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Marcelo Isarrualde, photographer based in Barcelona,  creates professional portrait, celebrity, entertainment and advertising photography for editorial and advertising clients.


BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1961, Montevideo, Uruguay. After graduating as an architect, he moved to New York to complete his academic education at the Columbia University supported by the prestigious Fulbright Advanced Research Award grant.
He initiated his professional career as a photographer for press media. During this period he has been selected to represent his country at the Journalistic photography of La Plata workshop given by Sebastiao Salgado, Susan Meiselas, Fred Ritchin, Abbas and Robert Pledge, Argentina. He obtained the Seven Young Latin American Artist Exchange grant of the American Cultural Exchange Institute and numerous photography prizes. Subsequently he investigated and worked in fashion, portrait and architecture photography.

From 2000 to 2007 he worked as a Director of Photography at the photography department at Hymsa/Edipresse Editorial Group in Barcelona. He currently works freelance for various editorial and publishing companies. Specialised in portraiture and reportage he also undertakes assignments for advertising companies.

During 1990 he practiced as an assistant instructor at the ICP laboratory (International Centre of Photography). New York, USA. Since 1991 he lives and works in Barcelona, Spain, focusing in editorial and advertising photography, specifically in the field of portrait and photoreportage. At the same time he maintains his educational activity at the GrisArt-Photography School and at the Politechnic University of Catalunya photography school. He also gives summer workshops in other cities in Spain and Uruguay.

His work is well known in differents international events, standing out the following among others: The Latin American meeting of photography, La Havana (1984) and Caracas (1993), FotoFest, Houston, Texas (1994) and Fotogramas, Montevideo (2007 and 2011).

His work has been exhibited in Montevideo, Buenos Aires, San Pablo, Medellín, Caracas, La Havana, New York, Madrid and Barcelona. Some of his work belongs to private and institutionals collections in Uruguay, USA and Spain and have been published in specialized media.

During 2000 the photo book Raluy Circus has seen the light. In september 2011he began an on line publication about studio and on location lighting techniques which has had over 14,000 downloads.

CV

1961 Born in Montevideo, Uruguay
1987 Graduated as an Architect  at the  Faculty of Architecture, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1991 Fulbright Advanced Research Award. Photography/Architecture grant. University of Columbia. New York, USA.

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2012 The 80’s / Bandas y Bandos. Center of Photography. Montevideo, Uruguay.
2011 Love Rooms. Fotogramas 2011 Festival. Engelman Ost Foundation. Montevideo, Uruguay.
2007 Bismarck, the Uruguayan Spiderman.  National Fine Arts Museum Juan Manuel Blanes. Montevideo, Uruguay.
2006 Bunkers / The architecture of violence. Spanish Cultural Center. Montevideo, Uruguay.
2006 Rodó Park. Historic Center of Zaragoza. Zaragoza, Spain.
2004 Bunkers / The architecture of violence. Antonio de Barnola Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
2003 Rodó Park. Antonio de Barnola Gallery. Barcelona, SPAIN.
2000 Rodó Park. 10th Edition of the Photographic Spring of Barcelona. Metrónom Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
1993 Barna Puzzle and La Rambla. Third Latin American meeting of Photography. Caracas, Venezuela.
1990 45 R.P.M. Alianza  Francesa Gallery. Montevideo, Uruguay.
1988 La Rambla. Del Notariado Gallery. Montevideo, Uruguay / Foto Espacio Gallery . Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1986 Fotografías Heterogéneas. Del Notariado Gallery. Montevideo, Uruguay / Casa de las Américas. La Havana, Cuba.

COLLECTIVE  EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2011 Brecha, 25 years of photojournalism. Fotograma 2011 Festival. Montevideo, Uruguay.
2008 Stiletto.  FotoSeptiembre Festival. San Antonio, Texas, USA.
2007 One World sight.  Parque de la Ciudadela. Pamplona, Spain.
2006 Photography at A34. Galería A34. Barcelona, Spain.
2005 Memory & Time. Collect Photography today. Fundación Foto Colectania. Barcelona, España.
2005 Arco Fair. Antonio de Barnola Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
2004 Arco Fair. Antonio de Barnola Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
1993 Fragments II.  Balmes 21 Gallery. Barcelona University, Spain.
1991 Dissimilar Identities. Latin Artists in New York. Scott Allan Gallery, Soho. New York, USA.
1990 150 años después. 150 year of  uruguayan photography. Subte Municipal. Montevideo, Uruguay.
1990 Multifoto. Uruguayan photographers of nowadays. Museo de San Fernando. Maldonado, Uruguay.
1989 Cuatro Cuartos. Casa del Vicario. Montevideo, Uruguay.
1989 Seven uruguayan photographers.. Photographic meetings  of Mérida. Mérida, Venezuela.
1989 ARGU 89. Photojournalist association of Uruguay. Municipal Subway Gallery. Montevideo, Uruguay.
1988 Fotografía de Prensa Uruguaya. Montevideo, URUGUAY and severals cities from  ARGENTINA.
1988 Erotic Art. Aramayo Gallery Montevideo, Uruguay.
1987 Brecha se expone. Del Notariado Gallery , Montevideo, Uruguay.
1986 Fotografía Uruguaya de Hoy. National Library. Montevideo, Uruguay / National Week of Photography San Pablo, BRAZIL
1984 Hecho en Latinoamerica III. Third Latin American Symposium of Photography. National Museum of Fine Arts. La Havana, CUBA
198412th Young Photographers. Showcase. Miami, USA
1983 National Hall of Artistic Photography. Montevideo, Uruguay.
198315th Photo Forum Youth. Viena, Austria.
1981 Fototeca Internacional. Autonomous University of  Medellín. Medellín, Colombia.

COLLECTIONS

Fundación Engelman–Ost. Casa de las Américas. La Habana, Cuba.
Fundación Rafael Tous. Barcelona España.
Private collection Mr. Steve Kaplan.  New York, USA.
Private collection Mr. Paco Rebés . Barcelona, Spain.

PRINTED WORK

2012 Author Portfolio work. Dossier magazine. Catholic University. Montevideo, Uruguay.
2008 Professional Portfolio work. Professional annual directory Nudes Bible. Tectum Publishers. Bruselas, Belgium.
2006 Professional Portfolio work. Professional magazine FotoVentas Digital. Barcelona, Spain.
2000 Publishing of the the book Raluy Circus. Circo Raluy editions. Barcelona, Spain.
2000 Catalog 10th Edition of the Photographic Spring of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.
2000 Professional Portfolio work. Professional annual directory Nudes. Köln, Germany.
1999 Digital photo-illustration portfolio. Pro40  Magazine. Barcelona, Spain.
1999 Professional Portfolio work. Professional annual directory Index 2. Köln, Germany.
1997 Professional Portfolio work. Professional annual directory Index 1. Köln, Germany.
1994 Fragments: Proposals for a collection of  nowadays art IV. Balmes 21editions, University of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.
1993 Dossier of the Barna Puzzle exhibition. La Fotografía magazine. Barcelona, Spain.
1990 Interviewing  Sebastiao Salgado. Foto Mundo magazine. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1989 Review of  the photo jounalism workshop in Argentina. Quaterly Photography Magazine. Woodstock,New York, USA.
1989 Nowadays photography of Uruguay essay. Comissioned by the Photographic Education Center,Colorado University,USA.
1989 Dossier of La Rambla exhibition. Foto Mundo magazine. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

GRANTS, PRIZES AND RECOGNITION

2007 Selected Purificación García Photography Contest. Círculo de Bellas Artes.  Madrid, España.
2002 Lux Bronce Prize. Architecture category. Association of Professional Photographers of Spain. Barcelona, Spain.
2001 Raluy Circus. Book. Circo Raluy editions. Barcelona, Spain.
1996 Invited Uruguay Representative. Exhibiting at the  Photo Fest 96. Houston, Texas, USA
1993 Invited Uruguay Representative. Latin American encounter of photography. Caracas, Venezuela.
1991 Invited Uruguay Representative. Latin American Biennal of Fine Arts. La Havana, Cuba.
1991 Fulbright Advanced Research Award. Grant for investigation, University of Columbia. New York, USA.
1989 Seven Young Latin American Artists Exchange. Cultural exchange grant. American Cultural Exchange Institute. Seattle, USA.
1988 Best individual photography exhibition 1988. International Association of Art Critics, Uruguay afilliation. Montevideo, Uruguay.
1986 Best individual photography exhibition 1986. International Association of Art Critics, Uruguay afilliation. Montevideo, Uruguay.
1985 First prize. Uruguay in Democracy. Ministery of Culture and Education Montevideo, Uruguay.
1984 Hecho en Latinoamerica III. Book. Third Latin American Symposium of Photography. La Havana, Cuba.
1983 First and second prize. National Gallery of Artistic Photography. Montevideo, Uruguay.

OTHER ACTIVITIES (selection)

Visiting professor. Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Terrassa, España.
Visiting professor. ORT University. Montevideo, Uruguay.
Visiting professor. SonimagFoto. Barcelona, Spain.
Visiting professor. Centro Municipal de Fotografía. Montevideo, Uruguay.
Visiting professor. Spain Cultural Center. Montevideo, Uruguay.
Visiting professor. FotoVentas Digital. Madrid, Spain.
Visiting professor. Arts School. Huesca, Spain.
Visiting professor. Huesca Imagen workshops. Huesca, Spain.
Visiting professor. Tarazona Foto. Zaragoza, Spain.
Visiting professor. Huesca Imagen workshops. Huesca, Spain.