Round table on the topic of photographic research with Joel Jiménez and Paula Artés, moderated by Roger Grasas
Where? CC Pati Llimona, Carrer del Regomir 3, Barcelona
When? Dijous October 15 at 7:00 p.m.
The research in the creation of many photographic works is the basis on which all the images that are selected and those that are left out are supported and given meaning. Around this idea, taking advantage of the coincidence of exhibitions by Paula Artés and Joel Jiménez at CC Pati Llimona, we asked Roger Grasas to moderate a reflection on his creative processes. Three authors who have been through different editions of the festival and who talk about their experience as authors and authors who go further with their projects.
About Joel Jiménez
Joel Jimenez is a visual artist, cinematographer, and independent curator who lives and works between Costa Rica and Spain. His research-driven work explores themes associated with environmental psychology, place-identity, and the role of memory in our conception of history, perception of reality, and understanding of time.
His projects are interested in the in-between states, the emotional climate that emerges from stagnant conditions, and the atmospheric experience of silence, solitude, and nostalgia.
Joel’s work is shown internationally in group and solo exhibitions including PhotoEspaña, Singapore International Photo Festival, and Photo Israel. He was selected as a LensCulture Emerging Talent, Fresh Eyes talent, nominated twice for Prix Levallois, and a participant in portfolio reviews like Emergentes in Encontros da Imagem. His projects have been featured extensively in printed and online publications such as the British Journal of Photography, GUP Magazine, LensCulture, PHmuseum, Der Greif, Revista Balam, among others.
About Paula Artes
Photographer. Graduated from Idep Barcelona. She has been an assistant to photographers such as Tanit Plana and the studio management of Jordi Bernadó’s studio. Her projects have been selected in Descubrimientos Photoespaña, Encuentro de Artistas Novos, SCAN Photobooks, Sala d’Art Jove, Photogenic Festival, Unseen Dummy Award Amsterdam, FIFTijuana de México, Viphoto and Embarrat, among others. Author of the photobook “Fuerzas y cuerpos“ (2019).
Committed to revealing and questioning the structures of power and control, she uses photography to access a collective debate on these hidden spaces, since if they are not uncovered, the effectiveness of power is created.
About Roger Grasas
Photographer specialized in editorial, social and travel reportage. He has published in numerous national and international media. Author of the photobooks ‘Min Turab’, ‘Atenea’ and ‘Ha Aretz’. Among his awards are the Discoveries Photoespaña 2018, the Landscape award Festival of Sidney 2018 or the Director’s award of the Center for Fine Art (Colorado, USA). The mock-up of his photobook ‘Ha Aretz‘ has been a finalist in the Rencontres d’Arles Dummy Award 2020. His work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals in more than twenty countries.
Both Paula and Joel participated in the sixth edition of Art Photo Bcn while Roger Grasas participated in the first edition.