Alberto Garcia Alix:
La Virreina Image Centre is putting on the first major exhibition dedicated entirely to Alberto García-Alix in Barcelona. García-Alix (León, Spain, 1956) is one of the leading figures in contemporary international photography. Alberto García-Alix’s photographic, audiovisual and written work opens up an emotional, self-referential dimension that turns all his output, seen as a whole, into one great enlarged self-portrait.
Curated by Nicolás Combarro, this exhibition aims to help us understand a key part of his oeuvre, noted for its autobiographical character and the author’s constant striving to look at himself and find himself through the exercise of photography.
The exhibition brings together some seventy works, including both photographs and videos, that reveal how his take on the concept of the self-portrait has evolved over the course of his career, which spans more than thirty years. The path it traces follows the vision and life of someone who looks at himself and at us through his work, beckoning us onwards into his own unique universe.
La Fabrica Editorial recently published the monograph of the Virreina Exhibition.
Alberto Garcia Alix: Self Portrait
Until May, 5th 2013
La Virreina Image Centre
Palau de la Virreina
La Rambla, 99
T +34 933 161 000
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays, noon to 8 pm