Marc Roig Blesa

15/05/1981 Madrid / Spain
Lives and works in Amsterdam and Barcelona
Currently teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.

info@marcroigblesa.net

Education:

• 2009 Bachelor degree of Fine Arts. Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2005 Master degree of l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie. Arles, France.
• 2002 Técnico Superior en Artes Plásticas y Diseño. Barcelona, Spain.

Solo shows:

• 2016 'Werker 2 — A Spoken History of the Young Worker' Manifesta 11 Parallel Events. Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.
• 2015 'Werker 10 — Escuela de Fotografía Popular' Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo. Móstoles, Spain.
• 2013 'Werker Sweatshop' García Galería. Madrid, Spain.
• 2013 'Boy Politics' Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2012 'Werker 7 – The Language of Revolution' Espai Cultural Caja Madrid. Barcelona, Spain.
• 2011 'An Education' La Virreina Centre de la Imatge. Barcelona, Spain.
• 2010 'Estudio Ramblas' Rencontres Internationales de la Photo. Fez, Morocco.
• 2010 'Augustus' Institut Français. Barcelona, Spain.
• 2008 'Augustus' Le Mois de la Photo, Galerie Pierre Brullé. Paris, France.

Collections:

• 2016 Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.
• 2016 Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain.
• 2016 Museum of Modern Art Library. New York, USA.
• 2016 Fondazione MAST. Bologna, Italy.
• 2015 Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2014 Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona, Spain.
• 2013 Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2011 Centre National des Arts Plastiques. Paris, France.

Group shows:

• 2017 'Signals from the Periphery' Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia.
• 2017 'Collectivism: collectives and their quest for value' FOAM. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2017 'All Heal (Valerian)' Rongwrong. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2016 'Imagineering — (Re)activating the Photographic' Krakow Photomonth. Poland.
• 2016 'Comercio de Rescate' Galeria Servando. Havana, Cuba.
• 2016 'Visceral Blue' La Capella. Barcelona, Spain.
• 2015 'Motion, Labour, Machinery' TENT. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2015 'Industry, Society and Territory' Fondazione MAST. Bologna, Italy.
• 2015 'Centro de Investigación Técnicamente Imprevisible' Sala de Arte Joven. Madrid, Spain.
• 2015 'Sin Oficio, ni Beneficio' Collateral show of the XII Havana Biennial. Cuba.
• 2015 'Beyond Evidence: An incomplete narratology of photographic truths' Format festival. Derby, UK.
• 2014 'Puisqu’on vous dit que c’est possible' Saline Royale. Arc-et-Senans, France.
• 2014 'On the Move' Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2014 'Communal Knowledge' The Showroom. London, UK.
• 2014 'Soft [cover] revolution' Indisciplinadas. Madrid, Spain.
• 2014 'Prospects & Concepts' Mondriaan Fonds. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2014 'Commonplaces' Can Felipa. Barcelona, Spain.
• 2013 ‘Reading’ Leo Xu Projects. Shanghai, China.
• 2013 ‘(des)okupados’ Kiosko Galería. Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
• 2013 ‘Public Relations’ 1st of May Public Library. Moscow, Russia.
• 2012 'Pop Politics. Activismos a 33 Revoluciones' Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. Madrid, Spain.
• 2012 'Documents pour une Information Alternative' CNAP. Rencontres d'Arles, France.
• 2012 'Born in Flames – Resistance' Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2012 'Our Work is Never Over' Matadero (PHotoEspaña). Madrid, Spain.
• 2011 'The Grand Domestic Revolution – User's Manual' Casco. Utrecht, The Netherlands.
• 2011 'Informality. Art, economics, precarity' Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. The Netherlands.
• 2011 '1979, A Monument to Radical Instants' La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, Spain.
• 2010 'Antes que Todo' Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. Madrid, Spain.
• 2010 'Guia Secreta de la Rambla' La Virreina Centre de la Imatge. Barcelona, Spain.
• 2009 'Augustus' Institut Français de Valencia. Valencia, Spain.
• 2009 'End-exam Show' Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2009 'Célébration Ordinaire X' Contemporary Art Screen Zuidas. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2008 ‘Esto no es una exposición’ Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporaneo. Navarra, Spain.
• 2008 ‘You are Invited’ Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Service Garage. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2006 ‘Anticamera 2’ Maison Descartes. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2005 ‘Le Proche et l’Ecart’ Le Passage de l’Art. Marseille, France.
• 2005 ‘Les Réfugiés’ Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie. Arles, France.
• 2005 ‘La 20ème Promotion’ École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie. Arles, France.
• 2005 ‘La Cerise sur le Gateau’ École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Marseille. Vitrolles, France.
• 2005 ‘6+2’ Forum des Industries Culturelles. Arles, France.
• 2004 ‘Work in Progress’ Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie. Arles, France.
• 2004 ‘Les Réfugiés’ Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie. Arles, France.
• 2004 ‘Generación 2004’ becas y premios de arte Caja Madrid. Spain.
• 2003 ‘Tec-Tece’ Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie. Arles, France.
• 2003 ‘Les Réfugiés’ Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie. Arles, France.
• 2001 ‘Paisatge Construït’ Colegi d’Arquitectes Tècnics de Barcelona. Spain.
• 2000 ‘Arquitectura Industrial’ Institut Català de Tecnologia. Barcelona, Spain.

