Jorge Lopez Munoz / „Boys from El Clot”


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El Clot (The Hole) building is an apartment block that for the last 15 years has been under threat by a City Hall plan that forecasts the demolition of 1.651 homes in „El Cabanyal” Valencia’s historic fisherman neighborhood, in order to extend Blasco Ibanyez Avenue until the seafront. Meanwhile, the City Hall has acquired several homes in the area, to shut and brick them up, waiting for their demolition. For the last years, tens of homeless gypsy families have occupied and restored some of these empty apartments in El Clot. This has put these families into the police’s and the Court’s spotlight. Recently, the neighbors have come together to defend themselves and to raffle a lot of other holes that they must face on a daily basis, such as exclusion, poverty, racism or real state mobing. Will they get through?

JORGE LOPEZ MUNOZ
Photography degree, Art and Design College of Valencia (EASD). Master of Fine Art Photography and Professional Projects (Lens School of Visual Arts of Madrid). Master in Graphic Arts, Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV).
He has attended workshops and masterclasses with José Manuel Navia, Luis González Palma, Samuel Aranda, Ricardo Cases, Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Lyons and Alberto García-Alix among others. Since 2013, Jorge has participated in collective photography exhibitions, at EASD Valencia, the Culture Centre in Burjassot, the XV Cabanyal Portes Obertes show, Centre Cultural La Nau, the London College of Communication and at the Whitebox Gallery at Publika (Kuala Lumpur).

EXHIBITIONS:

Public Art Exhibition with JR´s Insideoutproject / Valencia, Spain (2015)
Winner of Emergentes Call / BARBASTRO FOTO Festival, Sala El Moliné – Barbastro / Spain (2015);
Winner of Nano busca un Autor Call / NANO Festival de Fotografía, FOLA Fototea Latinoamericana – Buenos Aires / Argentina (2015).