KEYNOTE SPEAKERS/

 

Hélène Binet (Sorengo, 1959). Studied photography at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Rome, where she grew up, and soon developed an interest in architetural photography. Over a period of twenty-five years Hélène Binet has photographed both contemporary and historical architecture. Her list of clients include architects Raoul Bunschoten, Caruso St John, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Studio Mumbai, Peter Zumthor and many others. While following the work of contemporary architects –often from construction through completion– Hélène Binet has also photographed the works of past architects as Alvar Aalto, Geoffrey Bawa, Le Corbusier, Sverre Fehn, John Hejduk, Sigurd Lewerentz, Andrea Palladio and Dimitris Pikionis. More recently, Hélène Binet has started to direct her attention to landscape photography, wherein she transposes key concerns of her architectural photography. Hélène Binet’s work has been published in a wide range of books, and is shown in both national and international exhibitions. Hélène Binet is an advocate of analogue photography and therefore she exclusively works with film. www.helenebinet.com

Valeria Carullo: Curator, The Robert Elwall Photographs Collection. Royal Institute of British Architects. Following a Master’s degree in architecture in Italy, Valeria Carullo moved to London to work in the RIBA Photographs Collection and study photography. After a few years assisting renowned architectural photographer Richard Bryant, she returned to the RIBA where she has been curator of photographs since 2012. Valeria has written several articles and essays, and given numerous talks on both architectural and photographic subjects. Sha has co-curated two major exhibitions, ‘Framing Modernism: Architecture and Photography in Italy 1929-1965’ (Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 2009, and MAXXI 2011) and ‘Ordinary Beauty: the Photography of Edwin Smith’ (RIBA Architecture Gallery 2014); curated “Art Deco Triumphant: The Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris 1925” (RIBA 2011) and ‘John Pantlin: photographing the mid-century home’ (Geffrye Museum 2014), and contributed to several other exhibitions at the RIBA. In 2014 she organised the RIBA international symposium ‘Building with Light: the Legacy of Robert Elwall’ on the relationship between photography and architecture. The proceedings of the conference will be published in late 2016 in the Journal of Architecture, and will include Valeria’s paper ‘Image Makers of British Modernism: Dell & Wainwright at the Architectural Review’.

Horacio Fernández: Art Historian; Art Director for PhotoEspaña; Curator of exhibitions and Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in History of Photography. He has curated several exhibitions on history of photography such as: “Mexicana. Modern photography in Mexico 1923-1940” (IVAM, Valencia, 1998), or “Public Photography” (MNCARS Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, and Museo Bellas Artes, Bilbao, 1999), with an extensive edited catalogue. His recent exhibitions include “American Photo-book”, that was shown from 2012 to 2014 in Paris, Madrid, New York, Rio, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Lima, and “Photos & Books”, at the Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2014-2015. He has also participated as contemporary art critic in several magazines and newspapers, such as El Mundo, Buades, El Europeo or Kallas, and has published several papers on art and photography.

Joan Fontcuberta: Graduated in Communication from the Universidad Autónoma, Barcelona in 1977. After working as a publicist, started teaching in 1979 at the Beaux Arts department in the Universidad de Barcelona, until 1986. Founder of the magazine “Photovision” in 1980, which became one of the most important photographic magazines in Europe. Since 1993, he is Professor of Visual Communication in the Universidad Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona. Author of many exhibitions, which have been hold in MACBA (Barcelona), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), CCCB (Barcelona), MNAC (Barcelona), Zabriskie Gallery (New York), Hermitage Museum (San Petersbourg), Harvard University (USA), MOMA (New York), Maison Européene de la Photographie (Paris), among many others. In 1994 was nominated Cavalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. In 2011, awarded National Prize in Essay, and in 2013 he received the prestigious Hasselblad Prize in Photography. www.fontcuberta.com

Manolo Laguillo Professor of Photography at the Department of Beaux Arts in the Universidad de Barcelona. Visiting professor in the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig. His final thesis project (1984) was on Walter Benjamin, and his PhD (1987) on the concept of authorship. Started practicing photography in 1975 up until today. His work has been shown in more than forty personal exhibitions, such as “Barcelona 1978.1997” in MACBA, 2007; and “Razón y Ciudad” in ICO Museum in Madrid, 2013. In addition, there are some others as the major exhibition in Galería Casa sin fin (Madrid and Caceres), from 2013 until today. His recent photographic work includes “Japan”, 2014; “Lavapies”, 2014; and “Provinces”, 2014-2015. His interest for the philosophy of photography is shown in his four major essay books. His work is part of the permanent collection in Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M), Museo Universidad de Navarra (MUN) and Fundación Foto Colectania, as well as in several public and private collections in Europe and America. He has translated Franz Hessel and Siegfried Kracauer into Spanish, and now lives in Barcelona. He is represented by the gallery Casa sin fin (Madrid and Cáceres). www.manololaguillo.com

