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EUGENIO AMPUDIA is one of the most celebrated Spanish artists. His multi-disciplinary work was awarded a Delfina Foundation (London) grant in 2008. His work has been exhibited at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; Boston Center for the Arts, Boston and at Biennales such as the ones held in Singapore and Havana. His work forms part of collections like MNCARS, MUSAC, ARTIUM, IVAM and La Caixa.

JAVIER ARCENILLAS is a documentary reportage photographer for the Agencia LUZ and author of the books Sicarios and City Hope. He undertakes humanitarian projects in societies that encroach on and threaten human reason and rights.

MICHAEL ATAVAR is an artist and a creative consultant, working with individuals and businesses, helping to solve professional problems, using creativity as a key. His practice mixes creativity, business, art and psychology. He has been working for Tate Modern and 1-2-1s School. Atavar is the author of the books Everyone is Creative, How To Be An Artist, 12 Rules Of Creativity and with collaborator Miles Hanson a set of creative cards 210CARDS. 

RITA BARRIOS is a photographer born in Argentina. She recently published her monograph Teresa de Jesús 500 años and continues her creative process by developing artistic work that reveals her sensitivity to people and traditions.

JOSÉ BAUTISTA is a multimedia editor, composer, sound designer and video artist. He is the founder of KanseiSounds and co-founder of Altamar films. He has worked with artists throughout the world and with photo agencies such as Carl de Keyzer and Gueorgui Pinkhassov (Magnum), Pep Bonet, Yuri Kozyrev and Stanley Greene (NOOR), Todd Hido, Cristina de Middel… He has been published in The Guardian, Time Magazine, Le Monde, El País…

ANA BERRUGUETE is head of exhibitions at the PHotoEspaña festival and  PhD in History an Theory of Contemporary Art at the Complutense University in Madrid. She is a cultural manager with over 10 years’ experience at home and abroad in the field of visual arts, specifically in the area of exhibitions for the cultural management company, La Fábrica.

JOTXO CÁCERES is a photographer, producer, graphic designer and audiovisual trainer. He specialises in motor sport, editorial, corporate and institutional photography. He has a long track record of editorial collaboration and his own studio.

JAVIER CAMPANO photograph. He studied Law at the Navarra University in Pamplona. Since 1975 he dovotes to photography. He has shown his work at the MNCARS, Hotel Mediodía, in 2004, in the PHotoEspaña festival frame. He hs also shown at the IVAM in valencia in 1998, The Institut fu Monde Arabe in Paris in 1993 and Centro Centro, Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid in 2011. His photographs made part of several collections such as MNCARS, Fundación Telefónica, Universidad de Valencia and Comunidad de Madrid.

FERNANDO CASTRO FLÓREZ was awarded a doctorate in aesthetics by UAM, where he is professor of aesthetics and art theory. He has worked as an art critic for ABC Cultural for more than 10 years. He often contributes to Revista de Occidente, Dardo, Exit Book and Descubrir el Arte. He has commissioned more than 100 exhibitions. Most recent books: Contra el bienalismo, 2012 y Mierda y catástrofe, 2014.

NICOLÁS COMBARRO is an artist and curator. With Alberto García-Alix he set up the production company “No hay penas” in 2004 for organising audiovisual projects, exhibitions and art publications. He won the 2006 INJUVE Prize and was chosen for the Purificación García photography prize in 2006 and 2007.

CHEMA CONESA is a portrait photographer, graphic editor and curator. He has worked for El País and El Mundo and currently directs the collections of PHotoBolsillo and La Fábrica’s Obras Maestras.

JUAN CURTO is the owner and director of the Cámara Oscura art gallery, specialising in international contemporary photography. In his teaching activity he works as a professor of marketing, the art market, and the history and theory of photography for degree and postgraduate courses in a range of schools and universities.

NAIA DEL CASTILLO graduated in Fine Art at País Vasco University and has a Master’s from Chelsea College of Art & Design, London. Grants obtained include the Académie de France à Madrid, Casa de Velázquez, 2015, ISCP, Internacional Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, 2009, La Real Academia de España in Rome, 2007, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, 2004 and Generación 2000 from Caja Madrid.

JOSÉ MARÍA DÍAZ-MAROTO is a photographer, teacher, independent curator and art promoter. He currently works for the Department of Visual Arts at Alcobendas Town Hall as Conservator and Curator of the Alcobendas photography collection and is the Director of PhotoEspaña International Centre
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HORACIO FERNÁNDEZ is a photography historian, curator of exhibitions and author of numerous books, including Fotografía Pública (1999) and El fotolibro latinoamericano (2011). He has been professor of the History of Photography at the Fine Arts faculty in Cuenca since 1988. He was general curator of PHotoEspaña in 2004, 2005 & 2006.

