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JOSE MANUEL BALLESTER

BIOGRAPHY

José Manuel Ballester (Madrid 1960), painter and photographer, graduated in 1984 with a degree in fine arts from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. National Engraving Prize in 1999. Goya Painting Prize, City of Madrid, and afterwards in 2008 National Photography Prize of the Community of Madrid. National Photography Prize 2010. Outstanding Achievement Award 2023, Enaire Foundation.
 
He started his artistic career in painting with special focus on the technique of the Italian and Flemish schools of the 15th and 18th centuries. In 1990, he started to combine painting and photography. From his numerous expositions we highlight “Transient Areas” (Valencia, 2003), “Setting Out” (New York, 2003), or “Room 523” (National Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2005), “Fervor of Metropolis” (National Art Gallery of Sao Paulo, 2010), “The Abstraction of Reality”, Sala Alcalá 31 (Community of Madrid, 2011), “Hidden Spaces” in the Spanish Academy in Rome, 2012, “Forests of Light” Tabacalera Building, Madrid (2013) and recently “Allumar” Museo da Electricidade (Lisbon, 2015), and “Blank Museums” at Ivorypress Gallery (2015). “Bilbao 2020-05-15” at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2020), and “Hidden Spaces 2007-2020” at New Jerusalem Museum in Moscow. He had numerous collective exhibitions at ARCO, ART CHICACO, ART FORUM BERLIN, PARISPHOTO and ART MIAMI, and other cities such as New York, Dallas, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, Toronto among many others.

His artworks are part of the inventory of the Centro de Arte de Reina Sofia (MNCARS), Marugame Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art in Japan, IVAM of Valencia, Pérez Art Museum and Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation of Miami, Central Academy of Fine Arts of Beijing, Patio Herreriano of Valladolid, 21 Century Museum of Kentucky, Würth Museum of Logroño, Telefónica Foundation, Banco Espíritu Santo of Lisbon, National Art Gallery of Sao Paulo, Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, Iberdrola collection, Cristina Masaveu Peterson Collection, Enaire Foundation, Engel Foundation, Pérez Art Museum, Coca Cola Foundation and Prado Museum among others.

 

 

 BIBLIOGRAFIA

 CURRICULUM

 PUBLICATIONS

EXHIBITIONS

CURRENT WORKS



  "FIRST LANDSCAPE"
  Sala de Exposiciones del Rectorado Universidad de Málaga 2023-2024

  "FROM MONDRIAN TO MALEVICH"
  Lonja de pescado de Alicante 2023-2024

  "THOUGHTFUL LANDSCAPES"
  Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporéneo. (MEIAC) 2023-2024

EXHIBITIONS



  "BIPOLAR UNIVERSE (FROM HAVANA TO MOSCOW)"
  Daniel Cuevas Gallery. Madrid 2023.

  "DE ARBORIS PERENNIS"
  Jardín Botánico, Madrid, 2023.

  “CREATION IN MOVEMENT”, Ferrovial viewed by José Manuel Ballester.
  Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid 2022.

  FROM MONDRIAN TO MALEVICH
  Roberto Polo Collection, Modern and Contemporary Arts Center of Castilla- La Mancha. Toledo 2022.

  "CONCEALED SPACES".
  Nueva Jerusalén Museum. Istra, Moscow 2021.   

  2020/03/15
  Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao .

  AT DAY AT THE ZOO
  Pilar Serra Gallery. Madrid 2020.

  FERVOR DO BRASIL
  Casa América. Madrid 2019

  BEAUTY AND MEMORY: ÚBEDA, BAEZA, JAÉN
  Sala Pintor Elbo Hospital de Santiago, Úbeda 2019

  BETWEEN FICTION AND REALITY
  Sala Verónicas. Murcia 2018.

  ENCOUNTERS
  Bulevar Salvador Allende, Alcobendas. Madrid 2018.

  FERVOR OF METROPOLI.
  Niemeyer center, Avilés. Asturias 2018.

