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fernando prats researches from photography, video, visual art, design, poetry, music and other disciplines, the word and some of its representations.

He was born in Buenos Aires, and he lives in Barcelona since the beginning of the century.


He’s the creative director of Estudi Prats and Social Media Strategist, directed the magazine of contemporary culture Y SIN EMBARGO, the ‘pictosophic groups Rhizome and other projects through the so-called 2.0 social networks.

He has published “V__ICE“, “#YlaJusticia“, “Immadencity, buenos aires contemporary architecture according to fernandoprats“,”Deshielo“, “A taste of immadencity“, whe(re)n ?, objects subjects, whe(re)n ?, “Shapes and Shapes (formas y formas xl)“, “Motivo y variación sobre el fortuito encuentro con Thomas Bernhard“, “formas y formas“, “Corto y afilado“, “Una al día“, “Como volver a casa, pero no“, “Olores, palabras, rincones” and “De la risa a la rabia“.

He’s also the author of short stories’ books {Satori, Mate amargo}, a photowork’s {El culo y la memoria: uropa}, a visual poetry’s {Corto y afilado}, a musicalized stories {Ene O}, a theatrical short play {Motivo y variación sobre el fortuito encuentro con Thomas Bernhard}, an articles compilation {Postales de la era del olvido} and the rehearsal of a rehearsal {La escuela frente a la cultura digital}.

He’s been included at the Book of the Year Vol. 2 (Design and Design),
Web Design Index by Content book (Pepin Press), and at the expo Guantánamo No! (Fundació Signes), has written for the book The world through my mechanic eye (Andrea Sozzi) and prologued Temporada (María Laura Coppié), directed ‘videoclops’ for Prats/Ruibal and for the pop-rock group Papa:Noes, lyrics for Albert Jordà. He was featured as special guest of the Literary Café Pretextos, Buenos Aires, the V Festival Internacional de la Palabra, Alicante, has participated in Poetas del 15 de Mayo and the exhibition Brangulí was here. What about you?, CCCB, and has been the curator of YSE mag exhibition in ****contrasted gallery.

Some of his photographic works have been published on media like The MINI International magazine, FILE magazine, New Internationalist Publications, And I still miss you, Platform 58 or Artemis, and have been exhibited at Tate Liverpool online / colour chart: reinventing colour, 1950 to today, Open Call, Frieze Art Fair 2009, Ambiguities exhibition @ University of Kent, Shadé digital exhibitions, Elements Exhibition (Maregmágnum, Barcelona), Ver y Mirar. El detalle de las letras (Menos uno, Madrid), SoniMag Foto, Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo BAC! Babylon o en la guía Schmap Barcelona Fourth Edition, and has been selected by artistic collectives like Artistas de España,, TV3’s La Marató, various Instagram groups and profiles and 500×500.

His photos are part of the collective books Passengers 2012, ai : series, curated by Alan Wilson, Shadé (i y ii) curated by Brancolina, and Hypo – X – Series (Cream of Fugu Book) curated by Alan Wilson and White as a colour, an effort to raise funds for the fight against Multiple Sclerosis curated by Sophie Addison, and 1 navidad, 1 niño, un libro, by Escritores Solidarios.

With painter Miguel Ruibal, he carries out the Prats/Ruibal project, and they edited the folder Ensems, handmade engravings, the book Objects Subjects and Below the surface, a unique piece conceived as a project for The Brooklyn Public Library.

He created the first Mobile Photography Workshop in Spain and since then, regularly teaches it for companiesassociations and festivals in various parts of the territory.

His mobile photographies have been published by Life in LoFi,, IphoneographyCentral, The iPhone Arts and more. The AppWhisperer has interviewed him a couple of times and published different works, like “Slow Cities”, a video completely recorded on iPhone and musicalized on iPad; he has been selected iPhoneArtist of the day by and take part of exhibitions iPhoneografías (ZoneZero, México), MINA (Mobile Visual Arts Showcase) @ FRINGE Festival (Wellington, New Zealand), Depixtions (Orlando, USA), IX Colourgenics (Toronto, Canada), Ubiquography (Barcelona) and MobFormat (Derby). He has reviewed some of the leading photographic accessories for mobile media as Gizmon’s lenses, olloclip, USB Fever or the Glif + and he’s a beta tester of new camera apps dedicated to this subject. He’s been giving the workshop “Photographing in HDR” at D-IVE, the first Mobile Photography Festival in Spain and reporting the events on real time for The AppWhisperer, at MoWo -III Mobile Photography Congress with “Hacer la fotografía, dijo Ansel”- and at the Photogenic Festival -with the workshop ‘The world through the eye of a (smartphone) camera’- and ArabaClick (Vitoria-Gasteiz).

His other photographs have been collected in an interview for Revolution 360 (New York), in the Calders restaurant (Coma-ruga) exhibitionsin the Sala Ciutat (Barcelona), where he was a finalist for #botiguesambencant, organized by TimeOut and l’Ajuntament de Barcelona, ​​in the Barroc Cafè in the same city and in the program La Huella TV (Tucumán).

He has received several awards and recognitions for his photographic work, including from Esquerra de l’Eixample,, JOBY Flash Clamp & Locking Arm Photo Contest, The Best Mobile Photography and Art Images and competitions such as the Mobile Photography Awards, the JOBY Phone Photo Contest, Blipoint’s PhotoMobile Contest, the III Edition of the Photographic Contest by Enjoy magazine, the Perspectivas 3, (Obras, media specialized in information architecture, interior design and construction of Grupo Expansión), and the First Photography Contest of and Foto DNG. His latest published work is “V__ICE“, a ristretto look at a Venice of textures.

Some of his videos like ‘SpeakBefore It‘s Too Late‘ and ‘Glamor bursátil‘ –made on smartphones– were selected by the TakaVoir –Poche et d’Art Numérique Mobile Film Festival-, Phonetastic Sitges Mobile Film Festival and by Mobile Movies  The AppWhisperer. He has been an ambassador for Instagram Day in Barcelona #WWIM11Barcelona and a regular contributor to PhotoClub Anaya Multimedia.

He has designed the study programs and taught more than two hundred courses in the area of ​​Communication, Audiovisual & New Media, in centers such as CEMFO, CIFO, Ártidi, EdiTrain/IPECC, Acción90 and ESART. As a teacher at Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, he’s created the today-classical Mobile Photography & Video Workshops. He has given Masterclasses on Photography at the Mobile World Congress, La Mercè, FNAC Photo, Mobile World Center, Diputació de Barcelona, AMC, etc.

With thirty years of teaching experience, Fernando works for artists, cultural companies and brands with an interest in the visual., etc..

If you want, you can write him here.

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