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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 photographic series. His work has been selected in different international festivals such as Voies Off Awards in Arles (France), Solar Photo Festival in Fortaleza (Brazil) or Addis Photo Fest in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). In 2020 he is one of the winners of the Helsinki Photo Festival (Finland) and the OpenWalls Arles (France).

EDUCATION
2017- 19  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 in Fine Arts. UPV, Basque Country University. Leioa – Vizcaya, Spain

AWARDS & MENTIONS / Selection
2020       OPENWALLS ARLES 2020. British Journal of Photography & Galerie Huit Arles, France – Winner 
2020       HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL, Trust. Helsinki, Finland – Winner
2020       VERZASCA FOTO FESTIVAL 2020. Sonogno, Verzasca Valley. Switzerland – Selected
2020       RESTART. Lithuanian Photographers Association. Vilnius, Lithuania – Finalist
2020       HEAD ON PHOTO AWARDS. Australia – Semi-Finalist
2020       LIFE FRAMER PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD, Night Life judged by Todd Hido. London, UK – Honorary Mention
2020       ART PHOTO BCN portfolio review. Barcelona, Spain – Selected
2019       IMAGO LISBOA PHOTO FESTIVAL. Lisbon Meeting Point Photofolio Review. Lisbon, Portugal – 20 best portfolios
2019       BIPA, Barcelona International Photography Award. Best 50 photographers – Finalist
2019       PHOTOESPAÑA. Discoveries PHE19. Madrid, Spain – Selected
2019       LIFE FRAMER PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD, Night life. London, UK – Editor’s pick
2018       HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL, Love. Helsinki, Finland – Winner
2018       TOKIO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS. Tokio, Japan – Gold Winner and Honorable Mention
2018       IPA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. Los Angeles, USA – 2nd Place Winner
2018       SOLAR FOTO FESTIVAL. Fortaleza, Brazil – Selected
2016       ADDIS FOTO FEST. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Selected
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
2020       Where Fireflies Unfold. VERZASCA FOTO FESTIVAL 2020. Of men and woods. Sonogno, Verzasca Valley. Switzerland  (5th Sept- 5th Nov)
2020       Where Fireflies Unfold. OPENWALLS ARLES 2020. Galerie Huit Arles. France (26th Jun – 5th Sept)
2020       Where Fireflies Unfold. HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL. Trust, National Museum and Korjaamo. Helsinki, Finland (7th Jul – 30th Sept)
2020       Where Fireflies Unfold. Prospektas Gallery, Restart. Vilnius, Lithuania (28th Jul – 29th Aug)
2019       Insomnia. OUT FROM THE MIST. Brisbane City Hall, Australia
2018       Insomnia. PH21 GALLERY, Nocturnal  Budapest, Hungary
2018       Insomnia. HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL. Love, Galleria Futura and Kellohalli. Helsinki, Finland
2016       Insomnia. ADDIS FOTO FEST. Sheraton Addis H. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
PROJECTIONS
2019       Where Fireflies Unfold. BIPA Best 50th photographers,  Valid Foto Gallery. Barcelona, Spain
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       Where Fireflies Unfold. DER GREIF, Guest Room. «Your Truth» an online exhibition curated by Sara Hemming
2019       Where Fireflies Unfold. BURN MAGAZINE
2019       Insomnia. LIFE FRAMER Collection
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