b. 1989, Geneva, Switzerland

Ignacio Barrios is a Spanish visual artist working with photography. In 2019, Ignacio completed his Master in Photography at the Royal College of Art in London. Barrios mainly works with photography while blurring boundaries with painting and sculpture combining street and studio photography. He is the winner of the Genesis Imaging Postgraduate Award 2019 and has received three honorable mentions at the IPA Lucie Awards for his series "Urban Seascapes." Ignacio has enriched his photography by attending different courses at EFTI in Madrid and workshops with photographers such as Jose A. Figueroa, Javier Vallhonrat, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Antonio Xoubanouva and Oscar Monzón. In July 2020, Ignacio will be an artist in residence at the BilbaoArte Foundation.

Education

2017-2019 MA Photography. RCA, Royal College of Art, London.
rca.ac.uk/students/ignacio-barrios/
2014 BA in Media and Communication, University Complutense of Madrid.
2008-2009 Professional Digital Photography Course, School of Photography & Centre for the Image (EFTI), Madrid, Spain.

Awards & Residencies

2020 BilbaoArte Foundation Studio Grant - Artist-in-Residence (ES)
2019 Genesis Imaging Postgraduate Award - Winner (UK)
2018 Revolv Collective One Year Open Call - Shortlisted (UK)
2017 Renaissance Photography Prize - Finalist (UK)
2017 IPA Lucie Awards - 2 Honourable Mention (US)
2017 Tokyo International Foto Awards - Fine Art: Portfolio - Honourable Mention (JP)
2017 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - Selected 1st Round (UK)
2016 Royal Society Photography (RSF) – Architecture Contest - 3rd Prize (ES)
2015 PX3 (Paris) - People/Personality - Bronze & Honourable Mention (FR)
2015 Renaissance Photography Prize - Finalist (UK)
2015 Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña - Selected (ES)
2015 IPA Lucie Awards - 3 Honorable Mentions (US)
2012 1st Edition Arte 40 Contest - Finalist (ES)
2012 Purificación García Photography Prize - Selected (ES)

Solo Exhibitions

2012 “44:53” - Salle Zéro, Allianza Francesa, Havana, Cuba
2010 "Afinidades" - Sala Chaplin, Cinemateca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba

Group Exhibitions

2020 Puertas Abiertas, Fundacion BilbaoArte, Bilbao (ES)

2019 Fin de Temporada 2019, Estudio Figueroa-Vives, La Habana, Cuba.
2019 Quivering Horizons, The Sky has no surface, Berwich-upon-tweed.
2019 MA Photography Graduate Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London.
2019 Brexihibition, Courtyard Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.
2019 Images can be, Lumen Crypt Gallery, London.

2018 Work-In-Progress Show, Royal College of Art Work, London.
2018 "24 Motocicletas", Estudio Laura Lio, ArtBanchel 2, Madrid.
2018 OffPrint, Royal College of Art Stand, Tate Modern, London (UK)1

2017 "Renaissance Photography Prize Finalists", Getty Images Gallery, London.
2017 "Mutaciones", Estudio Vives-Figueroa / Estudio Michel Perez Pollo, La Habana.
2017 "Casa Madrid 2017", Carabanchel curated by Oscar Monzón and Antonio Xoubanova.
2017 "Real Sociedad Fotografica", Centro Cultural "Aniceto Marinas", Brunete.
2017 "Arquitectura, una visión múltiple", Colegio Oficial Aparejadores y Arquitectos Técnicos, Madrid.
2017 "Fabrica Pedro Diez 21", ArtBanchel "Al Margen Hay Sitio" Edición 1, Madrid.

2016 "Real Sociedad Fotográfica", Escuela CEV, Madrid.
2016 "Mas Continuos que Interruptos", Estudio Figueroa-Vives, La Habana curated by Cristina Vives.

2015 "Renaissance Photography Prize Finalists", Getty Images Gallery, London.
2015 "Havana Bienal Show". Figueroa-Vives Studio curated by Cristina Vives.
2015 "Campos de Batalla", Studio Juan Carlos Alom.

2014 "Ciudades de Silencio", Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2013 “Cuba for Keeps” - Photographie par Milly West, video by Ignacio Barrios & Reynier Leyva Novo. Krowswork Gallery and project (US)
2013 "Ciudades de Silencio", Convento San Francisco de Asis, La Habana, Cuba.

2012 Finalists Arte40 Contest, Complutense Centre for the Arts (C Arte C), Madrid, Spain.
2012 Havana Bienal Artist Show. Figueroa-Vives Studio.

2011 “7 dias en la Habana”: Juan Carlos Alom, Ignacio Barrios y Alejandro González, Museo del Ron Habana Club, La Habana, Cuba.
2011 Artes Americas, Booth CCE Miami, Miami Beach Convention Centre.
2011 “Imagina Lennon" , Rolling Stone Magazine, Telefónica Flagship Store Gran Vía, Madrid, Spain
2011 2nd Edition MadridFoto, Gallery Moriarty, Madrid, Spain

Short Courses & Workshops

2017 Cinematography Lighting Applied to Photography Course. EFTI, Madrid.
2017 "Casa" with Antonio Xoubanova & Oscar Monzon.
2016 Editorial Portraits Workshop with Javier Márquez, Workshop Experience, Madrid.
2016 Creativity and Strategies in Contemporary Photography. Workshop with Javier Vallhonrat.
2009 Documentary Filmmaking Workshop, International School of Film & Television (ECITV), San Antonio de Los Baños, Cuba.

Publications

2020 Portfolio PhotoMonitor 
2019 The Scaffold, Folium Publishing.
2017 Renaissance Photography Prize Exhibition Catalogue.
2017 Christophe Rousset. Opera Now Magazine. April 2017. (cover)
2016 Faena Forum Magazine Launch. Los Carpinteros "Conga Irreversible".
2015 Los Carpinteros. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey.
2015 Renaissance Photography Prize Exhibition Catalogue.
2014 “Havana Autos & Architecture”, Norman Foster/Mauricio Vicent. Ivorypress.
2014 "Henry Santos: Su Nueva Mision". People en Español. p.145-146.
2013 Christophe Rousset: Early Music Today. December 13 -Frebruary 14. (cover)
2011 "El cine cubano sigue estando comprometido con la realidad". La Jiribilla, Revista de Cultura Cubana. Febrero.
2011 "El Camarón Encantado". Ballet Nacional de Cuba. Unicef.
2010 "Musica de Camara (afinidades)". Reinaldo Montero. Editorial Letras Cubanas.
2010 "Regalo: Compania Danza Contemporánea de Cuba", Suzy Q, March-April.
2010 "Portfolio 33 Artistas reinterpretan una portada iconica", Rolling n 134, December.

Collections

Ella Cisneros Fontanals Collection (Cifo Collection), Miami, Florida (USA)
Llorente y Cuenca Collection, Miami, Florida

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