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Gómez Selva (Murcia, 1994) is an artist who lives and works between Madrid and Bilbao, Spain. He completed his studies at the Universities of Murcia and the Basque Country, as well as the Master in Author Photography of the Center for Contemporary Photography in Bilbao. 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 selected for various national and international calls such as Panorama (CENDEAC, Murcia), Revolv Collective (London), and Ertibil-Bizkaia (Bilbao). In 2018 he participated in the Tabakalera (International Center for Contemporary Culture) residency programme with artist Natalia Suárez. His work is situated between photography and the essay, although he also explores the audiovisual and literary world.

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_Education 
2021-2023 Actoral Interpretation for Cinema and TV, Central de Cine, Madrid, Spain
2017-2018 Masters degree in Author Photography, CFC (Center of Contemporary Photography), Bilbao, Spain
2015-2016 SICUE - Bachellor in Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of the Basque Country, Spain
2012-2015 Bachellor in Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Murcia, Spain
2010-2012 Baccalaureate in Plastic Arts, I.E.S. Ruiz de Alda, Murcia, Spain


_Awards
2020 Selected, ERTIBIL BIZKAIA Visual Arts travelling exhibit, Vizcaya Provincial Council, Spain
2019 Selected, XXXV Young Artist exhibit of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain
2019 Selected, GetxoArte, Getxo, Vizcaya, Spain
2019 Selected, ERTIBIL BIZKAIA Visual Arts travelling exhibit, Vizcaya Provincial Council, Spain
2018 Selected, IV Mostra Art Emergent Sabadell, Acadèmia de Belles Arts, Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
2018 Runner up, FotoArte Photography Competition, Victoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2018 Shortlisted artist at One Year Open Call, Revolv Collective, UK
2018 PANORAMA, Center of Documentation and Advanced Studies in Contemporary Art (CENDEAC), Murcia, Spain
2016 Selected, GetxoArte Contemporary Practice Room, Getxo, Vizcaya, Spain
2016 First prize, Leioa Photography Competition, Vizcaya, Spain
2016 Prize for end of degree dissertation project, awarded by the University of Murcia, Spain
2015 Finalist, CreaMurcia Photography Prize, LAB Young Art Laboratory, Murcia, Spain
2015 Finalist, XV Photography Prize, University of Murcia, Spain
2015 Acknowledgement of Academic Excellence, by the San Pedro del Pinatar Council, Murcia, Spain
2014 Acknowledgement of Academic Excellence, by the San Pedro del Pinatar Council, Murcia, Spain
2012 Honour Prize for Baccalaureate in Plastic Arts, I.E.S. Ruiz de Alda, Murcia Spain


_Residencies
2019 Proyecto Hemen - Funded by BiAD, Bilbao Art District, Spain
2018 Tabakalera - International Contemporary Culture Center, Donosti, Spain
2018 Narratives, Research & Platforms, with Laia Abril - CFC Bilbao, Spain
2018 Contemporany Documentalism, with Paco Gómez - CFC Bilbao, Spain
2017 All-terrain photographer, with Gianfranco Tripodo - CFC Bilbao, Spain

_Selected exhibitions
2021 “Estudiotik at. Five Years of Creation”, Tabakalera, Donosti, Spain
2020 ERTIBIL BIZKAIA Visual Arts travelling exhibit, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
2019 XXXV Young Artist exhibit of La Rioja, ESDIR, Logroño, Spain
2019 ERTIBIL BIZKAIA Visual Arts travelling exhibit, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
2018 IV Mostra Art Emergent Sabadell, Acadèmia de Belles Arts, Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
2018 “No mires al sol”, individual exhibition in Hemen Studio, Bilbao, Spain
2018 “Jardines y perros”, exhibition with María Hernández, La Matriz Studio, Bilbao, Spain
2018 FotoArte, itinerant collective exhibition, Victoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2017 “27 Atmospheres”, exhibition with Pablo Abril, Sarean, Bilbao, Spain
2017 “Questioning Pleasure”, collective exhibition in LAB 448, Madrid, Spain
2016 “ORO”, individual exhibition in Baratza Aretoa, Victoria Gasteiz, Spain
2016 GetxoArte - Contempory Practice Room, Getxo, Vizcaya, Spain
2015 CreaMurcia 2015 Photography, LAB “Young Art Laboratory”, Murcia, Spain
2015 XV Photography Prize - University of Murcia, Espinardo, Murcia, Spain
2015 “Accidental environments”, AliBaBa Photo Festival, Monteagudo, Murcia, Spain
2015 “Centenary Portraits”, La Merced Campus, University of Murcia, Spain
2014 “Get closer to the clack of the other reality”, Pabellón 2, Artillery Barracks, Murcia, Spain
2014 “Locus”, individual exhibition (curated by Verónica Cámara), Espacio154, Murcia, Spain
2014 “Curio cabinet”, collective exhibition in Espacio UNO & DOS, University of Murcia, Spain
2014 “Descontextualisation of the classic figure”, collective exhibition, Faculty of Fine Arts, Murcia, Spain


