Christian Lagata

Vive entre Madrid y Sevilla, 1986

His work focuses on conceptually addressing vital issues such as identity or memory. Combining and re-mixing disciplines, materials and supplies, regardless of their origin or their degree of proximity to existing models.
He took an International Master’s Degree in Contemporary Photography and Personal Projects at EFTI (Madrid) on full scholarship and completed another master’s course in Project Development at BlankPaper (Madrid).
He has attended various master classes and workshops with artists such as Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Ignasi Aballí, Eugenio Ampudia, Daniel Canogar, Lottie Davis, Xavier Ribas, Simon Norfolk, Alexander Apostol, Javier Vallhonrat, Christian Patterson and Ricardo Cases, among others.
Lagata was a finalist in the second 20º FotoPres “la Caixa” competition, finalist in PHotoEspaña "best National photography publication" with Up Around the Bend and he was selected to participate in the 5th Encontro de artistas novos at Cidade da Cultura (Galicia), Paraty em Foco (Brazil), Encontros da imagen (Portugal), Descubrimientos PHE 14 (Madrid) and Cuadernos de la Kursala (Cádiz).
Co-founder of the Zunder Collective, he has also worked as a curator, organising cultural events like the “Photobook’s Invaders” symposium (Matadero Madrid) and curating the installation VETA with Rosell Meseguer (Complutense University of Madrid).

http://www.christianlagata.com/

Work

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Exhibitions and publications

Solo Exhibition

2016
• What you whispered into my ear (spread out into the world), comisariada por Sema D´Acosta, Sala Santa Inés Iniciarte, Sevilla
• Up Around the Bend, A-ilha, Lisboa, Portugal

2015
• Up Around the Bend, comisariada por Gonzalo Golpe, Galería Cero, Madrid
• Screening, Up Around the Bend, Guatephoto-Huéspedes del presente, comisariada por Marta Soul
• Up Arpund the Bend, comisariada por Jesús Micó, Sala Kursala, Cádiz

 

Group Exhibition

2016
•Welcome to Rota, junto a Cyro García, Línea de Costa-Pinea (A.I.R), Rota, Cádiz

2015
• Exposición colectiva, La balada del fotógrafo emergente, Showroom, Madrid

2014
• Junto a Arguiñe Escandón y Arturo Rodríguez, Fotomata Galeria, Sevilla

2012
• Colectiva PA-TA-TA Festival de fotografía, Granada

 

Books

2015
• Where the Neons Turn to Wood: Up Around the Bend Edición limitada Fuego Books
• Up Around the Bend, Kursala & Fuego Books

Awards and scholarships

2016
• Adquisición en el XXXVII Certamen Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo "Ciudad de Utrera"

2015
• Finalista en la 20º edición de FotoPres La Caixa
• Seleccionado en el Programa Expositivo Iniciarte, Junta de Andalucía
• Seleccionado en el Encontro de artistas novos V, Cidade da cultura por Rafael Doctor Roncero

2014
• Ganador de la beca Roberto Villagraz, EFTI
• Seleccionado en los Cuadernos de la Kursala por Jesús Micó
• Seleccionado en Descubrimientos PHE
• Seleccionado en el Encontros de Braga, Portugal
• Seleccionado en Paraty em foco, Brasil

2012
• Seleccioando en PA-TA-TA Festival de fotografía emergente, Granada
colectiva PA-TA-TA Festival de fotografía, Granada

Education

2015
• Transformaciones: Arte y Estética desde 1960 / IX Edición Una deriva del arte contemporáneo: del museo al archivo, CICUS, US, Sevilla

2014-2015
• Becado en el Máster internacional de fotografía contemporánea de EFTI, Madrid

2011-2012
• Máster en Desarrollo de Proyectos en BlankPaper, Madrid

 

 

Workshops

2015
Isidoro Valcárcel Medina
Ignasi Aballí
María Cañas
Eugenio Ampudia
Daniel Canogar
Xavier Ribas
David Jiménez
Simon Norfolk
Alexander Apostol
Javier Vallhonrat

2012
Christian Patterson
Ricardo Cases

2011
Cristina Garcia Rodero