Born 1974 in Madrid/Spain.
He studied architecture at the ETSA, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University (diploma 2002) and at the Architectural Association, Graduate School of Architecture, London (postgraduate Master of Architecture at the Design Research Laboratory, 2004-2006).
Ballesteros has worked for numerous architecture studios in Gran Canaria and Tenerife since 1999. In 2006 he founded ANTIFABRIC, a multidisciplinary lab for architecture, design and landscape in Tenerife.
In addition to his architectural works, he has collaborated with Elena Garcia as visual artists under the name Perez & Joel since 1998. Their works were exhibited internationally, including at the 9. Bienal de La Habana, Cuba (2006); »Moving Islands«, Canaries (2005); »Global Fusion Close Up«, Melbourne and Vienna (2005) and »V Recontres de la Photographie Africaine«, Photography Biennal of Bamako/Mali (2003). In 2004 they co-curated the symposium »Epidermic Landscapes« in Tenerife with lectures by R & Sie (architects, Paris), Orlan (artist, Paris), Lynn-Fox (architects and video artists, London), and Annette Meyer (artist, Denmark).
In 2004 Ballesteros won the first prize in the competition »Monument Viewpoint in Chayofita Mountain«, Los Cristianos, Adeje, Tenerife and 2002 he was a finalist of the IV. Edition of Architecture National Prize Formica Funcional in Bilbao/Spain.