Danila Tkachenko

Oasis: 1

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2018

140 x 110 cm

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Oasis (Commissioned by Qatar Museums | Qatar-Russia 2018 culture photographic exchange). Premiered in the Art Fairs circuit by ALMANAQUE Mexico City: 2019 The Middle East has an ancient human history. Qatar was populated in the 3rd -2nd millennium BC. Since then, despite the desert harsh environment, its population has farmed, harvested, fished and built. Like other areas of the world, over the past 30 years Qatar has enjoyed some of the fastest economic development rates of the entire history. New billionaires flourish in an eternally arid desert. The appearance of the cities was transformed rapidly, the rest is exactly the same as thousands of years ago, but infrastructure improved as did education, with new modern roads and vast crystal skyscrapers with imposible architecture standing on the sand like a mirage. Expensive cars, top services and state-of-the-art technologies. It seems that the new capitalist heaven does not imply physical labour for the Qataris, since workers were invited from abroad to perform physical labour. Qatari drink from their past traditions, values and lifestyle to create a new identity yet to be described.Leaving behind the stark desert, the XXI Century’s population is facing a reality thirsty of comfort and luxury. Will the people manage to retain their identity or will they fell in favor of an Occidental safe comfort? In the seek of the promised land, what is now the promised land?

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Danila Tkachenko

Oasis: 2

Archival Pigment Print
2018

Available in 2 sizes: Ed. 4: 200 x 150 cm & Ed. 9:

144 x 110 cm

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Oasis (Commissioned by Qatar Museums | Qatar-Russia 2018 culture photographic exchange). Premiered in the Art Fairs circuit by ALMANAQUE Mexico City: 2019 The Middle East has an ancient human history. Qatar was populated in the 3rd -2nd millennium BC. Since then, despite the desert harsh environment, its population has farmed, harvested, fished and built. Like other areas of the world, over the past 30 years Qatar has enjoyed some of the fastest economic development rates of the entire history. New billionaires flourish in an eternally arid desert. The appearance of the cities was transformed rapidly, the rest is exactly the same as thousands of years ago, but infrastructure improved as did education, with new modern roads and vast crystal skyscrapers with imposible architecture standing on the sand like a mirage. Expensive cars, top services and state-of-the-art technologies. It seems that the new capitalist heaven does not imply physical labour for the Qataris, since workers were invited from abroad to perform physical labour. Qatari drink from their past traditions, values and lifestyle to create a new identity yet to be described.Leaving behind the stark desert, the XXI Century’s population is facing a reality thirsty of comfort and luxury. Will the people manage to retain their identity or will they fell in favor of an Occidental safe comfort? In the seek of the promised land, what is now the promised land?

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Out of the Blue: The Dinner

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Available in 3 sizes: Ed. 3: 65 x 53 cm, Ed. 3: 106 x 84 cm & Ed. 2:

135 x 106 cm

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Something that happens unexpectedly and places us in a kind of vertex. From that point, it is difficult not to see one's existence as something dividing us forever in before and after. The diagnosis of a disease that will change us without remission, the arrival of someone who gives a turnaround to our universe or a circumstance which shakes the fundaments of what we known. Certainly, the Anglo-Saxon expression Out of the blue can refer to that something good or bad appearing out of nowhere -without previous warning. However, Fernando Bayona has focused its search on that uncertainty that is based within us. Leaving us in a deep state of melancholy. In out of the blue, the Bayona’s story becomes opaque, placing a singular emphasis on life’s mystery, in the eyes of all inexplicable, and that we will pose before the scene photographed in a disturbing diatribe: Something ends to happen, yet that something is in the mood of the characters. In some of these images, our contaminated look could reach erroneous conclusions, perhaps dark and remote. In an interesting shooting that drinks from the cinematographic schemes, Bayona stages a collection of real locations that have been photographed in exceptional light conditions - thanks to a generator moved through out the different scenarios- then post-produced with an intense complex processed addressing the image from a pictorial point of view. The artist, finally, lets us decide how do they correspond to inside or outside, so that the expectation’s experiences and imagination become essential to the story’s interpretation.

