Juan Herrera is a queer Venezuelan, interdisciplinary and conceptual artist and scholar. His artistic practice encompasses video, photography, writing, performance, and installations. As a queer bilingual/bicultural individual he is invested in issues of sexual and cultural identity. Herrera's work often makes reference to Latin American and/or LatinX present-day and historical issues entwined with his personal experiences
He holds an MA in Spanish at University of Iowa, an MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and an MFA in Photography + Media at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) with specialization in Integrated Media at the Center for Integrated Media.
At CalArts he was the 2019-2020 Media and Journalism Fellow for Arts in a Changing America and one of the two co-coordinators of the 2020-2021 Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture series.
His commitment to maintaining contact with his birthplace has led him to the creation of the Instituto de Estudios Visuales y Artes Integradas (The Institute for Visual Studies and Integrated Arts) to support artists in Venezuela.