Award: Gràffica 2014

Grafica

The Collection Kursala of which the photo book Ostalgia (edited by Fabulatorio, 2013) makes part, has been awarded with one of the Awards Gràffica 2014. The Collection Kursala is a project of the University of Cádiz and is currently curated by Jesús Micó.

Read here  about this award.

Award: Best National Photography Book of the Year PHotoEspaña 14

Ostalgia

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: Ostalgia at Foto Colectania

Fotolibros

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)

 

Exhibition: Opening of The Architecture Gallery

The Architecture Gallery

Opening show of The Architecture Gallery (TAG)//Exposición de inauguración de The Architecture Gallery (TAG)
Address//Dirección: Joan d’Austria, 80, Barcelona
Opening//Inauguración: April, 3rd, 19:30h
Exhibition//Exposición: April 4th and 5th, 18h- 21h
RSVP: hello@the-ag.com

On this occasion, limited editions of my photographs are launched in exclusivity for The Architecture Gallery. Check here the prints you can get at what prices. // En esta ocasión, lanzamos series limitadas de mis fotografías en exclusividad para The Architecture Gallery. Puedes ver aqui las ediciones limitadas y los precios.

El jueves 3 de abril a partir de las 19h30 se inaugura The Architecture Gallery, un concepto de galería dedicado a obras de arquitectos y artistas trabajando entorno a la arquitectura. Tiene como singularidad ser una galería solidaria : se asigna un 20% de los beneficios de cada obra vendida a proyectos de arquitectura social. Su otra singularidad reside en ser una galería itinerante, que viaja a diferentes ciudades para presentar las obras y los proyectos sociales.

Representa arquitectos, interioristas, diseñadores y artistas de diferentes nacionalidades, que crean piezas en formatos que van desde fotografía, ilustración y pintura al diseño de mobiliario pasando por piezas volumétricas.
La galería ofrece originales y series limitadas, en ocasiones editadas por la misma.

En esta primera presentación colectiva exponen 12 creadores, tanto nacionales como internacionales : Enric Miralles/ EMBT (Barcelona) , Raumlabor (Berlin) , Santiago Cirugeda (Sevilla) , Assemble Studio (Londres), Collectif etc (Marsella), Simona Rota (Madrid), Adría Goula (Barcelona), Pilar
Líbano (Barcelona), Esther Planas (Londres), Anna Bach (Barcelona), Cadelasverdes (A Coruña) y Edouard Decam (Barcelona – Burdeos).

En esta ocasión, las ventas apoyarán el proyecto Comunidad Vivex*, una Asociación Civil iniciativa de S-AR (un taller colaborativo de arquitectura con base en Monterrey, México) cuyo objetivo es acercar la arquitectura y sus procesos de diseño, planeación y trabajo social a familias
de escasos recursos, comunidades marginadas o proveer de infraestructura básica a instituciones que brindan apoyo social.

Exhibition: Hermeneutics of a room 房间解释学

Hermeneutics

Exhibition: Hermeneutics of a room 房间解释学;
Work: Big Exit
Opening: 1st of March 2014, 16:00h
Venue: Intelligentsia Gallery, Dong Wang Hutong #11 Dong Cheng District, Beijing
Artists: Meng Zhigang (Guilin, 1975), Simona Rota (Mäcin, 1979), Matjaz Tancic (Ljubljana, 1982), James Ronner (New York, 1979), and Camille Ayme (St Etienne, 1983)
Curated by Garcia Frankowski

“In Simona Rota’s photographic series Big Exit the dualistic relationship between domestic space and the corporeal sheds light on hermeneutical readings of containment and inhabitation. Performative self-portraits in an apartment, her photographs capture instants of dynamic tension between the body and the space that contains it, providing reciprocal protagonism in a visual struggle for dominance and capitalization. ”  (Garcia Frankowski)

More about it here

Exhibition: OSTALGIA the photo book at the Museum Reina Sofia

Exhibition: Books that are photos, photos that are books
Curator: Horacio Fernández
In show: “Ostalgia”, the photo book edited by Fabulatorio, 2013
Collection: Kursala
Dates: 17.12.13 – September 2014
Venue: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Building Nouvel, Centro de Documentación y Biblioteca, Espacio D, Planta 0

“Books that are photos.. is the first of two shows programmed by Museo Reina Sofía on photobooks. This show features a selection of about 150 photobooks published in Spain from the year 2000 onwards, especially in the last four years. This upcoming proposal is to be followed, in 2014, by the exhibition The Spanish Photobook, 1905-1977, which will delve further into the research carried out by the Museum on photobooks. The exhibition forms part of the program connected to the public presentation of the Library and Documentation Centre’s collection”. For more details, click here.

In 2013, the International Center of Photography New York (ICP) has included “Ostalgia” in the 2013  Top Ten books of photography. 

“I love this book. The cover is that of my favourite notebooks. The paper is soft. The Soviet-era vernacular images are striking and Rota’s architectural images are sublime. Houses of Culture of the Trade Unions, Houses of Culture of the Socialist Pioneers, Congress Centers of the Workers, Lenin Palaces, Circuses and Sports Palaces, Museums, Memorials and Mausoleum, etc.” (Matthew Carson // Associate librarian & Archivist at the ICP)

In show at BAWAG PSK Contemporary in Vienna

Showing “Ostalgia”
Exhibition: Fragile
Venue: Bawag PSK Contemporary, Vienna
Dates: 28th of November – 15th of December 2013
Curated by: Eikon 

Artists in show: Georg Aerni / Irene Andessner / Jordi Bernadó / Stéphane Couturier / Christoph Dahlhausen / Jan De Cock / Peter Dressler / Lorenz Estermann / Thomas Florschuetz / Thomas Freiler / G.R.A.M. / Manfred Grübl / Markus Guschelbauer / Nan Hoover / Hermann Huber / Judith Huemer / Lukas M. Hüller / Helmut & Johanna Kandl / Herwig Kempinger / Anastasia Khoroshilova / Jürgen Klauke / Sigrid Kurz / Marie-Jo Lafontaine / Tatiana Lecomte / Paul Albert Leitner / Marko Lipuš / Edgar Lissel / Ernst Logar / Anja Manfredi / Ángel Marcos / Brian McKee / Sissa Micheli / Mihael Milunović / Julie Monaco / Gerhardt Moswitzer / Walter Niedermayr / Markus Oberndorfer / Ona B. / Roman Pfeffer / Klaus Pichler / Wolfgang Raffesberg / Arnulf Rainer / Aura Rosenberg / Simona Rota / Gregor Sailer / Eva Schlegel / Werner Schrödl / Elfie Semotan / Paul M. Smith / Kamen Stoyanov / Michael Strasser / Jeanne Szilit / Borjana Ventzislavova / Massimo Vitali / Anita Witek / Andrea Witzmann / Erwin Wurm / Robert Zahornicky / Gregor Zivic / Leo Zogmayer