…you must tell stories.
― Umberto Eco

About

  • Bio

    Born in Mallorca in 1980. After graduating in Biology at Barcelona University (2003) and finished my photo studies at IEFC (2000-2002) and a masters in photojournalism (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 2003) I decided to devote my life to the study of the most complex specie on the planet and to which I belong to: Homo sapiens sapiens. Photography became the perfect tool for my investigations. Since then I have worked as an independent photographer and conceptual artists focused on human beings and their interactions with the world. Trying to understand the complexity of being human.

    If I have to define my job I would say that I am a VISUAL ACTIVIST.

  • Awards

    • 2016 Selected to participate in Encontro de Artistas Novos Argentina as a representation of New Spanish Artists.
    • 2016 Shortlisted among Best Selfpublished photobooks of the year PHOTOESPAÑA AWARD for DEVOTOS.
    • 2016 ARTS LIBRIS BARCELONA Best photobooks AWARD for DEVOTOS.
    • 2015 Best Self-Published Photobook of the year PHOTOESPAÑA AWARD for PAIN.
    • 2013 Selected to take part in the seminar “ENCONTRO DE ARTISTAS NOVOS”, Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela.
    • 2013 NEW DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD. AbsolutPortfolios Award. La Fábrica.
    • 2011 Obra Social La Caixa Grant, Art For Social Improvement.
    • 2010 Shortlisted to take part in “DESCUBRIMIENTOS PHOTOESPAÑA”.
    • 2010 Shortlisted to take part in TALENT LATENT. Festival de fotografía SCAN, Tarragona.
    • 2006 Shortlisted at FotoEncuentros Albarracin, Spain.
    • 2005 Award Art Jove de Balears de Fotografia.
    • 2003 Selected to take part in “Seminario de fotoperiodismo Semana Negra de Gijón”.
  • Press & Catalogues

  • Books

  • Exhibitions

    INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

    • 2017 DEVOTOS. Exhibition at Les Bernardes, Salt, Girona. Curated by Laura Cornejo and Pere Parramon.
    • 2016 HOLYDAYS. Exhibition at Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca as a winner of the Creart contest.
    • 2013 F.O.C. At Idep Barcelona.
    • 2012 Mallorca Som tots. Palma de Mallorca, PALMAFOTO 2012
    • 2010 Quan es fa Fosc. Plaça de la Palmera, Figueres, Girona
    • 2009 Exhibition Cruïlla de Vides, Fundació FORVM, Tarragona, SCAN ́09.
    • 2008 Exhibition Prisa Mata Amigo, ABA Galery, Palma de Mallorca, PALMAFOTO 2008.

    COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

    • 2017 Fenómeno Fotolibro. CCCB Barcelona. Curated by Moritz Neumuller and Irene Mendoza.
    • 2016 DIWO – II ,Exhibition at Centro Huarte, Navarra. Curated by Juan Pablo Huércanos.
    • 2016 DIWO (do it with others) Exhibition about selfpublish phenomenon at Centro Centro, Madrid. Curated by Juan Pablo Huércanos.
    • 2014 Fotolibro Aquí y ahora. Fundación Fotocolectania, Barcelona. Curated by Irene Mendoza.
    • 2010 Talent Latent. Tarragona Scan.
    • 2005 Art Jove Casal Balaguer, Palma de Mallorca.
  • Teaching Activities

  • Lectures and Public Presentations

    • 2017 Artist talk the photobook as a coleccinism object. CCCB Barcelona, Photobook Phenomenon. Curated by WidePhoto.
    • 2016 Artist talk at Blanc Design Festival, Barcelona.
    • 2015 Artist talk at Aarhus photobook festival.
    • 2015 Photobook lecture at Centro de arte contemporáneo Huarte, Navarra Spain.
    • 2015 Artist talk and workshop at SantanderPhoto.
    • 2015 DEVOTOS, book presentation at La Fábrica, Madrid with Horacio Fernández.
    • 2015 DEVOTOS, book presentation at FotoColectania Barcelona.
    • 2015 DEVOTOS. FIEBRE PhotoBook. Matadero, Madrid.
    • 2014 PAIN, artist talk at FIEBRE Photobook Festival, Blank Paper, Madrid.
    • 2014 PAIN book presentation at IDEP Barcelona with Ingrid Guardiola and Pablo Martín.
    • 2013 Workshop “El món vist des del meu telèfon móbil” at Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona as part of the activities of the exhibition FROM HERE ON curated by Joan Fontcuberta, Clément Chéreux, Martin Parr, Erik Kessels and Joaquim Schmid.
    • 2013 Workshop “Fotografia per a gent gran” a Es Baluard Museu d’ Art Contemporani de Mallorca.
  • Work as Curator and Organizer

    Since 2009 to 2011 he works as a curator and organizer of the photoworkshops done in Es Baluard Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Palma de Mallorca. These are the workshops carried out there:

    • 2009 Smart Street workshop by Bruce Gilden (MagnumPhotos).
    • 2010 “Eyes to fly Workshop” by Graciela Iturbide.
    • 2010 “Psicological portrait” by Alberto García-Alix.
    • 2011 Realitat i/o Ficció (Reality and/or Fiction) by Pep Bonet and Joan Fontcuberta.
    • 2008 Creator and coordinator of the PhotoFestival Visionaris at fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Palma de Mallorca.
  • Collections

    • MOMA, New York.
    • Ajuntament Palma de Mallorca.
    • CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona).
    • FotoColectania, Barcelona
    • Centro de arte contemporáneo Huarte, Navarra.
    • Gabriela Cendoya Collection, Hondarribia.
    • Museo San Telmo, Donostia.
    • Fundació Forvm, Tarragona.