BIO

Juan Baraja works with the relationships that emerge between architecture and the management of space via photography.

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Juan Baraja works with the relationships that arise between architecture and space management through photography.

Residencies, commissions and his own projects organise an oeuvre in which Baraja uses his camera to travel around different points in European geography, all of them different yet with a common thread joining them: they are spaces forgotten by time. In the opinion of Alfredo Puente, member of the FCAYC cuarorial Area, Baraja revives a way of situating oneself before something to imagine it via fragments, with another composition, far from the parameters that make something complete rational and apprehensible.

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Juan Baraja Rodríguez Toledo, 1984 Download C.V

Solo show (selection 2024-2018)

2023NORLANDIA. RAC Foundation, Pontevedra, Spain.
2022FLORIDA AVE DC.es | A GAZE OF WASHINGTON BY SPANISH PHOTOGRAPHERS. A.Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain. Washington DC. EE.UU.
AGAINST ALL THAT GLITTERS: TIME´S EFFECTS.  Museum ICO – PHOTOESPAÑA 2022. Curator: Alfredo Puente, FCAYC, Madrid. Spain.
EL ORDEN JUSTO. La Cometa Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia.
2021UTOPIE ABITATIVE. CORVIALE. Curator: Pablo Berástegui. International Photograhy and Visual Arts Festival. Gallery Salut au Monde, Porto. Portugal.
2020PERFIL DE ESCALERA. Gallery La Cometa. Madrid. Spain.
OLVIDADOS DEL TIEMPO. Curator: Alfredo Puente, FCAYC. The Cerezales Antonino y Cinia Foundation (FCAYC), Cerezales del Condado. León. Spain.
UTOPIE ABITATIVE. CORVIALE / SERPENTONE / SCAMPIA. ETSAM-UPM. Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid. Curators: Manuel Blanco and Marta Muñoz. Madrid, Spain.
2019UTOPIE ABITATIVE. CORVIALE / SERPENTONE / SCAMPIA. Palace Museum Lanfranchi. Curator: Ermanno Tedeschi. Matera, Italia.
2018NORLANDIA. Gallery Javier Silva. Valladolid. Spain.

Group shows (selection 2024-2018)

2024PAISAJES PARALELOS. IMÁGENES DE WASHINGTON Y ROMA DESDE EL GIANICOLO. FOTÓGRAFOS DE LA ACADEMIA DE ESPAÑA EN ROMA. Royal Academy of Spain in Rome. Rome. Italy.
2023DC.ES | A GAZE AT WASHINGTON, DC BY FIVE SPANISH PHOTOGRAPHERS.  Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain.Washington DC. EE.UU
2023RETRATOS DE BARRIO.  Hermes Berrío y Juan Baraja. La Cometa Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
LA HUELLA DE ROMA. 150 AÑOS DE LA ACADEMIA DE ESPAÑA EN ROMA. Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia, Spain.
FINALISTS OF THE VILACASAS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD. Solterra Palace, Torroella de Montgrí, Girona. Spain.
XVI LA RURAL PLASTIC ARTS AWARD. Provincial Museum, Jaen. Spain.
REGIÓN. Landscape, photography and heritage. El Águila art room. Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid. Spain.
2022IX MARDEL AWARD OF VISUAL ARTS. CCCC Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain.
BIENAL CIUDAD DE ALBACETEExhibition of the 14th Biennial of Plastic Arts. Municipal Museum of Albacete, Spain.
BUILDING, COLECCIÓN CAMPOCERRADO. Curator: Belén Poole. Los Águila Palace, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Spain.
OPEN STUDIO 202, Madrid, Spain.
PATTERNS OF NATURE.   Curator: Juan Llano Borbolla. Espacio Liquido. Gijón, Asturias. Spain.
2021EL VIAJE A ROMA. Resident photographers at the Spanish Academy in Rome. Museum of Architecture and Design of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Curator: Rosa Olivares
XIV UNICAJA FOUNDATION PLASTIC ARTS PRIZE. Cultural Centre for Plastic Arts, Unicaja. Foundation Málaga. Spain.
2020 EL VIAJE A ROMA. Resident photographers at the Spanish Academy in Rome. Spanish Cultural Centre in Montevideo. Montevideo, Uruguay. Curator: Rosa Olivares.
EL BROCENSE PLASTIC ARTS PRIZE. El Brocense Art room. Cáceres. Spain.
2019PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE FOUNDATION ENAIRE. Real Botanic Garden. Madrid. Spain.
LA RADICE DEL DOMANI. Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. Madrid. Spain.
LUZ, MATERIA. Programa Taide & Daniel Benjamin Gallery. Madrid, España.
EL VIAJE A ROMA. Resident photographers at the Spanish Academy in Rome. Niemeyer Center. Avilés, Asturias. Spain.
EL VIAJE A ROMA. Resident photographers at the Spanish Academy in Rome. Casa de América.
2018XV MOSTRA DE ARTE NATURGY. Museum of Contemporary Art of the Naturgy Foundation. A Coruña. Spain.
XII BIENAL DE ARTES PLÁSTICAS CIUDAD DE ALBACETE. Municipal Museum. Albacete. Spain.
MIRÓ, ORIGEN REVELAT. Juan Baraja & Rif Spanhi. Curator: Francisco Copado. Casal Solleric/ Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró Mallorca. Casal Solleric. Palma de Mallorca. Mallorca. Spain.
PROCESSI 145. Spanish Royal Academy in Rome. Roma. Italy.
PREMI CIUTAT DE PALMA ANTONI GELABERT D’ARTS VISUALS. Casal Solleric. Palma de Mallorca. Mallorca. Spain.

