Born in 1956 in León (Spain), ALBERTO GARCÍA-ALIX lives and works in Madrid (Spain). He is one of the greatest Spanish photographers. Alberto García-Alix is a key figure of the creative avant-garde from 1970 to 1986, which, in Madrid, contributed to ousting the avatars of the Franco dictatorship and its forty years of censorship and muzzled silence. A Poet, rocker, and anarchist matador in post-Franco Spain, Alberto García-Alix draws his inspiration from his immediate entourage, “the people before his very eyes”. Kamel Mennour and Alberto García-Alix have been working together since 2003.
He was exhibited in a solo exhibition at the first edition of PHotoESPAÑA in 1998. He received the National Photography Award from the Spanish Ministry of Culture in 1999, and was awarded the PHotoESPAÑA Prize in 2012. The Rencontres d’Arles dedicated a retrospective of his work in 2007. In 2009 he presented a retrospective exhibition at the Reina Sofía Museum as well as at the Ullens Center in Beijing and at the Maison de la Photographie in Moscow. A retrospective of his work was organized at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris in 2014. He also had a solo show at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in León and at Tabacalera Promoción del Arte in Madrid.
His work is part of major international collections such as the Reina Sofía Museum (Spain); Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (France) or Deutsche Börse (Germany), among others.
García-Alix has combined his photographic activity with that of editor, being founder of the cultural magazine El Canto de la Crecimiento (1989 to 1997), and more recently co-founder of the publishing house Cabeza de Chorlito, who has published some of his most recent creations: The Paradise of Believers (2011); Diaporamas (2012); MOTO (2015) and Motorcycle Family Circus (2016).