Josef Schulz is a photo artist, born 1966 in Biskupiec, Poland. Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. He studied at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art, with Prof. Bernd Becher and Prof. Thomas Ruff, graduated in 2002. He had numerous exhibitions allover the world, and was part of important photo festivals, like CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto and FIF, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Josef Schulz won the European Architectural Photography Prize 2001 and got a Grant of the ZF-Kulturstiftung Friedrichshafen, the Kodak und Large Format Inkjet Award and was the Winner of the Festival “Voies Off” de Recontres d’Arles, France. His work was featured most recently on numerous blogs and the websites of PBS, Huffpost.com, De Morgen, Gazeta Wyborcza and Suedeutsche Zeitung. He is represented in the prestigious collections like UBS, Deutscher Bundestag, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Deutsche Börse and FRAC, France. http://www.josefschulz.de

Claire Zimmerman. Associate professor of history of art and the coordinator of doctoral studies in architecture at the Taubman College of the University of Michigan. She teaches courses on 19th and 20th century European and American architecture with research emphases on architectural media and in Weimar Germany and the United Kingdom. Current research interests include architecture culture as it interacts with commerce and industry, and the infrastructures of globalization that underpinned the spread of modern architecture throughout the 20th century. She co-curated an exhibition at Tate Britain, Fall 2014, titled New Brutalist Image 1949-1955: Hunstanton School and the Photography of Life and Art with Victoria Walsh, Royal College of Art. Zimmerman’s book Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) joins a co-edited essay collection, Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern: Postwar Architecture in Britain and Beyond (with Mark Crinson) that appeared as Volume 21 in the Yale Studies in British Art (Yale University Press) in fall 2010. An earlier monograph, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was published by Taschen in 2006. Zimmerman's recent work has appeared in essays in Culture in the Anteroom: The Legacies of Siegfried Kracauer, edited by G. Gemünden and J. von Moltke (University of Michigan Press, 2012), in British Art in the Cultural Field, 1939-69 (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), in Postmodernism: Style and Subversion, 1970-1990 (Victoria and Albert Museum, 2011); and in journals such as Candide, Art History, OASE, AA Files, Perspecta, the Journal of Architecture, and Harvard Design Magazine. She was the 2009-2010 Helmut F. Stern Professor at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities. Before coming to Michigan, Zimmerman taught at Yale University, Syracuse University, Parsons School of Design, Barnard College, and Florida A&M University. She worked on the exhibition Mies in Berlin at the Museum of Modern Art from 1999-2001.

 

CHAIRS /

Iñaki Bergera. Received his Degree in Architecture (1997) and PhD (2002) from ETSAN in Pamplona, Spain. Funded by the Fundación ‘la Caixa’, he also graduated with distinction from Harvard University in 2002 with a Master Degree in Architecture. He is Associate Professor of Architectural Design at the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Zaragoza, having taught formerly at the ETSAN (1997-2007) and at the Universidad Europea in Madrid (2007-2009). He has been visiting teacher at the London Architectural Association, and in several universities in Mexico, Portugal and Italy. Devoted to photography since 1995, in 2001 he studied photography at the Harvard School of Visual Arts, with the British photographer Chris Killip. Ever since then, he has been passionately involved in photography both as practice and as scholarly assignment. His interest in contemporary urban and hybrid landscapes and buildings has lead him to produce work displayed in several solo exhibitions. He is currently involved in theoretical research on issues related to architectural photography, as the main researcher of the project "FAME Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain 1925-65" sponsored by Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. He has been Visiting Scholar in institutions like the CCA in Montreal, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the Center of Creative Photography in Arizona or Columbia University and the International Center of Photography in New York, and the results of this research have been presented in international conferences and published in books and journals.

Hugh Campbell. In September 2008, he took up the position of Professor of Architecture at University College Dublin, and from September 2009 he is also Dean of Architecture. With Nathalie Weadick of the Irish Architecture Foundation, he curated Ireland's exhibition at the 2008 Venice Biennale, “The Lives of Spaces”. The exhibition is currently touring Ireland and Britain. His current research activity has two main aspects -an ongoing series of papers on photography, space and the self and a major Royal Irish Academy project, the Art and Architecture of Ireland, a five volume work published by Yale University Press in 2014. He is co-editor with Rolf Loeber of volume 4, Architecture in Ireland 1600-2000.

Carlos Cánovas. Author of several books with his personal work, such as: “Deriva de la ría: paisaje sin retorno” (Fundación BBK, Bilbao, 1994); “Paisajes Fugaces” (IVAM, Valencia, 1997); “Paisaje anónimo” (Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, 2002 and 2011); or “Séptimo Cielo, fotografía de un paisaje cercano” (Universidad de Navarra, Project Tender Puentes, 2012). He has also published several papers on history of photography, such as “Apuntes para una historia de la fotogafía en Navarra” (Institución Príncipe de Viana, Pamplona, 1989); “Miguel Goicoechea, a marginal pictorialist” (Ikeder, Bilbao, 1994); or “Navarra: Photography” (Gobierno de Navarra, Pamplona, 2013). Consulting member of the Consejo Navarro for Culture (1983-1986), and external consultor for the collection of contemporary art in the MAC (A Coruña). He teaches photography since 2000 in the Universidad Pública de Navarra, and has given several courses and seminars on history and techniques of photography, as well as published papers in specialized magazines. Author in many both solo and collective exhibitions in Spain and abroad. His work is present in the permanent collection such as National Library (Paris), Museo de Navarra (Pamplona), Fundación Caixa – Espai F (Granollers), Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), IFEMA-Arte Contemporáneo (Madrid), among many other public and private collections.

