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BIO
Born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. He resides in Barcelona where he combines his work as a Photography teacher with the production of personal works. He holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Fine Arts of the Basque Country University, from which he receives a grant to develop the photographic project Conexiones in an artist residence in Arteleku Art Center in San Sebastián.
Later he moves to Barcelona to study at the International School of Photography GrisArt and a MA on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media at ESDI High School. His work has been selected internationally at festivals as Helsinki Photo Festival (Finland), Voies Off Awards (France) and Addis Foto Fest (Ethiopia).

EDUCATION
2003           MA on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media. MECAD, ESDI. Barcelona, Spain
1996-97   Grisart International School of Photography. Barcelona, Spain
1989-94   Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts. Basque Country University. Leioa – Vizcaya, Spain

AWARDS & MENTIONS / Selection
2018       TIFA TOKIO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS. Tokio, Japan – Gold Winner and Honorable Mention
2018       SOLAR FOTO FESTIVAL. Fortaleza, Brazil – Selected  
2018       12TH POLLUX AWARDS – THE PHOTOGRAPHY GALA AWARDS. York, United Kingdom – Honorable Mention  
2018       PH21 GALLERY. Nocturnal, a Curated International Photography Exhibition. Budapest, Hungary – Selected 
2018       IPA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. Los Angeles, USA – 2nd Place Winner
2018       HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL. Helsinki, Finland – Winner
2017       BURN EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER FUND, Burn Magazine. USA – Shortlisted
2016       ADDIS FOTO FEST. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Selected
2016       ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL. Athens, Greece – Shortlisted
2014       VOIES OFF AWARDS. Arles, France – Selected
2003       BAC! IV Barcelona International Contemporary Art Festival. Spain – Selected
2003       VAD Festival Internacional de Video i Arts Digitals. Girona, Spain – Selected
2003       VIDÉOFORMES, 18ème Festival International d’Arts et multimédia video of Clermont-Ferrand, France – Selected
2002       10 º CANARIASMEDIAFEST, International Festival of Video and Multimedia. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain – Selected
2002       Premios LUX, Photography National Award. Barcelona, Spain – Finalist
2001       Premios LUX, Photography National Award. Barcelona, Spain – Winner Silver LUX
1998       VOIES OFF AWARDS. Arles, France – Selected
1994       Grant from the University of the Basque Country to develop the series Conexiones in an artists in residence in Arteleku. San Sebastián, Spain

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016       Insomnia. La Grey, Space for Contemporary Creation. SCAN Tarragona 2016, International Photography Festival. Spain
1999       Shide. GrisArt, International School of Photography. Barcelona, Spain
1997       Conexiones. GrisArt, International School of Photography. Barcelona, Spain

GROUP EXHIBITIONS / Selection
EXHIBITIONS
2018       Insomnia. PH21 GALLERY. Nocturna, a curated international photography exhibition. Budapest, Hungary
2018       Insomnia. HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL. Galleria Futura and Kellohalli. Helsinki, Finland
2016       Insomnia. ADDIS FOTO FEST. Sheraton Addis H. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1994       Conexiones. Measure the body, measure the city, ARTELEKU. San Sebastián, Spain
1994       Conexiones. Measure the body, measure the city, SALA ARABA. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
PROJECTIONS
2018       Insomnia. SOLAR FOTO FESTIVAL, Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura. Fortaleza, Brazil
2014       Insomnia. VOIES OFF AWARDS, Archbishop’s Palace court-yard. Arles, France
2003       Citerea. Video Art. BAC! IV CCCB, Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona. Spain
2003       Citerea. Video Art. BAC! IV MACBA, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. Spain
2003       Citerea. VAD Festival Internacional de Video i Arts Digitals, Cinemas Truffaut. Girona, Spain
2003       Citerea. VIDÉOFORMES, Parallèles Official Selection, 15ème Avenue. Clermont-Ferrand, France
2002       Citerea. 10 º CANARIASMEDIAFEST, Museo Elder de la Ciencia y Tecnología. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
1998       Conexiones. VOIES OFF AWARDS, Archbishop’s Palace court-yard. Arles, France

PUBLICATIONS
2018       Lucernario. DER GREIF, Guest Room. “Post HomoSapiens” An online exhibition curated by Mónica Allende. October 2018