Alejandro Guijarro is an artist based in London and Madrid who works primarily in photography. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 with a MA in fine art.
His work examines spatial relations in photographic representation, exploring what photography is still allowed and able to do. He makes contradictory and paradoxical images, where the boundaries of the photographic image break down. The images imply a tension that goes back and forth between what can be seen and what can be understood, creating a simultaneous sense of appearance and disappearance. By undermining our recognizable modes of perception, he questions the solidity and the authority of the photographic image and its ability to refer to reality and to truth.
2008-2010 MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London
2001-2004 BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Escuela de Arte N10, Madrid
Current & Forthcoming Exhibitions
BLACKBOARD - ART FROM TEACHING / LEARNING FROM ART
Artipelag Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. 11th Oct 2013 - 19th Jan 2014
New Order: British Art Today
Saatchi Gallery, London. 26th April -1st Dec 2013
Festival IMAGES, Espace Quai n°1, Vevey, Switzerland 4th Sept - 19th Oct 2013
"Momentum", Gertrud, The Contemporary Collector's Club, NY.
"Momentum", Google NYC Headquarters, NY
"Momentum", Wilmotte Gallery at Lichfield Studios, London
"Drift", Blockwork Art., Lumen URC, London.
Stitch, Art for the earth, The Diary Gallery, London
Unpublished, 1st December, Le Dictateur Gallery, Milan
Broad Daylight, Fumi Gallery, London
Exploration and Intervention, New Landscape Photography, George & Jørgen Fine Art, London
The Uneasy Landscape, Fold Gallery, London
London Loves, Vitrine Gallery, London
Albion Show, Show Two RCA, London
RCA Show. Gulbenkian Gallery. London
Christie's Paris. Arsep-Christie's. Paris
Royal College of Art. Gulbenkian Gallery. London
Candid Arts Trust Gallery. London
ITS SIX(International Talent Support). Trieste
The Frank Suss Collection
Awards & Grants
2013 Photoespana. Descubrimientos. Finalist. Spain
2011 Festival international de Mode et de Photographie à Hyères, Shortlisted, France
2010 E-Creative Award, Finalist, London
2009 Man Photography Prize, Finalist, London
2009 The Royal College of Art Bursary, London
2009 The Villiers David Travel Award, London
2007 ITS SIX(International Talent Support), Finalist, Italy
2004 Premio de Fotografia Ministero de Economia, 3rd place, Spain
2013 British Journal of Photography, October Issue.
2013 The Guardian. My best photograph.
2012 Momentum Artist's book
2011 Stitch, Art for the earth, Catalogue
2011 Unpublished Mag. 3er Issue
2010 Ruby Mag- 49 Issue
2010 Broad Daylight, Artist’s book
2010 Picking Up, Bouncing Back. Alexander Garcia Duttmann & Jean Luc-Nancy RCA Photography
2010 Tar-ART Magazine. Spring Issue (Projects)
2009 Christie's Paris. Arsep-Christie's Catalogue
2007 ITS SIX(International Talent Support) Catalogue