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.
Photo Shanghai, Shanghai.
Photography 2.0. PHotoEspaña14, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid. Curated by Joan Fontcuberta.
Marcelle Joseph Projects. Ascot
Start Art Fair (Saatchi Gallery), London.
The Uncertainty Principle, The Goma Gallery, Madrid.
Art14 Art fair, London (27th Feb - 2nd March)
Blackboard - Art from teaching / learning from art, Artipelag Konsthall, Stockholm.
New Order: British Art Today, Saatchi Gallery, London.
Festival IMAGES, Espace Quai n°1, Vevey, Switzerland.
"Momentum", Gertrud, The Contemporary Collector's Club, NY.
"Momentum", Google NYC Headquarters, NY
"Momentum", Tristan Hoare Gallery, 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Unpublished, 1st December, Le Dictateur Gallery, Milan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
2008-2010 MFA Photography, Royal College of Art, London
2001-2004 BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Escuela de Arte N10, Madrid
The Frank Suss Collection
Awards & Grants
2013 PHotoEspaña13. 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
2014 Post-Photography: The artist with the camera. (Elephant Book) edited by Robert shore
2014 Blackboard - Art from teaching / learning from art, Artipelag Konsthall Catalogue
2014 New Order: British Art Today, Saatchi Gallery Catalogue
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