Argentina, 1974. Lives in Barcelona.   

Diego Ballestrasse studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires, and photography in Barcelona at the EASD Serra i Abella and Centro de Fotografía Documental, among others. His work is part of the collection Krupa Art Foundation (PL); Diego has participated in art fairs such as Swab Barcelona Contemporary Art Fair, Buenos Aires Photo, EXTRA FORT Talks at Recyclart (BE) and ViSiONA-Programa de la Imagen de Huesca (ES). His work has been published in several platforms such as ARCHIVO, Camera Austria, Der Greif, PHmuseum and STILL Magazine.

Ballestrasse won different awards such as "Authors in Selection" Fotonoviembre 2017 and SCAN Talent Latent 2023. He was a finalist in Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña, SCAN Full Contact (ES), Grand Prix Fotofestiwal (PL) and BUP Book Award (PL). In 2019, he won the Grant ON MEDIATION, Platform on curatorship and research (Universitat de Barcelona), co-curating “Esc-Out: deviations of artistic practices in the public sphere” at Fabra i Coats - Centre d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

During 2019-2020 Diego has been one of the artists of the 3rd Cycle of PARALLEL European Photo Based Platform. Within this framework he has developed El tercer viaje a Chapelco (2020), which was shown at Landskrona Photo 2020 (Landskrona, SE) and Extended Atlas-Parallel Review (Lisbon, 2021). Recently, El tercer viaje a Chapelco has been shown at Talent Latent - SCAN Tarragona’23 (ES), and Atlántica Colectivas - Fotonoviembre'23 (ES).

La cuarta pared (2015-2022) has been exhibited in different venues as the Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 2017) Espai Souvenir (Barcelona, 2018), Granada Gallery de (Buenos Aires, 2019), Robert Capa Center (Budapest, 2019), Espace Jörg Brockmann (Geneva, 2020), Galerie Sit Down (Paris, 2021), Ana Mas Projects (curated by Frederic Montornés, Barcelona, 2021) and Sala Kursala (cutared by Jesús Micó, Universidad de Cádiz, 2023). The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication that compiles 8 years of work. At the beginning of 2024 La cuarta pared has been part of the exhibition ‘The Sharp Smell of Flowers at Krupa Art Foundation’ (Wroclaw, PL).