I was very grateful to receive the invitation to show my work as part of a group exhibition at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China and to attend the festival, which will run from 19-25 September, 2015.
Back and Forth is an exhibition of ten artists who have recently passed through the aulas of the IED Madrid school; five of them as students, the other half as teachers. It is also a selection of works that reflect the world we live in, from the point of view of contemporary lens-based art. Needless to say that there are common subjects, such as landscapes and still-life, portraits and street-life. However, all of the participating artists make use of a visual language that combines formal clarity, technical brilliance and a sound understanding of what photography is, or might be, in the second decade of the twenty-first century.
The exhibition will be curated by Moritz Neumüller and the 10 participating artists are: Ricardo Cases (Spain), Stephen Chalmers (US), Edmund Clark (UK), Anna Fawcus (Australia), Jorge Fuembuena (Spain), Vivek Manek (India), Marta Mantyka (Poland), Simon Roberts (UK), Han Shuo (China), Joan Villaplana (Spain).
I will arrive in China on September 14th to be involved with the set up and preparation of this exhibition, and stay until the end of the festival. I look forward to sharing blog posts and photos with you throughout the coming weeks.