Joan Fontcuberta

Joan Fontcuberta (1955) is born in Barcelona. After his Communication Science degree (Autonomous University of Barcelona), the artist worked in the Marketing and Journalism fields and as university professor at the Fine Art Academy. From 1974 Fontcuberta is developing a personal creative language, alongside an intense critic, theoretical and curatorial spirit.
His production and his theoretical approach are focused on several themes such as representation, knowledge, memory, science, authenticity, ambiguity and trompe-l’oeil, exploring documentary and narrative aspects of the photographical image among others things .
Many of his publications have been awarded with international appreciations, among them: Herbarium (1985), Fauna (1988), Sputnik (1997). Recently the author also published “Landscape without Memory” (2005), “Googlegrams” (2005), “Through the Looking Glass” (2010), “Pandora’s Camera” (2010) and “The Fury of the Images” (2016), questioning the themes of Photography intersections and digital images. Fontcuberta has been author and contributor of several volumes, regarding history, aesthetic and pedagogy of Photography.
Many exhibitions have been dedicated to this artist: to mention the most recent, Hasselblad Center (Göteborg, 2013), Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris, 2014), Science Museum, (London, 2014), Cosmocaixa (Barcelona, 2015), Museum Angewandte Kunst (Frankfurt, 2015), Canal de Isabel II (Madrid, 2015), Museo Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona, 2016), Museo Banco de la República (Bogotá, 2016. His artworks are present in important collection such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), San Francisco MoMA, Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), LACMA (L.A.), Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography (Tucson), International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House (Rochester), National Gallery of Art (Ottawa), Folkwang Museum (Essen), Musée National d’Art Contemporain – Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), MACBA (Barcelona), MNCARS (Madrid).

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Joan Fontcuberta
Googlegrama: The Origin of the World, 2007
Type C print
227 x 180 cm

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Trauma #2804
Duratrans light box
60 x 40 cm

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Joan Fontcuberta
and Paolo Gioli
Curated by Joan Fontcuberta
Critical text by Roberta Valtorta.
25.10 > 8.1.2020