Statement

Bio

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

Curriculum Vitae

 Academic Training

 

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

 

2018               ICCI & TIAC Residency, Shanghai (China)  – as coordinator and artist, 5 weeks and 2 exhibitions.     

                      First Floor Space Art Residency, London (UK) – 1 month production and exhibition.

                      ART DIAGONALE, Museum Angerlehner: Museum Wels - Thalheim (Austria)                                                          FRESH WINDS International Art Biennale, Gardur (Iceland) - 1 month residency and exhibition

                      DIGITAL MAKER COLLECTIVE Tate Modern London (UK), Arts Works of the Future, collaboration                            with the project “Vapor Tate” through the reproduction of a film from the show “Capas”

                      IMAGINARIA PHOTO FESTIVAL, “BEIJING WALKS”, Castellón (Spain) - 30m public photo                                      installation at Castellon Central Market (Spain)

                      IMAGINARIA PHOTO FESTIVAL Art Residency, Art Residency Coordinator between UAL and the                            festival, Castellón (Spain)

2017               CWND Residency, London (UK) - 1-month residency for Canary Wharf Group

2016               SUMMER ART NIGHT, TopRed Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing (China)

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

 

2017               BEIJING WALKS, Street Photo Installation, Rise Gallery, Croydon (London-UK)

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

 

2018                     XHIBIT 2018, Bermondsey Project Space, London (UK) – Work selected from “Reflex Section                                   project”

                      CAPAS, IVAM (Valencia Institute of Modern Art), Valencia (Spain) - video performance installation

                      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

                      COLLECTING TIME, Shanghai Art Gallery, Shanghai (China)

2017               WITH EACH PASSING MOMENT, Rise Gallery, Croydon (London-UK)

                      One That Holds Everything, The Crypt Gallery, London (UK)

                      LIFE IN A SHOE BOX, Back Room Gallery, Peckham (London-UK)

2016               Carlos Sebastiá, Qingdao Art Museum, Qingdao (China)

                      VIS-À-VIS, F.C.N. Art, Shanghai (China)

                      SHÍ CHĀ - Equation of Time, Art-More Space, Beijing (China)

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.

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