Juan Devis
Juan Devis

Juan Devis is a Public Media 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.

Devis is currently the Director of Program Development and Production for the largest independent television station in the United States, KCET. Devis has 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 Southern California. In addition, Devis has spear headed a new slate of series that are either in production or development, some of these include the Presidential Japan Prize Winner Departures, Live @ the Ford 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. Some of these include: The City Project - Outpost for Contemporary Art - PBS World - LA Freewaves - OnRamp Arts - Center for Innovative Education – Los Feliz Charter School For the Arts

Website: www.kcet.org/
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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….

Recent Articles
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Cristian "Smear" Gheorghiu: My SoCal Art History
Artist Cristian "Smear" Gheorghiu shares several moments in the history of Southern California that have shaped his development as an artist.
Carolyn Castaño: My SoCal Art History
Carolyn Castaño: My SoCal Art History
Artist Carolyn Castaño shares several moments in the history of Southern California that have shaped her development as an artist.
Sandow Birk: My SoCal Art History
Sandow Birk: My SoCal Art History
L.A. artist Sandow Birk shares several moments in the history of Southern California that have shaped his development as an artist.
Lila Downs: Sins and Miracles
Lila Downs: Sins and Miracles
Mexican singer-songwriter Lila Downs speaks to Artbound about her inspirations, influences in her music, and performs "Fallaste Corazón" from her new album, "Pecados y Milagros".
Artbound Named Best Arts & Culture Site in L.A.
Artbound Named Best Arts & Culture Site in L.A.
Artbound has been named Best Arts & Culture Site in L.A. by the L.A. Weekly 2012 Web Awards.
Linda Taalman: My SoCal Art History
Linda Taalman: My SoCal Art History
Architect Linda Taalman shares several moments in the history of Southern California that have shaped her development as an artist.
Ben Caldwell: My SoCal Art History
Ben Caldwell: My SoCal Art History
Filmmaker Ben Caldwell shares several moments in the history of Southern California that have shaped his development as an artist.
Barbara Bestor: My SoCal Art History
Barbara Bestor: My SoCal Art History
Architect Barbara Bestor shares several moments in the history of Southern California that have shaped her development as an artist.
Serj Tankian: Where I'm From
Serj Tankian: Where I'm From
For Artbound's new "Where I'm From" series, we talk with Los Angeles musician Serj Tankian.
Alexandra Grant: My SoCal Art History
Alexandra Grant: My SoCal Art History
Alexandra Grant shares several moments in the history of Southern California that have shaped her development as an artist.
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