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.
He has shown his work at different art venues in Europa and Argentina, as well as presenting his work at different fairs such 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.
Diego won different awards such as "Authors in Selection" Fotonoviembre, "Otra manera de contar" at Pa-ta-ta Festival and SCAN Talent Latent’23. He was a finalist in Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña, SCAN Full Contact (ES), Grand Prix Fotofestiwal Portfolio Review (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).
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 7 years of work.
Currently El tercer viaje a Chapelco is being shown at SCAN Tarragona - Talent Latent, and will be part of Atlántica Colectivas exhibition at Fotonoviembre'23.