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Masterclass with Javier Vallhonrat

Events | 19 June 2014 - 19 June 2014

Following his exhibition Perhaps as part of the PhotoBiennial Greece, The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography are running a masterclass with the artist Javier Vallhonrat. Entrance to the workshop is free.

Born in Madrid in 1953, Javier Valhonrat is a graduate in fine arts from the Complutense University, he also holds a degree in psychology. He is also a Gestalt therapist and holds a master’s degree in humanistic and integrative psychotherapy. He has developed an extensive teaching activity as a guest lecturer in a number of domestic and foreign universities (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Spain, France, Finland, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the UK), and also delivering and promoting seminars, workshops and other events.

During the mid-’80s he began a notorious career as a professional photographer, publishing his work in international magazines.
Of note are his solo exhibitions at Taidemuseo de Porin (Finland, 1986), Les Rencontres d’Arles (France, 1989), Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona, 1996), Centre National de la Photographie (Paris, 2003), Telefónica Foundation (Madrid, 2004), and Canal de Isabel II, (Madrid, PHotoEspaña, 2008).
He received the Silver Award by the New York Times Magazine in 1994, the National Photography Prize and the Silver Award of Excellence from The Society of Newspaper Design in 1995, and The Art Directors Club 76th Annual Award in 1997; he has also been the recipient of the Bartolomé Ros Prize ex aequo with curator Marta Gili (PHotoEspaña, 2007) and the Villa de Madrid Photography Prize (2009). His work is included in the collections of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Maison Européene de la Photographie (Paris), the International Polaroid Collection (Boston, Massachusetts, usa), and at the Musée Grand Duc Jean de Luxembourg.


Date: Thursday, 19 June 2014, at 12.30  

Location: Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art