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Roberto Fernández Ibáñez

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Roberto G. Fernández Ibáñez was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, en 1955.  He studied Chemistry, and he is self-taught in Photography.
He develops and prints using his own formulas, giving to each image a unique atmosphere.
He designs and makes artist’ books that include haiku and prose of his authorship, drawing, calligraphy, photography and mixed media.

His work was exhibited in Uruguay, Argentine, Brazil, Paraguay, United States of America, The Caribbean, Spain, France, Malaysia and The Netherlands.
He was Honored Guest at FotoFest '92 Houston, Texas U.S.A., and he received the Discoveries Prize Revelation Portfolio 2004 at the Festival of Light, Argentine.
He was selected to FotoFest International Discoveries 2007, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
First Prize at V Municipal Salon of Arts, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Among the places in which his works were shown, are:

  • FotoFest Biennial, House of Hispanic Culture, Houston, Texas, USA
  • FotoFest Headquarters, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A
  • The Museum of Latin-American Art of the O.A.S., Washington D.C., USA
  • Galerie Huit, Arles Photography Open Salon, R’encontres d’Arles, France.
  • The FotoGalería of CTBA Teatro San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentine.
  • Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentine.
  • Arte x Arte Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentine.
  • Municipal Center at Provincia of Santa Fe’s Foto Galería, Argentine.
  • La Rábida Museum, Huelva, Spain.
  • ABC Treehouse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


In Uruguay, his work was exhibited at:

  • National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo.
  • Municipal Exhibitions’ Center, Montevideo.
  • CdF Center of Photography, Montevideo.
  • Museum of Migrations, Montevideo.
  • Museum Juan Manuel Blanes, Montevideo.
  • Museum and Municipal Historical Archive (Cabildo), Montevideo.
  • Galería A Cielo Abierto of CdF, Montevideo,
  • Ministerial of Education and Culture, Montevideo.
  • FotoClub Uruguayo, Montevideo
  • Sala Carlos Sáez of Ministerial of Transport, Montevideo.
  • Gallery and Museum La Puerta de San Juan, Montevideo.
  • Galería of Notariado, Montevideo.
  • National Library, Montevideo.
  • Centro Cultural de México, Montevideo.
  • Centro Cultural Kavlin, Maldonado.
  • Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, Maldonado.


His work is cited in anthologies and publications such as "Alaska Editions #2 – Contemporary Photography" (London, UK); "Image and Memory: Photography from Latin America 1866-1994" (Houston, U.S.A.); "Orientalism in Hispano-American Modernism " (Araceli Tinajero, Purdue University Press, U.S.A.); "Premio Festival de la Luz" (Larivière Editions, Argentine); Foto Mundo Magazine, Argentine; Dossier Magazine, Uruguay; “Uruguayan Art: From the Masters to our days”, El País editions, Uruguay.

His work is in private collections in Argentine, Brazil, U.S.A., Peru, Spain, France, Canada and Uruguay, in The Museum of Modern Art of Río de Janeiro –Joaquim Paiva’s Collection, and in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, U.S.A.
He received the Morosoli Award in Arts (Uruguayan cultural award in art, science and investigation) in recognition to his artistic trajectory and contribution to the Uruguayan culture.

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