JUAN CANTAFIO

With a Degree in Advertising and Social Media Analyst, he has been working over 40 years as professional in the Media and 30 years as a University Professor.

His latest professional activity is focused on creative areas, especially those with production and artistic direction.

He is a magazine collector and curator, and owns the largest Latin-American collection of Magazine Covers, with over four hundred thousand issues named “Arte de Tapa de Revistas – Colección Cantafio” (Magazine Cover Art – Cantafio Collection) (www.coleccioncantafio.com).

He has worked as Creative Director for many advertising agencies for big brand names, and for theater production companies.

He has begun as a TV producer in 1984 for Channel 11 in a show called “Botica de Tango”, hosting Eduardo Bergara Leumann, and then worked for many different TV channels, as well as movie film companies, and nowadays as artistic director of “Cancion Visual”, a video musical clip format which connects and combines music, great performers and visual arts and artists, made specially for audiovisual platforms.

He has created different art exhibitions, also collaborated as a journalist with magazines, and has five books edited as author as well as taken part in other three as co-author.

In the educational field, he has been Associate Professor in many universities (Universidad de Palermo, Universidad de Morón, UAI, Universidad Kennedy, EAN, SAPEM), as well as the Advertising and Communication Career Coordinator.

He is also the Artistic Director and Producer for IDEA2 Espectaculos (Theater, Movie, Radio, Events and TV areas) since 2003. (www.idea2.com.ar)

CHRONOLOGY

2022

  1. BUENOS AIRES.

JUNGLA HÁBITAT CULTURAL CENTER.

ORGANIZER: IDEA2 ESPECTACULOS

EXHIBITION: “RAINBOW” (40 issues).

2022

BUENOS AIRES.

SAN MARTIN CULTURAL CENTER.

ORGANIZER: CCSM – VISUAL ARTS – IDEA2 ESPECTACULOS.

EXIBITION: “FACES” (100 issues).

2018

BUENOS AIRES.

CITY OF BUENOS AIRES LEGISLATURE.

ORGANIZER: MANUEL BELGRANO EXHIBITION ROOM.

PUBLIC NEWSPAPER LIBRARY “JOSE HERNANDEZ”.

EXHIBITION: “COVER ART”.

2018

BUENOS AIRES.

GASPAR CAFÉ (COURTHOUSE NEIGHBORHOOD).

ORGANIZER: IDEA2 ESPECTACULOS.

EXHIBITION“FACES” (200 issues)

2017

BUENOS AIRES.

GASPAR CAFÉ (DOWNTOWN).

ORGANIZER: IDEA2 ESPECTACULOS.

EXHIBITION: “FACES” (400 issues).

2016

BUENOS AIRES.

GASPAR CAFÉ (PALERMO).

ORGANIZER: IDEA2 ESPECTACULOS.

EXHIBITION: “FACES” (50 issues).

1995

BUENOS AIRES.

AUDIOVISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION HOUSE.

EVENT ORGANIZER: S.U.P / O.S.P.P.

EXHIBITIONS:

“THE 80’S JINGLES”

“NATIONAL ADVERTISING CINEMA OLTIMES ADS – PART II”

“HYPER – CREATIVE ADVERSTISEMENTS”

“LP COVER’S”

“VISUAL ARTS AND ADVERTISING”

“HONORING THE 100TH YEARS OF THE BIRTH OF CINEMA”

“CINEMA” (INTERNATIONAL MOVIE POSTERS)

“BODIES” (INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISEMENTS OF ARTISTIC NUDES POSTERS)

1994

BUENOS AIRES.

RECOLETA BUENOS AIRES DESIGN

EXHIBITIONS:

“OLTIME ADVERTISEMENTS”

“THE BEST OF 11TH. ARGENTINEAN CREATIVE ORGANIZATION EXHIBITION”

EVENT ORGANIZERS: ARGENTIEAN CREATIVE ORGANIZATION.

1994

BUENOS AIRES.

AUDIOVISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION HOUSE

EVENT ORGANIZER: S.U.P / O.S.P.P.

