A total of 38 Catalan artists and from around the world (Argentina, Italy, Chile and France) are participating in the XIV Olot Biennial of Photography which is taking place throughout the month of August in the towns of Olot and Castellfollit de la Roca. Apart from the photography exhibitions, the organization of the Biennale has informed that parallel activities such as talks and photography workshops have also been scheduled.
This year's route of the Biennale passes this year through the Hospice, the Cloister of Carmel, the County Archives, the Catholics, the Olotí Folk Orfeó, Can Trincheria and the Marià Vayreda Library. There is also a photography exhibition by different artists in the old Church of Sant Salvador in Castellfollit de la Roca.
We should highlight the photographic series made in Rome by Rocío Cuevas (León) entitled Uno, ninguno y cien mil , inspired by Luigi Pirandello's novel Al Clostre de l'Hospici. Mention should also be made of the works of Jordi Dot Serrat Silence in movement and Montserrat Marsal Collado Four brothers and sisters , Sílvia Isach Saumell Catarsi , Mariona Giner (Barcelona) Refugi , Nèstor Rives Palma (Sant Just Desvern) Nuda vida , Laia Giménez Buenaventura (Madrid ) Lepidoptera , etc... in the old Church of Castellfollit de la Roca.
In the space of the Olotí Popular Orfeó you can visit the exhibition of Carola Sepúlveda Fuentes (Providencia, Santiago) Common Light and that of José Manuel Palomares Rodrigo (Madrid) Speculaciones domésticas .
In Can Trinxeria there is the Guadalupe Arriegue (Argentina) Multiverso exhibition and in the Católics Exhibition Hall Pep Busquet (Matadepera) presents Image, thing, concept . On the other hand, you can visit the exhibition of Isaac Flores (Barcelona) Identities valid in the Garrotxa County Archive and the Cloister of the Carme that of Sandy Gutkowski (Argentina) Cecilia , Carlos Balsalobre (Alicante) Interiors , Lino Bielsa (Barbastro) A moment of vision , Marta Pareja Cobos (Santa Coloma de Gramanet) Le Musée vivant o Exilio-Santiago Ramos (Madrid) Crow People . The Hydronium-Alejandra Morales collective (of Hospitalet de Llobregat) presents Planeta melancolia at the Cloister of the Hospice, as can also be seen the photographic series by Gerardo Stübing Martinez (Paterna) Bio Haikús , by Joan Ramell Perpinyà (Torelles de Llobregat ) Traces of a message , Rocío Bueno Royo (Las Rozas) Hilo , among other artists...
It should be remembered that this is the fourteenth edition of a Biennale that began in 1994 with the desire to show and be a speaker for the work of young photographers and also a meeting point for lovers of photography, as it has wanted highlight the organization's funds.
Apart from the photography exhibitions, the organization of the Biennale has informed that they have also scheduled parallel activities such as talks and photography workshops such as: the introduction workshop to night photography, the sharpness workshop and nude workshop (August 28). These workshops are open to everyone but you must register in advance. Some activities open to all citizens have also been scheduled, such as the Photo-Phiral , which consists of taking a photo and taking another with you, or Portraits in collodion , where anyone who wants to can see a portrait at a modest price . The round table by Sandra Martorell and the authors' presentations or the Author's Fair will complete the program of activities.
On the other hand, mention should be made of the winners of the Olotfotografi award this year: Carola Sepúveda (Chile), Cinzia Naticchioni Rojas (Italy), Exílio, Emilio Santiago (Madrid), Laia Giménez (Girona); of the Visualkorner awards the winner is Mariana Giner (Barcelona) and of the 2023 Olotfotografia Scholarship Award the winner is Ana Daganzo (Madrid).
It should be remembered that the Olot Photography Biennial was inaugurated last Friday, July 29 at the Museu de la Garrotxa in Olot.
The opening hours for visiting the Catholic and Cloisters of Carmel are from Monday to Sunday from 11am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm. It is closed on Tuesdays.