Israel Ariño

Israel Ariño (Barcelona, 1974)

After graduating in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, between 1992 and 1998 Ariño trained in photography at different schools. In 2001 he became a professional photographer, and since then divides his time between teaching, working as a publisher at Ediciones Anómalas and creating his own art works. His works can be found in numerous private and public collections.

From 2001, he started to exhibit his work regulary in Spain and France. Some of his notable works are: Le temps éparpillé 1995-2015 at l’Imagerie de Lannion, Le nom qui efface la couleur (2013) at the Moulin de la Filature, (Le Blanc, France), Atles i altres cartografies (2013) at Tagomago Gallery (Barcelona), L’explorateur et les caprices du hasard (2012) at Carré Amelot (La Rochelle, France), Crónicas de un desembarco (2010) at Festival Mapamundistas (Pamplona, Spain) or Espacio Imaginario (2008) at the 6ème Biennale de photographie et des arts de Liège (Liège, Belgium).
 He was invited by differents artist residencies such as: Résidence 1+2 (Toulouse, 2017), Domaine de Kerguéhennec (France, 2016), Aparté lieu d’art contemporain (Iffendic, France, 2012), Carré d’art de Chartres Bretagne for the project Territoires d’expériences (France, 2012), Centre Culturel Colombier de Rennes for the project Cámara Obscura (Rennes, France, 2011), British Museum of London for the project Apollo Epikouros (London, 2009) or the Artothèque de Vitré (France, 2009).

In 2006, he started to publish his own artist books: Chambre avec vue (2006), Otras canciones a Guiomar (2008), Anatomía de una desaparición (2009) which allowed him to express different narratives in a new form. In 2012, his book Atlas, which was published by Ediciones Anómalas, was selected for the exhibition Books that are photos, photos that are books at the Museo de Arte Reina Sofía of Madrid. In 2017, his book The gravity of place received the Arts Libris Award by the Banc de Sabadell Foundation.

Proyecto artístico poético Atlas, de Israel Ariño