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The Life of the Other: At 7 PM

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Ed. 1/3

65 x 53 cm

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A research project halfway between documentary and staged photography composed of 16 images, the project reflects on the use of the body as work support by three professional collectives, that is, as an object of intangible desire, in the case of strippers or porn actors, or those that are subordinated through an economic consideration, in the case of the hustlers The title of the series refers to the game of identities and fictions carried out by these workers to protect their privacy. A sort of "alter egos" or virtual masks that dissociate them from their person, a construct of themselves created to develop their profession through the representation of a feigned character, which mutates to adapt to the work demands or demands of different clients, thus becoming - consciously or unconsciously - permanent actors of the same and endowing it with a very specific life and characteristics. The initial phase of the project is based on interviews with the different participants of the study, thus realizing an approach to the real person, depriving it of the protective device of the mask to be able to understand its reality, its experiences and experiences. Starting from the stories obtained, the project reconstructs photographically some of the passages of its intense life, a mise en scène that gives visibility to stories that tend to be hidden by shame or fear of social rejection due to the stigmatization of the profession, a way to make public something that in nature is very intimate and personal. The characters appearing in each image are played by professional actors, who feel and suffer the lives of the real protagonists, and mix with them who reinterpret their own experiences. This is established as a strategy agreed with each and every one of them to preserve their anonymity despite showing their face before the camera. A double fiction, that of the character that this typology of professionals creates for themselves and protects them from society, and that they have to interpret in the photographic capture within the project, generating permanent doubt in the viewer who does not know who is the real and who the interpreter or interpreted. The project explores the special life characteristics of these workers, deepening in issues such as repressed desire, relationships, affective problems, the cultural environment, immigration, the profile of clients, different sexual practices, illness , loneliness, social stigma or double standards of citizenship among many other tangential issues. A kind of parallel reality in which economic, cultural, religious, health, or simple personal decisions are interrelated that tend to occur in the limits between the public and the private.

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Fernando Bayona

Out of the Blue: At Home

Archival Pigment Print

Available in 3 sizes: Ed. 3: 106 x 84 cm, Ed. 2: 135 x 106 cm & Ed. 3:

65 x 53 cm

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Something that happens unexpectedly and places us in a kind of vertex. From that point, it is difficult not to see one's existence as something dividing us forever in before and after. The diagnosis of a disease that will change us without remission, the arrival of someone who gives a turnaround to our universe or a circumstance which shakes the fundaments of what we known. Certainly, the Anglo-Saxon expression Out of the blue can refer to that something good or bad appearing out of nowhere -without previous warning. However, Fernando Bayona has focused its search on that uncertainty that is based within us. Leaving us in a deep state of melancholy. In out of the blue, the Bayona’s story becomes opaque, placing a singular emphasis on life’s mystery, in the eyes of all inexplicable, and that we will pose before the scene photographed in a disturbing diatribe: Something ends to happen, yet that something is in the mood of the characters. In some of these images, our contaminated look could reach erroneous conclusions, perhaps dark and remote. In an interesting shooting that drinks from the cinematographic schemes, Bayona stages a collection of real locations that have been photographed in exceptional light conditions - thanks to a generator moved through out the different scenarios- then post-produced with an intense complex processed addressing the image from a pictorial point of view. The artist, finally, lets us decide how do they correspond to inside or outside, so that the expectation’s experiences and imagination become essential to the story’s interpretation.

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The Life of the Other: Burning Man

Archival Pigment Print

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A research project halfway between documentary and staged photography composed of 16 images, the project reflects on the use of the body as work support by three professional collectives, that is, as an object of intangible desire, in the case of strippers or porn actors, or those that are subordinated through an economic consideration, in the case of the hustlers The title of the series refers to the game of identities and fictions carried out by these workers to protect their privacy. A sort of "alter egos" or virtual masks that dissociate them from their person, a construct of themselves created to develop their profession through the representation of a feigned character, which mutates to adapt to the work demands or demands of different clients, thus becoming - consciously or unconsciously - permanent actors of the same and endowing it with a very specific life and characteristics. The initial phase of the project is based on interviews with the different participants of the study, thus realizing an approach to the real person, depriving it of the protective device of the mask to be able to understand its reality, its experiences and experiences. Starting from the stories obtained, the project reconstructs photographically some of the passages of its intense life, a mise en scène that gives visibility to stories that tend to be hidden by shame or fear of social rejection due to the stigmatization of the profession, a way to make public something that in nature is very intimate and personal. The characters appearing in each image are played by professional actors, who feel and suffer the lives of the real protagonists, and mix with them who reinterpret their own experiences. This is established as a strategy agreed with each and every one of them to preserve their anonymity despite showing their face before the camera. A double fiction, that of the character that this typology of professionals creates for themselves and protects them from society, and that they have to interpret in the photographic capture within the project, generating permanent doubt in the viewer who does not know who is the real and who the interpreter or interpreted. The project explores the special life characteristics of these workers, deepening in issues such as repressed desire, relationships, affective problems, the cultural environment, immigration, the profile of clients, different sexual practices, illness , loneliness, social stigma or double standards of citizenship among many other tangential issues. A kind of parallel reality in which economic, cultural, religious, health, or simple personal decisions are interrelated that tend to occur in the limits between the public and the private.

