He is a professor at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Nova University of Lisbon and at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. He has researched and written on the work of various artists and on contemporary art themes, with a special focus on issues around the practices and theories of the image. He is co-author of the television series Entre Imágenes presented on RTP2. As a curator he has been responsible for numerous solo and group exhibitions, in which he worked with artists such as Thomas Demand, Walid Raad, Joel Sternfeld, Victor Burgin, Pedro Costa, Julião Sarmento, Larry Sultan, Ignasi Aballi, Tacita Dean and David Claerbout. He was the artistic director of the LisbonPhoto Biennial, between 2003 and 2005, and PHotoESPAÑA, between 2008 and 2010. He was the commissioner of the Official Portuguese Representation to the 54th Venice Art Biennale in 2011.
He has researched and written on the work of various artists and on contemporary art themes, with a special focus on issues around the practices and theories of the image.
Its visual exploration allows us to get closer to the mystery that surrounds the everyday and the invisible relationships that operate secretly within what we consider familiar.
Graduated in Fine Arts from the UCM.
He has been developing personal photography projects for more than 25 years in the form of books, exhibitions and audiovisuals, which have been seen in numerous Spanish cities, and abroad in places such as Paris, Rotterdam, Arles, Toulouse, Turin, Athens, Seoul , Bogotá and Chongqing, among others.
The first anthological exhibition of his work, entitled UNIVERSES, was shown in PHotoESPAÑA 2019 in the room of the Canal de Isabel II in Madrid and in the Museum of the University of Navarra in 2020. The award stands out in his career Revelation Photographer at PHotoEspaña 99, the Villa de Madrid Arts Award 2008, and especially the publication of several monographic books, among them Infinite in 2000, considered a reference work, Versus The 2014 y Aura in 2018. His work is present in numerous Spanish public and private collections
Scholarship in 1990 by the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation of Venice, obtains in 1992 a Fulbright Scholarship for the expansion of artistic studies in the United States of America. Between 1992-95 he lived in New York, where he collaborated with the department of Conservation of the Gug-genheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art of New York, carries out postgraduate studies at the School of Visual Arts and at New York University.
In this period he began his artistic research on the poetics of the body, making the photographic series Transhumance, The Ladder,or the series Self-portraits. In 1995, already in Madrid, as a result of his search in the sources of the western pictorial tradition, recreating fictions that question the established stereotypes around the feminine, he made the series Hammam, El Dormitory, Si te quise.
His individual exhibitions include The bedroom y The prelude. B series, (Oliva Arauna Gallery, Madrid 2000, 2002), The Endless Story (Bernhard Knaus Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany, 2002), The Insides (Bacelos Gallery, Vigo, 2004), The féerique garden (Photoencounters, Murcia, 2009),Death joint (Loop Barcelona, 2010), The natural darkness of things, retrospective (Sala Canal Comunidad de Madrid, 2013), A selection of Iberoamerican Video Art of Bodies & Souls (Espacio AWB, Berlin, 2014), Laura Torrado in dialogue with gallery artists (Eastmen Gallery, Belgium, 2016).
Selection of public and private collections: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MNCARS, Madrid, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Museo Artium, Vitoria, CGAC Santiago de Compos-tela, Photography Collection of the Community of Madrid, Coca Cola Foundation, Unicaja Málaga, Saastamoisen Foundation, Helsinki, etc.
She is a curator and her main projects are related to the instability of the contemporary image and the revision of official historical accounts in art. For his curatorship The life of things was selected curator of the biennial of the image MOMENT 2019 in Canada; In his project, he articulates a critique in relation to categories that define cultural objects as exotic or "non-Western" and other aspects of creativity in the crisis of the consumer society. With your essay The centenary of the Bauhaus: of conveniences and connections, he won Simón Bolívar Award of Journalism in 2019. There he addresses the relationships between the critical foundations of the Bauhaus, contemporary art and crafts.
His curatorial projects have been exhibited in renowned institutions such as the International Center of Photography in New York, the Jeu de Paume, the Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain Foundation in Paris, the Photographers Gallery in London, the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid (PHotoESPAÑA ), the Image Center in Mexico City, the Miguel Urrutia Museum of Art of the Bank of the Republic, the Museum of Modern Art in Bogotá and the Museum of Modern Art in Medellín, among others
Advisor to the Academy of Fine Arts of the State of Holland, and other cultural institutions. Member of the boards of several international magazines and art centers. Co-founder of the Havana Biennial, he has been curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, artistic director of PHotoEspaña, Madrid, and, recently, of the XXI Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala, of the III Today Documents, Beijing, and the IV San Juan Poli / Gráfica Triennial. He has organized other biennials (including Liverpool International 2006 and the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale) and numerous international exhibitions.
