Juni built a structure in the forest that serves as a haven to relax, enjoy the scenery, partake of live music and even meditate. Juni Figueroa’s initial idea was to create a space to get away from the city and he thus ventured into the tropical forest.
Graduated in fine arts and painting from the Escuela de Artes Plasticas of San Juan, Puerto Rico (2007).
In 2011, Radamés “Juni” Figueroa was artist in residence in the Galeria Revolver in Lima, Peru and in the space Slanguage in Wilmington, California, USA.
Meditations in an Ugly Hotel Room. L21 Gallery. Mallorca, Spain.
Rompiendo en Frío. ltd Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California.
Current times, savage times. Taymour Grahne, New York.
Private View: Radames "Juni" Figueroa. Edel Assanti Gallery, London, UK.
No Fear, Dead or Alive. May 28, 2015. Walter Otero Contemporary Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Sal Si Puedes at the Roberto Paradise Gallery in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
War as Spectacle: The Last Paradise in Slanguage, Wilmington, USA.
Me Tuviste Enfrente y Jamas Me Viste at the Galeria Revolver in Lima, Peru.
Escándalo at the Preteen Gallery of Hermosillo, Mexico.
Juni and Friends in Chemi’s Room in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Ready, Ready Made at the Galería 356 in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.
Entre bestias, serpientes, zebras y otras criaturas salvajes at the Milwaukee international, USA.
Chochibichi loves la Rue at the Galería Comercial of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
'PM'. Embajada. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Sensory Gymnastics. Disjecta. Portland, Oregon.
NADA NY Art Fair. Proyectos Ultravioleta.
NADA Miami Beach. Proyectos Ultravioleta.
Spot, Dots, Pips, Tiles. Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York.
SP-Arte – Proyectos Ultravioleta. Open Plan, São Paulo International Art Fair, Brazil.
Divagation. Y Gallery, New York.
Frescos: ciudadanos de Ninguna Parte (5 años después). Galería Arte Universidad Sagrado Corazón. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Biennial of the Americas. Denver, Colorado.
Caliban. Instituto Cervantes New York.
"Circus of Stillness... the power over wild beasts". The Watermill Center.
NADA Art Fair. Ltd Los Angeles, New York.
Calibán. December 11, 2014. Museo De Arte Contemporáneo De Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Concrete Illusions : Public & Private Spaces in Puerto Rico / Explorando las dimensiones urbanas del Caribe at the Galería -Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston and at the Abrazo Interno Gallery at CSV Cultural Center in New York, USA (2012-2013)
Proyectos Ultravioleta at Christinger de Mayo in Zurich, Switzerland (2012)
You Are Breathing In It! Alternative Art Practices at the Riverside Art Museum in California, USA (2012)
Percepciones Entorno Al Porvenir, Artistas Latinoamericanos at the Centro Cultural Británico of Lima, Peru (2012)
Roberto Paradise, an exhibition from San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Josh Lilley Gallery of London, UK (2012)
BOTH ENDS ! by Proyectos Ultravioleta at the Edel Assanti Gallery of London, UK (2012)
Paraíso at the Ltd Gallery in Los Angeles, USA (2011)
Mayami Son Machín at the Gallery Diet in Miami, USA (2011)
A Person of Color/ a mostly orange exhibition at the Green Gallery East in Wisconsin, USA (2011)
Ultrapuñeta by Proyectos Ultravioleta in Guatemala (2010)
El T-Shirt Show at the Galería 356 in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (2009)
En sus marcas … at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón of Puerto Rico (2008)
Publica 2 at AREA : Lugar de Proyectos in Caguas, Puerto Rico (2008)
Comercial Summer Group Show at the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery in New York, USA (2007)
The Lovers at the Canada Gallery of New York, USA (2006)
Ninjas kill my family at the Galería Comercial in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2006)
Walls Drawings at the Galería Sin Título in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2004).
Radamés “Juni” Figueroa also participated in Trópico Abierto – Gran Bienal Tropical organized in Loíza, Puerto Rico, by the curator Pablo León de la Barra and in the 8th Mercosur Biennial, both in 2011.
His work was showcased in the art fairs CIRCA (2008-2010), Photo Miami (2008), ZonaMACO in Mexico (2006) and Nada Art Fair in Miami, USA (2005).