Carlos Irijalba [Pamplona, 1979] former resident at the Rijksakademie of Amsterdam 2013/2014, Graduated at the Basque Country University and UDK Berlin en 2004. Awarded with the Guggenheim Bilbao Photography Grant in 2003 and the Marcelino Botín Art Grant in 2007/08 also received the Purificacion Garcia photography first Prize and the Revelation PhotoEspaña Prize among others. Irijalba has exhibited at international Art Museums, including Herzliya Museum Israel, MUMA Melbourne or LMCC Nueva York, and in other cities like Berlin, Chicago, London, Japan, Paris or Beijing.
He is present in collections as Sammlung Wemhoener Foundation, Taviloglu Art Collection Istanbul, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Museo ARTIUM de Arte Contemporáneo de Vitoria, Fundación Coca Cola, Museo Patio Herreriano de Valladolid, CA2M Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo de Madrid, Museo de Navarra or Fundación Marcelino Botín.
His work analizes the way in which western culture recreates an abstract medium that loses all relations except to itself. Spectacle has marked out the plane of the visible so it can be easily digested, transferring attention towards a series of pseudo-events. Irijalba works in projects as TWILIGHT or the recent UNWILLING SPECTATOR and HIGH TIDES in that direction between relative experience of time and territory and the collective construction of the real.