Jiménez, David

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David Jiménez

Alcalá de Guadaira (Sevilla), 1970


Having gained a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid in 1993, on first starting out, Jiménez trained as a photographer by attending workshops by various national and international photographers. He also worked constantly on personal projects from 1990, the point at which he became fully immersed in photography as a medium of expression. 

His visual proposal brings us closer to the mystery that envelops our daily life, to the unseen relationships that operate secretly within that which is familiar to us. His works, which are deliberately ambiguous, often contain partially hidden clues and invite the viewer to come up with their own interpretation. He explores the transformation of meaning through observation and understands and captures reality as if it were a dream that is only seemingly stable. 

His works, in the form of books, exhibitions and audiovisual presentations have been exhibited in several Spanish cities as well as overseas in places such as the Nederlands Foto Instituut in Rotterdam, The Arles Photography Festival, the University of Staffordshire, the Seoul Photo Festival, the National Library of Colombia in Bogota and at the Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale in China. In June 2019 the Canal de Isabel II exhibition hall in Madrid held an anthology exhibition of his work. 

He was awarded the Best new Photographer Prize at  PHotoEspaña 99 and the Artes de la Villa de Madrid Prize in 2008 and was an artist in residence at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome from 2016-17. He has published seven monographs so far, including Infinito (2000) considered to be one of the most outstanding Spanish photobooks of the last few decades, along with versus in 2014 and Aura in 2018. 

His work features in several public and private Spanish collections, such as Fundación MAPFRE, the MACUF and the Arte DKV collection, among others. He regularly holds workshops and conferences in Spain and on the international stage.