Carlos Alba (born 1984 in Madrid, Spain) is visual artist working mainly with photography, video, painting, installation and performance. His work is focused on human an non-human relations in the modern world, specially in subjects related with his life. He uses his art work as a therapy to understand his feelings, his past, his masculinity, and his fears. He is exploring issues from everyday life especially those which affect vulnerable living beings. His tools are objects and archives that help him to find the final visual art work that he wants to make.
2003-2005 Photography & Film, UFV, Madrid, Spain.
2017-2018 MA Photography, University of the Arts London, UK.
2019 Photography and Curation, The Photographers Gallery/University of the Arts London, UK.
2021 The Taste Of The Wind. Art Photo BCN. Barcelona, Spain.
2018 The Taste Of The Wind. Tyghuset. Landskrona Foto Festival, Sweden.
2018 The Observation of Trifles. UAL Holborn Gallery. London, UK.
2017 The Observation of Trifles. Auditorio de Galicia. Zona C. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
2016 The Observation of Trifles. La Fabrica Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2016 The Observation of Trifles. PHOTOESPAÑA. El Águila. Madrid, Spain.
2011 Fashion Victim. Colegio de España. Paris, France.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 I'll Bet The Devil My Head. Lianzhou Museum of Photography, Guangdong, China.
2020 Qui Va Lá? Colegio de España, Paris, France.
2020 The Taste Of The Wind Landskrona Foto both at Art Photo BCN in Arts Santa Mónica, Barcelona, Spain.
2019 The Taste Of The Wind is displayed on digital screens across Southbank Centre during 'Diane Arbus: in the beginning' show at Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre. London, UK.
2018. In Other Image, When Words Fail. SIPF, Singapore.
2018. ;. Enterprise Projects. London, UK.
2018. Collaborate. Photoworks at Free Range. London, UK.
2018. Xhibit. Berdmondsey Project Space, London, UK.
2018. Un cierto panorama – reciente fotografía de autor en España. CCE. Lima, Peru.
2018. T3 Photo Festival Tokyo. TIPC winners show. HeadOn. Sidney, Australia.
2018. T3 Photo Festival Tokyo. TIPC winners show. G. Gallery. Taipei, Taiwan.
2018. T3 Photo Festival Tokyo. TIPC winners show. Wonder Foto Day. Taipei, Taiwan.
2018. T3 Photo Festival Tokyo. TIPC winners show. UPI Gallery, Brooklyn. New York, USA.
2017. Mapamundistas 17. La Ciudadela. Pamplona, Spain.
2017. Photo Book Phenomenon. CCCB / Foto Colectania. Barcelona, Spain.
2017. Photo Book Week Aarhus. Aarhus, Denmark.
2017. Un cierto panorama – reciente fotografía de autor en España. Sala Canal de Isabel II. Madrid, Spain.
2017. Habitat. Format Festival. Derby, UK.
2017. Proyecta. Imaginando otros posibles. Madrid, Spain.
2016. The myths of the near future. DOCfield. Arts Santa Mónica. Barcelona, Spain.
2016. Grand Prix Fotofestiwal. Art Inkubator. Lodz, Poland.
2016. Festival Circulation(s). Le Centquatre. Paris, France.
2016. Identity Flows. La Triennale di Milano. Milan, Italy.
2016. Upho Fotofestival. Málaga, Spain.
2016. RPS International Photobooks. Espacio Gallery, London. UK.
2016. RPS International Photobooks. Impressions Gallery, Bradford. UK.
2016. Scan Photobooks. Tinglado 2. Tarragona, Spain.
2016. Museum of Photography, Thesaloniki. Greece.
2016. Bitume PhotoFest. Lecce, Italy.
2014. Self. Bristol Festival of Photography, UK.
2011. La Mujer Española. Ministerio de Sanidad, Politica Social e Igualda. Madrid, Spain.