_Conferences and workshops
2021 “Atlas. Self-publishing, catalogs and photobooks”, Medialab, Tabakalera, Donosti, Spain
2019 “Barracks lights and how to face a composition”, Hemen Studio, Bilbao, Spain
2018 “Spaces, Objects and People I don´t care about”, Zas Kultur, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2018 “Singular Routes” with Helena Goñi, BAFFEST, Barakaldo, Spain
2018 PANORAMA with Gustavo Alemán and Fátima Ruiz, CENDEAC, Murcia, Spain
2018 “Image, direction, existence”, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Murcia, Spain
2016 “The boundary of intimacy: Determined stays in the personal space of others”, University of Murcia, Spain
2016 “Urban hacking methodologies 2.0”, WikiToki, Bilbao, Spain


_Books 
2018 No Mires al Sol, Gómez Selva, published by No-Plata, Burgos, Spain
2016 Sativa, Gómez Selva, published by A-Editions, Spain, ISBN: 9781367474888
2015 MoisésGómez Selva, self-published, Spain


_Selected publications
2020 Then There Where Us, AND 2020 Annual published by Public Source, UK
2020 ERTIBIL BIZKAIA, catalogue by Vizcaya Provincial Council, Spain, ISBN: 978-8477526698
2019 XXXV Young Artist exhibit of La Rioja, catalogue by Government of La Rioja, Spain, ISBN: 978-8409106578
2019 ERTIBIL BIZKAIA, catalogue by Vizcaya Provincial Council, Spain ISBN: 978-8477526483
2018 “Coche de Plástico en un Palet”, Gómez Selva & Natalia Suárez, Tabakalera, Donosti, Spain
2018 “Digital identity according to my father”, Gómez Selva, Tabakalera, Donosti, Spain
2018 Contratiempo, CFC (Center of Contemporary Photography), Bilbao, Spain
2017 “White Western”, Gómez Selva & Guillermo Menéndez, Spain, ISBN: 9781389535055
2016 GetxoArte, catalogue by Getxo Kultura, Vizcaya, ISBN: 9788493972349
2016 Flamantes - Edition #3 (Artist´s book) by HAGO COSAS, Madrid, Spain
2016 Afán Afán - Edition #1 (Bookzine of Young Creators and Artists) by HAGO COSAS, Madrid, Spain
2016 “Questioning Pleasure”, Issue#2 by LAB448, Madrid, Spain
2015 XV Photography Prize, University of Murcia, catalogue, Murcia, Spain
2015 “Centenary Portraits. Photojournalism, 100 years of UM”, University of Murcia, Spain


_Showcases
2021 Arte Non-nahi, Moving Artists + Bilbao Council, Vizcaya, Spain
2021 The Lift-Off Sessions at Pinewood Studios, Iver, UK
2020 Zines of the Zone, 112 Publications Exhibit, La Villedieu, France
2019 New York City International Films Infest Festival, Manhattan, USA
2018 FotoPop Weekend, BIC Bizkaia Ezkerraldea, Barakaldo, Spain
2018 Personal VI, CFC (Center of Contemporary Photography), Bilbao, Spain


_Film Awards
2021 Official Selection, “Oraindik Ez” at Bucharest Film Awards, Romania
2021 Official Selection, “Oraindik Ez” at The Lift-Off Sessions, Iver, UK
2021 Official Selection, “Oraindik Ez” First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, Iver, UK
2021 Official Selection, “I know a place” at Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
2020 Official Selection, “Oraindik Ez” at VALÈIFF - València Indie Film Festival, Valencia, Spain
2020 Official Selection, “Oraindik Ez” at Oviclip Festival, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
2020 Official Selection, “I know a place” at London Lift-Off Film Festival, UK
2020 Official Selection, “I know a place” at Oviclip Festival, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
2020 Official Selection, “I know a place” at VALÈIFF - València Indie Film Festival, Valencia, Spain
2020 Official Selection, “I know a place” at Oviedo International Music Video Festival, Asturias, Spain
2020 New Directors, “I know a place” at Shiny Awards, London, UK
2019 Semi-finalist, “To not See The Ocean” at Los Angeles CineFest, Los Ángeles, California, USA
2019 Selected, “To not See The Ocean” at The Lift-Off Network, First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, London, UK
2019 Official Selection, “To not See The Ocean” at CineKasimanwa Western Visayas Film Festival, Philippines
2019 Official Selection, “To not See The Ocean” at New York City International Films Infest Festival, New York, USA


_Artwork and publications in public and private collections
Fundació Banc Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, CA2M, Madrid, Spain
Zines of the Zone, European Nomadic Collection
Centre of Documentation and Advanced Studies of Contemporary Art, CENDEAC, Murcia, Spain
Tabakalera - International Contemporary Culture Centre, Donosti, Spain


_Collective projects
2020-2021 DouleurDolor, Madrid and Bilbao, Spain
2019-2021 Proyecto Hemen, Bilbao, Spain
2018-2019 Club Deseo curatorial project for emerging artists with Josefina Pantani, Bilbao, Spain