For almost four decades of prolific dedication to photography, Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelona, 1955) has developed a both artistic and theoretical activity, which focuses on issues of representation, knowledge, memory, science, truthfulness, ambiguity and trompe-l'œil, exploring documentary and narrative dimension of photography and related media. He has received solo shows at MoMA (NY, 1988), the Art Institute (Chicago, 1990), IVAM (Valencia, 1992), MNAC (Barcelona,1999), Maison Européenne de la Photographie (París, 2014), Science Museum (London, 2014), Museum Angewandte Kunst (Frankfurt, 2015), Museo de Arte del Banco de la República (Bogotá, 2016), and Museu Can Framis (Barcelona) among others. Besides those institutions, his artwork has been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), San Francisco MoMA, Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), LACMA (L.A.), Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography (Tucson), International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House (Rochester), National Gallery of Art (Ottawa), Folkwang Museum (Essen), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), MACBA (Barcelona), MNCARS (Madrid) and others. He has authored a dozen of books about aspects of history, aesthetics and epistemology of photography (being the last one “La furia delle immagini. Note sulla postfotografia”, 2018), and has curated international exhibitions, both historical and contemporary. Joan Fontcuberta was the 2013 recipient of the Hasselblad Foundation International Award.