I am a visual artist based in London, I work with sculpture and photography and photomontage. My photographic work combines the capturing of real situations and images with other resources to generate scenes set on the border between documentary and narrative fiction, blurring the boundaries between storytelling and real fact. It uses a mixture of exploration, observation, patience, photographic knowledge and experience. I try to explore the beauty and the mystery of the unexpected, in an urban environment - transforming the mundane into an unusual work of art.
My sculpture seeks to find a balance between the dualities of innocence and darkness - the divine and the animal, grounded in the earth. An element of the monstrous has always allowed artists to communicate their ideas and their feelings freely, and there’s an aspect of this in my work. I try to combine the kindness and darkness that are intrinsic to human nature.
Originally from La Rioja, Spain, I studied Fine Art & Photography at the Universities of Salamanca & Barcelona, and has had numerous international exhibitions, including James Freeman Gallery in London, Somerset House for The National Open art Competition, and Saatchi Gallery in London and Pantocrator Gallery in Shanghai.
My most recent exhibitions include Exhibition ANIMA in Saatchi Gallery where I exhibited my latest sculpture work and the Photography exhibition and book presentation of Un cierto panorama (A certain Panorama), Work exhibited along with some of the most relevant emerging photographers in Spain - Sala Canal Isabel II and Centro Cultural De España en Lima. Recently Published work in the book "Un cierto panorama" contemporary photography in Spain, and New Talents Book 2018 by The Independent Photographer. Awarded with the Ward Thomas Photography Award by NOA 2014, work selected for the International Photography festival Paraty em foco, Brazil. Professionalisation for Emerging Artist award by Würth Museum, Spain in 2013 and Pantocrator gallery Art Residence Program -La Pan Stage- 2012 in Shanghai, China.
2019 • ANIMA Group Exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, Prints and Originals exhibition Room, London. Curator Paul Foster• ALIGNING Group Show Curated by Woldt Gallery, featured Artists of the Gallery. The Exhibitionist hotel, London
2018 •EL PODER DE LA PRESENCIA: First Group Exhibition of the proyect Mujeres Mirando Mujeres, Curator Mila Abadía and Adriana Pazos. Est Art Space, Madrid.
2017 •UN CIERTO PANORAMA New Spanish Photography Talents exhibition, Sala Canal Isabel II, Madrid, Curator Jesús Micó • BLANK WALL GALLERY Street photography exhibition, Group show. Athens •THE INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHER Finalist for the Open call PEOPLE, Image selected for the New Talents book 2018
2016 • CREATIVE DEBUTS‐FIRST THURSDAYS “Twenty” Photomontage and collage exhibition as part of First Thursdays Whitechapel tour • BRITISH SPANISH SOCIETY Centenary: Invited artist to exhibit at the BSS Centenary in London
2015 •THE OTHER ART FAIR 2015 Art fair for Independent artists in London. Old Truman Brewery •LIFE FRAMER group exhibition by Life Framer, including their featured photographers of 2015. Oberkampf Gallery, Paris • THE SILK: Group Exhibition at James Freeman Gallery. London. Curator: James Freeman • CONTEMPORARY RITUALS, Solo exhibition for FESTIVAL EME art festival, a selection of photographs from Post Memories project taken in Shanghai, UK and Spain. BretónGallery, Santander, Spain. Curator Mónica Álvarez Careaga • POP LIVING Group show.Schwartz Gallery, London. Curator: Ismail Erbil • COMMENTING THE WORLD (comentando el mundo) Contemporary Photography group show for the cultural festival Actual. Casa de La Imagen Gallery, Logroño (La Rioja) Spain. Curator: Jesús Rocandio
2014•THE WINTER GARDEN, Group Exhibition, James Freeman Gallery. Londres. Curator: James Freeman • POST MEMORIES-LONDON, Solo Exhibition at James Freeman Gallery, London Curator, James Freeman • NOA 2014, Group Exhibition winners of National Open Art Competition 2014. Somerset House London • INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL PARATY EM FOCO, Main Photography installation at the festival in Paraty Brazil. Curator: Claudi Carreras, Magdalena Studios, Brazil • MIRAR OTRA VEZ Private collection Julio Álvarez Sotos, Spain,Curator • DE LA MIMESIS A LA FICCIÓN Y VICEVERSA, Festival Miradas de mujer,3 pieces from the series “Post Memories-Shanghai ” Adora Calvo Contemporary art Gallery, Spain. Curator: Araceli Corbo, member of MUSAC Contemporary Art Museum of León , Spain • ANONYMOUS Solo exhibition, Planta Baja Gallery, Logroño, Spain. Curator: Susana Baldor Director of the Festival Miradas de Mujer • POST MEMORIES: LONDON AND SHANGHAI , Solo show at Spectrum Sotos, Contemporary Photography Gallery ,Spain. Curator: Julio Álvarez Sotos
2013•PRESENTATION OF EMERGING ARTISTS PROJECT at Würth Museum La Rioja, Curator: Silvia Lindnier, Wurth Museum Director • PARALLEL REALITIES Group Exhibition, Photography and video, H2O Gallery. Curator: Joaquim Ruiz Millet • YOUNG ARTS AWARDS OF LA RIOJA Group Exhibition, Winners for the Young arts Awards of La Rioja. Project awarded: "Post Memories Shanghai" Exhibited at ESDIR School of Arts and Design, La Rioja Spain.
2012•POST MEMORIES SHANGHAI Solo Exhibition at Pantocrator Gallery for their Art Residence Program in M50 art district, Shanghai•SWAB ART FAIR, Barcelona. Represented by Pantocrator Gallery, Barcelona
2011 •ANONYMOUS Selected Project with economic concession from the Ministry of Culture of Spain, and Council of Catalonia. Cultural Centre Pati Llimona, Photography Centre Jardins de La Pau. Barcelona, Spain.
AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS 2017 selected for the book and exhibition A certain panorama (Un cierto panorama)-new photography talents in Spain• Selected for the book New talents 2018 by The Independent Photographer 2016 •Lovisual art festival: Invited artist, Photography installation for the festival in La Rioja, Spain•Featured Artist by Kippel contemporary art platform for their annual printed publication, “Habitar lo Habitual” 2015 Featured Photographer by Life Framer, work included on Life Framer Book Volume II, and on Life Framer Exhibition Tour 2015. 2014 Ward Thomas Photography Award Institution/ National Open Art Competition NOA 2014, London•Photography installation for International photography event Paraty em Foco, Brazil. Organizers Studuio Madalena. Curator: Claudi Carreras 2013 Professionalization of emerging artists Award (Profesionalización de jóvenes artistas). Würth Museum and Instituto Riojano de la Juventud, Spain•Photography Award Young arts Awards of La Rioja (Muestra de Arte Joven de La Rioja) Ministry of culture of La Rioja, Spain 2012 Artistic Residence La Pan Stage Residence Program. Development of a project and exhibition, Pantocrator Gallery, Shanghai China•IX Grant Roberto Villagraz, Concession to study a Master in Art Photography at EFTI Photography School, Madrid Spain 2011 Grant for the Visual Arts Music and Literature. Concession to develop and exhibit the Photography Project "Anonymous". Ministry of education and culture and Council of Barcelona, Spain. 2010 Photography Award Young arts Awards of La Rioja(Muestra de Arte Joven de La Rioja) Spain. Ministry of culture of La Rioja, Spain