BIOGRAPHY

Oscar Carrasco was born in Barcelona, in the bosom of a family of photographers. Currently he lives and works in Algeciras, in the south of Andalusia, Spain.
From its early artistic stage, Carrasco´s work reflects a concern for the time, the memory, the order and chaos, which condense in the concept of ruins, and what from a neoromantic point of view we could define as the impulse between the forces of nature  and the entropy.

In 2005 he starts a long journey through Europe. He looks for abandoneded places, in which he often clandestinely infiltrates. Unkown buildings, unexplored corners, peripheral landscapes, stopped in time, on occasions converted into magical reveries, that contribute to decode the hidden vision of the city and the territory. Carrasco’s work evolves searching for new ways to reveal mortality, the devastating power of urban masses, the irrevocable return of an organic environment as opposed to the constructed world.

His work has been exhibited in Shanghai, Rome, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bogotá, Paris and Brussels, as well as in group exhibitions and art fairs. Some of his most notorious awards include the HIPA Award Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, Dubaithe, the Honorific prize of Generation 2009 and Short Film Competition 2011 of Caja Madrid, Unicaja Photography Competition Award or 76 Autumn Saloon of Madrid Association of Sculptures and Paintings. Also noteworthy was his Madrid off solo exhibition at Tabacalera, Madrid, in 2013 and the 2015 Mostra Espanha at the National Photography Centre of Oporto.

Currently he explores new paths combining photography, video installation and sound art, languages with which he keeps reflecting on the decomposition of the landscape, the points of no return, the ordered chaos to where all derives.


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS (SELECTION)

2018
ZONA MACO Art Fair. 2018 Edition. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Mexico City
Fragments for Eternity. Chirivella Soriano Foundation. Valencia, Spain
Origen. Manolo Alés Gallery. La Linea de la Concepción, Spain

2017
ZONA MACO 2017 Art Fair. Luis Adelantado Gallery. México City

2016-2015
ARCO Art Fair. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain
ZONA MACO Art Fair. Luis Adelantado Gallery. México City

2014
Contemporary Film Festival Tabacalera de Donosti. San Sebastian, Spain
ARCO 2014. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain
ZONA MACO 2014. Luis Adelantado Gallery. México D.F.

2013
ARCO 2013. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain
SMART 2013 Ed.2. Luis Adelantado Gallery. San Miguel de Allende. México
ZONA MACO 2013. Luis Adelantado Gallery. México D.F.

2012
ARTEBA 2012 Ed. 21. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Buenos Aires. Argentina
MADRIDFOTO 2012. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid
ARCO 2013. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain
ZONA MACO 2013. Luis Adelantado Gallery. México D.F.

2011
16.ª Cerveira International Art Biennial. Foundation of Cerveira. Portugal
OCMX. Cultural Center of the Embassy of Spain in Mexico
MADRIDFOTO 2011. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain
SPANISH YOUNG ART. THE NEW GENERATION.
Instituto Cervantes of Chicago. EE.UU.
New World Museum. Houston, Texas. EE.UU.
Old Arsenal of the Spanish Navy. Puerto Rico

2010
MADRIDFOTO 2010. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain

2009
MADRIDFOTO 09. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Madrid, Spain
ROMA ART FAIR 09. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Roma, Italy
CIRCA 09. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Puerto Rico
GENERACION 09. Caja Madrid. Itinerant Exhibition. Spain
ARTE FIERA. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Bologna. Italy
PANCHO COSSÍO 09. General Directorate of Youth of the European Commission. Brussels,
Belgium

2008
SH CONTEMPORARY. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Shanghai, China

2007
ARTBO. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia
PARIS PHOTO SALON. Luis Adelantado Gallery. París, France
VIII Convocatoria de Jóvenes artistas. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Valencia, Spain
EUTOPÍA. Junta de Andalucía. Córdoba, Spain

2006
INJUVE ´06. Círculo de Bellas Artes. Madrid, Spain
PROYECTA Sala Rivadavia. Cádiz, Spain


INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2017
CARTOGRAFIAS DEL OLVIDO. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Valencia, Spain

2015
MADRID OFF. Portuguese Centre of Photography. Mostra Espanha 2015. Oporto, Portugal

2014
MADRID OFF. Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. Subdirectorate General for the
Promotion of Fine Arts. La Tabacalera. Madrid, Spain

2011
THE LAST PASSENGER. Luis Adelantado Gallery. México D.F.

2010
OFF LIMITS. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Valencia, Spain.

2008
CARABANCHEL. Luis Adelantado Gallery. Valencia, Spain.

2006
LLUEVE EN LA HABANA. Arte Tornería Gallery. Jerez, Spain.


AWARDS (SELECTION)

2018
XLVIII Certamen Nacional de Arte de Luarca
HIPA Award Timelapse Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International
Photography Award, Dubai

2011
Caja Madrid Short Film Competition “En_Piezas”
Photography Award Aena Foundation
Selection International Contest Explum Arte Actual

2010
Selection 11 Mostra Internacional Gas Natural Unión Fenosa

2009
”El Corte Inglés” Award. 76 Autumn Hall. Association of Sculptors and Painters. Madrid, Spain
Acquisition . Convocatoria Iniciarte. Junta de Andalucía.
Mención de Honor. Premios Generación 2009. CajaMadrid
Finalist 4° Premio Internazionale Arte Laguna. Venecia

2007
Artistic Creation Award and Cultural Production “FronteraSur”.
Photography Photolife Magazine Award. Canada
Youth Photography Creation Competition Award “Ciudad de Almería”

2006
INJUVE Awards Youth Institute.
Pancho Cossío Training Grant. Government of Cantabria.
Unicaja Photography Competition Award
20th Photo Contest. “Caminos de Hierro” Foundation of the Spanish Railways.
7th National Photography Contest Valencia Crea Joven
Photography Competition University of Alicante Award

 

COLLECTIONS (SELECTION)

Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain. Subdirectorate General for the Promotion of
Fine Arts
Luis Adelantado Gallery. Valencia / México
Obra Social Caja Madrid
Iniciarte Collection. Junta de Andalucía
Government of Cantabria
Corte Inglés Colection
AENA Foundation
Official College of Architects of Almería
Caja Rural de Teruel
Unicaja Foundation
Other private collections