Fairs (selection 2024-2014)

2024ARCOLISBOA. La Cometa Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
2023ESTAMPA 2023. La Cometa Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
2022ARTBO. La Cometa Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia.
VOLTA BASEL. La Cometa Gallery, Basel Switzerland.
EXPO CHICAGO. La Cometa Gallery, Chicago, EE.UU.
ZONA MACO.  La Cometa Gallery, Ciudad de México, México.
2021ESTAMPA 2021.  OCTOBER – Espacio Líquido Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
ESTAMPA 2021.  ABRIL- La Cometa Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
2019ESTAMPA 2019. Espacio Líquido Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
2015ARCOMADRID15. CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR. Graça Brandao Gallery, Portugal.
2014VOLTA 10 BASEL. CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, Espacio Líquido. Gallery, Switzerland.
ARCOMADRID14. CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR. Graça Brandao Gallery, Portugal.

Prizes & Grants

2023BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022, PHOTOESPAÑA 2023: Shortlisted
PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE FUNDACIÓ VILA CASA. Torroella de Montgrí, Girona, Spain.: Finalist.
2022XVI LA RURAL PLASTIC ARTS PRIZE.  Caja Rural Jaén Foundation: Finalist.
2021PILAR CITOLER AWARD. Finalist.
PREMI VILA DE SANTAYÍ. Finalist.
CAMPOCERRADO COLLECTION PRIZE.  ESTAMPA FAIR  2021.  Spain.
XIV UNICAJA FOUNDATION PLASTIC ARTS CONTEST. Adquisition prize. Fundación Unicaja. Spain.
2018CITY OF CASTELLON PLASTIC ARTS AWARD.  Castellón City Council. Spain.
2017GRANT FROM THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SPAIN. IN ROME. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Spain.
II CONTEST OF PROPOSALS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC CREATION ON MEDINA AZAHARA. Special Mention. Archaeological Ensemble Madinat al-Zahra, Spain.
2016ARTE LATERAL – OPEN STUDIO. ArteLateral Prize – Open Studio. Spain.
2015XXV UNED PLASTIC ARTS CONTEST.  Adquisition prize. UNED. Spain.
2014XVI EDITION UCM YOUNG ART AWARD. First Prize UCM Madrid. Spain.
4TH INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF PLASTIC ARTS OF POLLENÇA. First Prize. Pollença City Council, Mallorca, Spain.
2013PHOTO ART PRIZE. FLORENCE-SHANGHAI PRIZE 2013. Second prize. Florence, Italy.
YOUNG CREATORS CONTEST 2013. First prize. Madrid. City Council, Spain.
2011XIX CITY OF CÓRDOBA NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST. MEZQUITA. PRIZE Award. Photographic Association of Cordoba, Spain.
EL BROCENSE PLASTIC ARTS CONTEST. Adquisition Prize. El Brocense Cultural Institution. Badajoz, Spain.  
CONTEST OF YOUNG ARTISTS OF CASTILLA-LA MANCHA 2011. First prize Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha. Spain.
2010ALCALÁ CITY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2010. First prize. Ayuntamiento de Alcalá de Henares. Spain.
COMPETITION OF YOUNG ARTISTS OF CASTILLA-LA MANCHA 2010. Second prize Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha. Spain.
XXII PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST- ARCHITECTURE 2010. COACM. First Prize
Demarcación de Toledo. Toledo, Spain.
VI ARCOMADRID_2010 PHOTO REPORTAGE CONTEST. Arco Prize Madrid. Spain.
2008I BIENNIAL OF PLASTIC ARTS OF NAVACERRADA. Adquisition prize. Navacerrada city council. Madrid. Spain.
COLLABORATION GRANT. DEPARTMENT OF AUDIOVISUALS. Faculty of Fine Arts of Madrid UCM. Spain.
2007SÉNECA GRANT Faculty of Fine Arts of Barcelona UB, Spain.
2005ERASMUS. GRANT Falmouth Collage of Arts. England.