Workshops & Events:

• 2017 'The Very House of Difference: Self-publishing & Togetherness' Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2017 'Salon REBEL REBEL: Fanzine, Art & Culture' FRAC PACA. Marseille, France.
• 2017 'The best photography books of the year' PHotoEspaña. Madrid, Spain.
• 2017 'Collaboration: The Essence of Counter-Culture' FOAM. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2017 'Image + Agency = Change' Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2017 'Self is Plural: The Construction of an Alternate Ego' Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2016 'Werker 2 — Image Act' Sandberg Institute Master of Voice. San Serriffe. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2016 'Master of Voice' Sandberg Institute. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2016 'Retrouvailles' Fanfare. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2016 'Parallel Curriculum' Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2016 'The Applicant' Lisette Smits. Embassy of the Netherlands. Berlin, Germany.
• 2016 'Communal Knowledge at Work' The Showroom. London, UK.
• 2016 'Manual to Leisure' Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2016 'Working Together' Wysing Arts Centre. Focal Point Gallery. Southend-on-Sea, UK.
• 2016 '(un)Common Views' Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2015 'Young Worker's Camera' TENT. Rotterdam, The Netherlands
• 2015 '12th Historical Materialism Conference' SOAS, University of London, UK.
• 2015 'Werker Magazine & Julian Stallabras' Courtauld Institute of Art. London, UK.
• 2015 'Werker Magazine & Jorge Ribalta' University College of London, UK.
• 2015 'Work + work + workshop' Tetterode M4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2015 'Social Art Map' J4DW, Werker Magazine & Louise Shelley. Birkbeck University. London, UK.
• 2015 'Werker Magazine & Willem de Kooning' De Punt. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2015 'On the move: Image-text-print-screen' Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2015 'Bilderkritik 9 — Office' Critical Studies, Sandberg Institute. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2014 'All You Can Read!' Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2014 'Sin Oficio, ni beneficio' Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales. La Habana, Cuba.
• 2014 'Colonialismo interno y ciudadanías del sur' Museo Reina Sofía. Madrid, Spain.
• 2014 'New grammars of the body in protest' Kunstraum. London, UK.
• 2014 'Domestic Work is Work' Tensta Konsthall. Stockholm, Sweden.
• 2014 ‘Bilderkritik 7 – Livingroom’ Indisciplinadas. Madrid, Spain.
• 2014 ‘Werker 10 – Community Darkroom’ INBA. Tetouan, Morocco.
• 2014 ‘Werker 7 – The Language of Revolution’ San Serriffe. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2014 ‘Bilderkritik 6 – Bedroom’ with Sindihogar / Sindillar, Can Felipa. Barcelona, Spain.
• 2014 ‘Werker 10 – Escuela de Fotografía Popular' Centro de Arte dos de Mayo. Móstoles, Spain.
• 2014 'Puisqu’on vous dit que c’est possible' ISBA. Besançon, France.
• 2014 ‘Communal Knowledge' The Showroom. London, UK.
• 2014 ‘Ce qu'exposer peut dire’ ISBA. Besançon, France.
• 2013 ‘Werker 6 — Cinema Diary’ San Serriffe. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2013 ‘Offprint’ Art publishing fair. Beaux-arts de Paris, France.
• 2013 ‘Imagenes que ocupan plazas’ Centro de Arte dos de Mayo. Madrid, Spain.
• 2013 ‘Werker 9 — Radical Sports Centre’ Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2013 'Marginal Studies' Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2013 'Work Like This' Tate Modern, London, UK.
• 2013 'Pero...¿esto es arte?' Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. Madrid, Spain.
• 2013 'Werker 3 – Bilderkritik 2' with Justice for Domestic Workers. The Showroom. London, UK.
• 2013 'Revolution at Point Zero' with Silvia Federici. Casco. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2013 'Plat(t)form 2013' Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.
• 2012 'Ask! (Actie Schone Kunsten) & Justice for Domestic Workers' The Showroom. London, UK.
• 2012 'Werker Overview' Composició de lloc III. La Central del Raval, Barcelona.
• 2012 'Werker goes to The NY ArtBook Fair' Casco & Witte de With. The NY ArtBook Fair, U.S.A.
• 2012 'Access Denied. Conference on Social Protection and Migration' UvA. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2011 'Kitchen 139'. Ask! & Werker Magazine. W139. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2011 'See it Again, Say it Again: The Artist as Researcher' SMBA. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2011 Town meeting. 'Respect and Recognition for Domestic Work' Casco. Utrecht, The Netherlands.
• 2011 Informality - A new collectivity. Ask! (Actie Schone Kunsten). SMBA, The Netherlands.
• 2011 Ignite Amsterdam 8 / Pièce de Résistance. Mediamatic. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Grants, Residency & Awards:

