About


Gómez Selva (Murcia, 1994) is an artist based in Bilbao, Spain. His work explores the codes of visual narration in documentary photography and the interrelationships between people and the spaces they inhabit. His work is usually presented in the form of self-published photography books
and installations. He has been awarded in several national and international competitions such as Panorama (CENDEAC, Murcia), Revolv Collective (London), and FotoArte (Vitoria Gasteiz), among others. He is also winner of the Tabakalera Donosti (International Contemporary Culture Center) residence to carry out a project alongside the Gasteiz artist Natalia Suárez in 2018.



_Education 
2017 - 2018 Masters degree in Author Photography, CFC (Center of Contemporary Photography), Bilbao
2015 - 2016 SICUE - Bachellor in Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of the Basque Country
2012 - 2015 Bachellor in Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Murcia
2010 - 2012 Baccalaureate in Plastic Arts, I.E.S. Ruiz de Alda, Murcia

_Awards
2018 Runner up - FotoArte Photography Competition, Victoria-Gasteiz
2018 Shortlisted artist at One Year Open Call - Revolv Collective, UK
2018 PANORAMA - Center of Documentation and Advanced Studies in Contemporary Art (CENDEAC), Murcia
2016 First prize - Leioa Photography Competition, Vizcaya
2016 Prize for end of degree dissertation project, awarded by the University of Murcia
2015 Finalist, CreaMurcia Photography Prize, LAB “Young Art Laboratory”, Murcia
2015 Finalist, XV Photography Prize - University of Murcia
2015 Acknowledgement of Academic Excellence, by the San Pedro del Pinatar Council, Murcia
2014 Acknowledgement of Academic Excellence, by the San Pedro del Pinatar Council, Murcia
2012 Honour Prize for Baccalaureate in Plastic Arts, I.E.S. Ruiz de Alda, Murcia

_Residencies
2018 TABAKALERA - International Contemporary Culture Center, Donosti
2018 “Narratives, Research & Platforms” with Laia Abril - CFC Bilbao
2018 “Contemporany Documentalism” with Paco Gómez - CFC Bilbao
2017 “All-terrain photographer” with Gianfranco Tripoco - CFC Bilbao

_Selected exhibitions
2018 “Jardines y perros”, exhibition with María Hernández, La Matriz Studio, Bilbao
2018 FotoArte, itinerant collective exhibition, Victoria-Gasteiz
2018 PANORAMA, exhibition with Fátima Ruiz, CENDEAC, Murcia
2017 “27 Atmospheres”, exhibition with Pablo Abril, Sarean, Bilbao
2017 “Questioning Pleasure”, collective exhibition in LAB 448, Madrid
2016 ORO, individual exhibition in Baratza Aretoa, Victoria Gasteiz
2016 GetxoArte - Contempory Practice Room, Getxo, Vizcaya
2016 “Urban hacking methodologies 2.0”, WikiToki, Bilbao
2015 “El Venadito. Together against animal abuse”, in collaboration with FAADA, Barcelona
2015 CreaMurcia 2015 Photography, LAB “Young Art Laboratory”, Murcia
2015 XV Photography Prize - University of Murcia, Espinardo, Murcia
2015 “Accidental environments”, AliBaBa PHOTO FESTIVAL, Monteagudo, Murcia
2015 “Centenary Portraits”, La Merced Campus, University of Murcia
2014 “Get closer to the clack of the other reality”, Pabellón 2, Artillery Barracks, Murcia
2014 “Locus”, individual exhibition (curated by Verónica Cámara), Espacio154, Murcia
2014 “Curio cabinet”, collective exhibition in Espacio UNO & DOS, Faculty of Fine Arts, Murcia
2014 “Smile (2)”, charitable exhibition against cancer (in collaboration with AECC) Cultural Center, Roldán
2014 “Smile (1)”, charitable exhibition against cancer (in collaboration with AECC) San Javier, Murcia
2014 “Descontextualisation of the classic figure”, collective exhibition, Faculty of Fine Arts, Murcia

_Books 
2017 White Western, Gómez Selva & Guillermo Menéndez, self-published, Spain, ISBN:9781389535055
2016 Sativa,  Gómez Selva, published by A-Editions , Spain, ISBN 9781367474888
2015 Moisés, Gómez Selva, self-published, Spain

_Selected publications
2016 GetxoArte, catalogue - Getxo Kultura
2016 Flamantes - Edition #3 (“Artist books”) by HAGO COSAS
2016 Afán Afán - Edition #1 (“Bookzine of Young Creators and Artists) by HAGO COSAS
2015 XV Photography Prize, University of Murcia, catalogue, Murcia
2015 “Centenary Portraits” - Photojournalism, 100 years of UM, University of Murcia

_Curatorship
2018 Club Deseo curatorial project for emerging artists with Josefina Pantani, Bilbao
2015 “Urban hacking methodologies”, in collaboration with SAREAN, Bilbao
2015 “Centenary Portraits” - Photojournalism, 100 years of UM, University of Murcia
2014 “Get closer to the clack of the other reality”, Pabellón 2, Artillery Barracks, Murcia
2014 “Descontextualisation of the classic figure”, Faculty of Fine Arts, Murcia
2013 “Glass House”, collective exhibition, Youth Council, San Javier, Murcia