Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelona, 1955) is an artist, essayist, teacher and exhibition curator. His creative work has merited monographic exhibitions at the MoMA in New York (1988); the Art Institute in Chicago (1990); the IVAM in Valencia (1992); the MNAC in Barcelona (1999); ARTIUM in Vitoria (2003); the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris (2014); Science Museum in London (2014), and the Art Museum of the Bank of the Republic in Bogota (2016), among others.
As a teacher, he has been a visiting professor at different international institutions such as Harvard University and Le Fresnoy. Centre National des Arts Contemporains, in France. He has published numerous thematic books related to the history, aesthetics and pedagogy of photography: the two latest publications are La furia de las imágenes. Nota sobre la postfotografía (Galaxia Gutemberg, Barcelona, 2016) and Revelacions (Arcàdia, Barcelona, 2019).
In 2013, Joan Fontcuberta was awarded the international prize from the Hasselblad Foundation. In Spain, he received the National Photography Prize (1998) and the National Essay Prize (2011). En 2012, he received the National Visual Arts Culture Award from the Catalan Government and in 2016, the City of Barcelona Award in Essay and Humanities.