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.
MA Photography - Royal College of Art, London. (UK)
International Masters in Documentary Photography – EFTI, Madrid. (Spain)
Professional photography course - EFTI, Madrid. (Spain)
Workshop “Landscapes of globalization” with Xavier Ribas. Arteleku, San Sebastian. (Spain)
Workshop “Making books” con Juan Valbuena. Galería Dispara, A Estrada. (Spain).
“Langavitleysa” - National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik
“Behind the waterfall” - Ramskram Gallery, Reykjavik
“Photo Fringe OPEN20 Solo shortlisted” outdoor exhibition, Brighton (UK)
“Parallel Intersection Landskrona” - Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona (Sweden)
“Notes On Space” - Online - Odesa Photo Days (Ukraine)
“A breach of margins” - FFoco festival // Fundación Seoane, A Coruña. (Spain)
“Future Arquive” - Dyson Gallery, London. (UK)
“Royal College of Art Graduate Show” - RCA, London. (UK)
“Quivering Horizons” - The Sky Has No Surface Gallery, Berwick. (UK)
“Un cierto panorama. Reciente fotografía de autor en España” - Curated by Jesus Mico for the Sala Canal de Isabel II, Madrid. (Spain)
“Modos de Mirar” - Mulafest festival on Urban Culture, Madrid. (Spain).
“Pushed and Pulled” - Grafiksalurinn/IPA Gallery, Reykjavik. (Iceland).
“Best books of the Year” - PHotoEspaña, Madrid. (Spain) .
An inventory of gaps, published by FOLIUM in colaboration with the RCA Future Archive
SNOW AGAIN, self published in collaboration with designer Pamela Dimitrov
Un cierto panorama. Reciente fotografía de autor en España - Recent Signature Photography in Spain
Behind the Waterfall, published by Dispara
EXC! Yearly magazine showcasing the best final project of the Masters courses of EFTI
PAPER JOURNAL MAGAZINE
Graduate directory 2019, Photography.Printed publication.
TOP PHOTOGRAPHY FILMS
COLIN PANTALL’S BLOG
GABRIELA CENDOYA’S BLOG
PRICES, GRANTS AND MENTIONS
Winner artist: Helsinki Photo Festival 2020 Portfolio reviews
Shortlisted artist: Photo Fringe OPEN20 Solo
Selected artist: Travers Smith LLP Art Programme 2019.
Selected artist: Parallel European based Platform program 3rd cycle.
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.
“Behind the waterfall” selected among the best Spanish photobooks of the year, PhotoEspaña 2016 and Scan Tarragona
Selected Open Call (Projections) Encontros da Imagem photography festival.
Finalist Open Call FOTOGRAFIA Festival internazionale di Roma.