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Fernando Bayona

Circus Christi: Crucifixión

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Ed. 1/2

135 x 106 cm

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A subversive new version of the life of Jesus, located on the periphery of any large city and temporarily set from the 70s until today. A cast of actors undertakes the interpretations of fictional characters that bear great parallels with those that actually appear in the New Testament gospels. The project analyzes the limits of the alteration of History, the freedom of expression and the meaning that dogmatic scorn has in today's society. It thus enters into conflict with the ideological, cultural and economic interests of religious or political groups that try to censor any type of manifestation that threatens the bases on which their sources of power are based. The 14 images that make up Circus Christi represent a contemporary way of life that narrates the intense life of Jesus, the vocalist and leader of the fictional music group Circus Christi. The initial 3 shots are set in the early 70's when his father José, a small-time camel is sentenced in jail, and his mother María is forced to work as a prostitute to support her family.

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Fernando Bayona

Piel de asno

Impresión Ink Jet

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FERNANDO BAYONA. (Spain, 1980) Lives and works in Madrid & Granada.
Bachelor in Arts by the University of Granada with a Master in Photography by the Universidad NABA Milán, Italy, amongst other diplomas; he is an artist, college professor, speaker, PH student and art promoter. Bayona is recipient of the Manuel Rivera Iniciarte, Propuestas VEGAP, BilbaoArte - Spain, Eberhard y BSI-Switzerland, Kabushikikaisha-Japan, Agencia Magnum & NABA - Italy, Estampa Madrid, Unicaja, Fundación Arena and The SONY World Photography Awards, among others.
His oeuvre has been exhibited at Nueva York, Buenos Aires, Bruselas, Berlín, Milán, Roma, Venecia, Osaka, Túnez, all across Spain and Mexico City. ALMANAQUE featured his work this 2019 at Material Art Fair, Arco Madrid, arteBA Buenos Aires and Photo London, followed by his solo show “Appearances Apparatus” and SCOPE Contemporary Art Miami.
Fernando Bayona was amongst the top 20 artists of 2019 by ABC Madrid. (Los 20 Protagonistas del 2019) and included in the books: “Le Christ au miroir de la photographie contemporaine” by Nathalie Dierschy. France. ’17) and “Queer!? Visual Arts in Europe by Anton Anthonissen (Germany. ’19)

DANILA TKACHENKO. Russia, 1989. Lives and works in Moscow.
Tkachenko, has been capturing the remains of recent regimes at the dawn of a world’s new order. The production of the young Russian artist holds an aesthetic traversed by time, making reference to yesterday artistic movements, History and futuristic utopias. His images
are a reminder that the future is something from the past. With a deep interest in old regimes, motherland symbols, religion and monumentality, his work belongs to some of the preeminent photography collections. He has been shown worldwide and reviewed by global critique, including BBC Culture, The Guardian, El País, The British Journal of Photography, The New York Times and many, many more.
Graduated from the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography, Tkachenko has been awarded with the World Press Photo, the European Publishers Award, the LensCulture Exposure by Voices Off Festival Arles, Burn Magazine Prize, Foam Talent Fotografie-museum Amsterdam Prize, The 30 under 30 by Magnum Photo and The Center Choice Award, amongst many other (2014-2018).
ALMANAQUE has proudly shown his world in Basel Switzerland, Photo London, Zona Maco Foto, Scope Miami, San Francisco Photo Fairs, including his first solo show in the Americas at ALMANAQUE gallery in 2018.