Alejandra Carles-Tolrá

Barcelona, 1988.

Alejandra Carles-Tolrá es una fotógrafa y profesora de Barcelona que actualmente reside en Londres. Su trabajo examina la relación entre la identidad individual y la identidad de grupo, y en como la segunda transforma la primera, a la vez que la individual moldea la grupal.

Su trabajo ha sido expuesto y reconocido a nivel internacional, incluyendo CNN, Vice, The Huffington Post, Gup Magazine, World Photography Organization, The Independent, Circulation(s) Festival en Paris, Jerwood Space en Londres y el Wuhan Art Museum en China. En el 2016 fue finalista del premio Outwin Boochever Portrait del Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery en Washington y en el 2017 ganadora del premio Jerwood Visual Arts/ Photoworks Awards.

En los últimos años Carles-Tolrá ha trabajado como profesora de fotografía en varias instituciones, incluyendo la University of New Hampshire, MassArt y actualmente trabaja como fotógrafa freelance y colabora como profesora con varias ONGs en el Reino Unido.

www.alejandractr.com

2018
Jerwood / Photoworks Awards, ‘Where We Belong’ , Comisariado por Jerwood Visual Arts y Photoworks Jerwood Gallery Space, London, UK
Impressions Gallery, Bradford, UK
Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

2017
Saving Face, Solo Exhibition, Regine Argentique, Marseille, France
On Drawing: Apperceive of Liberation, Wuhan Art Museum, Comisariado por Lu Mingjun, Wuhan, China No Words Exhibition, Sala Gaudia, Huelva, España

2016
Photo-Open, Photomonth East London Photo Festival, Comisariado por Alternative Arts, Rich Mix, London, UK Prix Maison Blanche, Photographie Marseille Festival, Marseille, France
Renaissance Photography Awards, Getty Images Gallery, London
Festival PhotoEspaña, Galeria BAT, “No Words”, Madrid, España
Festival Pa-ta-ta, Juried Exhibition, Outdoor Exhibition, Granada, España
Festival Circulation(s), Juried exhibition by Fetart, Centquatre, Paris, France
Face It, Reimagining Contemporary Portraits, Comisariado por Lynn H Whitney, EEUU Bowling Green State University, Ohio, EEUU
East Tennessee State University, Tennessee, EEUU
Nueva Fotografía Internacional en el S.XXI, Comisariado por Ruben Garcia
Festival Imaginaria, Museu de Belles Arts Castelló, Valencia, España
Segovia Foto, Sala Alhondiga, Segovia, España

2015
The Gun Show, Comisariado por Maja Orsic (Director, Robert Klein Gallery), Flash Forward Festival, Boston, EEUU The Bears, Solo Exhibition, Visiting Artist, Comisariado por Juan José Barboza-Gubo, The Chazan Family Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, EEUU
Inter / Face Exhibition, Online exhibition Comisariado por David Hilliard, Gallery South
Open Call NNE (North NorthEast), Comisariado por Richard Klein
(Director, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art), Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Vermont, EEUU Nueva Fotografía Internacional en el S.XXI
- Centro de Artes de Alcobendas, Madrid, España
- Sala José Saramago de Leganés, Madrid, España
- Centro Municipal de las Artes de Alcorcón, Madrid, España

2014
Documentary: The 19th Annual Exhibition, Juried by Whitney Johnson (Director of Photography of the New Yorker), Photographic Center NW, Seattle, WA, EEUU
Photoworld, New York Photo Awards, Juried Exhibition Powerhouse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, EEUU
Griffin Museum’s 20th Juried Show, Virtual Gallery Juried by Aline Smithson (Founder of Lenscratch) Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, EEUU
Emerging Artists Auction, Juried Auction Daniel Cooney Fine Arts Gallery, New York, EEUU
TEDx Somerville, Movement, Juried Exhibition Brooklyn Boulders, Somerville, EEUU
Fall In, Solo Exhibition , Biennial of Young Artists Winner Fine Arts Academy Sabadell, Barcelona, España New York Photo Awards Winners , Juried Exhibition Powerhouse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, EEUU

