© Jesus Madriñán
© Jesus Madriñán

¡Retrátate! With Estela de Castro and Jesús Madriñán

Canal Foundation y PHotoESPAÑA organize a new edition of ¡Retrátate!, an activity for the public that will turn users of the Foundation and Festival supporters into the protagonists of the portraits made by Estela de Castro y Jesús Madriñán.

The free activity will take place in two sets located in the Fundación Canal auditorium in the coming days 2 & 3 of July. Saturday from 11.00 to 14.00 and 18.00 to 21.00 h and Sunday from 11.00 to 14.00 h.

After the activity, the participants will be able to download their photograph through the PHotoESPAÑA website.

Estela de Castro
The official portraitist of the Kings of Spain

Estela de Castro (Madrid, 1978) is a photographer and teacher specializing in portraiture. In 2011 she starts the personal project Photographers, in which he portrays the great masters of Spanish photography and with which he obtains one of the scholarships at the Albarracín Photography and Journalism Seminar in 2012. This work has been exhibited in the Official Section of PHotoESPAÑA 2014 (Tabacalera room Promotion of Art) and at the CAF Andalusian Center of Photography, among other spaces. In 2017 she promotes the project PHES Solidarity Spanish Photography, which raises funds for various NGOs through donated photographs. With the experience of PHES, in 2018 creates 33.293, an initiative that gives a voice through photography to a hundred people, of 17 different nationalities, displaced from their homes. In 2019, he was commissioned to renew the official portraits of Felipe de Borbón and Letizia Ortiz, Kings of Spain, as well as those of their daughters, Leonor and Sofía, through 10 photographs taken between the Royal Palace and the Zarzuela Palace.

In addition, another part of his personal work is strongly linked to animal rights. Thus, between 2017 and 2019 he develops his project Zoocosis, with which he portrays and denounces the confinement suffered by animals in zoos and since 2020 he has worked in The Animals, I work to raise awareness in society about animal abuse. In book format, this project is edited by La Fábrica and as an exhibition it is part of the Official Section of PHotoESPAÑA 2022. 

Jesús Madriñán
The generational portraitist of European youth of the XNUMXst century

Jesús Madriñán (Santiago de Compostela, 1984) uses large format analog photography to reinterpret and update the portrait as an artistic genre. His production is born from the subversion of studio photography, going beyond its usual parameters to feed on the paradox derived from using traditional and meticulous techniques in situations that are inevitably spontaneous and elusive. As a result of this contradiction, series such as good night london (2011) boas nights (2013) Dopo Rome (2016), or I Am Light (2019). The result is a moving generational portrait in which values ​​such as youth, diversity and tolerance prevail.

The trajectory of Jesús Madriñán has numerous individual exhibitions, among which the following stand out: I Am Light (Galician Center for Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostela), thousand nights and one night (Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània, Valencia), The time revealed (Alcobendas Art Center, PHotoESPAÑA), as well as those dedicated to his series good night london at the Kavlin Cultural Center in Punta del Este (Uruguay) and at the Cultural Centers of Spain in Mexico City and Montevideo. In addition, she has participated in prestigious festivals and art fairs such as Paris Photo, Unseen Amsterdam, Photo London, ARCO or the International Photography Awards in New York.


Dates: Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, 2022 
HoursSaturday from 11.00 to 14.00 and 18.00 to 21.00 h. Sunday from 11.00 to 14.00 h.
Virtual: Canal Foundation Auditorium (C/ Mateo Inurria, 2 – 28036 Madrid)
Price range: Free activity


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