Margherita Chiarva

“The Space in Between

Exhibition from 26th until 29th February 2020

Opening 28th February 2020 - 19hs

MONDO GALERIA presents for the first time in Spain "The Space in Between" an individual exhibition by Margherita Chiarva, an artist who closes with her work and career an evolutionary circle opened towards the end of the 19th century by British pioneer Anna Atkins.

The Space in Between 2019
© Margherita Chiarva

The idea in her work stems from the interaction with materials and creative research. It is not a process of imitation but a process of generating a new reality embodied in silver salts. The magic of shades and textures born with the impact of light on the photosensitive material. Sometimes an image looks like one thing, other times, forms appear from the shadows or well interact with remains of reality stolen from a negative discard. But always, the unknown emerges, brings to surface a new invented reality in which who wants to see will find.

The exhibition curated by AD Studio is completed by the soundscape "Call Thou Upon My Name Unto Eternity, And It Shall Never Fail" created by Toni Castells to accompany the imagery created by Margherita Chiarva, and to elevate the space of the gallery into a sacred-spiritual escape for visitors to dive into an immersive experience.

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Gijsbert Hanekroot

From 8th June to 31st August 2019

OPENING Saturday 8th June 19.30 hs



"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there would be peace.." John Lennon


MONDO GALERIA in collaboration with Amante Collection present at PGA CATALUNYA RESORTS - Hotel Camiral a selection of photographs by Gijsbert Hanekroot as a tribute to David Bowie and other legends of the 1970s like Mick Jagger, John & Yoko, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry or Frank Zappa.


20 original photographs by Gijsbert Hanekroot arrive for the first time to Barcelona to depict a decade of changes and revolution through music. A time when sex, drugs and rock´n´roll were the mainstream while the post-war economic boom was coming to an end. A pivotal change in culture. The “Me” culture, as quoted by Tom Wolfe, was the beginning of a self-centred society, based on the importance of the individual as contrary to the community. It was the birth of the self-created personality, and this collection of photographs portray some of the best influencers of the 70s. in this art.



John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1971) © Gijsbert Hanekroot




Andrea Santolaya

from 2nd to 30th JUNIE 2018

OPENING Saturday 2nd June from 12 to 22 hs

"They began a journey that continues through generations. They remain faithful to their tradition" Andrea Santolaya


MONDO GALERIA presents the latest unpublished work by Madrid born photographer Andrea Santolaya. "Russkaya Amerika", a trip to the far extremes of Alaska where she meets the last settlement of the Old Beleivers (sect separated from the Russian Orthodox Church in 1966). Emigrated from Russia finally settled in this corner of the world after fleeing the persecution for years through three continents (Siberia, China, Brazil, Oregon and finally Alaska)


Read more …"RUSSKAYA AMERIKA" Andrea Santolaya



Jacob Aue Sobol

From 17th FEBRUARY to 30th MARCH 2018

OPENING Saturday 17th February 20hs



"The Chao Phraya River is the lifeblood of Thailand. It is born as the Ping and Nan rivers become one. From there its waters flow south to Bangkok. These pictures are a recording of what I saw and the people I met along The River of Kings in Bangkok." J.A.S

MONDO GALERIA presents for the first time in Spain "BY THE RIVER OF KINGS" an exhibition of the Danish photographer member of the MAGNUM PHOTOS agency: Jacob Aue Sobol (Copenhagen, 1976). This work compiled in a book of the same name presents “the” city of Bangkok found by the photographer. Its streets, its people, its lights sifted by the black and white contrast so particular of Sobol´s work. His approach to people is very special, his search for beauty in unique compositions that poke around in between the grotesque and the unbridled at times and between the perverse and the childish others, but always in the search for love.

The author will be present on the opening to sign books and a portfolio review will be organized for photographers who like to Exchange with the photographer.



“By the river of Kings”. 2016. Jacob Aue Sobol.

Bangkok, Nueva York, Singapur, Madrid ...