2013
Realidad y Emoción Exhibition , Valid Foto BCN Gallery, Barcelona, España
Carousel IV, Juried Exhibition, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, EEUU
OFNI Exhibition and Auction, Valid Foto BCN Gallery, Barcelona, España
New York Photo Awards Finalists , Juried Exhibition Powerhouse Gallery, Brooklyn, EEUU
ARTcetera Art Auction , Juried Biennial Auction The Park Plaza Castle, Boston, EEUU
New England Collective , Juried Exhibition Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Boston, EEUU
Biennial D’Art Jove , Juried Exhibition, Fine Arts Academy Sabadell, Barcelona, España
Boston Young Contemporaries 2013, Juried Exhibition 808 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston University, EEUU MFA Thesis Exhibition , Comisariado por Lisa Tung Paine and Bakalar Gallery, Boston, EEUU
Onward Compe , Juried Exhibition, Onward Summit Festival, Project Basho Gallery, Philadelphia, EEUU PRC Annual Student Show , Juried Exhibition Photographic Resource Center, Boston, EEUU
24th Annual MassArt Benefit Art Auction , Juried Exhibition Paine & Bakalar Gallery, Boston, EEUU Collect The World, Juried Exhibition Valid Foto BCN Gallery, España
It's a thin line between Love and Hate , Juried Exhibition United Photo Industries Gallery, Brooklyn, EEUU

2012
Night in the Box , Juried Art Auction Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, EEUU
The Fence , Juried Exhibition Photoville Festival, New York City, EEUU
Boston Young Contemporaries 2012 , Juried Exhibition 808 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston University, EEUU The New England Baptist Hospital , Juried Exhibition, Boston, EEUU
One Hundred and Ten Days of Photography, 225 Friend Street Gallery, Boston, EEUU
An Alien Artist Show, Student Life Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, EEUU
We Don’t Belong Here, Solo Show, Juried Exhibition at the Sparring Windows Gallery,
The Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, EEUU

2011
Powderhouse Photography Show , Juried Exhibition The Powerhouse Gallery, Somerville, EEUU Incoming Graduate Exhibition, The Doran Gallery, Boston, EEUU

2010
Self portraits Show , Juried Exhibition,11th Photographic Forum Can Basté, Barcelona, España Photography Students Exhibition, University of California, Berkeley, EEUU
La Jungla Urbana , Juried Slideshow Slideluck Potshow, Barcelona, España

2017
Flash Forward, UK winners, Magenta Foundation
Jerwood Visual Arts / Photoworks Award, Mentorship and financial support to produce a new body of work, Sponsored by the Arts Council England, UK

2016
Photo-Open, Photomonth East London Photo Festival, Comisariado por Alternative Arts Renaissance Photography Awards, Finalist - Single Image (The Bears series)
Festival Pa-ta-ta, Jury’s Honorable Mention for ̈The Bears ̈ series

2015
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Semifinalist, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, EEUU New York Times Portfolio Review, Selected Portfolio, EEUU
Fotofestiwal Grand Prix, Shortlisted Finalist, Collective Jury, Lodz, Poland
Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo, Nominated Portfolio, Amsterdam

2014
Documentary: The 19th Annual Exhibition, 1st Prize Winner, Award given by Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography, New Yorker. Photographic Center NW, Seattle, EEUU
New York Photo Awards, Documentary: Single Image Professional Category

2013
Biennial for Young Artists , 2o Premio, Academia de Bellas Artes de Sabadell, Barcelona, España New York Photo Awards, Fine Art: Single Image Student Category Award
Descubrimientos PHE 2013 Finalist, PhotoEspaña Festival, Madrid, España
21 New & Emerging Photographers, Comisariado por Jim Casper, LensCulture
Creative Quarterly, Photography Runner Up Issue #30

2012
International Fine Art Photography Award , Juror Award of Merit 2012 Grand Prix de la Decouverte, France
Hey Hot Shot! Contender Jen Beckman Project
JGS Quarterly Photography Contest , Runner Up Forward Thinking Museum
CCNY 2012 Annual Juried Photography Exhibition , Honorable Mention The Camera Club of New York, EEUU Combat Prize Catalogue 2012, Recommended Artist Livorno, Italy

2011
Family Dynamics Exhibition , Honorable Mention The Kiernan Gallery, Virginia, EEUU Seminario Investigación Sociológica, 1er Premio, Los Trabajadores Manuales de la UB,
Proyecto Fotográfico Universitat de Barcelona
Can Basté Grant , Finalista, 11 Forum Fotográfico, Barcelona
Foto Maratón Fnac , 5o Premio Barcelona
Sarria Concurso Foto Maraton , 1er Premio, Casa Orlandai, Barcelona

