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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 photography and a MA on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New at Media Center d’Art i Disseny MECAD, ESDI.
He has been one of the winners of the Helsinki Photo Festival 2018 (Finland) and his work has been selected in different international festivals such as the Voies Off Awards in Arles (France), Solar Foto Festival in Fortaleza (Brazil) and the Addis Foto Fest in Addis Abeba (Ethiopia).

EDUCATION
2017- present. Graduate Diploma in Management, Preservation and Dissemination of Photographic Archives. UAB, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Spain
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. UPV, Basque Country University. Leioa – Vizcaya, Spain

AWARDS & MENTIONS / Selection
2019       CHROMALUX X LUCIE FOUNDATION Fine Art Scholarship. Los Angeles, USA – Shortlisted
2019       PHOTOESPAÑA. Discoveries PHE19. Madrid, Spain – Selected
2019       ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL. Athens, Greece – Shortlisted
2019       BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL. Belfast, Northern Ireland – Shortlisted 
2019       LIFE FRAMER. Night life. London, UK – Editor’s pick
2019       FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. London, UK – Nominee
2018       HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL. Helsinki, Finland – Winner
2018       TOKIO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS. Tokio, Japan – Gold Winner and Honorable Mention
2018       INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. Los Angeles, USA – 2nd Place Winner
2018       SOLAR FOTO FESTIVAL. Fortaleza, Brazil – Selected  
2018       12TH POLLUX AWARDS – THE PHOTOGRAPHY GALA AWARDS. York, UK – Honorable Mention  
2018       PH21 GALLERY. Nocturnal, a Curated International Photography Exhibition. Budapest, Hungary – Selected
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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016       Insomnia. La Grey, Space for Contemporary Creation. SCAN Tarragona 2016, International Photography Festival. 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
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

PUBLICATIONS
2019       Mimetic. PHOTO-LETTER.
2019       Insomnia. LIFE FRAMER, Night life Editor’s Pick
2018       Lucernario. DER GREIF, Guest Room. «Post HomoSapiens» An online exhibition curated by Mónica Allende