JULIA GALÁN is an artist and teacher. She has participated in various fairs such as Art Chicago, Art Bolonia and Arco. Her work forms part of such collections as Ordóñez Falcón, Juan Redón, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas, Sofía Imber and Museo de Arte Moderno, Tarragona, among others.

ALBERTO GARCÍA-ALIX is a photographer. His early work in underground comics, short films and magazines paved the way to a key career in contemporary Spanish photography. In 1989 he founded the “El Canto de la Tripulación” collective and the magazine of the same name. He was awarded the 1999 National Photography prize and the Bartolomé Ros prize for the Best Spanish Trajectory in Photography at PHotoEspaña 2003.

JOSE GUERRERO is an artist. He has had a notable career with individual exhibitions, prizes and grants (Iniciarte, from the Junta de Andalucía, 2011, Generación and Purificación García, 2008). His work is found in numerous collections. He is represented by the F2 gallery in Madrid and has exhibited at the Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles.

CARLOS GOLLONET is a curator, editor and chief photography curator at the MAPFRE Foundation. He has curated more than 20 exhibitions since the 1990s: Helen Levitt, Richard Misrach,
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand… He has been director of publications at the
Granada regional government for the last two decades and director of Tf Editores’ Maestros de la Fotográfica collection.

GONZALO GOLPE is an art editor and teacher specialising in self-publishing and graphic production. From 2010 to 2103 he directed Siete de un Golpe, a workshop specialising in the self-publication of photobooks, artists’ editions and graphic production. Since 2014 he has been part of La Troupe, a group of graphic arts professionals dedicated to self-publishing and organising exhibitions.

DAVID JIMÉNEZ is an artist who engages in personal photography projects in the form of books, exhibitions and audiovisual work. He won Breakout Photographer at PhotoEspaña 99 and Premio de las Artes de la Villa de Madrid 2008. He has published monographic books such as Infinito, 2000, hailed as a key book in Spain, and Versus, 2014.

LEONA is a studio specialising in the design of exhibitions, museography, technical curating, graphic and
editorial design, founded by Olga Afuera, Carlos Clares and Soledad Matesanz in 1983. They advise artists, cultural managers and technicians on the phases of production, coordination and management to attain the best exhibition possible. They undertake projects on the domestic and international scene for public and private institutions and for individuals.

SUSANA LORENZO started at the Diario Ya as head of the photographic lab. She subsequently worked on the La Razón newspaper as a graphic designer and layout artist. She then moved to the Vocento publishing group where she worked as a graphic designer, photo editor and layout artist.

SÈRGIO MAH is a curator and professor at Universidade Nova, Lisbon and AR.CO, Lisbon. He was general curator of PHotoEspaña in 2008, 2009 and 2010, as well as the LisboaPhoto Biennale between 2003 and 2005. He has researched and written on the work of various artists and on the themes of contemporary art, with special focus on questions surrounding the theory and practice of the image.

OLIVA MARÍA RUBIO, who has a doctorate in the History of Art, is a curator and artistic director of La Fábrica and the PHotoEspaña Master’s programme. She is author of La mirada interior. El surrealismo y la pintura and numerous catalogue texts. She was general curator of PHotoEspaña between 2001 and 2003. Among many other exhibitions she has curated László Moholy- Nagy: El arte de la luz and El Lissitzky: La experiencia de la totalidad.

OSCAR MOLINA is photographer. He has conducted studies on video, photography, graphic design and music. Since the early 90’s he organizes and coordinates workshops and seminaries focused on photography. In parallel to his photographic projects he continues organizing the Workshop of Photography in Cabo de Gata where he invites prestigious contemporary photographers. Public and private collectors have acquired his work.

LINAREJOS MORENO is an artist and affiliate professor at the University of Houston’s School of Art, TX. Her prolific artistic output has been included in more than 60 group and individual exhibitions. She has been honoured with such prizes as the ABC painting and photography award, and the Purificación García and DKV-Estampa awards.

JOAN MOREY is an artist and teacher specialising in the audiovisual sector and artistic marketing. He has had numerous projects and exhibitions in museums, art centres, galleries and other institutions. He has received various awards and production grants such as the MAEC-AECID grant in the residence programme for Spanish and Foreign Artists and Researchers at the Spanish Academy in Rome (2014-15).