• 2017 Art residency. Publication REBEL REBEL. FRAC PACA. Marseille, France.
• 2017 Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent. Mondriaan Fonds, The Netherlands.
• 2016 Photobook Awards 2016. Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards (finalist).
• 2016 Exhibition grant 'Werker 2 — A Spoken History of the Young Worker' Mondriaan fonds. The Netherlands.
• 2015 Production grant ‘Werker 3 — 365 Days of Invisible Work’. Stimuleringfonds, The Netherlands.
• 2014 GD4PhotoArt Competition: Industry, Society and Territory. Fondazione MAST. Bologna, Italy.
• 2014 Art residency. 'Werker 10 — Community Darkroom'. Saline Royale d'Arc et Senans, France.
• 2013 Research grant 'Werker 3 — Bilderkritik'. Stimuleringsfonds, The Netherlands.
• 2012 Production grant ‘Werker 6 — Cinema Diary’. AFK, The Netherlands.
• 2012 Startstipendium. Mondriaan Fonds, The Netherlands.
• 2011 Art residency 'Cinéma Sghira'. Dar Batha, Institut Français. Fès, Morocco.
• 2010 Research and creation grant 'Cinéma Sghira'. Conca. Generalitat de Catalunya.
• 2010 Startstipendium. The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.
• 2009 Art residency ‘Augustus’. Dar Batha, Institut Français de Fès, Morocco.
• 2008 Production grant ‘Augustus’. EADC. Generalitat de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.