Black and White photography has challenged the world of truth; it has defined a parallel reality beyond comprehension. We have absorbed information coming from a medium presumed to be close to real life but certainly seriously far from it, much closer to a hallucinatory realm. When have our dreams or imagination been deprived of color? When have our collective unconscious been on black and white?
Photography has been from its beginning, somewhere in the middle of 19th century, a tool to help socioeconomic development to grow on a controlled direction, taking us to what we understand today as “common… ordinary”.
“Ordinary” or “common” did not exist before we could print a presence or personality on film or paper. (not even think of image in motion). Everybody was, as a matter of being, not focused on the looks of others; of “The other”.

Nowadays we concentrate on an individuality pushed and pampered by fashion, image and aesthetics, leaving aside humanity, sensibility and love. There is where evolution from personal disappearance has brought us, pressed by technocracy and scientology (not religiously). Religion is far from it, its abandon, left behind. No rules of control or order, just business. As always has been but in a macro way (wave. Tsunami). An endless desperation for selling what nobody wants. An invented market empty of goods, empty of content.

We travel far, and we do not see the human. We travel far trying to find a difference to pumper us, that makes us feel comfortable on our shit. That creates an “Other” where it’s just light; silver and paper. Humanity is there, on the streets that are different from our streets but deeply inside are the same ones. On rivers that carry an energy that its somewhere in our veins but we don’t want to see it. In an order, that because it seems different to ours, makes us feel it as distant, but it’s really there, just next to our day by day things on the deep core of family life. Can we change that? Can we move from our convention and accept a different stream, a different source, a different river?

That’s the challenge, the purpose, the quest that we face on this work. A vision, of a world that is there, waiting for us to accept it and to acknowledge it as a part of our life.


“By the river of Kings”. 2016. Jacob Aue Sobol.


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Casimiro Martinferre

Desde el 30 de Septiembre / From September 30th 2017

INAUGURACIÓN Sábado 30 de Septiembre 12hs / Opening September 30th - 12hs

“Flores para mi Funeral”. Piezas únicas en gelatina de plata de Casimiro Martinferre quien fue accésit en el 1º PREMIO INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFÍA MONDO GALERIA y que ahora forma parte de nuestros artistas representados. Pide un catálogo para poder reservar las obras antes de la exposición ya que se nos van de las manos.
Travesía de Belén 2. Madrid – 28004

“Flowers for my Funeral”, unique pieces on silver gelatin by Casimiro Martinferre who has been a runner up at the 1º INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRICE MONDO GALERIA and now he is part of our represented artists. Ask for a catalogue to book this unique works before they fly away from our hands.
30th September 2017. Travesía de Belén 2. Madrid – 28004




“Flores para mi funeral”. 2017. Casimiro Martinferre.



Hablar de fotografía es hablar de palabras, de sentidos, de inspiración. Una luz y el negro. Una oscuridad, el negativo.

Al pensar en la obra de Casimiro Martinferre pienso inmediatamente en Baudelaire, Charles. Aquel mitológico hito de Historia. Aquella llama nocturna soplada a fuelle de gaita. A vientos tempestuosos que nos traen el mar, nuestra poca cordura y el comienzo arcaico de una modernidad que hoy acaba.

Pues sí. Llegamos al fin sin saber qué hacer con nuestro desperdicio, con la codicia que flota en un Manifiesto delicado y tenue en busca de luz. Aquella que perdimos.

Gelatinas de plata que tuercen las palabras en un arcabuz emocional del que no estamos a salvo, ni queremos. Estamos aquí, ahora, en el momento exacto que nos corresponde. El momento de comenzar a ver que estamos muriendo y que eso es lo más valioso de nuestro tiempo, lo que nos hace brillar. Dilucidar un futuro creado por el empuje de una herencia descontrolada de pasado.

¿Y ahora? Me pregunto atónito. Ahora… es el momento de abrir este libro, de seguir sus palabras, de descubrir imágenes que hablan tanto de un planeta sucio de nosotros mismos como de un alma ardiente despojada de coraza.

Diego Alonso


Read more …"Flores para mi funeral" by Casimiro Martinferre

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