CÍRCULO DE BELLAS ARTES – C/ Alcalá, 42 – 28014 MADRID • SALA PICASSO
Tuesdays to Sundays 11:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 21:00. Closed on Monday.
Curator: Nicolás Combarro
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Self-Portrait is not intended as a diary of Alberto García-Alix. It does not provide a chronological account of his life, nor is it meant as an egocentric exercise. His concept of self-portrait is very broad, for it takes in much of the work in which he sees himself reflected. It is hard to find a single piece by García-Alix that is not highly self-referential; indeed, his oeuvre as a whole might be regarded as forming a single large self-portrait.
In the course of his career, Alberto García-Alix (León, 1956) has received all the major Spanish awards, including the National Photography Prize (1999), the Madrid Regional Government Photography Prize (2004) and the PHotoEspaña Prize (2012). He has published a dozen photobooks and produced creative videos in which word and image are blended. His writings include around 50 essays and short stories.