Davide Deriu is a Reader in Architecture at the University of Westminster, London. His studies were at Turin’s Polytechnic and the Bartlett, UCL, where he took a master’s in architectural history and a PhD. He held fellowships from the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council; Yale University’s Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art; and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, where he also curated the exhibition ‘Modernism in Miniature: Points of View’. His work has been published in scholarly journals such as Architectural Theory Review and The Journal of Architecture, and various books such as Camera Constructs (Ashgate, 2012) and The Image and the Witness (Wallflower/CUP, 2007). Edited works include Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation (Ashgate, 2014) and a special collection on ‘Travel’ of Architectural Histories: The Open Access journal of the EAHN (2016). He is currently a Mellon Researcher on the CCA’s multidisciplinary program ‘Architecture and/for Photography’.

Pedro Leão Neto. Architect and senior lecturer of Communication, Photography and Multimedia (CFM), and Computer Architecture Added Design (CAAD) at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP). He is also the coordinator of the research group Centro de Comunicacao e Representacao Espacial (CCRE). He holds an MA (Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, 1997) and a PhD (University of Manchester, 2002). He has curated several architectural photography exhibitions and international seminars. He is the author of several books and Editorial Coordinator of scopio Editorial Line, which is focused on the subject of Documentary and Artistic Photography related with Architecture. He has been responsible for organizing several conferences, exhibitions and workshops as the second edition of the International Seminar “On the surface: Public Space and Architectural Images in Debate” 2012.

Rafael Llano. Professor in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid - Facultad de Ciencias de la Información, where teaches Cultural Information and Critic. Member of the artistic advisor board for the Museo Universidad de Navarra, as director for Research, Teaching and Public Programmes. Graduated in Philosophy in the University of Navarra in 1986, and PhD in the Ludwig-Maximiliam-Universität Munchen, with some post-doc in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies; University College London (19911992); and Rothberg School for Overseas Students, Hebrey University of Jerusalem (1993-1994). Curator of the first complete retrospective exhibition on Andrei Tarkovski by the Filmoteca Nacional (2002) and the Generalitat de Valencia (2003). The edited catalogue was awarded with the Premio del Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos to the best critical contribution for cinema studies in 2003. He also curated the first major Paul Strand exhibition in Spain, Fundación Barrié de la Maza (A Coruña y Vigo, and Fundación Fotocolectania, Barcelona). Some other research publications include: “Max Webers Kulturphilosophie der Moderne” (Duncker & Humblot, 1997); “La imagen-duende. García Lorca y Val del Omar” (XIV Premio Internacional Gerardo Diego de Investigación literaria, 2014); “Picasso frente a Velázquez. Las Meninas en blanco y negro y color” (2015); “Weber y Tolstoi” (2016).

Martí Llorens. Graduated in Beaux Arts from the Universidad de Barcelona in 1987, and specialized in Image. Master in Theory and History of Architecture from the Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona (2016). Since 1987, has been documenting the constructive processes in architecture and engineering, picturing comprehensive urban projects in Barcelona, such as Villa Olímpica (1987-1992) or Frente Marítimo de Levante, Fórum (2001-2004). As a result of his personal photo archive, he has created the web project “Viaje a Icària. Transformación Urbanística de Barcelona 1987-1992”. His personal work includes photographical projects on time and territory, such as “Nanterre-La Défènse, Paris” (1992); “Berlin-Postdamer Platz, Berlin” (1994); “Puerto de Barcelona” (1989); or “Poblenou” (1987-1989). Other projects have developed topics such as the construction of the memory or the opposition between the imaginary and reality. In 2013 finished the project “Estratos”, as a commission for the Museo Universidad de Navarra. Granted in several occasions for artistic and research projects, he is a founder member of the cultural association AtelieRetaguardia (2007-2012). Following some of those principles, he now works on the project “Factoría Heliográfica” (www.factoriaheliografica.com). He is outstanding author of several papers on history of photography in many specialized magazines.

Harald R. Stühlinger. Harald R. Stühlinger is an urban and architecture historian as well as an art historian with a specialization on architectural photography. He has studied architecture and history of art in Vienna and Venice. Currently he is a docent at the ETH Zurich and an assistant professor at the University of Zurich. He is contributing to scientific magazines on urban design and photography as well as international newspapers and he works as a free-lance curator for exhibition. His latest exhibition was on the 150- year anniversary of the opening of the Vienna Ring held at the City Hall of Vienna in 2015. His main interests are the cultural production in the fields of the arts, architecture, urban design and photography of the 19th and early 20th century. Currently he is working on a collection of European case studies of streets and squares.