PABLO A. RODRÍGUEZ
Pablo is a 27-year-old photographer born on the outskirts of Barcelona. His work, until now mainly autobiographical, documents his closest reality and is characterized by experiments in the darkroom.
Jordi Barreras (Santa Coloma de Gramenet, 1977) is a documentary photographer. His works claim the social and political value of photography. He understands photography as a tool for visual research which allows him to look towards the intersection of arts, social sciences, and documentary and conceptual photography, exploring more critical and reflective perspectives.
Born in 1988. Cristóbal Ascencio is a Mexican photographer who currently resides in Madrid.
His work and research focus on the relationship that exists between images and memory
and how we build identities and realities based on this correspondence.
ANA BELÉN JARRÍN
Ana Belén Jarrín, born in Ecuador, studied photography in Barcelona, where she lived for 20 years. She currently lives in Galicia.
She is interested in how people relate to their bodies and how communities inhabit and are transformed by the landscape surrounding them.
Her background is in photography, graphic design and cultural management.
Andrés Solla works on topics related to migratory movements, borders, identity and
memory. "How To Build a Fence" has won the 16th Fórum Fotográfico Can Basté and
was exhibited at the OFF Bratislava festival.
His most recent work "A River Without Bridges" is supported by the European Union and
the Goethe Institute as part of the "Culture Moves Europe" program.
Quim Español Sala, a Creative Director and designer, works as Creative Lead for Adidas. His awe-inspiring advertising campaigns reach a global audience, but his creativity extends beyond his job. Quim's latest project explores the intersection of photography and AI, showcasing his love for experimentation and pushing the limits of traditional art forms.
Ángeles Angulo and Román Torre form Rotor Studio. His work is based on the creation of pieces, devices and installations halfway between digital crafts, industrial design and audiovisual experience, giving rise to this hybridization of very diverse techniques and formats that start from commonplaces.
As a photographer of colour, I give a voice to marginalised communities and shine a light on their experiences. I invest time in getting to know the individuals and spaces I capture, striving to create images that challenge ignorance and prejudice. I advocate for educational diversity and explore AI's coexistence with human creativity.
Aleydis Rispa, Sort (Lleida), 1964. She graduated in Fine Arts, specialising in Image, from the University of Barcelona el 1988. She is currently a professor of photography at EASD Serra i Abella (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat). Her work, which can be found in various private and public collections, has been regularly exhibited and published since 1989 when she won Barcelona Biennial Photography Prize.
His work has been exhibited in various individual and collective exhibitions. A Place Where Light Casts Many Enigmatic Shadows at the ArtSümer Gallery in Istanbul and “La Cambra Fluïda” and “Vinyes revelades” within the Terra-lab choral project are some of his most significant projects. In 2020 he published his first book Tratado de Fotografía desobediente.
Roope Rainisto is a Finnish artist, designer, and photographer passionate about storytelling. His work explores the boundaries between the real and the virtual. His NFT collections “Life In West America” and “Reworld” rank amongst the most valuable AI art collections of all time.
Lucía Morón was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a visual artist, architect and teacher. Her works were exhibited at the Palace of Westminster in London and at the Off Festival of Les Rencontres d'Arles 2022, among others.
Currently, her projects link photography with collage, drawing, writing and family archives.
Lara Amat (1989)
She studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, where she approached photography, sculpture and engraving. She has participated in several group exhibitions, such as the Bianyal (2021, La Garrotxa); and solo exhibitions such as Exercicis per imaginar un volcà (2022, CC Can Basté, BCN), or La pedra que cau del cel no mira a qui toca (2023, Espai 19, BCN).
NATIONAL ARCHIVE OF CATALONIA
As part of the Lumínic Festival of Sant Cugat del Vallès and with the desire to share with the public the recent acquisition of some of the pieces created during that trip, the National Archives has produced the Dora Maar exhibition. Trip to Catalonia, with Victòria Combalía as curator.
Dolores, a photographer born in 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, trained in New York and started working at Spring Studios during the Fashion Week seasons. Her style is plastic and pop, with influences from artists such as Martin Parr, La Chapelle, Marcos Lopez, Steven Spielberg, and Tarantino. In addition to her photographic talent, Dolores is known for her sense of humour and contagious laughter. A recurring joke is that her parents are anesthesiologists, which leads her to find ways to "anaesthetize" her viewers visually with her photos. She has won awards and exhibited her work in international galleries. She has also ventured into art direction. With her fresh approach and the constant pursuit of creativity, Dolores has made a name for herself in the contemporary photography scene, constantly expanding her artistic vision but always remembering that the dose of anaesthesia has limits, unlike her creativity.
Estampa is a collective of programmers, filmmakers and researchers working in the fields of audiovisual media and digital environments. Their practice is based on a critical and archaeological approach to audiovisual technologies, researching the tools and ideologies of artificial intelligence and on the resources of experimental animation.
FACULTY OF FINE ARTS
The Fine Arts degree is one of the studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts. The degree offers our students the possibility to train in artistic practice and thinking, taking into account both the specificity of the different disciplines and the transdisciplinary reality of contemporary art.
The Faculty of Fine Arts participates in the third edition of the Light Festival with three students.
These students are:
Carmen Barreiro Rubio with "Camino a Monte Largo"
Iona E. Quesada with "Shy Light"
The Grisart school participates in the third edition of the Luminic Festival with the student Jen McLain who will show her work Dystopia.
INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF CATALONIA
The Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia participates in the third edition of the Luminic Festival with student Pau Vendrell who will show the work 'Kaleidoscope De La Família Contemporània' in the Abacus room in Sant Cugat.
Elisava participates in the third edition of the Luminic Festival with student Meghan Mathews where they will show their original work "It was good enough for our mothers" which they have made in the Master of Photography and Design.
The Observatory participates in the third edition of the Lumínic Festival with two students where they will show the work of authors who have completed the Author's Documentary Photography course.
These alumni are:
Maria Canamasas Source with "Elvira"
Wayra Ficapal with "The invisible landscape"