He has published several books and more than 700 texts in publications in many countries. He has organized and participated in multiple international symposia, and given conferences and seminars at universities and other institutions on five continents. He received the Guggenheim Grant, New York, in 1990, and the Argentine chapter of AICA chose him as the most important Latin American critic (ex aequo with Paulo Herkenhoff).
Among his exhibitions: Useless. Machines for Thinking, Dreaming, and Seeing, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; Goodbye Utopia. Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art since 1950, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2017; Cristina Lucas. Stains in the silence, Sala Alcalá 31, Madrid, September 14, 2017. BRIC-à-brac. The Jum-ble of Growth, Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2016; Life. Gervasio Sanchez, CEART, Fuenlabrada, 2016, and other venues; Cristina Lucas. Desecrated Illuminations, Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico, San Juan, 2016; Lost in Landscape, Mart, Rovereto, 2014; Artificial Amsterdam. The City as Artwork, 2013, from Appel, Amsterdam; Manuel Álvarez Bravo. A photographe aux aguets, 2012-2013, Jeu de Paume, Paris,
Among his books: Infinite Islands. Art, Culture, Internationalization, Beijing, 2014; Interfaces. Portrait and communication (editor), Madrid, 2011; Interfaces. Portraiture and Communication (editor), Madrid, 2011; Walk with the Devil. Art, internationalization and cultures, Madrid, 2010; Copy Eden. Recent art in Chile (editor), Santiago, 2006.
He has a degree in Law from the Complutense University and a Master's degree in Publishing from the University of Salamanca. Editor with long experience in different publishing houses and cultural foundations such as Biblioteca Nueva, Residencia de Estudiantes, Institución Libre de Enseñanza and Turner
Since 2016 he has worked at the La Fábrica publishing house, of which he has been director since July 2019. In these years he has edited and published more than 300 artist monographs and art and photography catalogs.
Degree in Translation and Interpretation and Master's Degree in Text Editing and Publication from the University of Deusto. Since the early 2000s, he has worked for numerous publishers and magazines.
He currently combines collaborations in the publishing sector with the direction of Dalpine, publisher and online bookstore specialized in photography books. He is a member of The Troupe, a group of professionals from the publishing sector dedicated to artistic projects.
His work revolves around his autobiography and the construction of identity.
She is the author of the books Album (2000) y fertility (2013) the latter edited by La Fábrica. Since 1991 he has held individual exhibitions in Spain, Austria, Germany and Mexico, as well as group exhibitions in various countries. His work has been published in numerous books around the world, most recently Home Truths, Photography, Motherhood and Identity, curated by Susan Bright, Photographers Gallery, London, Contemporary Spanish Art 1992-2013, editor Rafael Doctor Roncero. Spain 2013; Through the Mask. Editor Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, among many others.
In 2012 he founded the project Hydra packaged Gabriela Gonzalez Reyes y Gerardo Montiel Klint, a platform to generate projects related to the medium of photography. Make the edition and curator of the book and exhibition Unveil and detonate. Photography in Mexico ca. 2015., published by Centro de la Imagen and RM publishing house, and produced as an exhibition by Fundación Tele-visa and presented at the PHotoESPAÑA festival at Centro Centro Cibeles from June 2 to August 30, 2015.
In June 2015 Ana Casas participated as a member of the jury of the PHotoESPAÑA Award for the best photography book of the year and is invited to be part of the advisory committee of publications of the publishing house La Fábrica, Spain.
He has participated in the foundations of the Republic No Photos, from the edition of digital projections PROJECT and the collective NOPHOTO.
He specializes in corporate work for engineering and architecture companies, travel books, as well as reproductions of art pieces for galleries and institutions.
His work is gradually distancing himself from photography, seeking more hybrid terrain related to historical research and literature.
In November 2013 his book Los Modlin was published, a self-published and unusual book halfway between photography and literature that reaped unprecedented success in the world of self-distribution with a highly media crowdfunding and social media campaign.
