ARTISTS OF THE 1st EDITION
Israel Ariño (Barcelona, 1974) majored in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. He started his career in the field of the image back in 2001, and now he is devoted to teaching, developing his personal artwork, and publishing, as editor of Ediciones Anómalas. His work is regularly exhibited in Spain and France. Three of his most celebrated exhibitions are Cartographies éparses at the Box Galerie (2019), Le temps éparpillé 1995-2015 (2015) at l’Imagerie de Lannion and the
Galerie VU (2015), Atles i altres cartografies (2013) at the Galeria Tagomago in Barcelona. He has taken part in several creative projects as guest artist, such us: Diaphane, for the Voyage en pays du clermontois project (2018), in Toulouse at la Résidence 1+2 (2017), at the Domaine de Kerguéhennec in Bretagne for the La gravetat del lloc project (2016), at Le Blanc for the Le nom qui efface la couleur projecte (2013), at Carré d’Art for the Térritoire d’Expériences project (2012). His work is represented by the Fifty Dots Gallery (Barcelona), Galerie VU (Paris), Box Galerie (Brussels), and the Tosei Gallery (Tokyo).
Born in Vic (Barcelona) in 1952, he started working with images in his father’s studio when he was 8. Later on, he would study at the Escola de Mestria Industrial de Vic. From 1966 to 1972, he worked with his father as a commercial photographer. In 1974 he was granted a photography scholarship from the Dotació d’Art Castellbach, and he attended the Stages Internationaux de la Photographie d’Arles (France), where he studied with prestigious professors, such as Ansel Adams, Neal White, Arthur Trees, Ian Dieuzaide, Denis Briat, and Lucien Clergue.
Ainoha Valle has a degree in Communication and works as a freelance photographer and as a Gestalt and corporal therapist (TCI). Since 2008, she uses her work on the body and image to study the transformative potential of art in the processes of personal and social change. Her approach is deeply experimental, relying in expressive movement and visual poetry.
She currently combines her personal work with participatory art
projects and teaching.
Neus Solà (Barcelona, 1984) is a documentary photographer. Her work focuses on identity, gender and territory from an anthropological point of view. Her project Poupées has received several awards, such us the Nuevos Talentos grant from Gijón (Spain), the Festival ManifestO, and the International Women Photographers Award 2017.
Antoni Bernad (Barcelona, 1944) is a graduate in Fine Arts. After choosing photography as a career, in 1997 he settled in Paris. Since then, his work as a portrait artist and fashion photographer has been unanimously celebrated. His photographic collection, donated in 2014 to "L'Arxiu Nacional de Catalunya", reflects an accurate control of the scene and shows his passion for art, architecture, cinema, theater and dance.
Portrait of Antoni Bernad: Elisabeth Hordé, 2014
Jordi Bernadó sees the photographic discipline as a path to knowledge. His ambition and rigor when decoding surroundings have led into an extensive, personal and, at the same time, very complex body of work. Contradiction, absurd, hazard and irony are essential when dealing with his work. His photographs have been acquired by major public and private collections, such as Fundació “La Caixa”, Fundación Telefónica, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Deutsche Bank Collection, Artium, MUSAC, Fundación Vila Casas, and Banc Sabadell, among others. They have also been exhibited in many solo and collective exhibitions in Spain and abroad, at venues such as the Artist Space in New York, the Galerie VU' in Paris, Galería Senda in Barcelona, Filter Space in Hamburg, Museo Civico Riva del Garda in Italy, Fundación Telefónica in Madrid, in Fotografie Forum International in Frankfurt and the MAXXI museum in Rome.
Clara studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona and photography at the IEFC. Her work combines photography with other artistic languages, such as drawing, writing, sculpture, video and performance. She also applies her artwork to teaching, by using several artistic expressions in family gatherings and school workshops. In JLOC, exercicis de prospecció (“PLAYCE, prospection exercises”), Clara’s last project, she explores the possibilities of a relationship between play and place, through different practices that move to contemplation, reflection and action.
Maria Espeus (Boras, Sweden, 1949) started her professional career in 1968 in Boras. From 1971 to 1976 she lived in Paris, where she worked as a freelance for several advertising agencies from France and Sweden. In 1977, she moved to Barcelona, where she settled her own studio. She contributed to many public institutions —Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona City Hall, Expo Sevilla’92, 1992 Olympic Games, CANAL+, TV3, BTV, Gran Teatre del Liceu—, and she also worked for several publishers, national and international media —El País, La Vanguardia, Time, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, Vogue, Elle, Marie-Claire, TimeOut. Furthermore, she worked as advertising and sports photographer for prestigious brands as Sony, Bacardi, Havana Club, Burberry, Desigual, Pertegaz, Ducados, Bayer, BBVA, ONCE, Martini, Nestlé, BMW. In cinema, she was the photography director in the documentary Les variacions Gould, by Manuel Huerga, and the producer of the chapter Retrat in Septiembres, a movie directed by Carles Bosch.
INZAJEANO LATIF holds a BA and MA in Photography from Middlesex University, London, UK. He is most often described as a ‘portrait photographer who engages with people on the fringes of society,’ choosing to expose their intimate interactions with their environments, and looking at how those environments shape them. For Latif, photography opens up a brave new world of exposure and insight in ways that words often fail to do. His work has been exhibited widely, most notably at the National Portrait Gallery in London (2009), where his image ‘Female Boxer No. 3’ was the signature piece of the show. He has also exhibited at the Jerwood Space (London); the Host Gallery (London); the Getty Gallery (London) and the Empire Gallery (London), and his work has been part of the Tim Andrews group show. His projects, ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ and ‘Al-Ghurba (The Exile)’ have been exhibited in China and the US respectively, and a recent project, ‘Girls’ has been exhibited in Eastern Europe. He has had a solo show at the Arab–British Centre in the UK and has been finalist in numerous prestigious photography competitions. More recently Inzajeano has had two group shows and one solo show in Edinburgh, been commissioned by Time magazine, been a finalist in the Portrait of Britain award and the esteemed Fotofilmic awards. In addition, he was also a finalist in the Latin America Fotografia as well as Time Lightbox featuring his ongoing series, Lincoln Heights.
We have been experiencing social problems and reporting violations of Human Rights for more than 10 years using all the tools we have: photos and videos, exhibitions, books, participatory photography and training. We work on our own projects and we also do commissions for the media, NGOs, institutions and individuals. We do not import the photos. We care about the stories.
MIRIAM GARCIA / IEFC
Míriam Garcia (Barcelona, 1981) majored in Political Science and Eastern Asia Studies. For over 10 years she has been a member of the managing team at the Writers School from the Barcelona Ateneu, which has given her the chance to interact with people linked to artistic creation. However, her artistic research has been accompanied by a camera. In 2015 she started her photographic studies at the IEFC (Catalonia Photographic School). For her, looking through a camera is to discover unique details. Capturing and image and freezing a place or a gesture for good, grants the photographer the chance of giving everyday life universal dimensions.
FACULTAT DE BELLES ARTS
The degree of Fine Arts is one of the studies of the Faculty of Fine Arts. The degree offers our students the possibility of training in artistic practice and thinking, taking into account both the specificity of different disciplines and the transdisciplinary reality of contemporary art.
The Faculty of Fine Arts participates with the first edition of Lumínic Festival with three students where they will show a large piece of work on the street.
These students are:
Natàlia Cornudella Solé with the project "Skin and leaves"
Marta Sellarés Gutiérrez with the project3 "La Casa de Piedra"
Bernat Albors Rosich with the project "Salvatge"