Gema Polanco (Valencia, 1992)
Degree in photography at the London College of Communication (2015), postgraduate in Master Photoespaña (Madrid, 2016) and Master in Visual Arts and Education at the UB (Barcelona, 2017). She has been a representative of Photoespaña in PhotoRumania (2016), winner of Art Photo Barcelona (2017), of the call of Making Photoespaña (2018) and recently selected for notebook No. 77 of La Kursala, Cádiz (2020). Her work has been exhibited at festivals such as Circulation (s) in Paris, PhotoEspaña, PhotoAlicante, Art Photo Barcelona, Panoramic Festival in Granollers and Miami New Media Festival in Miami. She has been selected in the prestigious ING UnseeN Talent Award (2017) and has recently won the Swatchxyou Award (2019). In parallel, she is the founder of Navaja Automatica, with which she publishes books, makes books and other cultural artifacts. She have right now her next book and two exhibitions for 2020: a collective in the Conde Duque Cultural Center in Madrid and an individual in the Kursala hall of Cádiz. It has also been named "young promise" by the monthly supplement Smoda of the newspaper El País and by La Vanguardia.