  VARIATIONS WITHIN MALEVICH
  Ivorypress Gallery. Madrid 2018.

  UNINHABITED LANDSCAPE
  Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente, CEART. Fuenlabrada, Madrid 2018

  UR-LILI.
  Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao 2017.

  RAMAS.
  Tiempos Modernos Gallery. Madrid 2017.

  GLI SPAZI NASCOSTI DI JOSE MANUEL BALLESTER NEI PALAZZI DI GENOVA, 2017.
  Museo di Palazzo Reale e Musei di Strada Nuova. Genova 2017.

  TOWARDS THE TREE.
  Edificio Mena. Málaga 2017

  DISCOVERED LANDSCAPE: EL BOSCO, EL GRECO, GOYA.
  Lázaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid 2016.

  MUSEUMS IN WHITE
  Ivorypress Gallery. Madrid 2015.

  BACKGROUNDS.
  Exhibition space at the lower crossing of the Hospital Real, Granada 2015.

  ABSTRACTION DE LA RÉALITÉ.
  Pascal Vanhoecke Gallery. París 2014.

  VARIACIONES A PARTIR DE MONDRIAN.
  Del orden al caos. Galería Dan, Sao Paulo, Brasil 2014

  THRESHOLDS OF SILENCE
  Museo Esteban Vicente. Segovia 2014.

  CATHEDRAL OF JAÉN. IN ICTU OCULI
  Cathedral of Jaen. 2014

  ALLUMAR. LOOKS OF ASTURIAS.
  Conde Duque Center, Madrid 2014. .
  Culture Center Antiguo Instituto. Gijón 2013 .

  60 LOOKS ON FERROVIAL.
  CaixaForum. Madrid 2013.

  CONCEALED SPACES.
  Frost Art Museum. Miami 2013.

  FORESTS OF LIGHT.
  Exposition Hall, Tabacalera. Madrid 2013.
  Instituto Aragonés de Arte y Cultura Contemporáneos IAACC Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza  2013.

  REFLECTIONS.
  Archaeological Museum of Madrid. 2012 .

  SPAZI NASCOSTI.
  Royal Academy of Spain in Rome 2012.

  THE ABSTRACTION IN THE REALITY.
  Showroom Alcalá 31. Madrid 2011.

  THE DEVOTION OF THE METROPOLIS.
  Pinacoteca of the State of Sao Paulo.

  A GREAT CITY IN NOWADAYS CHINA.
  Room Amós Salvador. Logrono 2010.
  New Monastery of San Juan de la Peña. Jaca. 2009.

  TREPASS THE EMPTINESS.
  Almudi Palace. Murcia 2009.

  HIDDEN SPACES.
  District 4 Gallery. Madrid 2008.

  MADRID-BERLÍN.
  Palace of Communications of Madrid. 2008
  Spanish Embassy, Berlin 2008.

  HIPERARCHITECTURE AND HIPER-DESING.
  Casa Asia. Barcelona 2007.
  Central Academy of Fine Arts. Beijing 2007.
  Astroc Foundation. Madrid 2007-2008.

  RADIANCES.
  Cloister on the Ground Flour of Burgos Cathedral 2007.

  JOSE MANUEL BALLESTER.
  Nicholas Metivier Gallery. Toronto 2007.

  JOSE MANUEL BALLESTER.
  Charles Cowles Gallery. New York 2007.

  Room 523.
  National Museum, Queen Sofia Art Center 2005.

  MUSEUMS.
  Valencian Institute of Modern Art 2005.

  GALLERIES OF LIGHT.
  Art Center, Caja de Burgos 2004.



PHOTOGRAPHIE

ANALOG


DIGITAL


PAINTED


PAINTINGS

INTERIORS


STILL LIFES


LANDSCAPE


URBAN LANDSCAPES


CHARACTERS


DRAWINGS

DRAWINGS


PUBLICATIONS

CATALOGS



  "FIRST LANDSCAPE"   
  Exhibition catalog, Primer Paisaje 2023-2024

  Exhibition catalog, Paisajes Pensados 2023-2024.

