Sunday, October 9, 2016
Who is Juano Diaz?!
Juano Diaz was born in Glasgow in 1977. At the age of seven he was adopted by a Romany Gypsy family where he was greatly encouraged with music and the arts. Juano has been featured as actor in five Scottish films directed by Wilma Smith, among them the documentary MAGPIE and the film MY LIFE AS A BUS STOP, for which he was was nominated for best actor at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2007 . Juano has worked on screen for Manfred Thierry Mugler in his short film Z CHROMOSOME which opened the Cheries Cheri Film Festival in Paris 2010.
Noticed for his sittings as model for the renowned Pierre et Gilles, Juano appears in three of their iconic works. He also has had exhibitions of his own psychedelic portraits in Paris, London and NYC. Juano debud as a film director in 2015 with DEUX OMBRES, an experimental film that tells his experience with life, loss and sexuality, mixed with a love of fantasy. starring Juano, alongside Pierre Commoy (Pierre et Gilles). And music by Cocorosie. The film was screened at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay Art NYC 2014. Juano currently resides in NYC his work includes painting, film and photography.
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