Carlos Alba

About

Bio

  • Carlos Alba (born 1984 in Madrid, Spain; lives and works in London, UK) is visual artist working mainly with colour photography and video. His work is focused on human relations in the modern world. His images have a conceptual approach and they reflect contemporary social issues from a positive point of view. His tools are objects and archives that help him to find the photographs and videos that he wants to take. He is a regular contributor of weekly and monthly magazines. He has published his work in Architectural Digest, Esquire, Forbes, Financial Times Magazine, Grazia, I-D Magazine, Vice UK, Telva, Woman Madamme Figaro, Yo Dona...
  • Carlos Alba (nació en Madrid en 1984, España; vive y trabaja en Londres, Reino Unido) es un artista visual que trabaja principalmente con fotografía en color y vídeo. Su trabajo se centra en las relaciones entre humanos en el mundo contemporáneo. Sus imágenes tienen un enfoque conceptual y reflejan los problemas sociales contemporáneos. Sus herramientas son objetos, archivo fotográfico y audiovisual que le ayudan a encontrar las fotografías y vídeos que desea realizar. Es colaborador habitual de revistas semanales y mensuales. Ha publicado su trabajo en Architectural Digest, Esquire, Financial Times Magazine, Forbes, Grazia, I-D Magazine, Vice GB, Telva, Woman Madamme Figaro, Yo Dona ...

Education

  • 2018. MA Photography, University of the Arts London, UK.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 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

  • 2018. In Other Image, When Words Fail. SIPF, Singapore.
  • 2018. ;. Enterprise Projects. London, UK.
  • 2018. Collaborate. Photoworks at Free Range. 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.

Awards and Grants

  • 2018. SELECTED. Singapore International Photography Festival. Portfolio Showcase. Singapore.
  • 2017. WINNER. Tokyo International Photography Competition. Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2017. WINNER. Arts SU, London College of Fashion. London, UK.
  • 2017. ART RESIDENCY. Landskrona Foto Residency. Landskrona, Sweden.
  • 2017. FINALIST. BMW Residency. Gobellins. Paris, France.
  • 2016. UK WINNER. Flash Forward. Magenta Fundation. Toronto, Canada.
  • 2016. WINNER. Hacer, Hablar, Escuchar, Estar. Comunidad de Madrid. Spain.
  • 2016. LONGLIST. ING Unseen Talent Award. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2016. SHORTLISTED. NEXOFOTO. Ibero-american Photography Award.
  • 2016. NOMINATED. Joop Swart Masterclass. World Press Photo. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2016. NOMINATED. First Book Award MACK. London, UK.
  • 2016. FINALIST. Grand Prix Fotofestiwal. Lodz, Poland.
  • 2015. WINNER. ZONA C Art Award. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 2015. SHORTLISTED. EI AWARDS. Encontros Da Imagen. Braga, Portugal.
  • 2015. ART RESIDENCY. Encontros de Artistas Novos. Cidade Da Cultura. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 2015. SHORTLISTED. DESCUBRIMIENTOS. PhotoEspaña. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2015. SHORTLISTED. NEXOFOTO. Ibero-american Photography Award.
  • 2014. WINNER. IdeasTap Magnum Photo Showcase by Olivia Arthur. London, UK.
  • 2011. GRANT. Photon Festival. Valencia, Spain.
  • 2005. GRANT. El Mundo Newspaper. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2005. GRANT. El Pais Newspaper. Madrid, Spain.

Lectures and Public Presentations

  • 2018. "The Observation of Trifles", SIPF, Singapore.
  • 2018. Jenny Nordquist in conversation with Carlos Alba. Landskrona Foto Festival, Sweden.
  • 2018. "The Observation of Trifles", CFC Bilbao. Vizcaya, Spain.
  • 2017. "The Observation of Trifles", ParisPhoto. Paris, France.
  • 2017. "Photography against power", Landskrona Foto Festival. Landskrona, Sweden.
  • 2016. "The Observation of Trifles", ParisPhoto. Paris, France.
  • 2016. "The Observation of Trifles", The Photographers Gallery bookshop. London, UK.
  • 2016. "The Observation of Trifles", Art Inkubator. Fotofestiwal. Lodz, Poland.
  • 2016. "The Observation of Trifles", La Fabrica. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2016. "Investigating the city" Jo Dennis, Aisling McCoy and Carlos Alba in conversation with Rodrigo Orrantia. Peckham 24. Photo London, UK.

Selected Press

Contact

Books

  • Becoming Image: Medicine and the Algorithmic Body.(Vv.Aa.), Liz Orton/Wellcome Collection, 2018

  • The Observation of Trifles, La Fabrica, 2016
  • This artist book is part of international library collections such as Tate (UK), Harvard (USA), Landskrona Museum (Sweden) Reminders Photography Stronghold (Japan), Fotocolectania (Spain) and The Library Project (Ireland).

Catalogues

  • Un cierto panorama. Reciente fotografía de autor en España. Comunidad de Madrid. Madrid, Spain, 2017
  • Flash Forward, The Magenta Fundation, Toronto, Canada, 2016
  • Fotofestiwal, FEW, Lodz, Poland, 2016
  • Circulation(s), Le Bec en l´air, Paris, France, 2016

Collections

  • Landskrona Museum, Landskrona, Sweden.
  • Private collections in Austria, England and Spain.

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