Photo gatherings / Trobades fotogràfiques: Alberto García-Alix – may 17-19, 2024

The Photo gatherings / Trobades fotogràfiques is a new proposal co-organized by the Centre Internacional de Fotografia Toni Catany in Llucmajor and the Fundación Juan March Palma, in collaboration with photographers Horacio Fernández and Toni Amengual. This first edition will take place in Palma and Llucmajor between May 17 and 19, 2024, and will include a talk in Palma with Alberto García-Alix as guest photographer, moderated by Toni Amengual and Horacio Fernández, and will continue in Llucmajor with a photography workshop and the screening of García-Alix’s film De donde no se vuelve ( 2008).


Talk with Alberto García-Alix, Horacio Fernández and Toni Amengual

Friday, May 17, 19h. Juan March Foundation Palma (Sant Miquel 11, Palma)

To talk with Alberto García-Alix is to delve into the Madrid movida and the world of motorcycles, tattoos, the night and its excesses, and to get to know a photography that, while direct and rough, is also profoundly poetic and beautiful. In this gathering, García-Alix will talk about his career and creative process with photographers Horacio Fernández and Toni Amengual.


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Creative process workshop

Saturday 18 (10:30-18:30) and Sunday 19 May (10:00-14:00), Centre Internacional de Fotografía Toni Catany (Carrer del fotògraf Toni Catany 2, Llucmajor).

This workshop will have a theoretical part, in which Alberto García-Alix will share his experience and creative process, and a practical part in which, together with photographers Horacio Fernández and Toni Amengual, they will establish a collaborative dynamic of review and criticism of the participants’ projects both by the workshop leaders and among the participants.

It is necessary that participants bring with them material from their completed and/or ongoing projects.

Workshop registration price: €200 / registration + lunch on the 18th: €220

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More information and inquiries: / +34 971 07 12 07

Screening of Alberto García-Alix film De donde no se vuelve ( 2008)

Saturday 18, 19h, Centre Internacional de Fotografía Toni Catany, Llucmajor

This autobiographical documentary, directed by Alberto García-Alix and produced by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, explores the artist’s past and present from an intimate and subjective point of view. Portraying his environment, friends, characters and landscapes of his life, the film unravels the immediate universe of the Spanish photographer.

Duration: 40′.

Free access without prior reservation, limited capacity.


Alberto García-Alix (León, 1956) is a photographer, audiovisual creator, writer and editor. He has exhibited, among others, at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Les Rencontres Internationales d’Arlès, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the Museo Casa de la Fotografía in Moscow and the Museo Nacional del Prado. His works can be found in art collections around the world, such as the German Deutsche Börse or the French National Funds for Contemporary Art.

He has been awarded the National Photography Award and the Comunidad de Madrid Award, the PHotoEspaña Award and the most recent one, for his career, by the Fundación Enaire (2022). He was made ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France’ in 2012 and receives the Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts of Spain in 2019. Director and founder of the cult magazine El Canto de la Tripulación, and co-founder of the publishing house Cabeza de Chorlito (2011-2023), where he has published some of his works: El paraíso de los Creyentes, 2011; Diaporamas, 2012; MOTO, 2015; the trilogy of the magazine Motorcycle Family Circus (2016-2021) and Archivo Nómada (2023).

Alberto García-Alix, autorretrato, 2023
Horacio Fernández

Horacio Fernández holds a PhD in Art History and has written on the history of photography and photobooks. He has also been a tenured professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cuenca – Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha for 25 years, as well as an art critic. Between 2004 and 2006 he was general curator of the international visual arts festival PHotoEspaña. His exhibition projects include Mexicana, fotografía moderna en México (IVAM, 1998); Fotografía pública Photography in Print (MNCARS, 1999-2000); Variaciones en España. Arte y fotografía (verious venues, 2004); De viaje (various venues, 2008-2009); Manuel Alvarez Bravo una biografía cultural (Palacio de Bellas Artes, México, 2012); El fotolibro latinoamericano (various venues, 2012-2014); Fotos y Libros. España 1905-1977 (MNCARS, 2014) and Miserachs Barcelona (MACBA, 2015).

Toni Amengual was born in Mallorca in 1980. With a degree in biology and a postgraduate degree in photojournalism, he has made documentary photography his means of working and interacting with the world. He has developed an important teaching role in numerous centres, schools and faculties of fine arts in the country. His work is represented by the Rocío Santacruz gallery and has been exhibited in Es Baluard Museu, Academia de España en Roma, Arco Madrid and Paris Photo, among others.

Toni Amengual