Sergio Acosta (1970) (Bio), studied Civil Engineering, he is a Master Expert in Geographical Information Systems and a Master in Environmental Engineering. After his studies he moved to Tenerife where he lives since 1995 until today. His diverse artistic concerns led him to start in photography from an early age and develop this discipline over the years. He attends numerous specialized courses and workshops with great teachers of photography in Spain.

Since he began, it has drawn his attention and he has been aware, of the use of photographic art, as introspective and self-awareness tool. This idea has always interested and accompanied him over the years, as a counterpoint to the development of his work as an engineer.

As a tireless traveler, climber and mountaineer, he has traveled much of South America, Spain, Morocco, India, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, etc … away from the search for the great story and getting closer to documentary photography. He does not limit himself to “visiting places”, but instead he seeks the individual’s interaction with their environment, their traditions and the mix of the human landscape with the environmental landscape.

As a photographer he operates comfortably in the natural and urban environment. Much of his graphic work is related to architecture, documentaries, travel, nature and extreme sports, collaborating with a number of publications of nature, environment and mountain sports.

His personal photographic project addresses many times his perception of society towards nature and how it relates with her anthropogenic landscapes and as human trace models the territory. At other times his series take the reverse order, revealing as the medium mark how it conditions the human and the social aspect. In all his work the absences, the gaps and uncertainty act as the backbone of the eternal and delicate relationship between man and his environment.

In recent times he experiments with a more advanced photography, more conceptual and focuses more on his work as an author. His artistic, photographic and personal activities are constantly evolving.


AWARDS

  •  Manolo Millares Plastic Arts Prize  2013 –  CajaCanarias Fundation | “Lost Paradise”.


EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016: BIBLI – Art and interior design, “Vacíos del agua” (Santa Cruz de Tenerife / España).
  • 2016: TEA – Tenerife Espacio de las Artes – Reading collection, “The end of the world as a work of art” (Santa Cruz de Tenerife / España) | Work: “Vacíos del Agua”.
  • 2016: XIX Rafael García Ramos International Photography Prize – La Laguna University (San Cristobal de La Laguna / Spain) | Work: “Sidewalls”.
  • 2016: XIX Rafael García Ramos International Photography Prize – La Laguna University (San Cristobal de La Laguna / Spain) | Work: “Refuge”.
  • 2015: XIII Photography Biennial FOTONOVIEMBRE (Santa Cruz de Tenerife / Spain) – Atlántica Colectivas | Work: “Vacíos del Agua”.
  • 2015: Festival Circulation(s), festival de la jeune photographie européenne (Paris / France) | Work: “Game Over”.
  • 2014: XVIII Rafael García Ramos International Photography Prize – La Laguna University (San Cristobal de La Laguna / Spain) | Work: “Love Cake”.
  • 2014: Manolo Millares Plastic Arts Prize 2013 – CajaCanarias Fundation  (San Cristobal de La Laguna / Spain) | Work: “Lost Paradise”.
  • 2013: XII Photography Biennial FOTONOVIEMBRE (Santa Cruz de Tenerife / Spain) – Atlántica Colectivas | Work: “Game Over”.
  • 2013: V Regional Press Photography Contest | XII Photography Biennial FOTONOVIEMBRE – Official Selection. (Santa Cruz de Tenerife / Spain) | Work: “Bluetrail”.
  • 1997: Tenerife Center of Photography  (Santa Cruz de Tenerife / Spain) | “6 Visions / 6 Environments”.
  • 1997: IV Photography Biennial FOTONOVIEMBRE (Santa Cruz de Tenerife / Spain) – Atlántica Colectivas | Work: “Bagaje”.