artist
Joan Fontcuberta
birth
Barcelona, Spain, 1955
last update
15-04-2024
Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelona, 1955) is one of the most internationally renowned Catalan photographers. He is also a theoretician of the photographic image and photography editor, and has taken part in numerous events, debates and exhibitions of contemporary photography. He was one of the founders of PhotoVision (1980), a bilingual publication in Spanish and English dedicated to photography. Through his theoretical and artistic work he questions the so-called truthfulness of the photographic image. His multifaceted production focuses on the authenticity of the image and its capacity to represent and supplant the real world. Fontcuberta is interested in the social function of photography, the public use of the image and information overload. Many of his works are articulated as parodies that create an illusion for the viewers, while warning them of the dangers of credulity and the misleading mechanisms used in the transmission of information and knowledge. Among this theoretical texts are: Estética fotográfica (Gustavo Gili, 1982), El beso de Judas. Fotografía y verdad (Gustavo Gili, 1997), Ciencia y fricción: fotografía, naturaleza y artificio (Mestizo, 1998) and La cámara de Pandora (Gustavo Gili, 2010). Since the late eighties, Fontcuberta has exhibited regularly in some of the most prestigious art centres, such as Folkwang Museum, Essen (1987), MoMA, New York (1989), IVAM, Valencia (1992), Musée Redpath de Montreal, Canada (1999), The Salvador Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, Florida (2003), Fundació Miró, Palma de Mallorca (2007), Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney (2007), Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam (2010) and Fotografins Hus, Stockholm (2013). Among his many awards is the prestigious Hasselblad International Award in Photography, 2013. His work is included in major collections such as MoMA, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Art Institute of Chicago, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FNAC, Paris and MACBA, Barcelona, among others. Joan Fontcuberta, artist’s web page www.fontcuberta.com [consulted: 30 January 2015]
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Kintsugi / Joan Fontcuberta
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2021
Contravisiones / Joan Fontcuberta
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2020
Contravisiones / Joan Fontcuberta
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2020
Photoshop i Google: Nous demiürgs -- La dècada de 1990: Rewind & Forward. Cap a una competència pública de l'art. Curs d'art i cultura contemporània [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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1-3-2018
Joan Fontcuberta : Poems of the alchemist = Poemas del alquimista
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2018
Miserachs Barcelona Photobooks [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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21-11-2015
Joan Fontcuberta : gastropoda
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[2015]
'El comunista manifiesto', d'Iván de la Nuez [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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4-11-2013
The photography of nature ; The nature of photography / [Joan Fontcuberta, images ; Joan Fontcuberta, Hortensio Verdeprado, Sir John Forrest, Juan García-Schroeder, Pyotr Muraveinik, Geoffrey Batchen, Jorge Wagensberg Lubinski, Dragana Vujanovic and Louise Wolther, texts ; design by Joan Fontcuberta and Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine
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2013
Fauna / Joan Fontcuberta & Pere Formiguera
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2011
AAVC: una cosa en comú. Debats del 30è aniversari de l'Associació d'Artistes Visuals de Catalunya [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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30-11-2010
Resiliència / Joan Fontcuberta
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2010
Assamblea Associació Artistes Visuals Catalunya [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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27-2-2009
Tàpies escriu / D. Sam Abrams
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2008
La veritat sobre el cas Manbaa Mokfhi = La verdad sobre el caso Manbaa Mokfhi = Toute La vérité sur le cas Manbaa Mokfhi = The truth about the case of Manbaa Mokfhi
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2007
Presentació de l'obra "Pin Zhuang" de Joan Fontcuberta [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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10-5-2005
Miracles et Cie / Joan Fontcuberta ; traduit de l'espagnol par Jacqueline Gerday
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2005
Miralls trencats. La fotografia com a discurs pseudodocumental [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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16-1-2003
Miralls trencats. La fotografia com a discurs pseudodocumental [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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15-1-2003
Miralls trencats. La fotografia com a discurs pseudodocumental [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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9-1-2003
Miralls trencats. La fotografia com a discurs pseudodocumental [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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8-1-2003
Karelia : milagros & Co. / Joan Fontcuberta ; [diseño gráfico, Jordi Ortiz-Patxi Solà]
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2002
Karelia : milagros & Co. / Joan Fontcuberta ; [diseño gráfico, Jordi Ortiz-Patxi Solà]
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2002
Karelia : milagros & Co. / Joan Fontcuberta ; [diseño gráfico, Jordi Ortiz-Patxi Solà]
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2002
Sputnik = спутник
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1997
Sputnik = спутник
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1997
Sputnik = спутник
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1997
Fauna
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1989
Fauna
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1989
Fauna
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1989
Fauna
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1989
Dr. Ameisenhaufen's fauna / [scientific directors: Joan Fontcuberta, Pere Formiguera ; research assistants: Xavier Bardo ... et al.]
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1988
Platja, 30.9.75 / Fernando Megías, Manel Valls, Carles Pujol ; fotografies: Joan Fontcuberta, Pau Barceló, Manuel Úbeda
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1976
Derrière l'arbre : Duchamp no ha comprendido Rembrandt!... : un video-happening de Vostell en Barcelona 1976 / [fotografías: Joan Fontcuberta, Manel Úbeda]
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1976