Jorge Ribalta is an artist, researcher, editor and independent curator.

Has made solo shows at, among others, galleries Zabriskie (New York and Paris), Casa sin Fin (Madrid) and angelsbarcelona (Barcelona). His solo exhibition Monument Machine has been presented in 2015 at Museo Guerrero (Granada) and Fundación Helga de Alvear (Cáceres). His most recent exhibition has been Renaissance. Scènes de la reconversión industrielle Dans le bassin minier du Nord-Pas-de-Calais, at the CRP Centre Régional de la Photographie Nord-Pas-de-Calais (Douchy-les-Mines, 2015-16)

Has participated in many group shows like New Photography 10 (MOMA, New York, 1994), Fragments (MACBA, Barcelona, 1996) Sets and Situations (MOMA, New York, 2000), Playgrounds (Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2014) and the recent The Beast is the Sovereign (MACBA and WKV, Barcelona and Stuttgart, 2015)

Curator of exhibitions (selection): Universal Archive. The condition of the document and the modern photographic utopia (MACBA, Barcelona, 2008), A Hard, Merciless Light. The Worker-Photography Movement, 1926-1939 (Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2011), and Not Yet. On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism (Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2015)

Editor of the books (selection): Public Photographic Spaces. Propaganda Exhibitions from Pressa to Family of Man, 1928-1955 (MACBA, 2009), The Worker Photography Movement, 1926-1939. Essays and Documents (Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2011) and Not Yet. On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism. Essays and Documents, 1972-1991 (Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2015).

Has been Head of Public Programs at MACBA between 1999 and 2009.


Jorge Ribalta, Laocoonte salvaje, Periférica, Cáceres, 2012.
John Roberts, “Photography, landscape and the social production of space”, in Philosophy of Photography, vol. 1, no. 2, 2010, p. 135-156.
Stephanie Schwartz, “Between Labour and Intellect: Jorge Ribalta’s Anonymous Work”, in Philosophy of Photography, vol. 3, no. 2, 2013, p 358-373.
Jorge Ribalta, Scrambling, Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, 2015.
Monumento máquina. Jorge Ribalta, Centro José Guerrero, Granada and Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, 2015.

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