SOFÍA MORO is a documentary photographer and specialist in portraits for the news media. She graduated in 1992 from the Brooks Institute of Photography in California. She was awarded a Fotopress grant in 1999 and first prize for portraiture by FotoNikon in 2009. She collaborates with Amnesty International in some of her projects.

GERARDO MOSQUERA is an independent curator, critic and writer, based in Havana and Madrid. Curator-in-chief of the 4th Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan 2015, cofounder of the Havana Biennale, he has been curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, general curator of PHotoEspaña, Madrid in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and organiser of numerous international exhibitions. He has published various books and more than 600 articles in publications around the world.

ISABEL MUÑOZ is a photographer. She began her career in 1970 working in advertising and the media. In 2009 she won the Bartolomé Ros Photo-España award and received the gold medal for Merit in the Fine Arts. She has also been awarded two World Press Photo prizes. She has had solo exhibitions at the Centro Cultural de la Villa in Madrid, 2006, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, 2006 and the Casa de América in Madrid, 2007 among others.

REBECCA NORRIS WEBB is a photographer and poet. She has published five books of photography. Her photographs have appeared in magazines such as The New Yorker, Time, Le Monde and National Geographic. Her work has been included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the George Eastman Museum, Rochester.

JOSÉ Mª PARREÑO is professor in the Faculties of Art at the Complutense University (UCM). Erlier he has been part of the Academic Group of Duke University (United States) and in the Colegio Universitario de Segovia. Moreover he is Academic Director of the Master Gestión del Patrimonio Histórico y Cultural in the UCM and member of the Research Group Climatologías del Planeta y la Consciencia and also member of the Research Project  Arte y Ecología in the UCM. Between 1998 and 2008 he has also been successively Deputy Director and Director of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente of Segovia. He has published tens of books of essays on art and creative process. His two last books are Un arte descontento (Murcia, Cendeac, 2006) and  Pornografía para insectos (PreTextos, 2014).

RAFAEL ROA has worked as a photographer and video artist since 1988, exhibiting since 2005. Specialising in fashion, portraiture and advertising, he has combined his job with developing his personal work, exhibitions and books. He works as a teacher on university courses and teacher training in the field of the image. He writes a highly influential blog on photographic aesthetics.

GERVASIO SÁNCHEZ is a photographer. He has worked as a freelance for publications such as the Heraldo de Aragón, the magazine of La Vanguardia and Tiempo. He also works with Cadena SER and the Spanish language service of the BBC. He was awarded the National Photography prize in 2009 and in 2014 received the Bartolomé Ros PHotoEspaña prize.

NOÉ SENDAS is a renowned Belgian artist living in Berlin. He is represented by the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London. He has completed residences at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Casa de Velázquez, Madrid; Cité des Arts, Paris; Peggy Guggenheim, Venice etc. In Spain he has exhibited at MUSAC, MEAC, Fundación Botín and Casa de América.

MARTA SOUL is an artist whose work generates visual reflections on the interaction between themes of cultural interest such as the aesthetic of identity, the emotions and social behavior. She has been awarded with several prizes and fellowships. Her work has been exhibited in cultural centers and fairs in USA and Spain but also in Europe and Asia. She is represented by Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles, California) and also collaborates with Black Eye Gallery (Sydney, Australia). Her photographs make part of private collections in the USA and Spain besides public institutions such as Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid, Centro de Fotografía de la Universidad de Salamanca, Universidad de Cádiz or Fundación La Caixa.

JAVIER VALLHORAT is a photographer and teacher. He has exhibited at the Pori Art Museum, Finland; Santa Mónica, Barcelona; National Photography Centre, Paris etc. He has received awards such as the National Photography prize, 1995, the Society of Newspaper Design’s Award of Excellence in the US, the New York Times Magazine Silver Award in 1994, the Bartolomé Ros PHotoEspaña award in 2007 and the Comunidad de Madrid award, 2009.

ALEX WEBB is a photographer known for his work in colour in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has published 14 books including The Suffering of Light. He has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He has won numerous prizes and grants including from the Hasselblad Foundation in 1998 and a Guggenheim research grant in 2007.

MANUEL ZAMBRANA is a self-taught photographer specialising in portraits. He has worked with leading publishers and advertisers. In the cinema he has worked as a photographer, screenwriter, director and director of photography. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions and combines his personal work with commercial work. He has run workshops since 1990.


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