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Trying to convey an experience, an event or a state of mind is my main excuse when developing a project. I am interested in the image and its imbrication with other media, as well as sculpture, installation, the music and the creation of scenographies and environments.
I investigate about the relationship of the individual and his environment, about the spaces we inhabit and about contemporary forms of daily life and the reflection of the state of the objects that inhabit an age of wild meditic reproduction.
My work process is based on finding, combining and remixing poor materials, found objects and waste, signs that encourage me to experiment with new ways of interpreting what surrounds us.


RESUME

b.1986 (Jerez de la Fra. Cádiz)
Living and work in Madrid

Christian Lagata (Jerez de la Fra. 1986) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Madrid. He has exhibited individually and collectively in national and international institutions and contests such as PhotoEspaña, Unseen Amsterdam, Conde Duque, Center del Carme, Fabra i Coats, Centro Párraga and galleries such as Luis Adelantado Valencia. He has made residencies at Hangar Lisboa (2019), Contemporary Creation Center of Andalusia, C3A in Córdoba, at the Fundación BilbaoArte Fundazioa and at Mira Forum, Porto (2018). Selected in A Secas. Artistas Andaluces de Ahora, CAAC (2017), in the XIX CALL of Luis Adelantado Valencia (2017) and winner of one of the Iniciarte production grants (2015). He has been a finalist of the Premi Miquel Casablancas (2018), of the second edition of the 20º FotoPres La Caixa (2016) and in PHotoEspaña - Best national photography book - with Up Around the Bend (2016). Selected in SCAN, Festival of International Photography of Tarragona (2016), Encontros de Artistas Novos V (2015) or Descubrimientos PHE (2014).

EDUCATION AND ARTIST RESIDENCIES 

2019 Hangar Lisboa, Portugal
2019 Workshop with Pepo Salazar, Visual Arts Program, Madrid 45
2018 Center for Contemporary Creation of Andalusia, C3A, Córdoba
2018 Workshop with Txomin Badiola, Visual Arts Program, Madrid 45
2018 Mira Forum, Porto (Portugal)
2018 Fundación BilbaoArte Fundazioa, Bilbao (Basque Country)
2015 International Master of Contemporary Photography and Personal Projects, Efti (scholarship)
2015 Transformations: Art and Aesthetics since 1960 / IX Edition A drift of contemporary art: from the museum to the archive, Cicus, Seville

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Verde Chroma, Centro Párraga, Murcia
2016 What you whispered into my ear (spread out into the world), Santa Inés, Seville
2016 Up Around the Bend, A-ilha, Lisbon, Portugal

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 Between Debris and Things, Centre del Carme, Valencia
2019 Ser-Aquí, Provincial Palace Deputation of Cádiz
2019 FUTURES, PHotoESPAÑA (Official Section), Centro Cultural Galileo, Madrid
2018 Open Studios Fundation BilbaoArte Fundazioa
2018 TERRAIN VAGUE: uma contraimagem do Port, Mira Forum, Porto, Portugal
2018 No es lo que parece, Sant Andreu Contemporani, Fabra i Coats, Barcelona
2018 Modos de mirar, Conde Duque, Madrid
2018 RAW MATERIAL, Espositivo, Madrid
2018 Otra Puta Bienal Más, Galería 6+1, Madrid
2017 [In]significante, Hybrid Festival, A2 Garage, Madrid
2017 XIX OPEN CALL, Luis Adelantado, Valencia
2017 Constructio 3/30, PHotoESPAÑA OFF 17, Galería Cero, Madrid
2017 Inside Out, Hybrid Fair, Hotel Petit Palace Santa Bárbara, Madrid
2016 Punto mov, Casino de la exposición, Sevilla
2016 Under <35, GACMA, Málaga
2016 PHotoEspaña "Mejor libro de fotografia del año" en colaboración con la Biblioteca Nacional de España

PUBLICATIONS

2017 Moving the sleeping images towards the light, Squaring the circle, 280a
2016 What you whispered into my ear (spread out into the world), Iniciarte
2015 Where the Neons Turn to WoodLimited Edition Fuego Books
2015 Up Around the Bend, Kursala & Fuego Books

AWARDS

2019 Selected by PHotoESPAÑA for FUTURES Photography (Unseen Amsterdam)
2018 Finalist Premi Miquel Casablancas, Sant Andreu Contemporani, Barcelona
2018 Fundación BilbaoArte Fundazioa Scholarship
2017 Selected in A SECAS. Artistas Andaluces de Ahora , Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art
2017 Scholarship Winner 1st Photographic Encounter Encounter of Andalusia, Andalusian Center of Photography
2017 Selected in the XIX Open Call of Luis Adelantado, Valencia
2016 Selected at the SCAN International Photography Festival, Tarragona
2016 Winner scholarship Encounter of Artists of Castilla y León, Villalar Foundation
2016 Finalist at PHotoEspaña "Best National Photography Book" with Up Around the Bend
2015 Finalist FotoPres La Caixa 20th, 2nd Edition
2015 Winner of production grant Iniciarte, Junta de Andalucía
2015 Scholarship winner Encontro de Artistas Novos V, Cidade da Cultura
2014 Scholarship winner Roberto Villagraz, EFTI
2014 Selected in Cuadernos de la Kursala, UCA
2014 Selected in Discoveries PHE
2014 Selected in Encontros de Braga, Portugal
2014 Selected in Paraty em foco, Brazil

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2018 OpenStudio Madrid
2017 ArtBanchel Madrid
2016 Curator Slideluck V, Espacio Trapézio, Madrid
2016 Workshop "Planning and artist development projects", CAC Málaga
2016 Conference "La ciudad invadida" Days of Contemporary Art, Guillena, Seville
2016 Conference "El exprimidor" EEAA Seville with David Jiménez, Juan Sebastian Bollaín, Gustavo Alemán, Daniel Diosdado, among others
2015 - 2018 Photographic Encounters, EFTI
2013 Conference in "La vida es así, arte desde la precariedad", BBAA, UCM. Curated by Ignacio Navas
2013 Photobook´s Invaders, Casa del lector, Matadero Madrid
2013 Curator VETA with Rosell Messeger and Madstock, BBAA, UCM, Espacio POOL
2012 Art Follower, SCAN, Tarragona
2012 Curator group exhibition Zunder Collective, No-Lugar Gallery, Sevilla
2012 Co-founder Zunder Collective, Madrid