IEFC · Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia
UAB - Humanities
ECIB - Independent Cinema School of Barcelona
Photo Associations & Memberships:
Photographic Social Vision
About Alex Llovet
I was born in 1974 in Barcelona, Spain, and have studied Humanities, Cinema, and Photography at the IEFC where I now work as a professor.
My work revolves around two main themes: identity and the passage of time, characterised by the desire to construct a poetic conceptual discourse where I sublimate the everyday to reveal realities beyond appearances, thus questioning the limits between reality and fiction. I am interested in both the taking of images and their reinterpretation through the editing process.
I have exhibited at several photography festivals including Nexofoto, Espy Photography, Encontros da Imagem, Focus Photography Festival, Fotofever, DOCfield, Begira Photo, Lumínic, Fotonoviembre and Revela-T.
My photographs reside in major public and private collections, including the MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya) and the Carmen & Lluís Bassat Foundation among others, and has received awards on a number of occasions including LensCulture Critic’s Choice, shortlisted at Voies Off Arles and PhotoEspaña, a mention of honor at Nexofoto, best emergent photographer at Photogenic Festival, a grant at the VI Photographic Grant AFTM, and selected at Cortona On the Move, Photographic Museum of Humanity, Athens Photo Festival, BIPA and SCAN Tarragona.
I have published a novel “Las fotos que nunca hice” (2020), and five photobooks: “Querido vecino:” (2014), “Faraway So Close” (2016), “Beware Of The Dog” (2018), “The Escape Velocity” (2020) and “Not About Lockdown” (2021).
My work is represented by Fifty Dots Gallery, and I’m co-founder and editor at Ediciones Posibles, a publishing house specialising in photobooks.