Artistic residences

2024RESIDENCIA ESPAÇO TRAFARIA CULTURA. Contemporânea Art center . Câmara Municipal de Almada.  (April-October, 2024)
2022SPAIN. ARTS & CULTURE.  Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain.Washington DC, EE.UU.
2017ROYAL ACADEMY OF SPAIN IN ROME.  Roma, Italy.
2015ADDAYA CENTRE D´ART. Alaró, Mallorca, Spain.
2014LISTHUS. Ólafsfjörður, Island.
2013BILBAOARTE. Bilbao, Spain.

Workshops (selection 2023-2019)

2023PHOTOESPAÑA: UNA CONVERSACIÓN EN TORNO AL RETRATO. Juan Baraja Studio. Madrid, Spain.
2022MIRAR PARA VER. Conference. Faculty of Fine Arts of Madrid. UCM, Madrid, Spain.
PHOTOESPAÑA, Master Class Juan Baraja. Alcobendas Art Center Auditorium. Madrid, Spain.
EMPOWERPARENTS. ICO Museum, Madrid, Spain.
ENCUADRE 13|17. ICO Museum, Madrid, Spain.
RE(VISIÓN). ICO Museum, Madrid, Spain.
2020UNA MIRADA CON TIEMPO: CÓMO LLEGAR A UN LUGAR. PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP.
FCYAC León, Spain.
2019PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP T1. Miró Mallorca Foundation, Mallorca, Spain.

Works in Collections

RAC FOUNDATION, PONTEVEDRA. SPAIN.
MINISTERIO PARA LA TRANSICIÓN ECOLÓGICA Y EL RETO DEMOGRÁFICO. MADRID, SPAIN.
REGIONAL ARCHIVE OF THE COMMUNITY OF MADRID, SPAIN.
FUNDACIÓN SPAIN ART&CULTURE FOUNDATION. WASHINGTON. MAEC, SPAIN.
ALCOBENDAS COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPY. MADRID, SPAIN.
SWISS RE COLLECTION. MADRID, SPAIN.
ICO FOUNDATION COLLECTION. MADRID, SPAIN.
STUDIOLO COLLECTION. MADRID, SPAIN.
CAMPOCERRADO COLLECTION. SALAMANCA, SPAIN.
UNICAJA FOUNDATION. MÁLAGA, SPAIN.
H.E.F. ENTRECANALES COLLECTION. MADRID, SPAIN.
DKV COLLECTION. MADRID, SPAIN.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF SPAIN. IN ROME. MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS. GOVERNMENT OF SPAIN.
PILAR I JOAN MIRÓ FOUNDATION. MALLORCA, SPAIN.
FCYAC. LEÓN, SPAIN.
MARÍA CRISTINA MASAVEU FOUNDATION. MADRID, SPAIN.
CONCHITA RÁBAGO FOUNDATION. MADRID, SPAIN.
ADDAYA CENTRE D´ART. MALLORCA, SPAIN.
SPANISH PHOTOBOOKS COLLECTION MNCARS. ART CENTER MUSEO REINA SOFÍA. MADRID, SPAIN.
UNED CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTION. MADRID, SPAIN.
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE FOUNDATION. MADRID, SPAIN.
EL BROCENSE CULTURAL INSTITUTION. CÁCERES, SPAIN.
ARTPHILEN FOUNDATION. SWITZERLAND.
POLLENÇA MUSEUM. MALLORCA, SPAIN.
CASTELLÓN COUNCIL CENTER. CASTELLÓN, SPAIN.
NAVACERRADA COUNCIL CENTER. MADRID, SPAIN.
NOBLEJAS COUNCIL CENTER. TOLEDO, SPAIN.