Statement

I'm a photographer. The camera is no longer an extension of my eyes, it is no longer enough to express my world. I can't get the images I dream of just by pressing a button. I have stopped hunting ... now I  garden.

I believe in what I create. I investigate the limits of photography, using it as raw material for a work that lives between the pictorial, the sculptural and the photographical, and in which the most important thing is the process.

I believe in the ability of art to change the perception of a space and our relationship with it. I defend an ephemeral, site-specific and guerrilla urban art that dignifies the degraded city ... and an elegant gallery work that will last us in time.
 

Literary biography

Abraham Calero Marimon , Madrid.

I have not had a formal artistic education, but a professional career as a marine scientist, an environmental technician and multidisciplinary analogical photographer. In this training I owe my roots, the scientific method, research and experimentation, diligence, patience, commitment and the perspective that nature can give. In my own visceral nature, doubt, control, empathy and respect for diversity. My shame and self-criticism to have come from a foreign environment to that of art, which explains why I have taken so long to dare to exhibit my work.

Start working on a more creative and personal speech in 2010 with the first photo interventions, but the truth is that since I can remember I take pictures. I constantly asked for my fathers camera when 4 years old until I got to buy me one. Time has passed and my perspective has been changing, and with it the photos I take.

I made publications and photographic work for: Prenatal, KMAS, Victorio & Lucchino, Lenzing, Gloria Jover Studio, Hilados de España, Four Seasons, Neo2, Casa Viva, Katia , ENCANAL, Buceadores, Diving a fondo, BuceoXXI, Pilothouse, La Razon, Brisas (Ultima Hora), "Ambienta", mallorca-label.com, reservasmarinas.com, Phillipe Cousteau Foundation, Biodiversity Foundation, Ramon Areces Foundation, Ribermúsica Foundation, Xunta de Galicia, Palma City Council, Govern de les Illes Balears, Marineland, etc... and coordinated publications of environmental education and interpretation "Cabrera itineraries", "Cabrera boaters Guide", "National Park of Cabrera Guide ", "Cabrera Fishing Guide", and luxury edition book "Cabrera, the treasures of the island", edited by Promomallorca .

I am the author of the photographs of the commemorative book of the exhibition "20 icons of the twentieth century" published by ARS NOVA Foundation and curated by Pedro Mansilla. And the covers of “Lo que sé de ti”, “El secreto de los flamencos” books published by Ediciones Destino and “Azul metálico” y “Relatos de amor y muerte” edited by Moixonia .

Between September 2013 and March 2014 I participated in the "Cliniques d'Es Baluard", an initiative of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Palma.

Since 2017 I have been developing, in parallel to my artistic career, a postphotographic project to dignify degraded urban spots through street art interventions. This project, which can be seen entirety on my Instagram profile, has become my most overwhelming creative obsession in the last 2 years.

Solo exhibitions:

  • Galería iGallery (Palma 2018). "Olvidados".
  • Galería 3C3 (Palma 2016). “Reconstrucciones”.
  • Galería Jorge Alcolea (Madrid 2016). “DIGNUS”.
  • Fundación Pilar y Joan Miró de Mallorca (Palma, 2015) “MATRIU_".
  • Galería Berlín (Palma 2011). “Cristales”.

Exhibitions:

