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ANTONI BENAVENTE BARBERO

Lleida, 1964

(artist biography summarized)

Antoni Benavente began his artistic career in the eighties using different disciplines such as painting, illustration, photography. His photographic work consists mostly of snapshots taken during his trips, urban promenades and personal spaces. His series reveal us the lyrical moments from daily life. His work has been selected and awarded in several exhibitions, national and international biennials. His artistic works are part of public art funds as well as private collections.

Group shows (selection)

2017 "PhotoCat" Collective exhibition. Schilt Publishing & Gallery. Amsterdam. The Netherlands.
2016 "Digital & Horses" Participative project.Les Rencontres de la Photographie_Arles (France)
2013 "UN PUNT DE VISTA" Collection Gelonch-Viladegut.Andorra la Vella.
2009 "EMERGENT" International Photography Festival in Lleida.
2008 "CORRESPONDÈNCIES" Espai cavallers. Lleida.
2007 International Award "EX-LIBRIS". Collective exhibition. Lleida.
2005 "SENSE LLAR” Photo project about people without home in the city of Lleida.
2005 Collective exhibition. ISMES Gallery. Vilanova i La Geltrú (Barcelona).
2011 INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF DRAWING "JOSEP AMAT" artwork selected.
Sant Feliu de Guixols (Girona).
2000 Painting Award "CIUTAT DE CASTELLÓ" Artwork selected.Castelló de la Plana.
2000 "PHOTOMARKET" Fotodelux Photo Gallery. Lleida.
1999 "SUPERMERC'ART" Indecor Art Gallery. Lleida.
1999 "SENSE SOTRE” Photo project about homeless people in the city of Lleida.
1995 "INDEX" Collective exhibition. Lleida.
1991 Drawing Award "ANTONIO DEL RINCON" Artwork selected.
1990 X Drawing Biennial CIUDAD DE ZAMORA. Artwork acquired.
1990 Painting Award "BICENTENNIAL STA.CRUZ DE VALLE"(Ávila).Artwork finalist.
1990 "SEGONA ENTREGA" Artwork selected. Lleida.
1990 "I SALÓN DE OTOÑO". A Coruña.
1990 MOSTRA D'ART DE LA GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA. Artwork selected. Lleida.

Solo shows
2017 "QUADERN DE CAMP" Solo exhibition/Intervention. Petit Galeria. Lleida.
2002 "RECENT WORK" Indecor Art Gallery. Lleida
1995 "1993/1995 PHOTOS" Image Club. Lleida
1987 "PAINTINGS" Hall of the City Council of Balaguer (Lleida)

Bibliography
"ART DEL SEGLE XX A LLEIDA” Dictionary of painters, sculptors, engravers and cartoonists. Editorial Pagès, 2003.
"FONS PICTÒRIC DE LA DIPUTACIÓ DE LLEIDA” General catalogue about the artistic background of the institution.

Publications

"Allcitiesarebeautiful" urban contemporary photography website.Germany.2017. Publisher: Alexandre Kurek.
"PhotoCat" Collective exhibition. Schilt Publishing & Gallery. Amsterdam. The Netherlands. November 2017.
"Digital & Horses" Catalog of the participative project.Les Rencontres de la Photographie_Arles (France).
"CENTRE_CIUTAT" Magazine "Lectura" Diari Segre. Secció La Mirada. Lleida, 2016.
"FOTOGRAFI_BANNATI" magazine # 10. Antoni Benavente Barbero,
Street-Photography. Ricardo Enrique text. Italy, 2016.
"ESPORT I NATURA" signed limited edition for "La Festa de l'esport" Lleida, 2013.
"EL TURÓ DE LA SEU VELLA EN LA HISTÒRIA DE LLEIDA" IEI. Lleida, 2015
"LLEIDA.CRÒNIQUES DE LA TRANSFORMACIÓ D'UNA CIUTAT " Ed. Pagès. Lleida, 2012.
"FEBRE DEL DIUMENGE PER LA TARDA" Magazine "Lectura" Diari Segre. Lleida, 2008.
"ARTS MAGAZINE" #29. Cercle de Belles Arts. Lleida, 2008.
"LLEIDA" Magazine "Lectura" Diari Segre. Lleida, 2008.
Book cover "HISTORIAS DE L'AVE" Marta Alòs. Deparis edicions, 2008.
"ARTS MAGAZINE" #16. Cercle de Belles Arts. Lleida, 2001.


Photography Workshops
2013 JOSÉ MANUEL NAVIA "Fotografía de autor"
2007 SANDRA BALCELLS “International photojournalism"
2006 MANEL ESCLUSA "Photo project about the town of La Seu d'Urgell"
2005 CHRISTINE SPENGLER "Pain and Beauty"

Artistic Training
1998-2000. Higher Level Training Cycle in Visual Arts and Design. EMBA. Lleida.

Represented by Petit galeria (Lleida)