CRISTINA DE MIDDEL



EDUCATION

  • 1975  Born in Alicante, SPAIN
  • 2001  M.A Fine Arts, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, SPAIN
  • 2000  M.A. Photography, University of Oklahoma PROMOE Scholarship
  • 2002  Photojournalism, Postgraduate Degree, Barcelona Autónoma University, SPAIN
  • 2006  IV War Correspondents Training, Ground forces Army School, Madrid, SPAIN
  •            Course in International Humanitarian Law and Peace-keeping operations, Spanish Red Cross

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014 "Seven Stories," Dillon Gallery, New York, NY
  •            "The Afronauts," La New Gallery, Pinta, The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show
  •            "Party," Paris Photo Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES
  • 2013  “The Afronauts,” Paraty Festival, BRAZIL
  •            “Vida y milagros de Paula P”, MUA Museum, Alicante, SPAIN 
  •            “The Afronauts,” FOAM Museum, AMSTERDAM
  •            “The Afronauts,” Parati em Foco, BRAZIL 
  •            “The Afronauts,” Lagos Photo Festival, NIGERIA 
  •            “The Afronauts,” The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK
  •            “The Afronauts,” Deustche Börse HQ, Frankfurt, GERMANY
  •            “The Afronauts,” Photo Ireland, The Cooper Gallery, Dublin, IRELAND
  •            “The Afronauts”, Dillon Gallery, New York, UNITED STATES
  •            “The Afronauts,” Les Rencontres de la Photographie d´Arles. Section Officielle, FRANCE
  •            “The Afronauts,” Festival Circulation (S), Paris, FRANCE
  •            “The Afronauts,” Tagomago Gallery, Paris, FRANCE 
  •            “The Afronauts,” Espace QUAI1, Vevey, SWITZERLAND 
  •            “The Afronauts,” Festival di la Fotografia Europea, ITALY 
  •            “The Afronauts,” T.R.I.P. Mercato Traiano di Roma Reggio Emilia, Rome, ITALY 
  •            “The Afronauts”, La New Gallery, Museum of the University of Cádiz, Madrid, SPAIN
  • 2012  Caja Mediterráneo. Itinerance
  •            “The Afronauts,” La New Gallery, Madrid, SPAIN 
  •            “The Afronauts,” Kursala, Universidad de Cádiz, Cádiz, SPAIN 
  •            “The Afronauts,” GuatePhoto OpenCall, GUATEMALA 
  • 2011  “Welcome,” Sede AB Photo, Albacete, SPAIN
  •            Vida y milagros de Paula P. Obra social de la Caja Mediterráneo, Itinerant until 2013
  • 2009  “PolySpam,” Galería Proyecto Arte, Madrid, SPAIN
  •            PhotoEspaña09, Madrid, SPAIN
  •            Festival Images, Vevey, SWITZERLAND 
  •            “The City,” Obra Social Caixa Galicia, A Coruña, Itinerant
  •            Kulunguelé. Forum Fnac Alicante, Fnac Madrid Sur & Fnac Diagonal Barcelona, Madrid, Barcelona

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014  "ANTIPODES," P2P, Prácticas contemporáneas en la fotografía española, Photoespaña, Madrid, SPAIN 
  •            "Not All Documents Are Records," Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool Biennal, UNTIED KINGDOM 
  •            "Photobooks. Here and Now," Fotocolectania Foundation, Barcelona, SPAIN
  •            "New Spanish Photography Visions Beyond Borders," King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU, New York, NY 
  • 2013  “The Shadows Took Shape,” The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, UNITED STATES
  • 2011  “Images 2010,” Festival, Vevey, SWITZERLAND           
  • 2010  “Images 2010,” Festival, Vevey, SWITZERLAND 
  •            “Caminos de Hierro 2010,” Fundación Ferrocarriles Españoles, Madrid, SPAIN
  •            “Certamen Arte Joven de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid,” Madrid, SPAIN
  • 2009  “Memorandum,” Museo de Arte Contemporneo de Ibiza, Ibiza, SPAIN  
  •            “Objetivos del Milenio,” Galería Arte Xerea, Valencia, SPAIN
  •            “El Agua de Madrid,” Fundación Canal, PHE09, Madrid, SPAIN 
  •            “Caminos de Hierro,” Fundación Ferrocarriles Españoles, Madrid, SPAIN 
  •            “A 1,20metros Por los Derechos de la Infancia remio int. de fotografía Luis Valtueña, Médicos del Mundo, Madrid, SPAIN
  • 2008  “12 fotoperiodistas en el Camino,” Fundación Xacobeo
  • 2006  “Mulier-Mulieris,” Museo de la Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, SPAIN

