Oliver Roma

PArís, Francia

Roma studied biology at the University of Alcalá de Henares, in Madrid. He began travelling the world and experimenting with photography at 18, with his first camera, an Olympus OM-2. A trip to Western Australia in 2008 proved a turning point for Roma’s photographic career, and led him to refocus his work from a new perspective.

In 2009 Roma completed a Masters at EFTI, in photographic concept and creation. He was a finalist in Discoveries PHE10, and selected within the competition for the travelling exhibition “From reality to desire.” Roma was also a finalist in the SCAN Tarragona competition as part of Talent Latent, in 2010. In 2011 he participated in “Books of the Kursala” at the University of Cadiz. Since 2009 to present date, Roma gives conferences, classes and has exhibited his work in various shows. In 2014 he finished Master’s course PRO2 at EFTI, in Madrid.The clear and visible manipulation of the image via digital technology characterizes his work, creating an ‘extra real’ effect in his work. He rejects and avoids ‘the real’, leading to a hard pragmatism in his pieces.

His photographs function as an introspective exercise. Created in strict solitude they are attempts of self-discovery, an effort to show himself to the world sin barricades. The backdrop for each scene is carefully chosen, always recognizable and tells the story to the viewer from the first person perspective.

To unveil the hidden, secret or buried, and bring it to light without wild exaggeration allows Roma to communicate with the outside world through close by, silent images occulting a deaf scream.

His thousands of images from Australia remain unedited.

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Work

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Exhibitions and publications

Solo Exhibitions

2014
• El Fotómata galería –Blackout

2011
• La vida que no ves. Kursala - Aulario La Bomba, Cádiz

Group Exhibition

2014 

• Vision.es – Galería Cero – Madrid – Comisariado Ciuco Gutiérrez.
• Espace(s) - La (b) gallerie ARTYFACT – París – France
• PanZeta - Madrid

2013 
• Feria CASA//ARTE – Palacio de Cibeles – Madrid - Spain
• Blanco sobre blanco– Blackout - Galería Cero – Madrid. Comisario Ciuco Gutiérrez.
• 10x10 Coleccionismo en formato mínimo, EFTI - Madrid

2012
• Festival de fotografía Alcorcón Madrid, España

2011
• PhotoPhnomPenh - Camboya
• BibaoArte – Bilbao, España

2010
• Talent Latent – SCAN Tarrragona, España
• CAS – Centro de las  Artes Sevilla, España
• El Punto del Carmen – Valencia, España
• PHotoEspaña – PHE09 – Sala EFTI – Madrid, España
• De tal palo tal astilla – Tarazona Foto – Tarazona – Zaragoza, España

 

Publications

2015 
• Catálago – Fundación AENA
• El Respirador – Revista de arte contemporáneo
• Arts Sevilla

2014 
• TENMAG – Tendencias Fashion magazine
• Escritores de Luces – Universiada de Alicantte

2013 
• Folleto – Blackout – Galería Cero

 

2011
• Catálogo - Cinemática
• Catálogo - La vida que no ves

2010
• Catálogo colectivo – Talent Latent SCAN Tarragona
• Catálogo colectivo – Descubrimientos 2010 PHotoEspaña PHE10

2009
• Catálogo colectivo  – Tarazona, Zaragoza

Awards and scholarships

2015    
• Primer premio de fotografía Fundacion AENA

2013    
• Selección documentando ARCOmadrid 2014

2012    
• Selección  “fotografiando ARCOmadrid 2012”

2012    
• Selección I edición de “luz contra el Racismo” SOS racismo Madrid.

2011     
• ESTAMPA
• EFTI Network

2010    
• Talent Latent 2010 – Scan Tarragona Spain. Comisario Jesús Micó.
• Selección De la realidad al deseo. Comisario Francisco Carpio.
• Descubrimientos PHotoEspaña 2010 – PHE10 - Spain

Education

2014
• Talleres: Ciugo Gutíerrez, Francisco Carpio, Satiago Olmo, Verónica Márquez, Javier Duero, José María Parreño, Gonzalo Romero, Eurgenio Ampudia, Daniel Canogar, Juan Vlabuena.
• PRO2 – Curso de excelencia artística. EFTI Madrid

2013
• Fundación Mapfre: Encuentros con las historia de la fotografía: siglo XIX.Fundación Mapfre: Juicio al arte contemporáneo.

2012
• Fundación Mapfre: Encuentros con la historia de la fotografía.

2011
• Fundación Mapfre: Encuentros con la historia de la fotografía.

2009 -2010
• Talleres  y conferecencias: Ciuco Gutiérrez, Miguel Oriola, Jesús Micó, Alejandro Castellote, Manuel Rufo, Francis Tsang, Alfonso Zubiaga, Olaf Martens, Matt Siber, Eduardo Momeñe, Eugenio Ampudia, Vincent Debanne, José Latova, Daniel Canogar, Chema Madoz…

2009
• Master internacional de fotografía, itinerario concepto y creación en EFTI
• Estudios de biología en la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares Madrid