Carlos Sebastiá is an international artist currently residing in London. He received a Fine Arts Degree from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, he studied also at CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing) during one year, and moving finally to London for his MFA at UAL (University of Arts of London) which finished with distinctions.
His works have been exhibited in Spain, Portugal, France, USA, China, Austria, and the UK, in different festivals, art fairs or galleries, like most recently the Museum Angerlehner in Wels (Austria), or Imaginaria Photo Festival in Castellón (Spain.)
Sebastiá was selected in International Festival of INCUBARTE and awarded by the Prize (Club Levante Special Award), also nominated to the BEST PHOTOGRAPHY at DALI INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL in China.
He has completed artist residencies in Iceland on the occasion of the Fresh Wind International Art Biennale, Austria, Spain, United Kingdom and the last in Shanghai (China.)
Some of his works are in important private collections as for instance DKV Collection considered one of the best collections of young artists in Spain
2016 MASTER IN FINE ARTS, UAL (Uiversity of Arts of London) (UK) – Distinction.
2013 FINE ARTS DEGREE, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) – Distinction.
1999 MASTER IN MARKETING AND COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT- ESIC Valencia (Marketing & Business School, Valencia, Spain)
1998 BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION DEGREE, University Jaume I of Castellón (Spain)
Collections, Awards and Collaborations
2018 Currently Artworks in the Collection from Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)
2015 Nomination BEST PHOTOGRAPHY DALI INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL, Dali, (China)
2014 CHAIR IN ART AND DISEASES, Fine Arts Faculty, Polytechnics University of Valencia (Spain) in collaboration with CAFA Beijing, (China)
PROMOE scholarship, CAFA Beijing (Central Academy of Fine Arts), China
2013 Currently Artworks in DKV COLLECTION from 2013
2012 Finalist in the International Festival of INCUBARTE, Valencia (Spain).
CLUB DIARIO LEVANTE SPECIAL AWARD, Valencia (Spain).
1998 Erasmus Université Paris XII (Student Mobility Program).
Art Fairs, Festivals and Residencies
First Floor Space Art Residency, London (UK) – 1 month production and exhibition.
2015 INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL, ABANDON AND BUILDING ENDEARMENT, INPUT: 10 years Spanish photography, Dali (China)
IMAGINARIA PHOTO FESTIVAL -"BUILDING ENDEARMENT", Museum Casa Polo, Villa-Real (Spain)
2014 SLICK ATTITUDE, Paris, (France) with Jiali Gallery, Beijing, (China)
2012 HYBRIDA ART FESTIVAL, (Audio & Visual Concert), Las Naves, Valencia (Spain)
4º SONS CREATIVOS DE LUGO MUSICA E NATURALEZA (Audio & Visual Concert), Lugo (Spain)
Major Solo Exhibitions
2015 ABANDON AND BUILDING ENDEARMENT, INPUT: 10 years Spanish photography DALI
INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL, Dali, (China)
2015 ROSTROS, Confucius Institute at Octubre Centro Cultural, Valencia (Spain)
2014 ABANDON, Jiali Gallery, Beijing (China)
2013 ZAI HUI, Espacio 40 Gallery, Valencia (Spain)
2012 DAILY REFLECTIONS, City Hall Cultural Center of Onda, Castellón (Spain)
2011 IMPROVEMENTS, Nadir Gallery, Valencia (Spain)
INTRODUCTIONS 1, Nadir Gallery, Valencia (Spain)
2010 A SOLITUDE REFLECTION, Braulio II Gallery, Castellón (Spain)
FACES, Las Aulas, Council of Castellón (Spain)
Selected Group Exhibitions
in collaboration with Mar Juan, Panamá Díaz and Mario Montoya
CAPAS, Morgue Gallery at UAL, London (UK) - video performance installation in collaboration with Mar Juan and Panamá Díaz
One That Holds Everything, The Crypt Gallery, London (UK)
LIFE IN A SHOE BOX, Back Room Gallery, Peckham (London-UK)
2015 ENCOUNTER, CCD Show Room, Cao Chang Di Art District, Beijing (China)
BIERLOSKY, Railowsky Photo Gallery, Valencia (Spain)
BUILDING ENDEARMENT, See+ Gallery, Beijing (China)
PERSPECTIVES-ART, LIVER DISEASES AND ME, Reed Messe Congress Center, Vienna (Austria)
2014 DEMATERIALIZATION OF BEING, Cervantes Institute, Beijing (China)
ARTWORKS, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (China)
2013 THE CITY, Espacio Gallery, Valencia (Spain)
2010 END OF THE CRISIS, Nadir Gallery, Madrid (Spain)
DASYC FOUNDATION Charity Exhibition Fund, Puchol Gallery, Valencia (Spain)
FIVE FOUNDATION Charity Exhibition Fund, Madrid (Spain)
2009 A SOLITUDE REFLECTION Geraldes da Silva Gallery, Oporto (Portugal)
A SOLITUDE REFLECTION Aeon Logic Art Gallery, New York (USA)
2008 Artana Museum, Castellón (Spain)
Dávalos Fletcher Foundation, Castellón (Spain)
2007 Sala Casa Abadía, Bancaja Foundation, Castellón (Spain)
City Hall of Alcocebre, Castellón (Spain)
Benicasim Theatre, Benicasim City Hall, Castellón, (Spain)
2006 ATENEO of Castellón (Spain)
Cultural Center of Alboraya, Valencia (Spain)
2002 Université París XII (France)
Having in mind Nietzsche’s idea of “the eternal return”, my artistic interest revolves around the understanding of impermanence and the desire to perpetuate existence. Assuming the continuous flow of change, my work investigates on the role of forgetting has in life.
I am a multidisciplinary artist, who experiments constantly with a broad variety of materials, techniques, and processes in apparent chaos. In my practice, I am interested in exploring the repetition and the layering, showing the processes of creative steps. I do this through transparency, which acts as traces of human existence. These layers are sometimes; paper, light or exposure times that I trace, copy, stack or erase, converting them in a single element in which I continue working, taking it into an almost infinite process.