Juan Baraja (Toledo, 1984) has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona. He has developed his entire artistic career in the field of photography, standing out among the latest generation of Spanish photographers, the same who have expanded photographic horizons by adding images in series linked to concepts, ideas or stories.
His work has been exhibited in private galleries throughout the national territory, and also in institutions. Among the individual exhibitions of his work are “Utopie Abitative” (Palazzo Lanfranchi Museum, Matera) “Águas Livres” (Espacio Líquido, Gijón), “Catedrales” (Utopia Parkway, Madrid), “Norlandia” (Javier Silva, Valladolid) or “Archiitekturen” (Ufferstudios, Berlin). Among the collective exhibitions of his works are “La Radice de le Domani” (Royal Academy of Spain in Rome, Rome), “The trip to Rome. Scholars photographers at the Academy of Spain in Rome”(Niemeyer Center, Avilés), “Miró. Revelat Origin”(Casal Solleric and Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, Palma de Mallorca), “Aus der Tiefe”(Sonia Recio Gallery, Switzerland), “Drink Me”(DA2, Salamanca) or “Critical Context. Spanish Photography of the 21st Century”(Tabacalera, Madrid).
He has participated in various competitions and biennials, being awarded in many of them, such as the XXV Plastic Arts Contest of the UNED, the XVI edition of the Young Art Award of the UCM; the PHOTO ART PRIZE FLORENCE-SHANGHAI; the Contest of Young Creators of the Community of Madrid, that of Castilla-La Mancha or the City of Alcalá Photography Award, among others.
In 2017 he participated in the scholarship program of the Royal Spanish Academy in Rome and previously enjoyed other artistic residences, in Bilbao, Mallorca and Iceland.
His work has been presented at international contemporary art fairs such as Arco Madrid, Volta Basel or Estampa.
It is also present in private and public art collections, such as the María Cristina Masaveu Foundation, the Antonino and Cinia Cerezales Foundation, the DKV Foundation, the Entrecanales Collection, the Mallorca’s Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, the Artphilen Foundation, the Collection of Contemporary Art of the UNED, the Collection of Spanish Photobooks of the MNCARS or the Pollença Museum.
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