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Julio Galeote

MA work

I am interested in the relationships we set up with the objects we use daily, in how and why we use them and the way in which they possess a meaning according to the place and physical order that contain them. I am attracted by the idea of seeing things we employ mechanically, without thinking about their purpose, in a different way.

My practice combines the idea of installation and representation through constructions made in the studio in order to be photographically documented. I try to verify reality from a constructed image. My photographs aim at the fictionalisation of the world around me through the construction of sets that relate to the fragility of all the systems we set up.

There is an interest in the dismissed, the no longer needed, that which is consigned as rubbish or garbage. Through re-staging these discarded elements I elevate them and create new spaces of contemplation for these rejects of material culture.

The public realm is a part of the dialogue, the connections between the publicness of the material used, and the studio practice are the key to articulate tensions between representation and display, material and surface. The intention of an intervention in the space where the objects are positioned to be photographed is clear, building a relation with the studio space to acquire a new identity.

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  • Julio Galeote profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2013

  • I am interested in the relationships we set up with the objects we use daily, in how and why we use them and the way in which they possess a meaning according to the place and physical order that contain them. I am attracted by the idea of seeing things we employ mechanically, without thinking about their purpose, in a different way.

    My practice combines the idea of installation and representation through constructions made in the studio in order to be photographically documented. I try to verify reality from a constructed image. My photographs aim at the fictionalisation of the world around me through the construction of sets that relate to the fragility of all the systems we set up.

    There is an interest in the dismissed, the no longer needed, that which is consigned as rubbish or garbage. Through re-staging these discarded elements I elevate them and create new spaces of contemplation for these rejects of material culture.

    The public realm is a part of the dialogue, the connections between the publicness of the material used, and the studio practice are the key to articulate tensions between representation and display, material and surface. The intention of an intervention in the space where the objects are positioned to be photographed is clear, building a relation with the studio space to acquire a new identity.

  • Degrees

  • BA, Industrial Engineering, Alfonso X el Sabio University, Madrid, 2002; MA, Photography: Concept and Creation, Escuela de Fotografía y Centro de Imagen, Madrid, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • Nomadismi, Spanish Academy in Rome, Rome, 2011; Inside Out, La Filature, Mulhouse, 2009; Zona de Incertidumbre, EGAM Gallery, Madrid, 2012; Crónicas desde el espacio exterior, SKL Gallery, Mallorca, 2012
  • Awards

  • Winner, Spanish Academy in Rome Residency, 2010–1; Finalist, Galería Cero international Phoography Contest, 2011; Finalist, Descubrimientos Photoespaña, 2007