Participants – Edition 2015

CATCAST

CARLA VAN DE PUTTELAAR

www.carlavandeputtelaar.com

Carla van de Puttelaar (1967, Zaandam) lives and works in Amsterdam. In 1996, she graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In the same year, she was awarded the Esther Kroon Prize, and in 2002, she won the Prix de Rome Basic Prize. Her work has gained worldwide recognition, and she has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries around the world. She is represented by: Box Galerie, Brussels, Danziger Gallery, New York, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam and Photo-Eye Gallery in Santa Fé. +info

JOSE MANUEL BALLESTER

www.josemanuelballester.com

Jose Manuel Ballester (Madrid 1960). Painter and photographer, he is also an Universidad Complutense de Madrid Fine Arts graduate and the winner of the Spanish National Photography Award in 2010. His artistic career began with painting, focusing on the techniques of the Italian and Flemish schools during the 15th and 18th centuries, starting to experiment in 1990 with painting and photography. +info

CA L’ISIDRET EDICIONS

www.calisidretedicions.cat

Ca Isidret Editions, founded at the beginning of 2010, is a project of photographers Aleix Plademunt, Juan Diego Valera and Roger Guaus; a photographic experience and publishing lab in which its components play the role of photographers and publishers for their individual and collective creations. They have published, among others, L’inassolible by R. Guaus, Movimientos de Suelo by the three authors, Almost There by A. Plademunt and Diente de Chucho by J. D. Valera. +info

EDICIONES ANÓMALAS

www.edicionesanomalas.com

Founded in 2012, Ediciones Anómalas is a small publishing house devoted to photography with the purpose of providing fine quality photography books to its readers. Its goal is to create a coherent catalogue in which young authors and first books could stand next to renowned photographers projects. Up to date, it has published works of acclaimed authors as José Manuel Navia or Cristóbal Hara, as well as the works of some younger photographers as Israel Ariño, Salvi Danés or David Mocha, among others. +info

ENMEDIO

http://www.enmedio.info/

Enmedio is a media professionals collective (designers, photographers, filmmakers, artists) that, unsatisfied by the lack of connections between art and political action, decided to give up their usual workspaces and place themselves enmedio (in-between), not at any given spot and then everywhere at the same time. From there they explore the transforming potencial of image and stories. +info

MANEL ESCLUSA

Manel Esclusa, Vic (Barcelona), 1952. He was introduced to photography by his father when he was 8 years old. After studying at the Escola de Maestria Industrial de Vic, worked with his father doing commercial photography from 1966 to 1972. In 1974 he earned Dotació d’Art de Castellbach photography scholarship and attended the Stages Internationaux de la Photographie de Arles in France, where he has Ansel Adams, Neal White, Arthur Trees, Ian Dieuzaide, Denis Briat and Lucien Clergue as his teachers. +info

MIREIA c. SALADRIGUES

www.mireiasaladrigues.com

Mireia c. Saladrigues (Terrassa, 1978) is a visual artist and a researcher.  Her practise focus on the study of the audience, but also on reception channels and the conditions spectators are exposed to. Her projects address institution as a social production space;  the reflection of the society of control in the art structure; and which disciplinary mechanisms determine audience functions. She is concerned about otherness in cultural translation; the distance between contemporary art and the majority of population; the relationship with that which is artistic; and about the return to the social frame that made the genesis of her works possible. +info

POL CAPDEVILA CASTELLS

Art Theory and Aesthetics lecturer professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Critical theory, continental aesthetics, image theory, and reception theory are his main research lines. Currently works on time experience in art and in visual culture: image time structure (fiction and non fiction), time models in Modernity and Postmodernity and art’s subversion of everyday time experience. +info

THE CROSSING LAB

www.thecrossinglab.org

The Crossing Lab is a research lab aimed to rediscover classical art and the study of the relationships between sculpture and photography. Since 2005, it leads an artist and art professors team developing a research line in the action inside artistic creation. +info