As part of the 2006/07 Visiting Arts Colombia-England Programme, Juan Pablo Echeverri took up a three-month residency at Site Gallery, Sheffield.
In Columbia Juan’s work has been based around his ever-changing appearance documented through daily photography. The residency at Site Gallery enabled Juan to broaden the boundaries of his work, taking more risks with his self-portraiture and resulted in Diva’s Life an exhibition curated at Site Gallery in January 2007.
His work strongly explores identity, gender and a unique response to popular culture, culminating in video diaries. His quest for a representation of a diva has not only changed Juan’s direction and method of working it has also affected those who met, worked and viewed his journey.
Images: all taken from Juan Pablo Echeverri exhibition, Diva’s Life at Site Gallery, Sheffield, January 2007