The INSIDE INSECT project is a personal exploration of the work, construction and representation of the symbolic universe of the film-maker Luis Buñuel. INSIDE INSECT updates the figure of Luis Buñuel through contemporary artistic perspectives, and explores the use and function of images.
The project follows Buñuel’s footprints through various territories, generating a new value for found objects and archival documents such as letters, postcards, degraded photographs, maps and texts. The project plays with sign systems and photographic representations, deconstructing a pre-existing narrative by deliberately mixing reality and fiction, that is, past and present myth and reality. It relates private images with constructed ones and simulations. The project takes the form of a photographic essay comprised of photographs and archive materials, either altered or presented as such, establishing tensions, dialogues, overlapping relations, echoes or resonances of all these elements, shown as a cluster or constellation of materials.
Jorge Fuembuena (1979, Zaragoza) Fellow artist of La Casa de Velázquez. He has participated in the prestigious international programme Plat(t)form Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland), and has presented his work in exhibitions at festivals such as the International Festival of Photography Photoespaña, Athens Photo Festival (Greece), Arles Voies Off (France), Kaunas Photo (Lithuania), Paraty Em Foco (Brazil), International Festival of Photography Pingyao (China), Encontros Da Imagem (Braga, Portugal), Photo Zurich (Switzerland), Bitume Photofest (Lecce, Italy), Getty Images Gallery ( London) and FLORA Ars and Natura (Colombia). Selected in the Austro Sino Arts Program project exhibition (Beijing, China), his work is shown in Biennials such as the Triennale di Milano, the Thessaloniki Biennale (Greece), the Casablanca Biennale and Fotoseptiembre 2011 (CCEMEX. Mexico D.F.).
His work has been selected for the publication “Contexto Crítico: Fotografía española del s. XXI” (EXIT, 2013), and also for the publication “NEW SPANISH PHOTOGRAPHY, Visions beyond borders” (New York and Washington, 2014). Jesús Mico selected him in 2017 for the exhibition “Reciente Fotografía de autor en España, un cierto panorama”. He was included in the book The A-Z of Spanish Photographers (La Fábrica, 2015).
He has also exhibited in International Art Fairs such as Paris Photo, ARCO, Just X Lisboa, The Solo Project Art Basel, and Pulse Miami. He is currently represented by Galerie Frey (Vienna. Austria), Antonella Cattani (Bolzano, Italy), Max Estrella (Madrid), Addaya Art Contemporani (Mallorca), La Casa Amarilla (Zaragoza), MataderoMadrid, and by the Plainpicture international agency, based in New York, Paris, London and Hamburg. His works can be found in private and public collections.
Jorge Fuembuena’s photographs will be displayed during the upcoming 19th edition of Fotofestiwal. For more information about the Open Call finalists and the event programme: www.fotofestiwal.com