Is currently general director of La Fábrica and director of PHotoESPAÑA. He is responsible for the exhibitions and festivals area of La Fábrica. She was previously director of artistic studies at the Casa de Velázquez and deputy director of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.
Since 2005 he has been developing his professional activity between Europe and Latin America through collaborations with museums, galleries and universities.
She has been awarded a scholarship by the Spanish Academy in Rome, the Botín Scholarship or the Fundació Miró Mallorca. She has been invited and has received commissions from institutions such as the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Spain; AC / E, Cultural Action Spain; Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID); Manifesta, International Foundation Manifesta (IFM), The Netherlands (2010-2011), Plat (t) Form, Winthertur, Zurich; Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage, Chile; or the ArtCenter / South Florida, Miami.
She has a doctorate in Contemporary Art History from the Complutense University of Madrid. Director of exhibitions at La Fábrica and responsible for the PHotoESPAÑA festival where he has curated both group and individual exhibitions, and is responsible for the programs Futures (Creative Europe) and Make, pop-up photography.
Cultural manager, curator and doctor in History and Theory of Contemporary Art from the Compluten-se University of Madrid.
She has a degree in Art History (University of Barcelona) and a Master in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art (London). Between 2012 and 2019 he lived in the United Kingdom where he worked as Curator (contemporary art) at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery and did doctoral studies at Central Saint Martins College (University of Arts London). His area of research has focused on artistic practices in film and video.
Among his latest curated projects, it is worth highlighting John Akomfrah. The earth is flat (Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art, November 2020-March 2021), his participation in the curatorial team of Apology / Anthology. Video tours in the Spanish context (Hamaca, 2016), Insomnia (Fundació Joan Miró, 2013), Sharon Lockhart: Double Tide (Espai d'art contemporani de Castelló, 2012), Urban Fictions (Koldo Mitxelena, 2011), Declassified objects (CaixaForum Barcelona, 2010) or The times of a place (CDAN, 2009).
She is the author and editor of various publications such as Insomnia (Fundació Joan Miró, 2012), Perejaume. Projected images (CAB, 2010) and Impasse 8: Exposure as a device. Theories and practices around the exhibition (La Panera, 2008).
She has been visiting professor at various universities: Escuela Superior de Diseño-ESDI (Ramon Llull University), MECAD, International University of Catalonia, University of Zaragoza.
Madrid in 1979. After graduating in graphic design from the European Institute of Design in 2003, he co-founded the graphic design studio Three Graphic Types in Madrid. They focus their activity on editorial design, branding, packaging and digital graphic developments.
With extensive teaching experience, it is worth highlighting the development of several workshops and projects since 2006. His work in the co-direction of Three Graphic Types It has been recognized in various awards and competitions, including: 2015 Gràffica Award, D&DA 2015, various gold, silver and bronze Laus between the years 2010-20, Top Fedrigoni Award 2013, Type Directors Club 2012 and PhotoEspaña Best Book of National Photography 2012, among others.
He complements this activity in the field of plastic arts, in which he develops projects around the image and its canons of representation. In this area, it is worth highlighting awards, recognitions and exhibitions such as Foam Talent (Amsterdam), finalist FotoPress La Caixa'14, P2P-PHE'14 or New Spanish Photography. Visions beyond borders, (New York) and has participated in activities and exhibitions curated by agents such as Joan Foncuberta, Sema D'Acosta, Tania Pardo, Charlotte Cotton y Rosa Olivares, Among others.
In his role as curator he has worked on the young contemporary Spanish photographic scene and with notable authors such as Alberto García-Alix, Andres Petersen o Miguel Angel Campano, carrying out projects in institutions such as Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Rencontres Internationales de Arles Moscow Maison de la Photographie or the Maison Européene de la Photographie de Paris.
Photography is an indispensable tool in his artistic development that he uses to capture the interventions he makes in different architectural spaces. Unusual, abandoned spaces, structures in the process of construction or deconstruction that go unnoticed by the distracted pedestrian of the urban landscape and that, altered by light, painting or sculptural forms, acquire a new identity in the eyes of the spectator.
He has held individual exhibitions in museums and art centers such as the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris), the CGAC (Santiago de Compostela), the MARCO (Vigo) or the Caixaforum in Barcelona and in galleries such as the or the Solo Galerie (Paris), Moriarty (Madrid), the Taché Gallery (Barcelona) or Khwoon Gallery (Seoul) and. Likewise, he has carried out site specific projects in Tabacalera (Madrid), Kreativlabor (Munich), OCEMx (Mexico City), or the I Bienal de Manlia (Philippines).
