Juan Ortiz- Apuy was born in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1980. He currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he is completing his Masters in Fine Arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Ortiz-Apuy obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and a graduate degree from the Art School of Glasgow, Scotland. Recently, Ortiz-Apuy’s video,  Perturbations, was screened at the 23rd Images Festivalfrom Toronto where the artist also presented his research during the International Congress of Experimental Media at OCAD University (College of Art & Design of Ontario). 

His work is also featured on the first page of Dazibao’s 2010-2011 programming brochure. Ortiz-Apuy has been exhibited across Canada and the United Kingdom and will be exhibiting solo at the McLaren Arts Center in September 2011. The PUSH Gallery is proud to present The Free Fighter’s Manual from January 20 to February 27, 2011.