EXHIBITIONS:

“ARGENTINEAN YOUNG CREATIVE TALENTS”

“MAGAZINE’S COVERS DESING”

“NATIONAL ADVERTISING CINEMA OLTIME ADS”

SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

1994. Publisher: Vinciguerra. Content: Research on communication and development in Argentina by Roots Foundation and Prodesco. (various Authors)

STRUCTURAL ADVERSTISING DESIGN

1999.Publisher: 3X. Content: Graphic and Advertising Design. Creativity. A look at advertising design and creativity; structural styles and forms of artistic and commercial messages. Second edition 2002.

RESEARCH AT UAI (INTERAMERICAN UNIVERSITY) 1998-2001

2001. UAI. Content: Academic Research on design and creativity. (varios Authors).

7th. ANTHOLOGY ON URBAN AND SUBURBAN POETS

2002. Baobab, sponsored by Undersecretary of Culture of Buenos Aires Province. Content: Poetic Anthology. (various Authors)

THE MIRRORS

2002. Publisher C.I.E.N. Content: Poetic Anthology. (various Authors).

INVISIBLE LOVE

2003. Publisher: 3X. Content: Children theatre play. Includes a musical CD.

A children comedy play about love and friendship, where the roles characterize an astronaut, a ballet dancer and two illusionists, all together in a magic Buenos Aires.

Illustrations of Bernardo Suarez.

IMAGES CREATIVE STRUCTURE

2005. Publisher: 3X. Content: Graphic and Advertising Design. Creativity. Design and structural forms of actual advertising messages. Second edition 2007.

IMAGES CREATIVE STRUCTURE 2

2005. Publisher: 3X. Content: Graphic and Advertising Design. Creativity. Design and structural forms of actual advertising messages. Second edition 2007.

INVISIBLE LOVE 2

2005. Publisher: 3X. Content: Children theatre play.

New adventures and characters in this story of love and friendship between children, having a greater influence as a musical.

Illustrations of Bernardo Suarez.

CREATIVON MAGAZINE

1981-83. Argentinean Creative Circle. Journalistic Collaborator.

BELGRANO VENDE MAGAZINE

1982. Showbusiness Journalist. Director: Alejandro Mouzet Miguens.

NOVEDAD E IMPACTO MAGAZINE

1982-83. Showbusiness Journalist. Director: Jose Luis González.

CINE BOLETIN MAGAZINE

1982-84. Movie Editor and Columnist, covering the Cinema Festivals. Director: Federico Nieves.

PUBLICATIONS OF THE GENERAL PRESS SECRETARIAT, SAN MARTIN CITY HALL

1983-85. Journalist. Director: Héctor Primavera, Carlos Mollard.

HECHOS Y PERSONAJES MAGAZINE

1983. Jounalistic Collaborator. Director: Liliana Castaño.

EL PERCHERO MAGAZINE

1984. Journalistic Collaborator. Directors: Nora Valle and Fabián Barreiro.

ESTO ES AMERICA MAGAZINE (O.A.S. ISSUE)

1984.Journalist. Director: Victor Hugo de Brasi.

BUENOS AIRES NEWSPAPER

1984-85. Showbusiness Journalist. Director: Victor Hugo de Brasi.

MEDEA LITERARY MAGAZINE (IBERO AMERICAN EDITION)

1984-86. Founder and Director.

TELECABLE MAGAZINE

1991. Graphic Director.

VER BIEN MAGAZINE / U.P.C.O.

1991. Graphic Designer..

MERCADO ASEGURADOR MAGAZINE

1994. Journalistic Collaborator.

TV Y NOVELAS MAGAZINE

1994-96.Creative Producer and journalistic collaborator. Publisher: Televisa.

Director: Jorge Lafauci.

FLASH MAGAZINE

1996. Journalistic Collaborator. Publisher: Sarmiento.

TIEMPO PYME MAGAZINE

2017-22. Journalistic Collaborator. Editor: Raúl de Jesús.