Bilbao, 1971. Beyond the documentary photography of architecture and industry, and asserting the dilution factor and transmutation of reality that is associated with the photographic representation, Aitor Ortiz works with space, architecture and object as starting elements to a number of visual and cognitive unknowns. Has has taken part in interesting projects such as the photographic documentation of the building process of Guggenheim Museum from Bilbao (1995-1998), he has collaborated with swiss artist Not Vital checking and publishing his work (2012) and with french architect Philippe Prost, in his editorial project Mémorial International Notre-Dame-de-Lorette 2015. He has lately received a LEONARDO grant from the BBVA Foundation to develop a project called LINK. He has exhibited his individual work in Le Centquatre de París (2015), MACUF from A Coruña (2014) and FOTOGRAFISKA. And also in the Swedish Museum of Photography, Stockholm (2011), Patio Herreriano Museum from Valladolid (2009) or ARTIUM from Vitoria (2006). His work is shown as well in collections of MNCARS (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía), Iberdrola, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Patio Herreriano Museum, ARTIUM or in the Contemporary Art Collection of Fundación “La Caixa”.
Interview: Alejandro Castellote
Madrid, 1959. Independent curator, editor, essayist and photograhy teacher. He was the director of the Photography Area form the Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid from 1985 to 1996, where he directed FOCO Festival (1985-1989). He curated the retrospective exhibition of Martín Chambi in Círculo de Bellas of Madrid (Traveling around Europe 1990-1995), founded and directed PHotoEspaña (1998-2000), curated and edited Mapas Abiertos, Fotografía Latinoamericana 1991-2002 and curated C on Cities exhibition for the italian Pavilion on the X Bienal of Architecture of Venice (2006), among others. In 2006 he obtained the Bartolomé Ros Prize for the best professional career in spanish photography.
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