Contact
jcaballerovarela@protonmail.com


About
A Coruña, Spain. 1985.
Founder, editor & host at La Terca, independent publishing house and shelter in Galicia.
Co-founder & editor at Banco Editorial, independent publishing house.
Statement
Through the drift and the ever-present feeling of uprooting, in the action of photographing I find freedom. A place where for a moment live other lives. The contemplative rhythm of large format  photography allows me to pause to reflect on my own identity and inquire about the way in which the territory shapes us as individuals and as a community. As if it were a conversation: in what way it shapes who inhabits it and the mark they leave on it.
A través da deriva e o sempre presente sentimiento de desarraigamento, na acción de fotografar atopo liberdade. Un lugar onde por un momento vivir outras vidas. O ritmo contemplativo da fotografía química de gran formato permíteme determe a reflexionar sobre a miña propia identidade e indagar acerca da maneira na que o territorio nos moldea como individuos e comunidade. Coma se fose unha conversa: de que maneira condiciona a quen o habita e a pegada estos deixan nela.

Solo Exhibitions:
Banco Editorial, A Coruña, Spain, November 2018.
Valentín, A Coruña, Spain, July - August 2017.
Valentín, A Coruña, Spain, February - March 2017.
Marita Ron, A Coruña, Spain, December - January 2016-17.
Marita Ron, A Coruña, Spain, September - August 2016.
La Maleta, A Coruña, Spain, July - August 2016.
La Maleta, A Coruña, Spain, February - March 2016.


Group Exhibitions:
Festival Revela'T, Cal Garbat, Barcelona, Spain, September 2022.
Sarthou Carreres, Plaza Mayor, Vila-Real, Spain, 2022.
Pazo da Cultura, Carballo, Spain, August 2022.
Pazo da Cultura, Naron, Spain, July 2022.
Capela da Madalena, Arzua, Spain, July 2022.
Ateneo de Ferrol, Ferrol, Spain, June 2022.
Casa da Cultura, Outes, Spain, May 2022.
Casa da Cultura, Pobra do Caramiñal, Spain, April 2022.
Certamen Vila de Paterna, Gran Teatre Antonio Ferrandis, Valencia, Spain, April 2022.
Desafío Audiovisual Illas Cíes, Casa das Artes, Vigo, Spain, March 2022.
Claustro do Concello, Ortigueira, Spain, March 2022.
Centro Cultural, Arteixo, Spain, February 2022.
Centro Rivas Lustre, Ribeira, Spain, January 2022.
A Colectiva, Culturgal, Pazo da Cultura, Pontevedra, Spain, November 2021.
Premio Luis Ksado, Museo do Pobo Galego, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. October 2021.
Certame Novos Valores, Museo de Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain July 2021.
6inLodz, Atlas Sztuki Art Gallery, Poland, Online, 2021.
Festival Artenauta, Corcubion, Spain,  July 2021.
Museo Fundación Luis Seoane, A Coruña, Spain, March 2021.
FFOCO, Festival de Fotografía da Coruña, Museo Fundación Luis Seoane, A Coruña, Spain, November 2020.
Banco Editorial, A Coruña, Spain, October 2020.
Todas Xuntas, Noite Branca, Museo Verbum, Vigo, Spain, August 2020. 
Arte Ambulante, A Colectiva, Casa da Cultura, San Sadurniño, Spain, September 2020.
Fotovelada, Estudio MonteAlto, A Coruña, Spain, January 2019.
OlloAtlántico, Colegio de médicos, A Coruña, Spain, December 2017. 
OlloAtlántico, Outono Fotográfico, Casa da cultura de Pontedeume, A Coruña, Spain, November 2017.
OlloAtlántico, Abica, A Coruña, Spain, December - January 2016.
Atalaya, Centro Cultural, Cangas, Pontevedra, Spain, March - April 2016.
EyeEm best of the year, Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, USA, September 2015.
Books
Photographs from Japan (with Juan Rodriguez) C2C Proyectos Editoriales, book design by Fabulatorio, 2020.
Listed in the book "Fotografía de Calle" by Jota Barros, Fotoruta, 2020.
2017 2nd, Banco Editorial 2018.
2017 1st, Banco Editorial, 2017.
2014-2016, Banco Editorial 2016.


Publications & Exhibition Catalogues:
Certamen Sarthou, Vila-Real, 2022.
Certamen Vila de Paterna, Valencia, 2022.
Desafio Audiovisual Illas Cies, Deputación provincial Pontevedra, 2022.
Movie poster for the film "Lique", 2022.
Premio Luis Ksado, Deputación provincial A Coruña, 2021.
Cover of the 12' record for the band Fabeiro, 2021.
Todas Xuntas, 2020.
Cover of the 7' record "alimentando el polvo" for the band Ultrasurf, 2017.
Familia Paz, COMC Magazine, 2017.
Outono Fotográfico, Deputacion provincial Ourense, 2017.

Atalaya 2017.

Awards, Grants & Residencies:
XII Encontro de Artistas Novos: EAN12, selected for residency, GAIÁS, Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2022.
Ragusa Foto Festival 2022, Urbanautica Institute exhibition, special mention, Italy 2022.
Athens Photo Festival 2022, main exhibition program, shortlisted, Greece 2022.
Urbanautica Institute Awards 2021, shortlisted, 2022.
Certamen Sarthou, 2nd prize, selected for exhibition & catalogue Spain 2022.
Festival Revela'T, selected for exhibition, screening, Spain 2022.
Certamen Vila de Paterna, finalist, selected for exhibition & catalogue, Spain, 2022.
Certame Novos Valores, finalist, selected for exhibition & catalogue, Spain, 2021.
Premio Luis Ksado, finalist, selected for exhibition & catalogue, Spain, 2021.
Desafío Audiovisual Illas Cíes, selected for residency, exhibition & catalogue, Spain, 2021.
Unió de Periodistas de Valencia, selected for workshop with Cristobal Hara at MUVIM, Valencia, Spain 2019.
Internship at Brothas Center with Jacob Aue Sobol (Magnum Photos), finalist, Denmark 2018.
EyeEm, best of the year, selected for exhibition, Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, USA, September 2015.


Education:·
Workshop with Israel Ariño, Mirar, Descubrir, Construir, La Terca, A Coruña, Spain, 2022.
Workshop with Juanan Requena, La distancia íntima, La Terca, A Coruña, Spain, 2021.
Workshop with Javier Vallhonrat, La obra como proceso, La Plantación, Lugo, Spain, 2021.
Mentoring with Enrique Lista, 2021.
Mentoring with Marta Dahó, online, 2021.
Workshop with Cristóbal Hara, Photographic storytelling, MUVIM, Valencia, Spain, 2019.
Workshop with Antoine D'Agata, Photographic storytelling, Museo Arte Contemporáneo, A Coruña, Spain, 2018.
Workshop with Estela de Castro, Natural light portraits, Banco Editorial, A Coruña, Spain, 2019. 
Workshop with Juanan Requena, La meta es el camino, Banco Editorial, A Coruña, Spain, 2019.
Workshop 
with Fosi Vegue, Hoja de ruta, Ferrol, Spain, 2019.
Workshop with Eutropio Rodríguez, Argonauta, Banco Editorial, A Coruña, Spain, 2019.
Workshop with Rafa Badía, Photographic storytelling, Banco Editorial, A Coruña, Spain, 2019.
Teaching:
Workshop at Percal Lab, Street photography, Vigo 2020.
Workshop at Arte Ambulante, Large format photography, San Sadurniño, 2020.
Teaching at Banco Editorial  2018-2020.
Press & Features:
Congreso Internacional de Fotografía Contemporánea, Universidad Complutense Madrid, October 2022.
Urbanautica Institute, Ragusa Foto Festival, online, May 2022.
Urbanautica Institute, online, March 2022.

Novos Valores, Faro de Vigo, online and in print, July 2021.
Novos Valores, Nos diario, online, July 2021.

Novos Valores, Diario de Pontevedra, online and in print, July 2021.
Novos Valores, Cultura Galega, online, July 2021.
Novos Valores, Pontevedra Viva, online, July 2021.

Artenauta, La Voz de Galicia, online, June 2021.
Artenauta, Que pasa na Costa, online, June 2021.
FFOCO, TVE Televisión Española, TV, November 2020.
FFOCO, La Voz de Galicia, online and in print, November 2020.
FFOCO, El Correo Gallego, online and in print, November 2020.
FFOCO, NEO2, online, December 2020.
FFOCO, Clavoardiendo Magazine, online. December 2020.
FFOCO, Quincemil, online, November 2020.
FFOCO, Galiciapress, online, November 2020.
FFOCO, Cultura de Galicia, online, November 2020.

Arte Ambulante, Cope, online, September 2020.
Arte Ambulante, Galicia Norte, online, September 2020.
Arte Ambulante, Diario de Ferrol, online and in print, September 2020.
Arte Ambulante, Correo de San Sadurniño, in print, September 2020.
Todas Xuntas, Festival Sin Sal, online, August 2020.
Todas Xuntas, Noite Branca, Atlántico, online, August 2020.
Todas Xuntas, Noite Branca, Faro de Vigo, online and in print, August 2020.
Todas Xuntas, Noite Branca, Metropolitano, online, August 2020.
Todas Xuntas, in print, August 2020.
Retratos de la vida cotidiana, Comc, in print, March 2018.

Atalaya, Faro de Vigo, online and in print, March 2017.
Atalaya, Latamuda, online, March 2017.
Atalaya, in print, March 2017.

5 miradas, Hablando de fotos, online, December 2016.
Maratones con objetivos tangibles, El Ideal Gallego, online and in print, June 2016.
EyeEm, Week selection, March 2015.
EyeEm, 20 Recommended Photographers, December 2014.
EyeEm, Week selection, August 2014.
Portrait by Estela De Castro