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Solo Exhibitions

Upcoming: Bienal Internacional de Fotografía: Virgenes de la Puerta, Museo Colonial, Bogotá, Colombia, May 2019

Upcoming: Virgenes de la Puerta, Inter Kultur Foto Art, Instituto Francés de Stuttgart, Germany, 2019

Canon: 3-site exhibition curated by Juan Peralta, Lima, Peru, 2018:

          Virgenes de la Puerta, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima (Museum of Contemporary Art), Lima, Peru

          Padre Patria (Fatherland) & Las Orquídeas, Museo Lugar de la Memoria (Museum of Remembrance), Lima, Peru

          Los Chicos, Centro Cultural de España en Lima (Cultural Center of Spain), Lima, Peru

Canon (Virgenes de la Puerta, Padre Patria, Anda, Los Chicos), Curated by Lissa Rivera, Museum of Sex, New York, NY, October 19, 2017 - January 15, 2018

Canon, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, Ecuador, June 28 - August 27, 2017

Fatherland, Wagner Gallery, New York University, New York, NY, December 6, 2016 – March 7, 2017

Virgenes de la Puerta, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL, November 4 - December 30, 2016

Canon (Virgenes de la Puerta & Fatherland)McClain Gallery, Houston, TX, March 19 - May 14, 2016

Los Chicos, AS220, Providence, RI, March 5 - 26, 2016


Group Exhibitions

PRIED, Curated by Izzy Berdan and Dave J. Bermingham, Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, MA, April 25 - June 30, 2019

Sanctuary, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY, February 14 - June 30, 2019

One in Three: Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence, Curated by Sonia Perez Villanueva and Meenakshi Chhabra, Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University College of Art & Design, Cambridge, MA, November 1 - December 2, 2018

Reimagining Gender: Voices, Power, Action, Main Gallery, University of Rhode Island, September - October, 2018

La Mística del Cuerpo, Curated by Samuel Hernández Dominicis & Inés Ortega-Márquez, Museo Nacional de Arte, La Paz, Bolivia, May 23 - June 24, 2018

SANDESH: India's First Photography Festival for Transgender Communities, Curated by The Kitab, Dehradun & Chandigarh, India, April - June 2018

2018 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition, Main Gallery, University of Rhode Island, March 2018

La Noche de Las Gardenias, Curated by Giuliana Vidarte, with artists Christian Bendayán, Giuseppe Campuzano, Juan Carlos Goicoechea, and Natalie Revila; MicroMuseo, Lima, Peru, July 6 - August 7, 2017

La Mística del Cuerpo, Curated by Samuel Hernández Dominicis & Inés Ortega-Márquez, Pabellón Cuba, La Habana, Cuba, July - August, 2017

En el País de las Amazonas: 150 Años de Fotografía, Curated by Christian Bendayán & Manuel Cornejo, El Centro Cultural Británico de Lima, Peru, April - May, 2017

Observance: As I See You, You See Me, Curated by Leonie Bradbury, Montserrat College of Art,  Beverly, MA, January 17 - April 8, 2017

Language Product, Boston Arts Academy, Boston, MA, October 6 - November 18, 2016

22nd Annual Juried Exhibition: Peter Urban Legacy, (Juror: Elizabeth Avedon), Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, July 7 - August 28, 2016

Arte Laguna, Arsenale, Venice, Italy, March 2016

Off the Fridge, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA, January 21 - February 21, 2016

Gendered Perspectives, Hartmann Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL (Jurors: Margaret LeJeune & Jess T. Dugan), November/December 2015

Makeover, sübsamsøn / Samson Projects, Boston, MA, October 7 - 24, 2015

Kinsey Institute Exhibition, The Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, May 15 - July 11, 2015

Breaking Ground, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA (Juror: Andrew Witkin, Director, Barbara Krakow Gallery), February 2015

North-Northeast, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT (Juror: Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum), January 2015



The British Journal of Photography, The Portrait Issue, October 2018

Stern CRIME (Germany), Issue 20, VATERLAND (Fatherland), Christoph Wöhrle, August 2018

El Comercio, El Arte Frente Al Odio (Art Versus Hate), Katherine Subirana Abanto, May 28, 2018

Dazed, These photos turn Peruvian trans women into religious icons, Lexi Manatakis, April 2, 2018

Omvärlden (Sweden)Transkvinnor Som Heliga Madonnor Provocerar Machokulturen, Louise Gårdemyr, March, 2018

La República, Para trastocar el ‘canon’ de la belleza femenina, February 7, 2018

Perú21, "Uso de la iconografía honra a los oprimidos", declara artista de 'Canon', February 6, 2018

Caretas Magazine, Santoral Trans: Aún antes de empezar, la expo Vírgenes de la Puerta en el MAC sufre ataques, Tony Tafur, February 1, 2018

