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ABOUT

BIOGRAPHY

 

Oscar Carrasco was born in Barcelona, in the bosom of a family of photographers. Currently he lives and works in Algeciras, in the south of Andalusia, Spain, just 14 kilometers from África.

 

From its early artistic stage, Carrasco´s work reflects a concern for the time, the memory, the order and chaos, which condense in the concept of ruins, and what from a neoromantic point of view we could define as the impulse between the forces of nature and the entropy.

In 2005 he starts a long journey through Europe. He looks for abandoneded places, in which he often clandestinely infiltrates. Unkown buildings, unexplored corners, peripheral landscapes, stopped in time, on occasions converted into magical reveries, that contribute to decode the hidden vision of the city and the territory.

 

Carrasco’s work evolves searching for new ways to reveal mortality, the devastating power of urban masses, the irrevocable return of an organic environment as opposed to the constructed world.

He joined Luis Adelantado gallery in 2007 and his work has been exhibited in Shanghai, Rome, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bogotá, Paris and Brussels, as well as in group exhibitions and art fairs.

 

Some of his most notorious awards include the HIPA 2018 International Photography Award Dubai, the Honorific prize of Generation 2009 and Short Film Competition 2011 of Caja Madrid, Unicaja Photography Competition Award or 76 Autumn Saloon of Madrid Association of Sculptures and Paintings.

 

Currently he explores new paths combining photography, video installation and sound art, languages with which he keeps reflecting on the decomposition of the landscape, the points of no return, the ordered chaos to where all derives.

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS

 

2020

ZONA MACO Luis Adelantado Gallery. Mexico DF

2019

Photographs. Young Art Collection. Youth Delegation of the Cádiz City Council

 

2018

ZONA MACO Art Fair. 2018 Edition. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Mexico City

Fragments for Eternity. Chirivella Soriano Foundation. Valencia, Spain

Origen. Manolo Alés Gallery. La Linea de la Concepción, Spain

 

2017-2015

ZONA MACO 2017 Art Fair. Luis Adelantado Gallery. México City

ARCO Art Fair. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain

ZONA MACO Art Fair. Luis Adelantado Gallery. México City

 

2014

Contemporary Film Festival Tabacalera de Donosti. San Sebastian, Spain

ARCO 2014. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain

ZONA MACO 2014. Luis Adelantado Gallery. México D.F.

 

2013

ARCO 2013. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain

SMART 2013 Ed.2. Luis Adelantado Gallery. San Miguel de Allende. México

ZONA MACO 2013. Luis Adelantado Gallery. México D.F.

 

2012

ARTEBA 2012 Ed. 21. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Buenos Aires. Argentina

MADRIDFOTO 2012. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain

ARCO 2013. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain

ZONA MACO 2013. Luis Adelantado Gallery. México D.F.

 

2011

16.ª Cerveira International Art Biennial. Foundation of Cerveira. Portugal

OCMX. Cultural Center of the Embassy of Spain in Mexico

MADRIDFOTO 2011. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain

SPANISH YOUNG ART. THE NEW GENERATION.

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago. EE.UU.

New World Museum. Houston, Texas. EE.UU.

Old Arsenal of the Spanish Navy. Puerto Rico

 

2010

MADRIDFOTO 2010. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain

 

2009

MADRIDFOTO 09. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain

ROMA ART FAIR 09. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Roma, Italy

CIRCA 09. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Puerto Rico

GENERACION 09. Caja Madrid. Itinerant Exhibition. Spain

ARTE FIERA. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Bologna. Italy

PANCHO COSSÍO 09. General Directorate of Youth of the European Commission. Brussels, Belgium

 

2008

SH CONTEMPORARY. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Shanghai, China

 

2007

ARTBO. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia

PARIS PHOTO SALON. Luis Adelantado Gallery. París, France

VIII Convocatoria de Jóvenes artistas. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Valencia, Spain

EUTOPÍA. Junta de Andalucía. Córdoba, Spain

 

2006

INJUVE ´06. Círculo de Bellas Artes. Madrid, Spain

PROYECTA Sala Rivadavia. Cádiz, Spain

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2020

ARCHIVES. OSCAR CARRASCO. Luis Adelantado Gallery. México D.F

2017

CARTOGRAFIAS DEL OLVIDO. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Valencia, Spain

2015

MADRID OFF. Portuguese Centre of Photography. Mostra Espanha 2015. Oporto, Portugal

2014

MADRID OFF. Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. Subdirectorate General for the Promotion of Fine Arts. La Tabacalera. Madrid, Spain

2011

THE LAST PASSENGER. Luis Adelantado Gallery. México D.F.

2010

OFF LIMITS. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Valencia, Spain.

2008

CARABANCHEL. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Valencia, Spain.

2006

LLUEVE EN LA HABANA. Arte Tornería Gallery. Jerez, Spain.

 

AWARDS

2019

European Competition for Audiovisual Creation. Best Experimental Short. CTL / Film library

2018

HIPA Award Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, Dubai

XLVIII Luarca National Art Contest

#MiMadriddeCine Award. Entity for the Management of Rights of Audiovisual Producers (EGEDA)

2011

Caja Madrid Short Film Competition “En_Piezas”

Photography Award AENA Foundation

Selection International Contest Explum Arte Actual

2010

Selection 11 Mostra Internacional Gas Natural Unión Fenosa

2009

”El Corte Inglés” Award. 76 Autumn Hall. Association of Sculptors and Painters. Madrid, Spain

Acquisition . Convocatoria Iniciarte. Junta de Andalucía.

Honorific prize of Generation 2009 Awards. Caja Madrid

Finalist 4° Premio Internazionale Arte Laguna. Venecia

2007

Artistic Creation Award and Cultural Production “FronteraSur”.

Photography Photolife Magazine Award. Canada

Youth Photography Creation Competition Award “Ciudad de Almería”

2006

INJUVE Awards Youth Institute.

Pancho Cossío Training Grant. Government of Cantabria.

Unicaja Photography Competition Award

20th Photo Contest. “Caminos de Hierro” Foundation of the Spanish Railways.

7th National Photography Contest Valencia Crea Joven

Photography Competition University of Alicante Award

 

COLLECTIONS

Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain. Subdirectorate General for the Promotion of Fine Arts

Luis Adelantado Gallery. Valencia / México

Obra Social Caja Madrid

Iniciarte Collection. Junta de Andalucía

Government of Cantabria

Corte Inglés Collection

AENA Foundation

Official College of Architects of Almería

Caja Rural de Teruel

Unicaja Foundation

Other private collections