OpenStudios at Tabakalera - International Contemporary Culture Centre, Donosti
The studios in Tabakalera’s Artists' Space open their doors for the second time this year. This is a fantastic opportunity to discover first-hand the work carried out in the Artist’s Space by the artists who use it. In addition to the international artist residency programme, Tabakalera’s Artist’s Space provides various resources and services including working studios and the loan of audiovisual and photography equipment. The Artist’s Space is a meeting point for local and international creators working across all variety of artistic areas. On this occasion we will be joined by artists hailing from Argentina, Mexico, Morocco and Iran, among others. We will be joined by Francisco Bouzas, Carla Fernández, Ila Firouzabadi, Madrassa, Alicia Martín, Elba Martínez, Cristina Mejías, Ángela Millano & Julián Pacomio, Ion Munduate, Imanol Salaberria and Natalia Suárez & Gómez Selva.

New book "No mires al sol" available! In collaboration with the independent publisher NO-PLATA
No mires al sol is a project about family memory and memory reconstruction through photographic albums and their reinterpretation. The recovery of images located between 1967 and 2000 lead Gómez Selva to reflect on the concepts of memory and melancholy, starting with his own family imagination as working material. The visualisation of these images trapped in time is related to a kind of "blindness"; evoking past moments that the artist does not remember exactly, and that produce a similar sensation to that when staring at the Sun, to being dazzled, to being blinded by his own photographic memory. Available at No-Plata.

Conference at Gazte Klik: Spaces, objects, and people I don't care about. December 20, 2018
The visual artist Gómez Selva will explain his work method in this intervention, reflecting on the role of photography in his career and the importance of contemporary documentary codes in his approach to each project. He will briefly expand on some of its most relevant projects such as "Moisés" (2015) and "Sativa" (2016), to make way for more recent works such as "No mires al sol" (2018) and "Plastic car on a pallet" (2018 - in progress). Finally, he will assess the importance of the social dimension in his work as well as question the use of the image itself to address concepts such as privacy and private space.