At home and abroad – Photography as Cultural Practice

Peter Bialobrzeski

Celebrated German photographer Peter Bialobrzeski will talk about his work and his 25
years in photography. He will give an overview about his career starting from a newspaper
photographer in his native Wolfsburg in the eighties, leading up to a career as an
internationally exhibited and collected artist. The focus will not only be on his well known
books NEONTIGERS, HEIMAT, and PARADISE NOW but also include lesser known works from
the early 1990s, as well as so far unpublished pictures from 2018.

Peter works mainly on personal documentary projects. In the last 18 years he has published
sixteen books. He won several awards including the prestigious World Press Photo Award
2003 and 2010. Since 2002 Peter is a regular Professor for photography at the University of
the Arts in Bremen/Germany. He is represented by Laurence Miller Gallery in New York, LA
Galerie in Frankfurt/Germany and also shows with Robert Morat Gallery in his hometown
Hamburg, as well as at m97 Gallery in Shanghai. In 2012 he was honored with the Erich
Salomon Award by the German Society of Photographers (DGPh).

Venue: Black Kettle  Date: 28/08/18 02:00pm
Photography & Interventions

Nicolas Combarro

This presentation is an overview of Nicolas’ ongoing photography project and a dissection of his methodology. Interventions is a research-based process on the constructed space to reflect on and analyze the different forms, expressions, patterns, and structures, in seeking references that enable an understanding of the different ways of tackling the spaces.
Construction, understood as the transformation of natural surroundings, serves to unite and acts as a canvas through the different structures and materials that are used or reflected upon in the work.
These studies help uncover different processes and methodologies, and offer the possibility of dialogue through the different layers of meaning of construction, be it human (societal or politics) or through the tangible and intangible.


Venue: Black Kettle  Date: 26/08/18 02:00pm


Nicolas Combarro (A Coruña, Spain, 1979) studied Arts in Media Studies in the Universidad Complutense in Madrid where he works as independent artist and curator.
His work is currently being exhibited in three solo Shows in France: Maison Européenne de la Photographie and Solo Galerie (Paris), and in Spain: Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea. He has worked on different commissioned projects as Resistance Architecture I for the Spanish Embassy in Paris and Resistance Architecture II in México DF as well as as Rests and Indices for LABoral Centro de Arte/VALEY in Asturias and Contemporary Archaeology for the Seoane Fondation in A Coruña.
He had solo shows in museums and galleries, such as Taché and Moriarty Gallery in Spain, Kawhoon Gallery in Seúl, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Vigo or PALEXCO in A Coruña. He participated in international collective exhibitions such as Puntos de Encuentro in CCBA, Buenos Aires or Fotografía española in Butzlab, Hamburg, and in international Art fairs as ARCO, CIRCA, Art Brussels or Photo Miami. He was a prize winner at the Saab Prize in Photoespaña 08, and first prize at the INJUVE 06.
As a curator, he has worked on monographic projects for artists such as Miguel Ángel Campano and Alberto García-Alix at the Reina Sophia National Museum in Madrid, UCCA in Beijing, and MAAM in Moscow. Nicolas had also taught and given lectures and workshops in France, México or Spain.

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