Juan Pablo Plazas photo Dani Gherca

Juan Pablo Plazas

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Juan Pablo Plazas (Bogota, 1987) is a Colombian anthropologist and artist living and working in Brussels, Belgium since 2012. He is fascinated by the ability of people and communities to interpret the world in different ways. In his practice, he departs from everyday objects and raw materials that possess exceptional material or formal properties. With astonishment and a sense of humour, he removes these items from their ordinary context and transforms them into sculptures or assigns them roles in a performance. Through this act, Plazas breaks through the ‘perfectly normal’ and invites us to understand objects as animated, living matter. In 2013 he graduated from the Master’s program at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels. In 2014 he was granted with the Jan Naaijkens Prijs from the North Brabant Society. His work has been shown at Bureau des Réalités in Brussels (2016), SMAK, Gent (2017), Chauffeur, Sydney, AU (2018), Besme 105 in Brussels (2018), Mieke van Schaijk Galerie in ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL (2018) among other places. He is part of the Self Luminous Society and the 76.4 project in Saint Gilles, Brussels, and current resident at HISK, Gent, Belgium.

Juan Pablo Plazas, Window
Juan Pablo Plazas, Window
Juan Pablo Plazas, 2019 02 06 Art Rotterdam
Juan Pablo Plazas, 2019 02 06 Art Rotterdam

Featured events

TBOT Aankondiging Website
  HISK - Digital Platform
The invisible worm that flies in the night in the howling storm, 2021
Pilar, Brussel, BE Exhibition
The HISK Affair, 2021

The HISK Affair

24/06/2021 18/07/2021
Gosset site, Brussel, BE HISK - Exhibition
Juan Pablo Plazas, 2021

Juan Pablo Plazas. Even if you

04/07/2021 - 15:00 16:00
SMAK, Gent, BE Book launch
Juan Pablo Plazas, 2021

Juan Pablo Plazas. Even if you

15/07/2021 - 18:00 20:00
Gosset site, Brussel, BE Book launch
Atelier Suspensions, 2021

Atelier Suspensions

17/07/2021 14/08/2021
Square Miesse, Anderlecht, BE Exhibition
Konvooi 2021


27/08/2021 29/08/2021
Het Entrepot, Brugge, BE Festival
HISK studios. Photo by Dani Ghercă

Open Studios 2021

17/09/2021 20/09/2021
HISK, Leopoldskazerne, Eekhout 5, Gent, BE HISK - Open Studios
Juan Pablo Plazas, 2021
CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussel, BE Exhibition
Ulterieur, 2021

Ulterieur 20/21

15/10/2021 15/11/2021
Evolis 91, Kortrijk, BE Exhibition
Juan Pablo Plazas, 2022
CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussel, BE Performance
© Victor Verhelst
SB34, Brussel, BE Exhibition
Cendar, 2022


28/04/2022 01/05/2022
KBK, Brussel, BE
HISK Open Studios 2022

Open Studios 2022

13/05/2022 16/05/2022
Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten, Gent, BE HISK - Open Studios
Brussels City of Stories, 2022

Brussels City of Stories

04/06/2022 - 11:00 16:30
Brussel, BE Festival
Netwerk Aalst
Netwerk Aalst, BE Performance
Quartet flyer


24/09/2022 06/11/2022
Poortersloge, Brugge, BE Exhibition
Anna 2 1500x1000
B-collective, Brussel, BE Exhibition
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VROOM, Anderlecht, BE Happening
Screen Shot 2022 09 23 at 15 47 06

Juan Pablo Plazas. Vacaciones al pelo

28/10/2022 - 20:00 21:00
Poortersloge, Brugge, BE Performance
IMG 5766


08/11/2022 - 18:00 21:00
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen, Antwerpen, BE Performance
Screen Shot 2022 10 27 at 12 37 27

Qui cherche, die vindt

18/11/2022 27/11/2022
L’Épicerie, Brussel, BE Performance


25/11/2022 27/11/2022
De Studio, Antwerpen, BE Festival
Hisk socials13
Gosset site, Brussel, BE HISK - Laureates Exhibition
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HISK Edition 2022

HISK, Gabrielle Petitstraat 4-6, Brussel, BE HISK - News