Javier Riera's work is based on light projections in a geometric shape, made directly on the vegetation and the landscape. Use photography as a means of recording and disseminating what happened, without computer manipulation. It therefore focuses on a real intervention experience on “the space and time of the landscape”, Which brings him closer to the proposals of the Land Art.
His work has been shown in contemporary art museums, such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MUSAC, DA2, Centro Niemeyer, Museo Barjola, CAB de Burgos or the CGAC de Santiago de Compostela. He has carried out interventions in public spaces such as the Madrid Botanical Garden, the Juan March Foundation Garden, the Turia Gardens in Valencia or the Bonaval Gardens in Santiago de Compostela, among others. He has also intervened in parks in cities such as Prague, Bucharest, Zagreb, Durham (UK) or Annecy (Fr). His work can be found in collections such as those of the Caja Madrid and Princesa de Asturias foundations, the New Pilar Citoler Collection, the Bank of Spain or the Reina Sofía.
His practice mixes creativity, business, art, and psychology. He works individually and with companies, to help solve professional problems using creativity as a key. This process has been developed in the Tate Modern and at school 1-2-1s, among others. Their role is as a creative strategist, encouraging the artist to develop a more direct relationship with their own creativity, using dynamic techniques to help them access original ideas. The results of this approach They encourage innovation, the development of new projects, new ways of thinking and using creative tools to effect change and discover new ways of creation.
Atavar is the author of publications such as: Betteer Magic - How to have creative ideas in 24 steps (2016) Everyone is creative (2013) 12 Rules of creativity (2011) y How to be an artist (2009). His books focus on personal process development, to find the best ideas that we can access every day if we learn to trust our own intuition.
He is also the founder of KanseiSounds and co-founder of Altamar Films. It is also part of the project The Living Med. Lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
Apart from his own personal audiovisual projects in which he offers a unique sound design as well as a distinctive musical approach, he has collaborated with renowned photographers, videographers and news agencies around the world. Likewise, its exclusive video and sound installations have been exhibited in Spain and abroad (Japan, Moscow, France and the United Kingdom). He has also directed several experimental documentaries: “Break In” (2016), “The Slee-ping Land” (2017) and “Damascus: The Silence of War” (2019).
Among many other awards, José's productions have accumulated 4 World Press Photo awards in the Multimedia category, first prize at the International Sound & Image Challenge Festival in Macao, first prize at Pictures of the Year International (POYi) again in the Multimedia category. , first prize for the best film. Edition in the SIMA awards, first prize in the Multimedia category at the Prix Bayeux Calvados, first prize in the LENS Cul-ture Multimedia prize and first prize in the VISA Pour L'image Web documentary prize.
Alberto García Alix, Sofía Moro, Isabel Muñoz, Eugenio Ampudia, Fernando Castro Flórez, Fernando Maquieira, Naia del Castillo, Julia Galán, José Guerrero, Carlos Gollonet, Dionisio González, David Jiménez, Joan Fontcuberta, Rebecca Norris Webb, Alex Webb, Graciela Sacco, Gervasio Sánchez, Cristina Lucas, Noé Sendas, Javier Vallhonrat, Paula Anta, Lurdes R. Basolí, Sebastián Bejarano, Juan Curto, Alejandro Castellote, Matías Costa, Ricky Dávila, Juan De Sande, Donna Ferrato, Cecilia Azniv Lutufyan, Ouka Lele , Eugenio Recuenco, Mar Sáez, Miguel Trillo, Samuel Aranda, Carma Casula, David Cuero, Ana Berruguete, Paco Gómez, Maria Jou Sol, Nuria Julbe, Francisco López Estrada, Rosell Messeguer, José Manuel Navia, Miguel Rosón, Beatriz Ruibal, Manuel Sonseca, Montserrat Soto, Adrian Tyler, Alexander Apóstol, Luis González Palma, Alicia Martín, Marta Soul, Ángel Marcos, Max de Esteban, Juan Manuel Castro Prieto, Amparo Garrido, Aleix Plademunt, Esteban Pastorino, Carlos de Andrés, Roger Ball in, Luis Baylón, Rineke Dijkstra, Pilar Pequeno, Jordi Socías, Pierre Gonnord, Mary Ellen Mark and Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, among others.