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    Mario Castro Baro (Madrid, 1987) is an artist based in León (Spain) whose projects follow paths of introspection and search, insofar as they constitute a deliberate means of approaching the deepest and most archaic layers of human psychology. His work is part of important collections such as DKV, MUSAC or ILC. It has also been exhibited at photography festivals such as Encontros da Imagen (Braga), Rassegna Internazionale (Bologna) or Fotogenio (Mazarrón). At present, he manages and coordinates the cultural program of León es Photo (www.leonesphoto.es); creating the call for artist 'Expositivos' (EX+S), which promotes the development of contemporary creation and provides artists with resources for the production and exhibition of their projects.

AWARDS / RECOGNITIONS

Acquisition Fund,

MUSAC Collection (2022)

Finalist,

Handbali Magazine (2021)

Acquisition Fund,

CyL Contemporary Art Collection (2021)

Acquisition Fund,

ILC Collection (2020)

Selected,

Santiago Castelo International Award (2019)

 

Finalist,

Propuestas VEGAP (2017)

Acquisition Fund,

DKV Collection (2015)

Selected,

Descubrimientos PHE (2015)

 

Honor mention,

IPA Lucie Foundation (2013)​

Selected,

Festival de Fotografía Fotogenio (2013)​

Selected,

Emergentes - International Photography Award Encontros da Imagem (2012)

CURATORSHIPS

Expositivos 21 (EX+S 21)

I Muestra de Fotografía Contemporánea (2021):

- El viaje de las mujeres del desierto, Ana Valiño.

Cartografía de lo extraño, David Inclán. 

- Paul, Tino García.

- Tercer ojo, Isabel Juan.

Expositivos 22 (EX+S 22)

II Muestra de Fotografía Contemporánea (2022)

BOOKS

Spiritual Memories - Artist Book (2013)

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION

Terra & Áurea,

Galería Espacio_E / León (2020)

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

La Vía da Plata, Aires del sur.

Museo Centro Gaiás / A Coruña (2022)

Carlos Luxor Collection.

Centro Leonés de Arte / León (2021)

 

Palimpesto creativo,

Monasterio de Sandoval / León (2021)

 

Apuntes para una colección,

ILC / León (2021)

Flumen,

Espacio_E Gallery / León (2021)

Cuna del Parlamentarismo NF, León (2020)

Santiago Castelo IA,

Câmara Municipal da Sertã / Lisboa (2020)

Santiago Castelo IA,

Unesco Center / Extremadura (2019)

Santiago Castelo IA,

Pintores Art Room / Extremadura (2019)

Transizioni - Rassegna Internazionale,

Bologna (2017)​

Mons (Im)Possibles,

DKV Collection / Cataluña (2016)

Fotogenio Festival,

Mazarrón (2013)​

Encontros da Imagem IF,

Braga (2012)

PUBLICACTIONS

La Vía da Plata, Aires del sur.

Museo Centro Gaiás / Xunta de Galicia (2022)

Handbali Magazine, Issue II (2021)

Fotografía del Siglo XXI, La movida leonesa.

León (2021)

Facing Youth, International Photography Award Encontros da Imagem (2012)