AWARD AND RECOGNITIONS

  • 2014 "PARTY," Best International Photobook of the Year, Photoespaña 
  • 2013 PULSE Miami IMPUSE Prize, Miami FL
  •           Infinity Award for a Publication, 2013, ICP, New York, NY
  •           Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013, London, UK, Finalist
  • 2012 First Book Prize. Aperture/Paris Photo 2012, Paris, FRANCE and New York, NY, Finalist
  •           Photo Folio Review, Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, FRANCE
  •           Hey Hot Shot. Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY, Finalist
  •           Sony World Photography Awards, London, UK, 2nd prize
  •           3rd Ward Open Call, New York, NY, Finalist
  •           Renaissance Photography Prize, London, UK, Finalist
  •           Accademia Appulia, London, UK, Finalist
  •           PDN Photo Annual, New York, NY, Finalist
  • 2011 Cum Laude award, Martin Chambi. Union Latine, Paris, FRANCE
  •           Lightside/Humble Arts Grant for individual Project, New York, NY
  •           Colección Sarthou Carreres, Second Prize, Castellón, SPAIN
  •           Pollux Awards, Portrait September, First Place, London, ENGLAND
  • 2010 Caminos de Hierro, Ferrocarriles Españoles Foundation, Special Mention
  •           Colmenar Viejo Environemental Photography Contest, Madrid, SPAIN
  •           Albarracín photography and Journalism gatherings, Santa María Foundation, Finalist
  •           Arte Joven, Madrid Complutense University, Finalist
  • 2009 Juan Cancelo National Photojournalism Price, A Coruña, SPAIN
  •           Barrio de las letras photography competition, Madrid, SPAIN
  •           Fnac de Fotografía 2009 New Talent award, Honors
  •           ARCO 2009 Fotoreportaje Award
  •           Premios Ejército de Fotografía 2009, Special mention
  •           Ciudad de Gijón XIII Photojournalism International Awards, Finalist
  •           “Solidaria ’09,” Second Prize, Photo Contest promoted by the Council of Valencia, Valencia, SPAIN 
  •           Selected photographer to document the ARCO Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, SPAIN 
  • 2008 “Revelados ’08,” Second Prize, Madrid, SPAIN  
  •           First Art Call Can Pou and collective exhibition, Gallery Via 2, Ibiza, SPAIN 
  •           “Objetivo Abierto. Solidaria 2008,” Second place, Generalitat Valenciana, Valencia, SPAIN 
  • 2007 Plataforma 2015, Second Prize at the National Photography Contest Photographer selected for the project “6 fotoperiodistan 
  •           en el Camino,” Xacobeo Foundation, Madrid, SPAIN          

GRANTS

  • 2011  Lightside/Women in Photography Individual Project Grant, Humble Arts, NewYork, NY
  • 2009  Fototraballo, Nortempo Foundation, for the series The City
  •            Alcobendas Creativity Grants, SPAIN
  •            Imagine Science Film, Artist in Residence, New York, NY
  •            “Becas de creatividad del Ayuntamiento de Alcobendas, 2009,” Alcobendas, for the series Welcome

COLLECTIONS

  • Saxe-Coburg private collection
  • Bank Art Collection Espiritu Santo, PORTUGAL
  • Polytechnic University of Valencia collection. Valencia, SPAIN
  • Work on the art collection of the City of Birmingham, Alicante, SPAIN
  • Fundación Sarthou Carreres
 

BOOKS

  • Party. Party. Quitonasto form Chanmair Mao Tungest, published March 2014 by Archive of Modern Conflict in association with RM Verlag
  • SPBH Book Club Vol III, London, 2013.
  • The Afronauts
 

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2014        The Photobook: A History Volume III by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, Phaidon, London
 