Perú21, 'CANON': La exposición de arte de la que todos están hablando, January 27, 2018

VICE/Broadly, 2017's Breakout Artists Brought Marginalized Identity to the Fore, December 2017

L'Œil de la Photographie, Canon: the complex issues of the Peruvian transgender community, December, 2017

Cosas, La Poesía Oculta, Manuel Santelices, November 2017

Observer, 5 Must-See Art Exhibitions at NYC Museums This Winter, Margaret Carrigan, November 10, 2017

Coolhunting, Canon at the Museum of Sex: A Riveting, NSFW Exhibition Celebrating the Peruvian LGBTQ+ Community, David Graver, November 7, 2017

El Diario, ‘Canon’ reta a las costumbres religiosas, Liseth Pérez-Almeida, November 2017

El Especial, Canon, la exposición que no te puedes perder en el Museo del Sexo, Gustavo Reyes, November 6, 2017

New York Magazine: The Cut, Trans Women Reclaim Places of LGBTQ Hate Crimes, Anna Furman, November 6, 2017

Time Out New York, ★★★★, Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo & Andrew Mroczek, Joseph R. Wolin, October 31, 2017

Rally @ Eventbrite, Must-See Gallery & Museum Exhibits in NYC this Season, Quinne Myers, October 30, 2017

Independent (UK), Virgenes de la Puerta: Photo Series Portrays Peruvian Trans Woman as Saints, Sarah Young, October 26, 2017

VICE, BroadlyPhotos of Trans Women Depicted as Saints and Religious Icons, Charlotte Jansen, October 25, 2017

Office Magazine, Interview: CANON, by John Martin Tilley, October 23, 2017

Musée, Art Out: Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo & Andrew Mroczek at The Museum of Sex, October 23, 2017

Huffington PostArt and Activism in the Name of the Father: How an exhibit at the Museum of Sex is shedding light on issues of gender, religion, humanity and freedom, Maria Brito, October 20, 2017

Paper Magazine, CANON: Must-See Art Show, October 20, 2017

Out MagazineFirst Bilingual Museum of Sex Exhibition Highlights LGBTQ Life in Peru, David Clarke, October 20, 2017

Artnet News, Editor's Pick, CANON at the Museum of Sex, October, 2017

A Hotel Life, Exhibit Explores the Beauty and Pain of the Peruvian LGBTQ Community, October 20, 2017

Gayletter Magazine, CANON: The Museum of Sex, Abi Benitez, October, 2017

MW Magazine (Italy), Virgenes de la Puerta, May 1, 2017

The Boston Globe, When Portraits Show More than Just a Face, March 16, 2017

Big Red & Shiny, As I See You, You See Me, March 15, 2017

PRI's The World, The Courage & Tragedy of LGBTQ Life in Peru, December 9, 2016

Artsy, In Colorful Portraits and Empty Landscapes, Two Artists Examine LGBT Culture in Peru, May 2016

El Comercio, Lima, Peru, Las Otras Virgenes de la Puerta, April 17, 2016

Houston Press, Trans Women of Peru Celebrated in "Canon" Exhibit at McClain Gallery, March 22, 2016

The Advocate, The Everyday Trans Saints of Peru, March 2016

Lenscratch, February 19, 2016

Sin Etiquetas, La lucha y el coraje de las mujeres trans en el Perú, April 27, 2015

The AdvocateBecoming Visible in Peru, April 14, 2015

Huffington PostThe Virgins of the Door: A Rare Glimpse Inside Peru's Besieged Transgender Community, April 9, 2015

The Pink SnoutInterview with Barboza-Gubo & Mroczek, April 5, 2015

Artscope MagazineBreaking Ground, March/April 2015



2018 MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), North Adams, MA 


Awards & Accolades

2019 Fellowship in Photography from the Mass Cultural Council

2018 Nominee & Finalists, COCA Prize, Center for Contemporary Artists, Italy

2018 Nominee: Best Photography Exhibition for CANON: Virgenes de la Puerta at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima; The LUCES Awards of El Comercio

2018 Photolucida Critical Mass: Top 50

2018 Finalists, ICPNA Contemporary Art Prize (Premio de Arte Contemporáneo ICPNA); Juror: Max Hernández, curator

2018 Fellowship in Photography, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

2017 Visual Arts Fellowship Grant, Somerville Arts Council

Top Ten Exhibitions of 2016: Canon at McClain Gallery, Art Ltd. Magazine

2016 Best in Photography: Virgenes de la Puerta, Advocate Magazine

2016 Photolucida Critical Mass: Finalists

2015 Faculty Research Grant, Rhode Island College: Virgenes de la Puerta (Phase III)

2014 Faculty Research Grant, Rhode Island College: Virgenes de la Puerta (Phase I)

2014 Faculty Development Grant, Lesley University: Virgenes de la Puerta (Phase I)



The RISD Museum, Providence, RI

Lugar de la Memoria (Museum of Remembrance), Lima, Peru



Photoworks UK, Annual #24, Introduction & Essay by Bonnell Robinson, 2017

En el País de las Amazonas: 150 Años de Fotografía, Asociación Cultural Peruano Británica, 2017, hardcover, Spanish

