Argentina, 1974. Lives and works in Barcelona
Diego Ballestrasse studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires (non-graduate), and photography in Barcelona at the EASD Serra i Abella and Centro de Fotografía Documental-Fuga 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 Buenos Aires Photo 2020, Swab Barcelona Contemporary Art Fair 2020, 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 Camera Austria, Der Greif, PHmuseum, STILL Magazine and ArchivoZine.
Diego won different awards such as "Authors in Selection" Fotonoviembre 2017 and "Otra manera de contar" at Pa-ta-ta Festival’16. He was a finalist in Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña'09/16, SCAN Full Contact'16 (ES), Grand Prix Fotofestiwal Portfolio Review'17 (PL) and BUP Book Award 2021 (PL).
In 2019, he won the grant ON MEDIATION 6. Platform on curatorship and research (Art Globalization Interculturality-Universitat de Barcelona), co-curating “Esc-Out: deviations of artistic practices in the public sphere” at Centre d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona - Fabra i Coats.
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 shown La cuarta pared at Robert Capa Center, Budapest (HU, 2019) and his lastest work El tercer viaje a Chapelco (2020) developed during the program, at Landskrona Photo 2020 (Landskrona, SE). Recently, La cuarta pared has been exhibited at Espai Souvenir in Barcelona (2019), Granada Gallery in Buenos Aires (AR, 2019), Espace Jörg Brockmann in Geneva (CH, 2020) Galerie Sit Down in Paris (FR) within the framework of LE PARI(S) Paris Art Week (October 2020 - January 2021) and Ana Mas Projects, Barcelona (February - April 2021). Soon Diego will present a part of the series El tercer viaje a Chapelco at Extended Atlas, Parallel Review 2021, Lisbon (PT).