  • Centro Cultural “Las Claras”, Plasencia. OBRA ABIERTA 2019, Premio Internacional de Artes Visuales de Caja de Extremadura.
  • Casal de cultura Can Gelabert (Binissalem, 2019). XLI certamen d’arts plàstiques i visuals vila de Binissalem, 2019.
  • Casa de Cultura de Can Prohens. V Certamen d’arts plàstiques Ciutat de Felanitx 2019.
  • Kaplan Projects (Palma 2019). Semblanzas. XXI Century Portrait.
  • Museo de Pollença (Pollença 2019). 52º CERTAMEN BIENNAL de Pollença.
  • Museo de la Universidad de Alicante. MUA. (Alicante 2019). XIX Concurso Encuentros de Arte Contemporáneo.
  • Sa Quartera. (Inca 2018). IX Certamen d’arts plàstiques Dijous Bo.
  • Casal de cultura Can Gelabert (Binissalem, 2018). XL certamen d’arts plàstiques i visuals vila de Binissalem, 2018.
  • Can Monroig (Inca, 2017). “El niño en el pozo”.
  • Casal de cultura Can Gelabert (Binissalem, 2017). XXXIX Certamen d’arts plàstiques i visuals vila de Binissalem, 2017.
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo "El Mercado" (Villanueva de los Infantes 2017). "Las mujeres y los niños primero... animales.... y una realidad aparte"
  • Galería Jorge Alcolea (Madrid 2017). “8PINTORESREALISTAS”.
  • ARTMADRID 2017. Madrid. Galería Jorge Alcolea.
  • Casal de cultura Can Gelabert (Binissalem 2017). Incart.
  • Galería 3C3 (Palma 2016). Petitó.
  • Galería Jorge Alcolea (Madrid 2016). Extraordinaria de verano.
  • Museo de la Universidad de Alicante. MUA. (Alicante 2016). XVI Concurso Encuentros de Arte Contemporáneo
  • ARCO 2016. Madrid. Clorofila Digital. Stand 9G07
  • Claustro de Santo Domingo. (Inca 2016). Incart2016.
  • Taujart (Santa Eugenia 2016). “Retratos, autorretratos y un espejo”
  • Showroom ClorofilaDigital Madrid (Madrid 2014, 2015, 2016).
  • Showroom ClorofilaDigital Sevilla (Sevilla 2016)
  • Museu d'Història de Manacor-Torre dels Enagistes. (Manacor 2016). XXIII Premi Ciutat de Manacor d'Arts Plàstiques.
  • Galería Jorge Alcolea (Madrid 2015). 50x50.
  • Casal de cultura Can Gelabert (Binissalem 2015). XXXVII certamen d’arts plàstiques i visuals vila de Binissalem.
  • Galería Jorge Alcolea (Madrid 2015). Summer exhibition.
  • Tower, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, (Palma, Nit de l’art 2014).”Artquitecture”.
  • L’Observatori, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, (Palma, Mallorca 2014).
  • Claustro del Carmen, PRONOSTICA (Mahon, Menorca 2014). “Para protegerte... o no”.
  • ART BERMONDSEY, Print jam (Londres 2014).
  • Galería Berlín (Palma, Nit de l’art 2011).

Fairs:

  • SALON DU CONNASSEUR 2019. Madrid. Galería Jorge Alcolea.
  • ARTMADRID 2017. Madrid. Galería Jorge Alcolea.
  • ARCO 2016. Madrid. Clorofila Digital

Mentions:

  • Finalist X Certamen d’arts plàstiques Dijous Bo. Inca 2019
  • Finalist OBRA ABIERTA 2019, Premio Internacional de Artes Visuales de Caja de Extremadura .
  • Finalist XLI certamen d’arts plàstiques i visuals vila de Binissalem, 2019.
  • Second price V Certamen d’arts plàstiques Ciutat de Felanitx 2019.
  • Selected for Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2019.
  • Finalist 52º CERTAMEN BIENNAL de Pollença 2019.
  • Finalist EAC 2019. Concurso Encuentros de Arte Contemporáneo
  • Finalist IX Certamen d’arts plàstiques Dijous Bo. Inca 2018.
  • Finalist XL certamen d’arts plàstiques i visuals vila de Binissalem, 2018.
  • Finalist  XXXIX certamen d’arts plàstiques i visuals vila de Binissalem, 2017.
  • Finalist EAC 2016. XVI Concurso Encuentros de Arte Contemporáneo.
  • Finalist XXIII Premi Ciutat de Manacor d'Arts Plastiques.
  • Selected by Clorofila digital for the presentation in Spain of Chromaluxe, 2015.
  • Special Jury Mention in the XXXVII certamen d’arts plàstiques i visuals vila de Binissalem. 2015
  • Winner of the "Memory Walls" magazine CURATOR competition, 2015.
  • Special mention in the 1st International Short Film Festival Arts and Diseases (FICAE 2015).