Fatherland Exhibition Catalog, Wagner Gallery, New York University, December 2016

Griffin Museum of Photography, The Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition Catalog, July 2016

Ricarts, Issue 1, May 2015; Icon: Redux/Revision, Defying the Patriarchy in Los Chicos and Virgenes de la Puerta

10° Arte Laguna, Exhibition Catalog, March 2016; hardcover, Italian and English


Lectures & Panel Discussions

Lecture: Masters Program, Department of Gender Studies, Course: Visual Culture and FeminismLa Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. July 6, 2017

Lecture: PhotoSynthesis XII, The Griffin Museum of Photography, February 3, 2017

Panel discussion: Fatherland: LGBTQIA Human Rights in Latin America & Beyond New York University; Panelists include Fabrice Houdart, Human Rights Officer at The United Nations; Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Associate Professor of Sociology at American University; Nahal Zamani, Advocacy Program Manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights; and moderator Claudia Sofia Garriga-Lopez, from NYU's Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. December 6, 2016

Lecture: Department of History of Art and Visual Culture, Course: Identity in Flux: Photo Portraiture from Daguerreotype to SelfieDr. Jung Joon Lee; Rhode Island School of Design, November, 2015

Panel discussion: Creative Activism: Art & Social Justice, The Watson Institute, Brown University, September 2015



Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo (Peru, 1976) received his Bachelors Degree at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. He has received two MFA degrees, one in Painting and one in Sculpture, both from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (graduating with a nomination for the Joan Mitchell Award in 2008). He has had numerous exhibitions in US, including shows at the Nielsen Gallery; The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; Chazan Gallery, Providence; The Fitchburg Museum; the Attleboro Museum; and the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. His work has been featured internationally in galleries and museums in Tokyo, Athens, and Italy, as well as the Cecilia Gonzales Gallery of Lima, Peru. Recent awards of note include first prizes in the 2008 Ceramic Biennial of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and the 78th Regional Exhibition at the Fitchburg Museum in 2014. Also in 2014 he was named the Breakout Artist of the Year by Artscope Magazine. Additionally, he was awarded the 2015 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Painting, and the 2016 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture. His exhibitions have been reviewed in such publications as The Boston Globe, Artscope Magazine, El Comercio, and many others. His photography and mixed-media work in collaboration with artist Andrew Mroczek (Barboza-Gubo & Mroczek) focuses on themes of masculinity, sexuality, gender, gender-identity, and the effects of patriarchy as a social system; currently focusing on gay and transgender rights in Peru. Their work has been featured in Artsy, PRI's The World, The Huffington Post, The Advocate, The Houston Press, El Comercio (Peru), Lenscratch, and several other news sources. Barboza-Gubo currently teaches at Rhode Island College. www.barboza-gubo.com

Andrew Mroczek (USA, 1977) received his BFA in photography from The Art Institute of Boston. His photography and mixed-media work in collaboration with artist Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo (Barboza-Gubo & Mroczek) focuses on themes of masculinity, sexuality, gender, gender-identity, and the effects of patriarchy as a social system; currently focusing on gay and transgender rights in Peru. Their work has been featured in Artsy, PRI's The World, The Huffington Post, The Advocate, The Houston Press, El Comercio (Peru), Lenscratch, and several other news sources. Mroczek is also the Associate Director of Exhibitions at The Lesley University College of Art and Design. Curated solo exhibitions include artists Shen Wei, Dan Estabrook, Luba Lukova, Karen Moss, Robert Stivers, Maud Morgan, Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell, Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo, among others. Curated group exhibitions include: Visible Soul (2014) an exhibition celebrating the feline as muse in painting, drawing, photography, film, and sculpture, featuring Louise Bourgeois, Carolee Schneemann, Kiki Smith, Arne Svenson, Louis Wain, Andy Warhol, Edward Weston, and many others; and Of Cuban Invention (2012), highlighting works by Carlos Cárdenas, Carlos Estévez, Rocio Garcia, Manuel Mendive, José Garcia Montebravo, William Pérez, Luis “El Estudiante” Rodríguez, and Zaida del Río. Exhibitions he has curated have been reviewed in The Boston Globe, Art New England, Artscope Magazine, Big Red & Shiny, The Boston Phoenix, The Boston Metro, and The Weekly Dig. Andrew Mroczek is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Camera Eye Workshops, Somerville, MA; and The Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA.