JON CAZENAVE (San Sebastian 1978)

He receives his B.A. in Economic Sciences from the University of Deusto in 2001 and, after working for 5 years in the finance world, he decides to move to Barcelona to study photography (2006).

He began deepening in documentary photography as a mean to capture and register the contemporary world and decided to complete his studies with Pep Bonet, Christopher Anderson and Paolo Pellegrin, after having been selected to participate in the first Magnum Workshop taking place in Oslo.

Since then, he has been developing a long-term research project called GALERNA. This work phocuses on the idiosyncrasy and aesthetics of the Basque Country with an anthropological perspective, using the cultural sign and symbol in close relation to the contemporary creation.

  • INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS
    • 2014
    • Herri Ixilean — Le Rocher de Palmer. Bordeaux, France.
    • Ardora — Oceanographic Museum. San Sebastian, Spain.
    • 2013
    • Herri Ixilean — Kolga Tbilisi Photo. Tbilisi, Georgia.
    • 2010
    • Herri Ixilean — Getxophoto Photography Festival. Getxo, Spain.
    • 2009
    • Gauaren Argitan — 90 Grados Gallery. San Sebastian, Spain.
  • COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
    • 2015
    • Ama lur — CaixaForum Center Madrid. Madrid, Spain.
    • Ixil Ar — Jorge Oteiza Foundation. Alzuza, Spain.
    • 2014
    • P2P. Contemporary Practice in Spanish Photography — Photoespaña'14. Madrid, Spain.
    • No comment — Photoespaña'14. Telefónica Foundation. Madrid, Spain.
    • Photobooks. Here & Now — Foto Colectania Foundation. Barcelona, Spain.
    • Contemporary Photography Meetings — Institut Français. Madrid, Spain.
    • Autoedit — Huarte Contemporary Art Center. Huarte, Spain.
    • 2013
    • Ixil ar — Gandiaga Cultural Center. Oñati, Spain.
    • Miradas Sonoras — Cruce de Miradas Festival. Contemporary Art Center of Andalucia. Sevilla, Spain.
    • 2012
    • Terra Cognita — Noorderlicht Photofestival. Museum Belvédère. Heerenveen, The Netherlands.
    • Epicentre — Voies Off, Recontres d'Arles. Arles, France.
    • 2011
    • Emergentes — Encontros da Imagem. Braga, Portugal.
    • 2009
    • Visionaris — Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation. Mallorca, Spain.
    • Memory & History. Fovea Exhibitions. New York, USA.
  • PUBLICATIONS
    • 2015
    • Jon Cazenave, Ama Lur. Dalpine Ed. ISBN: 978-84-617-3714-7.
    • 2014
    • American Photo. Photography fragmented at Photoespaña 2014.
    • 2013
    • Kolga Tblisi Photo Catalogue. ISBN: 978-9941-0-4606-3.
    • 2012
    • El País Semanal. Basque soul.
    • Terra Cognita, Noorderlicht'12. ISBN: 978-90-76703-48-0.
    • El País. New talents: photography in search of nature.
    • 2011
    • M Le Magazine de Le Monde. Carte Blanche.
    • M Le Magazine de Le Monde. Les fourneaux á la faculté.
    • Jon Cazenave, Galerna. Siete de un golpe Ed. ISBN: 978-84-615-1406-9.
    • 2010
    • Jon Cazenave, Herri ixilean. Begihandi Ed. ISBN: 978-84-606-5174-1.
    • GetxoPhoto 2010, Elogio del Ocio. Begihandi Ed. ISBN: 978- 84-6142880-9.
  • GRANTS & AWARDS
    • 2013
    • 2FotoPres'13 grant. La Caixa Foundation. Barcelona, Spain.
    • 2012
    • Finalist Voies Off. Arles, France.
    • 2011
    • Third prize winner Emergentes DST, Encontros da Imagem. Braga, Portugal.
    • 2010
    • Finalist Descubrimientos Photoespaña. Madrid, Spain.
    • 2008
    • PDN Student Award. New York, USA.