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Damián Ucieda Cortés

My work examines the human condition and the current climate in which we are living. Creating a visual story of events which take place in everyday life through the use of staged and documentary images.

Formally trained as an illustrator, I continue to use drawing as a constructive element, making the analogue photographic act the final result of a very long creative process.

The technical precision and conceptual coherence of my field allows my works - always conceived from their individual identity - to acquire, as a whole, a renewed capacity to dialogue and create new discursive synergies among themselves.

Damian Ucieda Cortes portrait by emma crichton
photo by Emma Crichton

Damián Ucieda Cortés

Damián Ucieda Cortés was born in 1980 in A Coruña, Spain. In 2004 he completed his studies in Illustration from Escola Massana from Barcelona. He graduated with a BA Hons degree in Photography from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007.

His work has been exhibited internationally in institutions such as Moscow Museum of Modern Art, National Portrait Gallery London, Royal Scottish Academy, CCEMX, Museo Patio Herreriano of Valladolid, Cidade da Cultura of Santiago de Compostela amongst others.

He received the Injuve Grant 2008 and has been selected in prizes organised by Fundación Aena, Auditorio de Galicia, MAC, Nikon and Purificación García.

His work is part of the public collections of Ministerio de Cultura, Ayuntamiento de A Coruña, Colección Arte Contemporáneo, Fundación Aena, DKV Collection, Fundación Luis Seoane and Fundación María José Jove.

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