Photo by Simona Rota on the cover of the Italian magazine AREA, July-Aug/2016. The building is the Church in La Laguna designed by architect Fernando Menis
The German magazine BAUWELT with one of Simona Rota’s photographs on the cover of its issue #16/2016.
It’s Dietmar Steiner’s portrait, director of the Az W Architekturzentrum Wien.
Diseño Interior #278, Jan. 2016 features Factoría Cultural / Madrid on pages 104 – 110 with photographs by Simona Rota.
Part of the collective show “L” at La Kursala – Universidad de Cádiz (ES) with “Instant Village III (Gran Canaria)”.
Dates: June 26th – September 16th, 2015
Curator: Jesús Micó
Authors in show: Aleix Plademunt, Ricardo Cases, Simona Rota, Juan Valbuena, Cristina de Middel.
Catalog “L” edited by: Gonzalo Golpe
Graphic Design by: Tres Tipos Gráficos
Texts by: Horacio Fernández, Gonzalo Golpe, Jesús Micó
“L” reflects both the 50 exhibitions that have been put on at the “La Kursala” gallery, and the 50 catalogs that have accompanied them. The “Cuadernos de La Kursala” boast both a longstanding trajectory and notable international acclaim in the world of photobooks. Some of these editions represent landmarks in the history of the photobook, including “La caza del lobo congelado” by Ricardo Cases (2009), “The Afronauts” by Cristina de Middel (2012) or “Ostalgia” by Simona Rota (2013) and a long list of others. Books by Federico Clavarino, Juan Diego Valera, Juan Valbuena, Vicente Paredes, Palíndromo Mészáros, Marta Soul, Roger Guaus, Gustavo Alemán, los Ouroboros, Iñaki Domingo, Igor Fernández de Retana, Christian Lagata, etc. Fifty publications that, over the years, have involved the participation of noteworthy professionals from the world of photography, design and publishing. For this celebration, five of its authors – Ricardo Cases, Cristina de Middel, Aleix Plademunt, Simona Rota and Juan Valbuena – were invited by Jesús Micó to exhibit new works. (Text and photographs: Tres Tipos Gráficos)
Exhibition: ZOOM! Picturing Architecture and the City (group)
Dates: 02.04.2015 – 21.06.2015
Venue: Architekturmuseum der TU München (TUM)
Series in show: Instant Village I & II
Curator: Hilde Strobl
Authors in show: Iwan Baan, Roman Bezjak, Peter Bialobrzeski, Lard Buurman, Stefan Canham and Rufina Wu, Nuno Cera, Livia Corona, Nicoló Degiorgos, Jörg Koopmann, Eva Leitolf, Myrzik und Jarisch, Stefan Olàh, Julian Röder, Simona Rota, Andreas Seibert, Wolfgang Tillmans, Fabian Vogl, and Tobias Zielony
Catalogue: A catalogue in German and English is due for release, published by Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 200 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, ISBN 978-3-86335-735-1.
Exhibition: EDITA: secuencia/ sentido, EDIT: sequence/ meaning
Curator: Miguel von Hafe Pérez
Work in show: Ostalgia, the book and prints
Dates: March 6th – June 14th 2015
Venue: Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo (CGAC)
Other authors and editors in show: Patricia Almeida, Tono Arias, David Barreiro, André Cepeda, Dispara, Luis Díaz Díaz, Antonio Julio Duarte, José Pedro Cortes, Fabulatorio, Ghost, Xosé Lois Gutiérrez, Reinaldo Loureiro, Jesús Madriñán, Tono Mejuto, André Príncipe, São Trindade, Pierre von Kleist
The photo book “Ostalgia” by Simona Rota has got the Award to the Best National Photography Book of the Year PHotoEspaña 14.
The other awards go to the Best International Photography Book of the Year for “Party” by Cristina de Middel and special mention to “Pigs” by Carlos Spottorno. The Award to the Best Publishing House is for Dewi Lewis (UK).
There were 300 entries from 21 countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Singapore, Switzerland, UK, USA etc.
The photo book “Ostalgia” by Simona Rota is edited by Fabulatorio in 2013 and published by Kursala – University of Cádiz. Previously it has got theAward In Book, category EntireBook of the D&AD (Design& Art Direction UK, 2014). The library of the International Center of Photography chose it between the best 10 photo books of the year ((USA – New York, 2013).
Exhibition: “Fotolibros. Aqui y ahora”, group show
Series in show: “Ostalgia” (works + the photo book)
Dates: May 14th – 30th July 2014
Venue: Fundació Foto Colectania, Julián Romea, 6, Barcelona
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11h – 14h and 16h – 20h
Tickets: 3 € (with discount: 2 €. 1st Saturday of the month, free entrance
Look here some snapshots from the opening
Works exhibited with photo books:
Ricardo Cases, “Paloma al aire” (Photovisión, 2011)
Cristina De Middel, “Party” (Editorial RM, 2013)
Óscar Monzón, “Karma” (RVB Books/ Dalpine, 2013)
Aleix Plademunt, “Almost There” (Mack y Ca l’Isidret Edicions, 2013)
Simona Rota, “Ostalgia” (Fabulatorio – Cuadernos La Kursala, 2013)
Txema Salvans, “The Waiting Game” (Editorial RM, 2013)
Carlos Spottorno, “The PIGS” (Editorial RM y PHREE, 2013)
Antonio M. Xoubanova, “Casa de Campo” (Mack, 2013)
Photo books only:
Gustavo Alemán, “(No) soy de aquí (Cuadernos La Kursala, 2013)
Israel Ariño, “Atlas“ (Ediciones Anómalas, 2012)
Julián Barón, “C.E.N.S.U.R.A. “ (Editorial RM/ Julián Barón, 2011)
Jon Cazenave “Galerna“ (Siete de un golpe, 2011)
Federico Clavarino, “Ukraina Pasport“ (Fiesta Ediciones/ Cuadernos La Kursala, 2012)
Alberto Feijóo, “Something we used to know“ (Autopublicado, 2013)
Eloi Gimeno, “Hellsinki“ (Autopublicado, 2010)
Paco Gómez, “Photo Poche 103 (Fracaso Factory, 2012)
Roger Guaus, “The Hub“ (Ca l’Isidret/ Cuadernos La Kursala, 2013)
Ignasi López, “Agroperifèrics“ (Bside Books 2012)
Maíra Soares “Este seu olhar“ (Siete de un golpe, 2012)
Miguel Ángel Tornero, “The Random Series“ (Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 2012)
Juan Diego Valera “Coma“ (Cuadernos La Kursala, 2012)