David Barreiro (b.1982, Pontevedra, Spain) is a photographer and visual artist currently living and
working in London. In his practice, he focuses on social constructions and their role in the
configuration of identity categories and institutionalised activities.
His photographs fluctuate between the literality of documentary photography and the evocative
tension and artificiality of the staged image.


EDUCATION


09/17-07/19

MA Photography - Royal College of Art, London. (UK)

08/11–06/12

International Masters in Documentary Photography – EFTI, Madrid. (Spain)

08/08–06/09

Professional photography course - EFTI, Madrid. (Spain)

2014

Workshop “Landscapes of globalization” with Xavier Ribas. Arteleku, San Sebastian. (Spain)

2014

Workshop “Making books” con Juan Valbuena. Galería Dispara, A Estrada. (Spain).


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2018

“Langavitleysa” - National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik

2017

“Behind the waterfall” - Ramskram Gallery, Reykjavik


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2019

“A breach of margins” - FFoco festival // Fundación Seoane, A Coruña. (Spain)

2019

“Future Arquive” - Dyson Gallery, London. (UK)

2019

“Royal College of Art Graduate Show” - RCA, London. (UK)

2019

“Quivering Horizons” - The Sky Has No Surface Gallery, Berwick. (UK)

2017

“Un cierto panorama. Reciente fotografía de autor en España” - Curated by Jesus Mico for the Sala Canal de Isabel II, Madrid. (Spain)

2016

“Modos de Mirar” - Mulafest festival on Urban Culture, Madrid. (Spain).

2016

“Pushed and Pulled” - Grafiksalurinn/IPA Gallery, Reykjavik. (Iceland).

2016

“Best books of the Year” - PHotoEspaña, Madrid. (Spain) .


PRINTED PUBLICATIONS


2019

An inventory of gaps, published by FOLIUM in colaboration with the RCA Future Archive

2019

SNOW AGAIN, self published in collaboration with designer Pamela Dimitrov

2017

Un cierto panorama. Reciente fotografía de autor en España - Recent Signature Photography in Spain

2015

Behind the Waterfall, published by Dispara

http://dispara.org/project/behind-the-waterfall-david-barreiro-2/

2012

EXC! Yearly magazine showcasing the best final project of the Masters courses of EFTI

https://vimeo.com/49676638



ONLINE PUBLICATIONS


VOGUE ITALIA

https://www.vogue.it/fotografia/article/rca-photography-2019-graduate-show

POSITIVE-MAGAZINE

www.positive-magazine.com/photography/the-hill-of-the-

restless-wolves/

TOP PHOTOGRAPHY FILMS

www.topphotographyfilms.com/photographers-featured-on-

the-blog/david-barreiro/

AINTBAD MAGAZINE

www.aintbadmagazine.com/David-Barreiro

F-STOP MAGAZINE

www.fstopmagazine.com/pastissues/63/davidbarreiro.html

#.U8lI3Y1_tig

INEDITO

www.ineditoant.wordpress.com/david-barreiro/

THISISPAPER

www.thisispaper.com/david-barreiro-behind-the-watefall

COLIN PANTALL’S BLOG

www.colinpantall.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/dispara-first-

steps-on-1000-mile-journey.html

GABRIELA CENDOYA’S BLOG

www.gabrielacendoya.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/20-de-

octubre-2015-behind-the-waterfall-david-barreiro/



PRICES, GRANTS AND MENTIONS


2019

Selected artist: Travers Smith LLP Art Programme 2019.

2019

Selected artist: Parallel European based Platform program 3rd cycle.

2016

Winner of the grant by the National Museum of Iceland, awarded with a budget to develop a body of work, a solo show and a publication with the resulting project.

2016

“Behind the waterfall” selected among the best Spanish photobooks of the year, PhotoEspaña 2016 and Scan Tarragona

2014

Selected Open Call (Projections) Encontros da Imagem photography festival.

2014

Finalist Open Call FOTOGRAFIA Festival internazionale di Roma.