Born 1940, Santiago, Chile
Died 1993, New York, New York
1961 Receives Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
1961-1965 Attends Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in Paris. Befriends Roberto Matta and Julio Le Parc.
1965 Travels to Washington D.C. for a solo show of his work. Remains in Washington for a few years before moving to New York in 1969. During this time, he expands upon his painting, drawing, writing, and printmaking and focuses on electronic sculptures, performances, and video art.
1970 Begins teaching at the Pratt Institute in New York.
2012 Major retrospective at the Bronx Museum, Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect.