Lights Out at the BBC

Royal Opera House


Pale Blue Door

Light Drizzle

Lonley Crowd

The Public




Colombia. 1976
Manuel Vazquez's work to date has a strong interest in the theatricality of city life and spaces. His work places the spectator as a witness of a "spectacle", built with visual traces, where images are meticulously constructed with a strong narrative component. It is in the spectator's memory and imagination where they look for resonance.

Vazquez was selected finalist in the Hyeres 2012 Photography festival. In 2009 was among the Flash Forward Emerging Photographers and he was one of the Descubrimientos finalist in PHotoEspaña 2009. In 2008 his work Traces was feature in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Vazquez studied Photography and Urban Culture at Goldsmiths University in London.

Grants, Nominations & Awards

Shortlisted Singapore Photography Festival 2012
Shortlisted Hyeres Photo Festival 2012
Flash Forward 2009 Emerging Photographers from UK, US and Canada
Descubrimientos, PHotoEspaña 2009
Critical Mass 2008 TOP 50 Finalist
Propuestas 2008 Grant. Arte and Derecho Foundation Spain
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008
Generaciones Caja Madrid 2007
Becas para las Artes Visuales IDCT, Curator: Rodrigo Orrantia
Becas Caja Madrid LSE 2004
Francisco Jiménez National Contest 2002
Europa en Construcción 2002, Canal Plus

Selected Exhibitions

Gasket Gallery. A drift
Singapore International Photography Festival
BST Exhibition Deimar Noble Gallery London
Hyeres Photofestival
Centro Contemporáneo de arte. "De idas y vueltas" Cadiz, Spain
Bienal de fotografía de Lima. FOLI

Fotofest, Hereford, UK
Diemar Noble Gallery. Land/City/Real/Imagined. London, UK

La Residencia. Rastros/ Elevaciones. Bogota, Colombia
An idea of Europe by Marta Dahó, Fotofreo. Australia

CUCR Goldsmiths University. London, UK (solo)
FLASH FORWARD, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada
LACDA (Los Angeles Digital Center) DIGITALART,  Los Angeles, USA
Mostra Collectiva di Giovanni artistti colombiani e paesi invitati, Florence, Italy
PHOTOESPAÑA 2009 Descubrimientos. Madrid, Spain

Fundación ARAUCO, Chinchón, Spain
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008, London, UK
Liverpool Biennale 2008, Liverpool, UK
APT Gallery. "Too Far South", London, UK

GETXOPHOTO, Getxo, Spain
Salón Nacional Fernando Botero 2007, Bogota, Colombia
Caja Madrid Generaciones 2007, Madrid, Spain

Santa Fé Gallery. Souvenier.  Bogota, Colombia
Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Bogota, Colombia
Colombia Consulate. Nueva York, USA

IV BAC. (Barcelona Contemporary Art). Barcelona, Spain