Jan Cortijo studied Mass Communications and Art. He exhibited his work in group exhibitions since 1997. Highlights include “Days Just Follow Each Other” (Sala de Cultura del Banco Wiese, Trujillo, 1998), “Pact with the Uncertain Moment” (Centro Cultural de España, Lima, 1999), III Iberoamerican Lima Biennial (Casa Rímac, Lima, 2002), “About the Art of Being a Woman” (Casa de la Emancipación, Trujillo, 2002), “automatic!” (ICPNA Miraflores, Lima, 2004).
He represented Perú in the Iberoamerican Lima Biennial (2002) and was awarded an honorable mention in the III Art Competition Passport for an Artist at the Embassy of France (Lima, 2000).
Along with his work as visual artist, Cortijo has worked as cultural manager presenting individual and group shows of print, film, photography, painting and video. He ran, with Alice Vega and Ruth Pröglhöf, the art gallery “la oficina” in Trujillo, between March 2003 and July 2004. He lives and works in Brooklyn.