Iván Candeo (Caracas, 1983)

He currently lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.


Since 2004 he has been part of an independent study group made up of artists from different generations. In 2008 he obtained the title of Professor, specializing in Plastic Arts at the Libertador Experimental Pedagogical University, Pedagogical Institute of Caracas. He studied in the Master of History and Theory of Plastic Arts at the Central University of Venezuela and in the Contemporary History Diploma at the Rómulo Betancourt Foundation.


He has also conducted studies in complementary sessions of “experimental cinema” in the Aula Xcèntric of the CCCB. In 2018 he received the Scholarship to study at the Laboratory of Contemporary Audiovisual Practices, LAV Master, Madrid.

In addition, he participated in the Lugar a Dudas Artistic Residency, directed by the artist Óscar Muñoz, in Cali, Colombia.


Among his individual exhibitions: There is a Goya in the soup, Alarcón Criado Gallery, Seville, Spain (2022); Without Act, Carmen Araujo Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela (2018); Overseas Correspondences: Núria Güell and Iván Candeo, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela (2017); Moving Court. Office #1, Caracas, Venezuela (2015) and Identity and Rupture, Casa Sin Fin, Madrid, Spain (2014).


Candeo focuses and confronts the relationship between the image, movement and history, managing to identify a series of contradictions and paradoxes. Question that he does as an intermediary that “passes” the images through various aesthetic devices of the gaze.


He has participated in group shows in various spaces in Latin America, the United States, Canada and Europe.


Unresolved Circumstances: Video Art from Latin America, MOLAA – Museum of Latin American Art, California, 2010; When a Painting Moves… Something Must Be Rotten! Sternesen Museum, Oslo, Norway, 2011; 8th Mercosul Biennial: essays on geopoetics, Brazil, 2011; Moving image / Alteration, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, 2012; apocryphal colony. Images of coloniality in Spain, MUSAC, 2014; Ibi Et Nunc: democratic paradoxes LOOP, Barcelona, 2016; Proposal for a video archive, HAMACA – Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2018; The reverse of the plot – 45th National Salon of Artists, Bogotá, Colombia, 2019; VHS (Video Home System) Carrillo Gil Museum of Art, Mexico D.F., 2020; Between us and the others: TOGETHER APART. MUNTREF Contemporary Art Center and Immigration Museum – Immigrants Headquarters Hotel. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2022, are few of the many known pieces.