About

BIO

Born in Tarragona (Spain) in 1982, he is a photographer based in Alicante. He holds a Master in Fine Art Photography and Professional Projects from LENS Visual Arts School, Madrid.

Interested in the possibilities of documentary language, he uses images from the real world to construct subjective and fictional territories. With his work he wants to reflect on the processes of construction and representation of contemporary landscapes, focussing on the relationships between land, power and freedom.

His work has received several awards and scholarships, highlighting the FotoPres la Caixa prize for his work «Bonavista», whose publication was finalist for Best Photobook at Les Rencontres d’Arles.

He has exhibited his work at the SCAN International Photography Festival, Outono Fotográfico Festival, PhotoAlicante International Festival and in galleries and museums such as CaixaForum Madrid and Barcelona, Fundación Canal Madrid or Fundació Forvm in Tarragona.

David teaches photography at University of Alicante in the Contemporary Photography Expert Title, and he has worked with public and private educational centers, such as the LENS School of Visual Arts in Madrid, Escola d’Art i Disseny de Reus or MISTOS Photography School in Alicante.

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EDUCATION

2013 – «MASTER in Fine Art Photography and Professional Projects» LENS Visual Arts School, Madrid

2011 – 2013 – Workshops with Mark Steinmetz, Martin Parr, Joan Fontcuberta, Robert Lyons, Félix Fuentes, Gerardo Custance, Matías Costa, Óscar Alonso Molina, Iñaki Domingo, Ricardo Cases and Ricky Dávila

2011 – «Art and Design Expert, specialized in Art Photography» Tarragona Art and Design School

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 – “El Paraíso” – Fundació Forvm per la Fotografia, Tarragona

2017 – “Bonavista” – Photoalicante. Alicante

2017 – “El Paraíso” – La Galería Tigomigo. Barcelona.

2016 – “El Paraíso” – Museo Municipal de Ourense

2016 – “El Paraíso” – CentroCentro Cibeles, Madrid

2012 – «TRANSICIÓN» El Pàrquing, Tarragona

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2017 – «A certain scene (recent author photography in Spain)» Canal de Isabel II

2016 – “19º FotoPres La Caixa” CaixaForum Zaragoza

2015 – “Affinities. Places and Non Places” – Forvm Foundation, Tarragona

2015 – “Prix du Livre” – Les Rencontres d’Arles (France)

2015 – “19th FotoPres La Caixa” CaixaForum Barcelona

2015 – “19th FotoPres La Caixa” CaixaForum Madrid

2014 – “Geography, Territory and Landscape” SCAN Tarragona, International Festival of Photography

2013 – “Side B: the crisis as an excuse” LaSede COAM, Madrid

2012 – «The Exhibited Self-Publishing» SCAN Tarragona, International Festival of Photography

2012 – «Self-Published Books» PassanantFoto Festival, Tarragona

2010 – «Souvenir» SCAN Tarragona, International Festival of Photography

2010 – «Scenical Spaces» Casa de la Generalitat, Tarragona

2006 – «Part Alta 20-21» Antic Ajuntament, Tarragona

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2018 – Selected «Full Contact» SCAN Tarragona, International Festival of Photography

2016 – Selected «Full Contact» SCAN Tarragona, International Festival of Photography

2015 – Nominated “Author Book Award”. Les Rencontres d’Arles (France)

2015 – Selected “Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña”, Madrid

2013 – «19 FotoPres La Caixa»

2012 – «LENS Photography Scholarship» for TRANSICIÓN. LENS Visual Arts School, Madrid

2011 – «ORANGE Awards» TRANSICIÓN, best final project in Tarragona Art and Design School

2010 – «LUX 2010 Awards» Spanish Association of Professional Photographers, Mention in the Junior class

2010 – “Heritage and Contemporary Creation” Culture and Media Territorial Services of Generalitat de Catalunya, Tarragona


Essays

Jesús Micó‘s essay from the book «Un cierto panorama. Reciente fotografía de autor en España»

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Interviews


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