RESUME

Christian Lagata (Jerez de la Frontera, 1986). He lives and works in Madrid.

Christian Lagata’s work explores the tensions that arise between the materiality and morphology of productive environments such as industrial zones or urban concentrations, and the different relations of  'familiarity' (mnemonic, functional, aesthetic) that we establish with them. Beyond the logic of the objet trouvé, Lagata investigates in certain elements from  these environments the traces of their interactions (past, present or future) with humans, rethinking their economic-social consideration of “remainder” or “residue.” 

He has carried out residences at the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Creation, C3A, Córdoba (2022), Pico do Refugio, Sao Miguel, Azores (2021), Hangar Lisboa (2019), BilbaoArte Fundazioa Foundation and Mira Forum Oporto (2018). He has acquired in different collective exhibitions such as Fui Piedra y perdí mi centro (C3A), Dialecto CA2M, Between the forms that go towards the serpent and the forms that seek the crystal (CAAC) or his latest individual Verde Chroma, curated by Jesús Alcaide in Parraga Center.

His work is part of collections such as the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid (CA2M) or the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC).

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2022 Center for Contemporary Creation of Andalusia, C3A, Córdoba
2021 Pico do Refugio, Sao Miguel (Azores)
2019 Hangar Lisboa, Portugal
2018 Center for Contemporary Creation of Andalusia, C3A, Córdoba
2018 Mira Forum Porto, Portugal
2018 Fundación BilbaoArte Fundazioa, Bilbao

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2023 Una oscura euforia, Artnueve, Murcia
2023 Un dorado suave, Aparador, Madrid
2019 Verde Chroma, Centro Párraga, Murcia (Cur. Jesús Alcaide)
2018 TERRAIN VAGUE: uma contraimagem do Port (w/Arnau Blanch), Mira Forum, Porto, Portugal
2016 What you whispered into my ear (spread out into the world), Santa Inés, Seville
2016 Up Around the Bend, A-ilha, Lisbon, Portugal
2015 Up Around the Bend, Galería Cero, Madrid
2015 Up Around the Bend, Sala Kursala, Cádiz

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 Cinema parentesi, BASE, Milan Design Week, Milán (cur. Standard 404)
2023 Lo único que vale la pena empezar : el fin del mundo, nada menos, Hamaca (cur. Toni Navarro)
2023 ARCO, Artnueve, Madrid
2023 A Special Stage in Perpetual Metamorphosis, Gaviota, Madrid
2022 IX Premio Mardel Artes Visuales, Centre del Carme, Valencia
2022 Estampa, Contemporary Art Fair, Artnueve, Madrid
2022 Fui piedra y perdí mi centro, C3A, Córdoba, SP (cur. Joaquín Jesús Sánchez)
2022 Estratos, Claustro del Palacio Provincial de Cádiz, Cádiz, SP (cur. Dilalica)
2022 ARCO, Artnueve, Madrid
2022 Open Studio, Madrid
2022 How to Continue, Alimentacion 30, Madrid (cur. Violeta Janeiro)
2021 Al revés, Artnueve, Murcia (cur. Jesús Alcaide)
2021 Circuitos, Sala de Arte Joven, Madrid (cur. Joaquín Jesús Sánchez)
2021 Dialecto CA2M, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (cur. Manuel Segade and Tania Pardo)
2021 Fotonoviembre, Atlántica Vídeo, TEA, Tenerife
2021 Proyector, Videoart Platform, Madrid
2021 Aragon Park II, Coslada, Madrid
2021 Philosophy of Adaptation, Nighttimestory, Los Angeles, USA
2021  Vis a siVPas une orange, Barcelona (cur. Aurélien Le Genissel)
2020 Entre las formas que van hacia la sierpe y las formas que buscan el cristal, CAAC, Sevilla
(Cur. Roxana Gazdzinski and Joaquín Jesús Sánchez)
2020 XXIII Premio de Artes Plásticas, Sala El Brocense, Cáceres
2020 XXXVI Young Art Show from La Rioja, Logroño
2020 Aragon Park, Coslada, Madrid
2020 Where Water Rumbles | Metalloids, Intersticio + SCAN, London 
2020 AMIDST, ACCA Studio, Madrid (Cur. Martim Días)
2020 Between Debris and Things, Centre del Carme, Valencia (Cur. Antonio R. Montesinos)
2019 Panorama #3, Fran Reus Gallery, Palma de Mallorca
2019 Ser-Aquí, Provincial Palace Deputation of Cádiz (Cur. María Sánchez)
2019 FUTURES, PHotoESPAÑA (Official Section), Centro Cultural Galileo, Madrid
2018 Open Studios Fundation BilbaoArte Fundazioa
2018 No es lo que parece, SAC, Fabra i Coats, Barcelona (Cur. Virginia Torrente and Pedro Torres)
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 (Cur. Almudena Obeso)
2017 XIX OPEN CALL, Luis Adelantado, Valencia
2017 Constructio 3/30, PHotoESPAÑA OFF 17, Galería Cero, Madrid (Cur. Carmen Dalmau)
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
2015 La balada del fotógrafo emergente, The Showroom Lens, Madrid
2014 Reflection, Fotómata Galería, Sevilla

PUBLICATIONS / CATALOGS

2022 I Was a Stone and Lost my Centre, C3A
2021 Todo lo que era sólido se desvanece en el aire, XXXII Circuitos, Madrid
2021 Al revés, Artnueve
2021 Article 6 “Pensar la noche”, Sant Andreu Contemporani
2020 Between the forms that go towards the serpent and the forms that seek the glass, CAAC
2020 BilbaoArte Foundation yearbook
2020 Between Debris and Things, Centre del Carme
2018 BilbaoArte Foundation yearbook
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 (Catalogue)
2015 Where the Neons Turn to WoodLimited Edition Fuego Books
2015 Up Around the Bend, Kursala & Fuego Books

AWARDS

2023 Selected in HAMACA, Audiovisual Experimental Platform
2022 Award / acquisition DKV Estampa, Madrid
2022 Selected in IX Premio Mardel Artes Visuales, Centre del Carme, Valencia
2021 Community of Madrid Scholarship, Grants for Creation (Circuitos)
2021 Selected in Proyector, Video Art Platform, Madrid
2020 Winner First Prize XXXVI Young Art Show of La Rioja, Logroño
2020 Selected in Futuros Concretos (investigation workshop), Conde Duque, Madrid
2020 Selected in XXIII Premio de Artes Plásticas, Sala El Brocense, Cáceres
2020 Selected in XXXVI Muestra de Arte Joven en La Rioja, Logroño
2020 Community of Madrid Scholarship, Grants for Creation in Visual Arts
2020 ArteLateral OpenStudio, Madrid
2020 Winner BilbaoArte Production Scholarship
2019 Selected by PHotoESPAÑA for FUTURES Photography (Unseen Amsterdam)
2019 Selected in the III Open Call - Panorama of Fran Reus, Palma
2019 Community of Madrid Scholarship, Residences abroad for HANGAR Lisboa
2018 Finalist Premi Miquel Casablancas, Sant Andreu Contemporani, Barcelona
2018 Fundación BilbaoArte Fundazioa Scholarship
2017 Selected in A SECAS. Artistas Andaluces de Ahora , CAAC
2017 Scholarship Winner 1st Photographic Encounter Encounter of Andalusia, CAF
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
2016 Work awarded in the XXXVII Certamen Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Ciudad de Utrera
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

WORK IN COLLECTIONS

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, CAAC
Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Ca2M
Fundación BilbaoArte Fundazioa
DKV Collection
Private collection