My work has an eminently multidisciplinary character. Photography coexists with manipulated objects and installations to explore different aspects of conflict in relation to identity, the social, the political or within the individual. My photographic work cannot be framed within the realm of reportage although it contains numerous connections with the documental and I frequently focus on themes drawn from the daily press or historical memory. I am most interested in photography as essay, as a tool for reflection. Through each image I create, I attempt to explore a specific moment in 20th century history as if it were in open dialogue with our present reality, a dialogue with its tensions and confrontations. It is fiction but at the same time documental in nature. Every object that I introduce in the works is rigorously selected original from the epoch I am dealing with, and as such, are all part of reality and history. These elements add a documentary component which is essential.
Roberto Aguirrezabala, graduated in Fine Art in 1995. He has develop a multidisciplinary career recognized with awards such as Photographer of the Year Award at International Photography Awards IPA 2017 – Spanish edition, Special mention PHotoEspaña at the Enaire Foundation Photography Award 2017, Acquisition Award at the XX Sala El Brocense Plastic Arts Prize 2017, First prize Best Work of net.art X Canariasmediafest, International Video and Multimedia of the Canary Islands 2002, Award to the revelation artist in Video Festival of Navarre 1998, among others. Aguirrezabala has exhibited individually on numerous occasions, including recent exhibitions such as Entropy in 2016, at Bilbao Arte Foundation, and the individual exhibition at Huarte Contemporary Art Centre, curated by Roberta Bosco and Stefano Caldana in Huarte (Navarra) in 2008. Furthermore, from 1990, he has shown his work in International group exhibitions like IX Pilar Citoler International Biennal Prize of Contemporary Photography, Net Condition International Exhibition. Barcelona, Germany, Austria, Japan (1999), [email protected]_festival” - Fournos. Athens. Greece. (1999), Net.art exhibition in Hannover Universal Exhibition in the Spanish pavilion (2000), ARCO 2002 and ARCO 2000, 12th Canarias Media Fest (2006), 12th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. Academy of Fine Arts, Madrid (2007), The discreet charm of technology, Arts in Spain, curated by Claudia Giannetti, MEIAC. Badajoz, Spain (2008th June - August). ZKM Center for Art and Media. Karlsruhe, Germany (2008th October - 2009th January). Tomie Ohtake Institut. São Paulo, Brasil (2009th March-April), among others.