Juana Córdova was born in Cuenca, Ecuador in 1973, where she studied and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts. She was elected as Ecuador’s representative at the VIII Cuenca Biennial (2004). In her country she has had several individual exhibitions such as Las Manos en la Masa (2006) at Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca by El Comercio Foundation. One of her most recent exhibitions A la Orilla (2016), shown at the Municipal Museum of Modern Art of Cuenca, exhibited a panoramic view of her work.
She has participated in collective events since 1998 and her work has been shown in Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Ecuador, Spain and the United States in exhibitions such as Intimacy is Politics: Sex, Gender, Language, Power, Metropolitan Cultural Center, Quito (2017); PANGAEA Artistic fellowship, Galerie der Künstler, Munich(2012); and Curare Quito, Quito City Museum (2007).
During her twenty-year career, the places she has lived have influenced the topics she approaches. From the city or the countryside, her work explores the role of the individual in contemporary society and its relationship with nature. Her installations and objects express concern for the environment.
She has obtained prizes and distinctions in her country including Special Mention, Paris Prize, of the French Alliance (2000);National Salon of the Cuenca Biennial(2003); El Comercio Foundation and Mariano Aguilera Prize (2004 and 2005). She has participated in both national and international artist-in-residence programs.