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ANTONIO PÉREZ RÍO (Madrid, 1972) graduated in Law and earned a diploma in Social Education. He is also instructed in literary creation and photography. He has visited dozens of countries,  speaks Spanish, English, and French, and has learnt and forgotten as many other languages.

He is the founder of LENS School of Visual Arts.

His work The Metamorphoses (Las Metamorfosis) has been a finalist for the Ankaria Photo Award (2021), exhibited for the first time in the solo exhibition El Museo Infinito, Galería Cámara Oscura (Madrid), in the OFF section of the PHotoEspaña festival (2021).

His work A Dream at the Louvre Museum has won the Fundacion ENAIRE second prize of photography 2019 and was exhibited at Real Jardin Botánico (PHotoEspaña 2019). It was also part of the collective exhibition Conciencia2 (Ministerio de Fomento, Madrid, 2019).

Masterpieces (Obras Maestras) has been exhibited in the group exhibitions Track and Trace (curated by Lize Rubens, Kortrijk, 2021) and All Art Is Photography (curated by David Campany at the Biennale für Aktuelle Fotografie, Mannheim, 2020). The book of the same name has won the Ciudad de Móstoles Artist Book Award and has been a finalist for the Best Book of the Year Awards Photoespaña 2019, Fotolibro Latinoamericano 2018 and Felifa 2018, in addition to having been selected to participate in the collective exhibitions SCAN Photobooks ( Tarragona) and Here We Live (Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg), among others. With his dummy Louvre-Art Guide for Cyborgs was a finalist for the Kassel Fotobookfestival Dummy Award. This project was exhibited for the first time individually at the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur (India, 2017), within the framework of the Jaipur Photo festival curated by Federica Chiocchietti.

His photographic project The Inevitable was selected by Descrubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2013 (Madrid), PhotoIreland Portfolio’13 (Dublin), Emergentes DST (Braga, Portugal) and was published in OjodePez, the British Journal of Photography and El País. This project formed the focus of an individual exhibition in the CEART Tomás y Valiente (Fuenlabrada, 2015), and was also exhibited in The New Gallery (Madrid, 2015).

He was a finalist for the 20th Fotopres Fellowship with his photo series Mapping Kigali (2014).

He created the blog Otra forma de mirar (“Another way of seeing”, 2008-2018), which specialized in thought-provoking literature related to photography.

You can download a full version of his CV here.

Antonio Perez Rio