Miguel Soler-Roig

Cubiculum 31 The desert had turned to sea ... copia  Beach memories  El despertar radiantePEQUE
Ambigüedades lógicas The great american nude  Longings La ruina del recuerdo  
El despertar de Europa Black Boot      
Frontiers without limits Sin serie, blanco y negro      

Statement

The  training of this artist takes shape by delving into the various fields of formal expression under Bauhaus’ influence  and the new Swiss typographic style when, in the early eighties, he studied at the Schule für Gestaltung Basel (Basel School of Design). Subsequently, he completed a BFA and a MFAGD at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence (USA) and decided to explore the spirit and expressive feeling of free and natural composition. During those years, Soler-Roig became an active witness of the great decade of American contemporary art, working in New York, and assimilating the creativity of Pop, Post Modern Art and New Media. La formación de este artista adquiere cuerpo al profundizar en los diversos campos de expresión formal bajo la influencia de la Bauhaus y el nuevo estilo tipográfico suizo, cuando, a principios de los años ochenta, estudia en la Schule für Gestaltung de Basilea. Posteriormente completa un master en la Rhode Island School of Design de Providence (USA), y decide explorar en el espíritu y el sentimiento expresivo de la composición natural y libre. Durante esos años, se hace testigo activo de la gran década artística contemporánea de Estados Unidos, trabajando en Nueva York, y asimilando la creatividad del Pop, Post Modern y el New Media Art.

Curriculum

Education

 

1983      Basel Art School (CH)

1985      BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, Providence (US)

1987      MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, Providence (US)

2010      MA in Photography, European Institute of Design (IED), Madrid (SP)

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2016       Being3 Gallery, Pekin, Sceneries for Reverie

                Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, The Ruin of Memory

                Blanca Berlín Gallery, Madrid, The Ruin of Memory

Being3 Gallery, Beijing, Under the Andalusian Sky

 

2011       Galeria Alejandro Sales, Barcelona, Frontiers without Limits

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2016      Paris Photo 2016. J.P. Morgan Chase Collection.

                Photo London, Blanca Berlín Gallery

Zona Maco Foto, Mexico, Patricia Conde Gallery

Being3 Gallery, Hudson

Fotofest, Houston

Mondo Gallery, Ibiza, Ibicencos

Mondo Gallery, Madrid, Logical Ambiguities

 

2015      Lianzhou Foto Festival, China, The Ruin of Memory

Photo London, Blanca Berlín Gallery

Zona Maco Foto, Mexico, Mondo Gallery

Mondo Gallery, Ibiza, Under the Andalusian Sky

Segovia Foto Festival, The Great American Nude

Arts Libris, Barcelona

Mondo Gallery, Madrid, Logical Ambiguities

Society for Photographic Education, Cleveland, Ohio, The Ruin of Memory

 

2014      Lianzhou Foto Festival, China, Logical Ambiguities

Society for Photographic Education, Cleveland, Ohio, The Ruin of Memory

Fotofever, Paris, Blanca Berlín Gallery

                Matadero, Madrid, The Great American Nude

Fotofest, Houston

 

2013      PINTA, New York, Blanca Berlín Gallery

Arte Laguna, Venice Arsenale, Longings

                ABSOLUT Portfolio’s Show, Photo España, Madrid, The Great American Nude

 

2012      Blanca Berlín Gallery, Madrid, Look, Feel, Collect, with Joaquim Paiva and Tony Catany

IED Group Show, Madrid, Stop Suffering

JustMad Art Fair, Madrid

Casa Encendida, Madrid, ”Mutants Books”, Stop Suffering

 

2011      Copenhagen Photo Festival

 

2010      Madrid Photo, Blanca Berlín Gallery

Lisbon Art Fair, Blanca Berlín Gallery

Missoni, Madrid, Vogue Fashion Night Out

 

2009      PhotoEspaña Festival, Madrid

 

1988      American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York

 

1987       RISD Museum of Art, Providence

 

1985      Schule für Gestaltung, Basel

 

 

Museums Exhibitions

 

2016      Cultural Centre of Jesús, Ibiza

                Valentín de Madariaga Foundation, Seville      

                                      

2015      Casa degli Italiani, Barcelona                                 

                Reial Cercle Artistic, Barcelona                                                                

                Luis Carulla Foundation, Museu Vida Rural, Tarragona

 

2013      IVAM Museum, Valencia (Video Installation with Bosco Sodi)

 

2011      Antonio Saura Foundation, Cuenca (Photography collaboration with Javier Pagola)

 

                       

Performances

 

2016       Heroes, homage to David Bowie, Mondo Gallery, Madrid

                Purple Rain, homage to Prince, Mondo Gallery, Madrid

                Alssalam Walmahabb, Valentín de Madariaga Foundation, Seville                                             

                                              

2015       The Spirit of Dali performance at Venice Biennale, Venice

 

2011       Happening at Opening performance by Maria Hassabi, Soumaya Museum. Mexico

 

2003       Can’t Get Enough, homage to Barry White, Madrid

 

 

Awards

 

2014      Finalist of of NexoFoto Iberoamerican Photo Prize 2014, Madrid 

2013      Honorable mention at PHE ABSOLUT Photography Prize 2013, Madrid 

2013      Finalist Arte Laguna Art Prize 12.13, MoCA Italy, Venice (IT)

1987      Award of Excellence “Design for the Public Good 1987,” AIGA, New York 

1987      Gerrit Rietveld Academie Award, ICOGRADA International Conference, Amsterdam 

 

 

Works in Collections

 

JP Morgan Art Collection, New York 

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 

Trilantic Capital, New York 

Don Sanders Collection, Houston    

Illy Collection, Zurich 

Private collections: Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico, Miami and Paris

 

 

 

Books and Publications

 

The Great American Nude, (Artist Portfolio) 2015, Madrid 

Sand Dreams, 2014, Madrid 

The Great American Nude, 2013, Madrid 

Arte Laguna Art Prize 12.13, MoCA Italy, 2013, Venice 

Projects, European Master of Fine Art Photography, 2012, IED Madrid 

Stop Suffering, Limited edition artist book, 2012, Madrid 

Fronteras sin Limites, 2011, Madrid  

From Time to Time, 2010, Barcelona 

 

Bibliography

 

That’s Life Magazine, January 2014, Madrid 

Amante Magazine, Collectors Edition, Gold, June 2014, Madrid 

El Temps Magazine, “Nus encara”, May 2015, Barcelona 

El Mundo Journal, “Bajo un cielo andaluz”, August 2015, Ibiza 

L’Oeil de la Photographie“Sous un ciel andalou”, September 2015, Paris

El Periódico de Cataluña, Desnudos en la Alhambra. October 2015, Barcelona

L’Oeil de la Photographie, “The Ruins of Memory”, March 2016, Paris

La Razón, “The Ruins of Memory”, May 2016, Barcelona

ABC, “Under the Andalusian Sky”, June 2016, Seville