Aleix Plademunt

Aleix Plademunt’s artistic practice is rooted in photography and publishing. Driven by a thirst for observing, discovering, questioning and understanding, he collects images while forging unexpected connections between all that inhabits our planet and beyond. Each of his projects unpacks a constellation of images that juxtapose carefully composed, stand-alone photographs to generate new dimensions of meaning. His long-term, research-based projects are replete with philosophical questioning that explores issues of time and distance and examines how photography conditions the way we see, as well as making enquiries into decolonial and non-anthropocentric perspectives. In Iberia (2019) Plademunt penetrates the Amazonian rainforest with a series of 117 stark black-and-white photographs, which are confronted with two additional images: an ancient sculpture of a horseman and a bust of Máximo Rodriguez, the Asturian rubber tree hunter who arrived in 1903 to exploit the indigenous land, thus giving the region its colonial name, Iberia.

Aleix Plademunt studied photography at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Terrassa (2004), and the Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico (2004). In 2015 he was awarded a Visual Arts Grant from the Fundación Botín. He has had recent solo shows at the Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris (2021), and the Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid (2016). In 2022 he will have a solo exhibition at the Sala Canal de Isabel II, Madrid. Plademunt is also a cofounder of the publishing platform Ca l’Isidret.

I believe an artwork should leave the viewer perplexed, make him reflect on the meaning of life
Antoni Tàpies