José Guerrero was born in Granada, 1979. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Architecture by the University of Granada (Spain), in 2012 he decided to leave his job as Production Manager at a building company to become a professional photographer. In 2005 he obtained the “Joven Autor Andaluz” [Young Andalusian Artist] grant from Caja San Fernando to develop his project Efímeros [Ephemeral]. Since then he has received grants and awards in competitions including “Purificación García” (2008), “Generaciones” (2008), “Iniciarte” (2007 y 2010) and “María José Jove” and “Imagenera” (both in 2010). In 2008 he also enjoyed an artist’s residency at the Spanish College in Paris, and in 2011 he received the 14th Manuel Rivera Grant, working together with Mark Klett at Arizona State University, USA. He has produced a large part of his work in Spain and in the United States, and it has been acquired by several public and private collections in both these countries. In 2015 he obtained a grant from the the Real Academia de España en Roma to reside as an artist in the Italian capital during the 2015-2016 season to develop a new work entitled “Sette Colli” (“The Seven Hills”). In 2015, he has also been selected for the “ArtSituacions” exhibition (Villa Croce Museum, Genoa; MACRO Museum, Rome; Matadero, Madrid).
Antonio Blanco was born in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), 1979. He got a Degree in Composition at the conservatories of Seville and Milan with the Maestros Alessandro Solbiati and Gabriele Manca; he also studied Orchestral Conducting with Daniele Agiman. Choirmaster, pianist and flautist, Antonio Blanco works as a composer and teacher of Piano and Music Theory in Milan. His repertoire includes solo pieces, chamber and orchestral operas, inter-disciplinary works between theater and dance. He composes his works with great precision, exploring the tonal possibilities of each instrument. He obtained several grants for artist-in-residencies in Mexico, Colombia, New York and Italy, among which a residency at the Real Academia de España en Roma between 2015 and 2016.
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