PRESS

  • 2014  “Enchanting Portraits Inspired by Spam Mail and the People Who Send them,” Huffpost Arts and Culture (Aug 15, 2014)
  •            “Poly-Spam: photographer turns junk mail into striking visuals,” CBCRadio (August 14, 2014)
  •            “‘Poly-Spam’ is an artwork that illustrates the stories in spam e-mail,” The Washington Post (August 22, 2014)
  •            “Cristina De Middel, Party. Quitonasto Form Chanmair Mao Tungest,” Collector Daily (August 7, 2014)
  •            Priscilla Frank, “10 Contemporary Photographers Who Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Their Medium,” The Huffington Post
  •            (April11, 2014)
  •            “10 Photographers You Should Know at Paris Photo LA 2014,” Complex Magazine (April 24, 2014)
  • 2013  Holland Cotter, “Going Beyond Blackness, Into the Starry Skies,” The New York Times (November 15, 2013)
  •            Edo Dijksterhuis, “Black Power In A Parallel Universe,” ArtSlant (Oct 23, 2013)                  
  •            “Cristina De Middel: SPBH Book Club Vol III,” SMBH mag (July 17, 2013)
  •           “Cristina De Middel,” Le Bal (April 27, 2013)
  •           “Cristina De Middel Snap Fingers and Whistle,” Getxophoto (August/September 2013)
  •           Loring Knoblauch, “Cristina De Middel, The Afronauts at Dillon,” Collector Daily (September 24, 2013)
  •           Martha Schwendener, “Cristina de Middel: ‘The Afronauts,’” The New York Times (September 5, 2013)
  •           “Cristina de Middel // SPBH Book Club Vol III,” Haveanicebook.com
  •           “Cristina De Middel,” TimeMachine Mag
  •           “Cristina De Middel,” The New Frame (April 2013)
  •           Tereza Pultarova, “The Dreams and Reality of Zambia Space Program,” Space Safety Magazine (Mau 15, 2013) 
  •           “SPBH Book Club Vol. III,” L’Ascenseur Végétal 
  •           Jim Reed, “I Want to be in America,” GUP Magazine (July 16, 2013)
  •           “The Afronauts,” 6 Mois
  •           “Final Frontier: the Photographs of Cristina De Middel,” The Telegraph
  •           Amy Halliday and Jeremy Kuper, “The Afronauts–a Zambian Space Odyssey,” Mail & Guardian (January 11, 2013)
  •           Maria Teresa Salvati, “An Interview with Cristina De Middel,” GUP Magazine (January 17, 2013)
  •           “El africano que querían adelantar Neil Armstrong,” Ocultados.com (January 25, 2013)
  •           “The Afronauts by Cristina de Middel,” Indiereader.com (January 10, 2013)
  •           “Décollage immediate,” Afriqueinvisu.org (February 27, 2013)
  •           “Eram Os Deuss Afronautas?” Bravo! (March 2013, edition 187)
  •           “Afronauten,” 3sat.de
  •           “Zambiske ‘Afronauts’ ville nå først til månen,” Afrikablog.dk (March 1, 2013)
  •           “Paris Festival Circulation(s) 2013 Coup de zoom sur ‘les Afronautes’, l’étonnante série de Cristina de Middel!,” L’événement (March
  •           2013)
  •           “The Afronauts by Cristina de Middel,” Ozarts Etc. (April 8, 2013)
  •           Sean O’Hagan, “‘It was like a journey into the unknown’: self-publishing photographers,” The Observer (April 14, 2013)
  •           Adrian Searle, “Deutsche Börse Photography prize show: mashups and moon walkers,” The Guardian (April 17, 2013)
  •           Federica Chiacchetti, “Blasting Into Space With the Afronauts–Cristina De Middel,” EMAHO Magazine (April 18, 2013)
  •           “Deutsche Börse Prize: Cristina De Middel, Mishka Henner, Adam Broomberg and more,” Metro (April 26, 2013) 
  •           “Ubicuo Studio se encarga de trasladar a app ‘The Afronauts’ de Cristina De Middel,” Carpaccio Magazine (April 29, 2013) 
  •           “Interview: Cristina De Middel at the Deutsche Börse,” Vignettemagazine.com (May 1, 2013)
  •           Teo Kermeliotis, “Afronauts: Fictional Photos Recall Forgotten Zambian Space Program,” Cnn.com (May 2, 2013)
  •           “Deutsche Börse Prize: Cristina De Middel,” Port-Magazine.com (2013)
  •           Brad Feurhelm, “Interview: ‘ASX Interviews Cristina de Middel,’” Americansuburbx.com (2013)
  • 2012  Frank Lake. “Afronauts,” Weekly World News (April 26, 2012) 
  •           “Photo Find Fictional Fun in Amateur Space Program,” Wired.com (April 23, 2012)
  •           Jörg Colberg, “Review: The Afronauts by Cristina De Middel,” Jmcolberg.com (July 19, 2012)
  •           “Review Santa Fe: Cristina De Middel,” Lenscrath.com (August 17, 2012)
  •           “Cristina De Middel’s Afronauts: An African space fantasy,” BBC News (November 27, 2012)
  •           Jon Uriarte, “Interview to Cristina de Middel about The Afronauts,” Haveanicebook.com (November 27, 2012)
  •           “Cristina de Middel: ‘Je suis obsédée par la manié dont on consomme la photographie,” Photographie.com (2012)
  •           “Cool & Noteworthy 2012: Cristina De Middel marks her arrival with her debut photobook,” British Journal of Photography (2012)