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Carlos Alba

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Carlos Alba (b. 1984, Madrid, Spain) lives and works between London, Singapore and Madrid. He is a visual artist working mainly with photography, video, painting and installation. His work focuses on human and non-human relationships in the modern world, especially subjects related to his life. He uses his artwork as therapy to understand his feelings, his past, his masculinity, and his fears. He is exploring issues from everyday life, especially those that affect vulnerable living beings. His tools are objects and archives that help him find the final visual artwork he wants to make.

Alba received prizes in the Tokyo International Photography Competition (Japan, 2017), Landskrona Foto Festival (Sweden, 2017), Flash Forward UK (Canada, 2016) and Zona C Visual Artist Awards (Spain, 2015). He was a finalist for the Best Photobook of the Year Award by PHotoEspaña (Spain, 2020), the GetxoPhoto Festival (Spain, 2019), the BMW Art & Culture  (France, 2017), Encontros da Imagem  (Portugal, 2016), Grand Prix Fotofestiwal (Poland, 2016) and the Descubrimientos PHotoEspaña Award (Spain, 2015). His work has been exhibited at various galleries and museums worldwide, most recently at the Lianzhou Museum of Photography (China, 2021), Hayward Gallery (London, 2019), the Tokyo International Photography Competition (TIPC) (Japan, 2018), Singapore International Photography Festival (Singapore, 2018), Landskrona Foto (Landskrona, 2018), Format Photography Festival (Derby, UK, 2017), Auditorio de Galicia (Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2017), La Fábrica Gallery (Madrid, Spain, 2016), Fotofestiwal Art_Inkubator (Lódź, Poland, 2016), PHotoEspaña (Madrid, Spain, 2016), Circulation(s) festival (Paris, France, 2016) DOCfield Barcelona festival at Arts Santa Mònica (Spain, 2016), Bitume Photofest (Lecce, Italy, 2016), and MOMus-Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (Greece, 2016). His monographs, ‘The Taste of The Wind’ (2019) and ‘The Observation of Trifles’ (2016), are part of collections in institutions such as Tate Library (UK), Harvard Library (USA), Deck (Singapore), The Library Project (Ireland), Lightbox Photography Library (Taiwan), Reminders Photography Stronghold (RPS) (Japan), Fundación Foto Colectanica (Spain), and Landskrona Museum (Sweden).