José Joaquín Figueroa


José Joaquín Figueroa (Caracas, 1986) is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Berkeley, California. He began his artistic training in Caracas, where he studied Painting at the Universidad Experimental de las Artes (2007-2010), and continued later at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture (2009). He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art from the Cooper Union (2014) and an MFA from the University of California at Berkeley (2016). His work has been exhibited at Southern Exposure, Embark Gallery, and Root Division, located in San Francisco, California; at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogotá, and at Longwood Arts Project in New York.


Archeological survival. 2016. Atlas, acrylic paint on paper, plastic flamingos, moss, tassels, feathers, faux leather, and latex.



Archeology is not a science, 2016. Fotografía. 11 x 14 in.
Archaeology is not a science. 2016. Photograph. 11 x 14 in.


Ceramic Relic. 11in x 11in x 11 in. 2015
Ceramic Relic. 2015. 11in x 11in x 11 in.


Epitaph to the flame Cloud Temple Soft Sculpture 2015
Epitaph to the flame (Cloud Temple). 2015. Soft sculpture.


Epitaph to the flame. Black Rock City. Nevada. 2016
Epitaph to the flame. 2016. Black Rock City, Burning Man, Nevada.



Enigmas of birth and death. (Birthday Cake/Mausoleum) Cerámica moldeada a mano. 2015.
Enigmas of birth and death. (Birthday Cake/Mausoleum). 2015. Hand built ceramics.


Christ Chose The Donkey La Burriquita, 2015. Cerámica moldeada a mano.
Christ Chose The Donkey La Burriquita. 2015. Hand built ceramics.


Still from the video Christ Chose The Donkey La Burriquita. 2015.



Serie de dibujos: Artist Lectures. Hito, 2015.
From the series Artist Lectures. Hito Steyerl. 2015. Mixed media.


Serie de dibujos: Interviewing Mentors : Consuelo introduced me to medecine cards. Acuarela sobre papel. 2015.
From the series Interviewing Mentors: Consuelo Méndez introduced me to medicine cards. 2015. Watercolor on paper.