Juan Devis
Juan Devis

Juan Devis is a Public Media artist and producer, whose work crosses across platforms – video, film, interactive media and gaming. His work, regardless of the medium is often produced collaboratively allowing for a greater exchange of ideas in the production of media and art.

Devis is currently the Vice President of Arts and Culture Programming for the largest independent television station in the United States, KCETLink. In this capacity, Devis has had to develop strategic partnerships with funders, organizations and independent production houses to ensure a new slate of content, securing funds and maintaining an editorial vision and cohesiveness for the station’s new mission. Devis has also charted the stations’ new Arts and Culture initiative, ARTBOUND, consisting of a television series, an online networked cultural hub and the creation programmatic partnerships with cultural institutions in Los Angeles. Devis has spear headed a new slate of series that are either in production or development, some of them include the Japan Prize Winner, DEPARTURES, the Emmy nominated LIVE @ THE FORD, OPEN CALL, CITY WALK, among others.

For over a decade, Devis has worked with a number of non-profit organizations and media arts institutions in Los Angeles serving as producer, director, educator and board member.

Devis was the founding member and is currently a board member of the LF Charter School for the Arts, an innovative arts-integrated charter public school serving the population of North East Los Angeles.

Devis’ film, television, and interactive work has been screened and exhibited across the world. In the press, Juan Devis was presented as a major “influencer” in Los Angeles by the LA Weekly news publication, and his transmedia series Departures was celebrated by the New York Times as a new twist on public media; has won the Japan Prize, the National Arts Journalism award, the Webby awards, and many others. Devis has received numerous grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Macarthur Foundation, Boeing, DCA, County Arts Commission, Adobe, the Ford Foundation, NHK, the United Nations, among others and was the recipient of the Arnon Milchan Award for his film The Petty Curse of Having this Body.

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LOCATION: Los Angeles/Bogotá

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668631947

WHAT INSPIRES ME: Finding a place I can call home

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Los Angeles River

FAVORITE WRITERS: Clarice Lispector, Helen Cixous, Gabriel García Marquez, Patricia Highsmith, DJ Waldie, Rubén Martinez, Julio Cortázar

ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH:
Reiner Werner Fassbinder + Michelangelo Antonioni + Sam Peckinpah (deceased) Keith Jarret

MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: So many I don’t even know where to start.

PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Often silence…

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: Los Angeles is not easy – this city makes you work hard to love.

ART YOU MAKE (IF YOU MAKE ANY...): ARTBOUND, DEPARTURES, TROPICAL AMERICA….

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