Spanish born Marian Alonso (1977) studied photography at Institut d’Estudis Fotografics de Catalunya. After graduating she was awarded a residency at Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (2002) where she investigated new methods of mixing traditional photographic techniques with emerging digital technologies.
In 2003 she moved to London, where she currently lives and works. In 2006 Alonso won the ARCO Award, which involved working in Madrid on a collaborative project, supported by the Spanish Arts & Culture Department.
Her most recent work has been shortlisted for the Sproxton Photography Award in association with the London College of Communication, where she completed her master’s in fine art photography.
With a successful background in commercial photography, specializing in portrait and reportage, her current fine art practice includes audio & video as main medium to explore and question socio political issues concerned with gender politics, power struggles and feelings of difference and alienation.
Solo exhibitions include A forming State at the LCC, Breaking MACBA, Kowasa Gallery and Siesta Gallery, Spain. Group exhibitions include: AOP Open Award ‘07, The Best of AOP Award ‘07 and Intimacy Collective, Campbell Works, London 2005. Solo exhibitions include Submitted Light, Cincomonos Gallery, Barcelona 2002, Breaking Macba, Siesta Gallery, Barcelona, 2001.
Alonso has collaborated with artists such as Neville Gabie, Kata Halasz and documented Rosa Rodriguez’s multidisciplinary project – supported by the Institute de Investigaciones Estéticas de México. She was also featured in Katie Kelly’s Pillow Book published by the Erotic Print Society.