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ALEJANDRA CARLES TOLRÁ
 
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Alejandra Carles Tolrá
The Siblings, 2012

 
 
 
Education

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), Boston. MFA Photography – 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Course: Short Span Documentary Films – Fall 2012.
Universitat de Barcelona (UB). BA in Sociology – 2006-2010
University of California, Berkeley. Summer Course: Foundations of Digital Photography - 2010
Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy. Erasmus Fellowship - 2009
Westminster University, London, United Kingdom. Summer Course: Political Science - 2006

Exhibitions

2013 Biennal D’Art Jove, Juried Exhibition, Fine Arts Academy Sabadell, Barcelona.
         Boston Young Contemporaries 2013, Juried Exhibition, 808 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston University.
         MFA Thesis Exhibition, Curated by Lisa Tung, Paine and Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA.
         Onward Compe, Juried Exhibition, Onward Summit Festival, Project Basho Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
         PRC Annual Student Show, Juried Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA.
         24th Annual MassArt Benefit Art Auction, Juried Exhibition, Paine & Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA.
         Collect The World, Collective Juried Exhibition, Valid Foto BCN Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
         It's a thin line between Love and Hate, Juried exhibition, United Photo Industries Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Night in the Box, Juried Art Auction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.
         Photoville NYC, The Fence, Juried Exhibition, New York City, NY.
         Art Exhibition at the Mass Eye / Ear Center for Surgery & Clinical Care, Juried Exhibition, Boston, MA.
         Boston Young Contemporaries 2012, Juried Exhibition, 808 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston University.
         Art Exhibition at the New England Baptist Hospital, Juried Exhibition, Boston, MA.
         One Hundred and Ten Days of Photography, 225 Friend Street Gallery, Boston, MA.
         An Alien Artist Show, The Student Life Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.
         We Don’t Belong Here, Solo Show, Juried Exhibition, The Sparring Windows Gallery at The Harvard School of
          Public Health, Boston, MA.
2011 Powderhouse Photography Show, Juried Exhibition, The Powderhouse Gallery, Sommerville, MA.
         Incoming Graduate Exhibition, The Doran Gallery, Boston, MA.
2010 Self-portraits Show, Juried Exhibition, 11th Photographic Forum Can Basté, Barcelona, Spain.
         Photography Students Exhibition, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
         La Jungla Urbana, Juried Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Slideluckpotshow, Barcelona, Spain.

 
Awards/ Publications

2013 Descubrimientos PHE 2013. PhotoEspaña Festival, Madrid, Spain.
          21 New & Emerging Photographers, Lens Culture.
         Onward Compe 2013 Exhibition Catalogue, Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA.
         The 24th MassArt Annual Art Auction Exhibition Catalogue, Paine and Bakalar Galleries, Boston, MA.
         Feature Shoot, Juried Group Show: Texture
         Creative Quarterly Issue #30, Photography Runner Up
2012 Juror Award of Merit 2012, International Fine Art Photography Award, Grand Prix de la Decouverte
         Hey Hot Shot! Contender, Jen Beckman Project
         JGS Quarterly Photography Contest, Runner Up, Forward Thinking Museum
         Honorable Mention, CCNY 2012 Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, The Camera Club of New York
         Portfolio PHE, Ojo de Pez Magazine, Issue #29 Girls
         Recommended Artist, Combat Prize Catalogue 2012, Livorno, Italy
2011 Honorable Mention, Family Dynamics Exhibition, The Kiernan Gallery, Virginia
         Le Journal de la Photographie, Juried selected photograph
         1st Prize, The UB’s Manual Workers Photographic Project, Sociological Research Seminar, Universitat de Barcelona
         Finalist 11th Forum Fotográfico Can Basté Grant Barcelona, Spain
         5th Prize of the National Award Foto Maratón Fnac, Barcelona, Spain.
         Winner of the Sarria Photo Marathon Contest, Casa Orlandai, Barcelona.
2010 Finalist, Carnet Jove Grant, Spain.
 
 Teaching Experience

2013 Photography Instructor - Snap Shot Photography Summer Program, Boston Center for Youth & Families
           Lecturer - Black and White Photography, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
           Teacher Assistant- Photo Books with Matthew Montieth, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
2012 Teacher Assistant- Senior Major Studio Class with Laura McPhee, David Hilliard and Dana Mueller, MassArt.
           Photography Instructor - Snap Shot Photography Summer Program, Boston Center for Youth & Families
           Teacher Assistant – Illumination for photography with Matthew Montieth, MassArt, Boston.
2011Teacher Assistant – Visual Language I with Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.
2010 Teacher Assistant – Sociology of Photography with Jesus M. De Miguel, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.
 
Work Experience

2013  Research Assistant for Andy Adams, FlakPhoto.com
           Gallery Assistant, The Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA.
           Curatorial and Research Assistant for Adriana Teresa and Graham Letorney, Fotovisura, Inc.
           Archival Research Assistant, Photography Department, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.
2012 Visiting Artist Seminar Assistant, Photography Department, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.
           Technical Assistant to Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, Magnum Agency Photography
           Workshop, Grand Circle Gallery, Boston, MA.
           Gallery Intern, The Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA.
           Assistant to Photographer Henry Horenstein, Boston, MA.
           Co-Curator of An Alien Artist Show at The Student Life Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.
           Co-curator of Henry Horenstein: Selected Works Exhibition at Valid Foto BCN Gallery, Barcelona,Spain.
2011 Director’s Assistant, Valid Foto BCN Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
          Graphic Design Intern, Vistagrafica Graphic Design Firm, Barcelona, Spain.
          Assistant to Photographer Henry Horenstein, Providence, MA.
2009 Marketing Intern, Bloomsbury Auctions, New York City, NY 
 
 
 
   
 
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