Meetings between design, art and architecture. Joan Fontcuberta and Jordi Bernadó at Art meets Architecture

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Barcelona, Spain.
Jordi Bernadó, Roger Castello.

Joan Fontcuberta

Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelona, 1955) is one of the most internationally renowned Catalan photographers. He has been awarded the National Photography Prize, the National Essay Prize, and the Hasselblad Prize.

He also works as a theorist of the photographic image and as a photographic editor and has promoted contemporary photography through numerous events, conferences, and exhibitions. Both his theoretical and photographic works question the assumed truth of the photographic image. His multifaceted artistic production revolves around the verisimilitude of the image and its capacity to represent and supplant the real world.


Jordi Bernadó (Lérida, 1966). The artist understands photography as a way of conceiving the world. He understands the discipline as a form of knowledge and a tool to see the city, architecture and the artistic activity from another perspective. He has published over 20 books and many of his works have been acquired by public and private collections worldwide.

His photographs have been acquired for major public and private collections, such as those of Fundació “La Caixa”, Fundación Telefónica, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Deutsche Bank Collection, Artium, MUSAC, Fundación Vila Casas, and Banc Sabadell among others. They have also been shown in many solo and collective exhibitions in Spain and abroad, at venues such as Artist Space in New York, la galerie VU' in Paris, Galería Senda in Barcelona, Filter Space in Hamburg, Museo Civico Riva del Garda in Italy, Fundación Telefónica in Madrid, in Fotografie Forum International in Frankfurt and the MAXXI museum in Rome.

He has published more than 20 books focusing on contemporary architecture and landscape, such as Good News* always read the fine print (winner of Laus award, 1999), Very very bad news (winner of the best photography book in Photoespaña 02 and best art book prize from Spanish Ministry of Culture in 2003), True Loving and other tales (selected as one of the best photography books in Photoespaña 07), Lucky Looks published in 2008 (for Banc Sabadell), Welcome to Espaiñ in 2009 and Europa in 2010.

Among others he is the winner of the following awards:

Fotopres Scholarship (1993), Endesa Scholarship (2007), PhotoEspaña best photography book award (2002), the Ministry of Culture Award for best art book of the year (2003), he was granted by Beca Endesa X in 2007 and the award for best experimental film “Hello Ms. Hock” in the Architecture Film Festival of Santiago de Chile (2013).

Jordi Bernadó en el Pabellón presentando su intervención el 13 de marzo de 2014. Fotografía © Pietro Milici.



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