ig: cristobal_ascencio


Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1988. Cristóbal Ascencio is a mexican photographer who currently resides in Madrid. He has studied for a degree in Audiovisual Media and Advertising from the CAAV in Jalisco and a master's in contemporary photography at EFTI.

His work and research focuses on the relationship that exists between images and memory and how we build identities and realities based on this correspondence, while his practice expands to new forms of the image such as virtual reality, data manipulation, and photogrammetry in an effort to expand photography to new ways of consumption.

Cristóbal is part of the selected artists for Foam Talent 2024-25. He was invited for Plat(t)form 2023 by Fotomuseum Winterthur. He was included in the “Ones to Watch 2022” list by the BJP. In 2022 He was included in the 100 list of “The Next Great Fashion Image Makers” by Vogue. His work has been exhibited in the 2022 edition of the Getxo Photo Festival, the Discovery Awards 2022 in Encontros da Imagem Festival in Braga, and was shortlisted for the PHmuseum grant in 2002. He received the 1st prize for the portfolio reviews at Art Photo Bcn and Panorámic Festival in 2022. In 2021 his work was selected in the PhotoSlam of Les Rencontres d’Arles (France). His work has been exhibited in places like Gimnasio de Arte y Cultura (Mexico), Experimental Photo Festival (Barcelona), Karne Kunst (Berlin), Space Millepiani (Rome), Casa Volcán (Guadalajara) or The Curated Fridge, among others. He is currently a recipient of the Mexican Grant for emerging artists from "Jovenes Creadores " (FONCA, 2022-2023).


Solo exhibitions
Las flores mueren dos veces, Sala Melchor Zapata, Benicàssim (SP) 2023
Las flores mueren dos veces, Art Photo Barcelona (SP) 2023
Las flores mueren dos veces, Bfoto Festival, Barbastro (SP) 2022
Las flores mueren dos veces, Getxo Photo Festival, Getxo (SP) 2022

Group exhibitions
FOAM Talent Exhibition 2024, FOAM, Amsterdam (NL) 2024
Las flores mueren dos veces, Pictura Gallery, Bloomington (USA) 2024
Instant Fossils, Festival Luminic, Sant Cugat del Vallès (SP) 2023
Noorderlicht International photography festival, Groningen (NL) 2023
Las flores mueren dos veces, Menorca Doc Festival, Menorca (SP) 2022
Discovery awards 2022, Encontros Da imagem, Braga (PT) 202
Los Algoritmos del arte, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte, Badajoz (SP) 2022
Memory, Beirut Image Festival, Beirut (LEBN) 2022
Rediscover Wonder, Photo Open Up, Padua (IT) 2022
Projections by Ph Museum, Jakarta international photo festival, Jakarta, (IDN) 2022
Ph Museum shortlisted projects 2022, PH Museum days, Bologna (IT) 2022
Expanded photography. Towards a collective reinvention, Experimental Photo Festival, online, 2022
Photo Slam 2021, Les Recontres de Arles, Arles (FR) 2021
Spring show, The curated fridge, online, 2021
Sin territorio, Gimnasio de Arte y Cultura, Mexico City (MX) 2019
Fluxus Terra,Karne Kunst, Berlin (GER) 2019

Awards and publications
FOAM TALENT 2024-2025, selected artist, 2023
ARTeCHÓ – Art, Economy & Technology, fellowship receipent, 2023
Plat(t)form 2023 Fotomuseum Winterthur, selected artist, 2023
Return to Ithaca Artists' Residency, artist in residence. 2023
Funcación ENAIRE Premio de Fotografía, 3rd prize award. 2023
Fonca Jóvenes Creadores, grant, Mexico, 2022-2023
Descubirimentos Photoespaña Portfolio Review, 2023
British Journal of Photography “Bjp Ones to Watch”, selected artist. 2022
International Marianne Brandt Award, nominee, 2022
Panoramic Granollers, Open Panoramic, portfolio review, 1st prize award. 2022
Photovogue Fashion 100 “The Next Great Fashion Image Makers”, selected artist, 2022
Creative review, New talent issue, 2022
Art Photo Barcelona, portfolio review, Art Photo Bcn Award, 2022
Scan Tarragona Full Contact, portfolio review, selected, 2022
Encontros da Imagem Discovery awards, finalist, 2022
FER FOC, II Professional Photography Fair of Castelló, selected artist, 2022
On Photo Soria, portfolio review, finalist, 2022
Ph Museum Photography Grant, shortlisted, 2022
EFTI Masters in Contemporary Photography, partial scholarship, 2021
M.A.P.S. Getxo Photo Festival, selected artist, 2021

Master in Contemporary Photography, EFTI International Center for Photography and Cinema, Madrid (SP) 2021-2022
B.A. in Visual Media and Advertising, CAAV Centre for Audiovisual Art, Guadalajara (MX) 2009 - 2013