2010
Carnet Jove Grant , Finalista, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona

PUBLICACIONES
This Is Tomorrow: Contemporary Art Magazine, Jerwood/Photoworks Awards
Royal Photographic Society, A Showcase of Talent
Elephant Magazine, Jerwood/Photoworks: Melancholy and Janeites
British Journal of Photography, Ribeira, Laughlin, and Carles-Tolra show new work in Jerwood/Photoworks Awards
PhotoWorld Magazine, Focus on multiple identities, ROTC Portfolio, China
CiliChili Magazine, The Bears Portfolio, Czech Republic
Victory Journal, Odyssey Issue #12, The Bears Portfolio
Vice - Broadly Channel, The Guts and the Glory of Being on an All-Female Sports Team The Independent, Women's varsity rugby: Getting up close with The Bears
L’Oeil de la Photographie, Circulation(s) 2016: Interview with Alejandra Carles-Tolra Lensculture, Video Interview - The Bears: Up close with women’s rugby
World Photography Organization, Saving Face Portfolio
i-D Vice Magazine, 5 young european photographers to follow
It’s Nice That, Alejandra Carles-Tolra captures a women’s rugby team from all angles
Time Out Madrid, PhotoEspaña 2016: Exposiciones Imprescindibles, No Words Exhibition
Revista Arte, Fotógrafos del grupo Contemporáneos en el Festival Off de PHotoEspaña 2016
Arte A Un Click, Saving Face Portfolio
World Photography Organization, As Playful As A Game, Interview and The Bears Portfolio
La Fabrica Editorial, Contemporaries. 30 Photographers Of Today (Book), Photo Book Week, PhotoEspaña Festival El Mundo, Instantáneas inquietas con la actualidad en el punto de mira, Festival Imaginaria
Slate Magazine, What Life Is Like on Brown University’s All-Female Rugby Team, The Bears Portfolio
The Huffington Post, Powerful Photo Series Shows What It's Like To Be A Rugby Girl, The Bears Portfolio
BuzzFeed News, This Photographer Capture What It's Like To Be A Woman In A Male-Dominated Sport, The Bears Cosmopolitan, 18 Badass Portraits of Female Rugby Players Defying Gender Stereotypes, The Bears Portfolio Fotografia Magazine, Women's Rugby - An Interview With Alejandra Carles-Tolra, The Bears Portfolio
Il Post, Ritratti di rugbiste, The Bears Portfolio
Feature Shoot, Powerful portraits of female rugby players defy gender stereotypes, The Bears Portfolio
Bust Magazine, The Female Rugby Players Of Brown University Are Badass Gender Barrier Busting Athletes, Gup Magazine, The Bears Portfolio
Juxtapoz Magazine , Alejandra Carles-Tolra “The Bears” @The Chazan Family Gallery, Photography section The Brown Daily Herald , Photographer captures intersections of violence, grace in women’s rugby, Art Section Artscope Magazine, The Bears at Chazan Family Gallery, Email blast
CNN Photos, Study and serve: The dual identity of the ROTC, Fall In Portfolio
LensCulture , Fall In , Editor’s Pick Portfolio
Diari de Sabadell, Guanyadors de la Biennial D’Art Jove , Barcelona
Onward Photo Blog , Interview with Alejandra Carles -Tolra
Photographic Museum of Photography , Highlights Gallery , Fall In Portfolio
La Vanguardia , Cinco Visiones Fotográfica, Barcelona
Tendencias del Mercado del Arte, Realidad y Emoción Exposición , October #66
La Vanguardia, Valid Foto BCN abre temporada presentando a cinco fotógrafos noveles .
Barcelona Photobloggers , Exposición Realidad y Emoción
iSabadell , L'Academia de Belles Arts recupera la Biennial d'Art Jove , September 5th
Huffington Post , 3 Steps to Starting a Great Research Project , Voices: College, Svetlana Dotsenko, August 2nd Artist Portfolio Magazine , The New England’s Collective Art Exhibit in Boston , August 12th
Loupe Magazine , Public Art: It’s History and Reach , Vol.3/ June, PRC
Onward Compe 2013 Exhibition Catalogue , Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA
The 24th MassArt Annual Art Auction Exhibition Catalogue , Paine and Bakalar Galleries, Boston, EEUU
Ojo de Pez Magazine , Portfolio PHE , Issue #29 Girls, Madrid, España
Le Journal de la Photographie , Summer photographs

CONFERENCIAS
London College of Communication, Visiting Artist, Photography department, London, UK University of Portsmouth, Visiting Artist, Photography department, Portsmouth, UK
Rhode Island School of Design , Visiting Artist, Photography department, Providence, EEUU AS220, Visiting Artist, AS220 Arts Center, Providence, EEUU
Rhode Island College, Visiting Artist, Art department, Providence, EEUU
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Visiting Critic , Photography Department, Boston, EEUU University of New Hampshire, Visiting Artist Lecture , Paul Creative Arts Center, Durham, NH, EEUU Universitat de Barcelona, Artista Visitante, Departamento de Sociologia, Barcelona, España

Proyectos

Obras