  Catalogues, Madrid 2023.

  FERROVIAL
  Catalogues.   2022

  Catalogues.Bilbao 2020

   Catalogues. Madrid. 2020

  FERVOR DO BRASIL
   Catalogues. Madrid 2019

  BEAUTY AND MEMORY: ÚBEDA, BAEZA, JAÉN.
  Catalogues. 2019

  UNINHABITED LANDSCAPE.
  Catalogues. Fuenlabrada, Madrid 2017

  TOWARDS THE TREE.
   Catalogues, Málaga 2017

  BACKGROUNDS..
  Catalogues.  Granada 2015.

  THRESHOLDS OF SILENCE.
  Catalogues. Segovia 2014.

  CATHEDRAL OF JAÉN. IN ICTU OCULI.
  Catalogues, Jaén. 2014.

  ALLUMAR. REGARDS SUR LES ASTURIES.
  Catalogues. Asturias 2013-2014.

  60 LOOKS ON FERROVIAL.
  Catalogues. Madrid 2013.

  CANCEALED SPACES.
  Catalogues. Miami 2013.

  FORESTS OF LIGHT.
  Catalogues, Madrid 2013.

  SPAZI NASCOSTI.
  Catalogues, Roma. 2012.

  THE ABSTRACTION IN THE REALITY.
  Catalogues . Madrid 2011.

  THE DEVOTION OF THE METROPOLIS.
  Catalogues, Sao Paulo. Brasil 2010.

  A GREAT CITY IN NOWADAYS CHINA.
  Catalogues, Logroño 2010.

  A GREAT CITY IN NOWADAYS CHINA.
  Catalogues, Jaca 2009.

  TREPASS THE EMPTINESS.
  Catalogues. Murcia 2008.

  HIDDEN SPACES.
  Catalogues. Madrid 2008.

  MADRID-BERLÍN.
  Catalogues, Madrid. 2008.
  Catalogues. Embajada de España en Berlín.

  HIPERARCHITECTURE AND HIPER-DESING. 
  Catalogues. Barcelona 2007.
  Catalogues. Beijing 2007.
  Catalogues. Madrid 2007-2008.

  RADIANCES.
  Catalogues. Burgos 2007.

  JOSE MANUEL BALLESTER.
  Catalogues. Toronto 2007.

  JOSE MANUEL BALLESTER.
  Catalogues . New York 2007.

  ROOM 523
  Catalogues. Madrid 2005.

  MUSEUMS.
  Catalogues. Valencia 2005.

  GALLERIES OF LIGHT.
  Catalogues. Burgos 2004.

  TWO ITP FACTORIES.
  Catalogues. 2004.



SCULPTURE

Sculpture




VIDEO
 

VIDEO ART


  VARIACIONES A PARTIR DE MALEVICH DIBUJOS. 2013
  Video 5,22 min.

  VARIACIONES MONDRIAN & MALEVICH. 2013
  Video 6,22 min.

  VARIACIONES A PARTIR DE MALEVICH. 2013
  Video 4,30 min.

  VARIACIONES MONDRIAN. 2013
  Video 1,40 min.

  JARDIN OCULTO
  Video 4,11 min.

  SUEÑO 2013
  Video 5,57 min.

  ATAPUERCA
  Video 5,57 min.

  Ah! Mio Cor
  Video 11,16 min.

  ESCALERA CARACOL
  Video 5 min.

VIDEO EXPOSITIONS


  THE ABSTRACTION IN THE REALITY
  Video 2,05 min.

  A GREAT CITY IN NOWADAYS CHINA
  Video 6,43 min.

  THE DEVOTION OF THE METROPOLIS
 Video 7,06 min.

  TREPASS THE EMPTINESS
  Video 2,05 min.

  HIDDEN SPACES
  Video 6,30 min.

  ROOM 523
  Video 3,09 min.

LINKS


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