ESPE PONS Barcelona, 1973

The main core of my work is memory and landscape. The construction of the projects is often based on a certain visual poetics full of silences. In other cases, it places photography right at the limit of the medium itself, revealing its conventions. While in the early period of my career my work was based on inner landscape and personal memory, over time the work has become more complex, incorporating key elements of historical and social reflection.
In my most recent artworks, PortraitsUnder the light of the sea and Earth (work in progress), I have developed a more critical and committed approach.

Solo Exhibitions

2022

  • Under the light of the sea. Jersey City Theater Center, Jersey City, New York

2021

  • Under the light of the sea/Sota la llum del mar. Castell de Montjuïc, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona.
  • Under the light of the sea. Muzej grada Beograda, Belgrade (Serbia)
  • Under the light of the sea. Museu Memorial de l’Exili, La Jonquera, Girona

2020. Under the light of the sea
Vila Casas Foundation, Museum Palau Solterra, Torroella de Montgrí, Girona

2019. Under the light of the sea
PHotoESPAÑA Sala El Águila, Madrid

2015. In a yellow wood with Jordi Jové, Gallery Quilu Art Space, Shanghai (China)

2004. FOTÒPSIA 2004. Photographic Spring. Castellbisbal, Barcelona.

2002

  • L’ART, Spring Photographic, Barcelona.
  • Cajón de Pista, Tinglado 3, Tarragona.

2001. Bookstore Axis, Photographic Autumn, Orense.

2000

  • Photographic Space Can Felipa, Barcelona.
  • Absence, Sala Golfes Can Basté, Barcelona.

Group Exhibitions

2021

  • Encreuaments. Dipòsits de la Col.lecció Nacional de Fotografia. Museu d’Art Jaume Morera, Lérida.
  • DelicARTessen, Galeria Esther Montoriol, Barcelona.
  • La Terra que trepitges, Llorenç del Penedès,Tarragona.

2020

  • DelicARTessen, Gallery Esther Montoriol, Barcelona.

2019

  • DelicARTessen, Gallery Esther Montoriol, Barcelona.
  • Atlántica Colectivas, Sala de Arte Contemporáneo de Gobierno de Canarias (SAC), Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
  • Convergencias, LMI Gallery, FotoMéxico, México.
  • O.F.N.I (Objeto Fotográfico no indentificado) Gallery Valid Foto, Barcelona.
  • Cendrart, Trobada d’art per la terra, with Jordi Jové, Maials, Lérida.
  • Exhibition Background of the permanent collection.
    Vila Casas Foundation,  MuseumPalau Solterra, Torroella de Montgrí, Girona.

2018

  • DelicARTessen, Gallery Esther Montoriol, Barcelona.

2017

  • Selected at Awards of Contemporary Photography of Vila Casas Foundation, Museum Palau Solterra, Torroella de Montgrí, Girona

2016

  • DelicARTessen, Gallery Esther Montoriol, Barcelona.
  • Selected to participate in PHE Discoveries, Madrid.

2015

  • DelicARTessen, Esther Montoriol Gallery, Barcelona.
  • An imaginary world, Ajuntament Alcoletge, Lleida.

2014

  • DelicARTessen, Esther Montoriol Gallery, Barcelona.

2013

  • Circuit 2013, Shooting Life, Hartmann Gallery La Santa, Barcelona.

2010

  • Self-portraits and other masks, Fundación Atrium Artis, Girona.

2008

  • Gallery Names Art, Girona.

2005 – 2006

  • Selected ABC Festival of Collective Photography.

2003

  • Festival VOIES OFF, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles (France).

2002

  • NEW ART ’02, Antonio de Barnola Gallery, Barcelona.
  • Rina Bouwen changes its space, Installation, PHOTOESPAÑA, Rina Bowen Gallery, Madrid.
  • PalmaPhoto’02, Galeria Ferran Cano, Palma de Mallorca.

2001

  • PHotoESPAÑA, Rina Bouwen Gallery, Madrid.

2000

  • Photographic Spring, La Santa Cultural Projects, Barcelona.
  • Cajón de Pista, Ateneu Nou Barris, Barcelona.

1999

  • Reality invented, Molins de Rei (Barcelona).

Artist Residencies

2019. Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China.

Awards

2021. Prize ArtsLibris_FundacióBancSabadell.

2019. Selected for a make artist residence program in Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Pekin.

2019. Selected announcement MAKING , Comunity of Madrid and PHotoESPAÑA.

2017. Finalist Award of Contemporary Photography of Vila Casas Foundation, Barcelona.

2003. Selected Festival Voies Off, Reencontres Internacionales de la Photographie, Arles (France).

Collections

Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona.
City Council Seròs, Lleida.
Spanish Consulate in Shanghai.
Private Collections.

Bibliography

2021. Book Under the light of the sea, Self-published, Madrid

2020. Catalogue Under the light of the sea, Vila Casas Foundation, Barcelona.

2019. Newspaper ARA, Reportage Júlia Baró ,  july, Barcelona.

2019. PHotoESPAÑA , festival guide. La Fábrica, Madrid 2019.

2017. Prize Catalogue of Photography Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona.

2017. SEGRE NEWSPAPER, Landscapes, writting for Anna Sàez, June 2017.

2016. FRANCESC RIFÉ, INTERIOR-INDUSTRIAL, catalogue, Barcelona.

2008. THE LAND MANUAL OF USE, Acciona. The Factory, Madrid.

2002. PHOTOGRAPHIC SPRING of Barcelona ’02, catalogue. Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona.

2002. FOTO Magazine, nº 233. Las Rozas de Madrid, May 2002.

2002. MEMORY OF ACTIVITATS, CENTER D’ESTUDIS MARÍTIMIS I D’ACTIVITATS OF THE PORT OF TARRAGONA, Tarragona, 2002.

2002. Newspaper AVUI DIUMENGE, reportage Cajón de pista, Barcelona, January 2002.

2001. PHotoESPAÑA 01, catalogue. The Factory, Madrid 2001.

2000. Photographic Spring of Barcelona 2000, catalogue Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona.