Martín Bollati

Lives and works between Buenos Aires and Madrid. 1986

Im interested in stories. In fictions. 

Fictions that come from behind us, and that we understand as the Past or History and fictions that go beyond or forward us, and that we understand as the Future. In the middle, the drill in which we are standing, which we define as Reality or The Present, and from which we perceive and build, through Imagina- tion ( or personal memory + cultural memory + senses), both movements: the Past and the Future. 

Every story is waiting to be told. 

Through my work I deconstruct the mechanisms behind storytelling. (Re) building new possible fictions I put in evidence the devices of discourse construction and offer a new interpretation of a constructed reality. 

Reality can only be suspected, never known.

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Work

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Exhibitions and publications

Solo Exhibition

2016
La Forma Bruta Galería Cero , Madrid, España 
La Forma Bruta Kursala, Cadiz, Spain

2015
• La Forma Bruta Espazo Lusquiños, Ourense, Spain
• La Forma Bruta Bretemas Gallery, Outono Fotográfico, Galicia, Spain

2014

メ Arte x Arte Gallery, Buenos Aires

 

Group Exhibition

2016
• 
Atelier abierto finalistas de Revisión de Portafolios, FOLA, Buenos Aires
 Transforming Memories, 280A Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2015

• Exc! PhotoEspaña, EFTI Gallery, Madrid, Spain
• Retratos Imaginarios Buenos Aires Photo, Buenos Aires
• Huespedes del Presente GuatePhoto Festival, Guatemala
• PROJEÇÕES Encontros Da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
• Secret & Lies JÄÄLPHOTO, Madrid
• Divergentes Sala Municipal de Exposiciones, Leganes, Spain
• Fictions Matienschön Gallery, Buenos Aires (DUO w/Christiane Peschek)

2014

Aquí y Allá Fine Art Circle, Madrid
• EFTI Selection PhotoEspaña, Madrid
La Suerte de los mortales Galería o2, Madrid


2012 • El brillo silencioso Matienschön Gallery, Buenos Aires
 

Publications
 
2016
• La Forma Bruta Published by Cuadernos de la Kursala, Cadiz, Spain 
 
2015
• Love as a Forest (we imagined) Love as a Forest (we remember) Self Published, coauthorship w/ Christiane Peschek, Vienna, Austria
 
2014
• A Kind of Loop Published by Riot Books, Madrid
 
 
Edition
 
2016
• Soft Touch Brad Feuerhelm, Published by CHACO, Coedited by Martín Bollati and Verónica Fieiras
• Pampa del Infierno Published by CHACO, Coedited by Martín Bollati, Rigoberto Diaz and Verónica Fieiras
 

 

Awards and scholarships

2016
Finalist Fola Atelier Abierto, FOLA, Buenos Aires

2015
Finalist FotoPres La Caixa 20º 2nd Edition Grant, Madrid
Finalist The Vevey International Photography, Switzerland
Winner Salzburg Summer Academy Grant, Salzburg
Finalist Nexo Iberoamericano Award, Madrid, Spain
Finalist 1st Gomma Photography Grant

2014
Winner Al Betrayal Award, Madrid
Finalist FotoPres La Caixa 20º 1st Edition Grant, Madrid

• Winner Nano busca un Autor , Nano Festival, Buenos Aires

2013
WinnerXI Grant Roberto Villagraz Grant, Madrid

Education

2008-2012
Visual Arts Degree, IUNA, Argentina


2010-2012
Photography Degree, EAF, Argentina


2013-2014
Conceptual Photography Master Degree, EFTI, Spain


2014-2015
Photobook: Edition & Production, BlankPaper, Spain