Publications:

• 2017 365 Days of Invisible Work. Spector Books. Leipzig Germany.
• 2017 Werker Correspondent 1 — My School Stinks. Mustapha Alaoui. Fez, Morocco.
• 2017 Werker Correspondent 0 — The Work of Youth after School Season. Bilal Loukili. Meknès, Morocco.
• 2017 Schooling & Culture Vol.2 Issue 1: The State We are In. London, UK. (design & contribution)
• 2017 Werker Collective and the Worker Photographers: Taking Back Control of the Image. Charlie Clemoes. Novara Media. London, UK. (article)
• 2016 Masterworks of Industrial Photography (catalog). Fondazione MAST. Bologna, Italy.
• 2016 Is the Personal Still the Political? Siona Wilson (article). Exit Theory. British Art Studies #4. London, U.K.
• 2016 O dyscyplinowanym i erotyzowanym ciele mlodego robotnika (article). Nowa Orgia Mysli. Poland.
• 2016 Werker 2 — A Spoken History of the Young Worker. (self-published). Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2016 Visceral Blue (catalog). Barcelona Producció. La Capella, Barcelona.
• 2016 To be Continued (contribution). Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2016 The (Un)becomings of Photography (catalog). Krakow Photomonth Festival. Poland
• 2015 Photography meets Industry (catalog). Fondazione MAST. Bologna, Italy.
• 2015 Centro de Investigación Técnicamente Imprevisible. Sala de Arte Joven. Madrid, Spain.
• 2015 Puisqu'on vous dit que c'est possible (catalog). Revue D'Ailleurs. ISBA. Besançon, France.
• 2014 The Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook (catalog). Casco. Utrecht, The Netherlands.
• 2014 On the Move (catalog). Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2014 Project 1975 (catalog). SMBA. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2014 Prospects & Concepts (catalog). Mondriaan Fonds. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2013 Werker 6 – Cinema Diary (self-published). Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2013 Werker Sweatshop y los abecedarios del conflicto (article). A*Desk, Barcelona, Spain.
• 2013 Fotografía para leer (article). El País, Madrid, Spain.
• 2013 Werker Sweatshop: La vida penosa de los artistas (article). El País, Madrid, Spain.
• 2012 Leyendas del Centro (catalog). Espai Cultural Caja Madrid. Barcelona, Spain.
• 2012 Werker 7 – The Language of Revolution (self-published). Espai Cultural Caja Madrid. Barcelona, Spain.
• 2012 Pop Politics. Activismos a 33 Revoluciones (catalog). CA2M. Móstoles, Spain.
• 2012 Les Rencontres d'Arles 2012 (catalog). Actes Sud. Arles, France.
• 2012 Documents pour une information alternative (article) 'Artpress 2' Nº24. Paris, France.
• 2012 Our Work is Never Over (catalog). Matadero Madrid, PHotoEspaña. Madrid, Spain.
• 2012 Werker 5 – Photography Lesson 1 (contribution). Scapegoat journal, Issue 02. Toronto, Canada.
• 2011 Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (article) The Visual Artbeat, Issue 7. Salzburg, Austria.
• 2011 De eindjes aan elkaar knopen (article) Tubelight. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2011 Alternatieven als antwoord op het kapitalisme (article) Art. Antwerpen, Belgium.
• 2011 1979, a Monument to Radical Moments (article). Frieze Magazine. London, United Kingdom.
• 2011 Werker 2 – A Visual History of the Young Worker (self-published). La Virreina. Barcelona, Spain.
• 2010 Antes que Todo (catalog). Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. Madrid, Spain.
• 2010 Por Siempre Jamás (article). ABC Cultural. Madrid, Spain.
• 2009 Augustus. Red Caballo & Andrea Valdés. La Vanguardia, Cultura/s (372-375). Spain.
• 2009 Werker ABC (self-published). Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
• 2008 Augustus, Red Caballo & Paul Ardenne. Editions de l’oeil. Paris, France.
• 2008 Le mois de la Photo (catalog). MEP / Actes Sud. Paris, france.
• 2008 Les 10 Expos Inconturnables (article). Beaux-arts Magazine. Paris, France.
• 2006 Lignes de Fuite (catalog) Actes Sud / ENSP. Arles, France.
• 2004 Generación, premios y becas de arte Caja Madrid (catalog) Madrid, Spain.