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From the Single Image to the Photographic Project: Masterclass by Nicolas Combarro

Nicolas Combarro A Coruña, 1979. Artista visual, director y comisario. Vive y trabaja en Madrid.



From the Single Image to the Photographic Project: Masterclass by Nicolas Combarro

New workshop dates: 11-13th December 2014
Revised last date of application: 1st December, 2014
Location for the workshop: Space 22, Seoul, South Korea
Please take note of the change of dates and schedule of the workshop.

Organized by EMAHO and IED Madrid

After the great success of the workshop with Ricardo Cases and Cristina de Middel, we will continue the workshop program of the IED Madrid and EMAHO Magazine, with a Masterclass of Nicolas Combarro in Seoul, South Korea.

Nicolas is a renown artist and curator based in Madrid, and the director of the Specialized Course in Contemporary Photography at the IED Madrid.

His work is based on a research process that deals with architectonic structures and the transformation of the built space. In his artistic practice, Nicolas often combines his photography with drawing, sculpture, and installation works.

The workshop will be co-organized by EMAHO, IED MADRID and Space 22, Seoul, Korea.

ST (Hidden Architecture I)                           Nicolás Combarro, Untitled, from the series Hidden Architecture, 2013


You do not need to be a photographer to feel the urge to tell your story in the photographic medium. We welcome everybody who wants to learn how to use photography the way it works best: As a medium that can codify, and de-codify reality, a medium that tells stories, that allows to put some order in the chaos, or chaos in the order. A democratic medium in the best, and the worst sense, and an artistic medium, if it needs to be.The workshop is thus addressed to both students and professionals in the field of photography and the visual arts: Photographers, new media artists, designers and curators, as well as students of Fine Arts, Audiovisual Communications, Publicity, Journalism, Art History, Architecture or Humanities. A PDF document of maximum 30 pages which should not be more than 5 MB. This can be a photographic portfolio or a portfolio on your creative practice in other media.

Dates: 11-13th December 2014

Location for the workshop: Space 22, Seoul, Korea

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Minimum Seats  for each workshop – 9 Maximum seats for each workshop– 14

Tuition fee:  390 Euros (540.000 Won)

10% Discount for students from East Asia (against a valid photo ID) 15% Discount on each referral participant (Tuition Fee)

One student will be offered an Achievers Grant, which means 100% refund of the tuition fee. The winner of this grant will be published on the last day of the workshop.

Revised last date of application: Dec.1, 2014


Please Note:

Chosen participants are expected to bear their own travel and accommodation. Please note that your final participation is subject to realization of fees and is non-refundable. Please note that the participation in this workshop can be validated as 2 ECTS credits of the following courses at IED Madrid:

European Master of Fine Art Photography (April 2015 – March 2016)

Master Program of Professional Photography (Oct 2015 – July 2016)

Contemporary Art Photography (Jan 2015 – April 2015)

LINES I                                       Nicolás Combarro, Untitled, from the series Lines, 2008



Send an email to MANIKKATYAL@EMAHOMAGAZINE.COM with “WORKSHOP APPLICATION: KOREA” written in the subject line, and attach the following:

A PDF document of maximum 30 pages which should not be more than 5 MB. Bodies of work / projects are preferred.

The PDF should include :

•A brief description of you and your project(s) •A CV and exhibition list


Day 1:


– Introduction to the work of Nicolás Combarro. – Introduction of the work of the main artists working with photography in Europe, the Americas and abroad in Contemporary Art context. – Introduction of the students and their motivations to take the workshop. – Introduction to the workshop’s dynamic and targets.

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break


– Individual presentations and approaches of the work of each participant. – Review of the portfolios of each artist and individual and group critique. – Nicolas will help participants to find their own voice, and fine-tune the whole choir. – Definition of a task for each of the participants to develop during the workshop.

4_1 Nicolás Combarro, Untitled, from the series Structures, 2010


Day 2:


– Individual work on the task for each participant with the help of Nicolas. – Working to break the boundaries between photography and other disciplines, trying to mix different strategies.

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break.


– “Edit your work”. How to find the right edition of your work by exploring the connection between images and the right quantity and sequence to show it. – “Contextualize your work”. Establish the right context for your work in the History of Art/Photography. Dealing with other artists’ practices similar to yours. Making your work both inter-related and unique. – “Communicate your work”. Working on the right presentation both oral and written of your work: Artist statement, portfolio review situation or public speech.

Day 3:

9-12:30 Wrapping up the final presentation of each student with the help of Nicolas

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break.

13:30-15 Group Critique and presentation of the Works with Nicolas and Manik Katyal.


Nicolas Combarro (born in A Coruña, Spain, in 1979) is an artist, curator and educator. His work has been shown in museums and galleries in Europe and the Americas, and his curatorial projects have been awarded many prizes. Since 2011, he is tutor of the European Master of Fine Art Photography at the IED Madrid, where he will also direct the Specialization Course for Contemporary Photography, starting in early 2015.

Detailed Biography of Nicolas Combarro 

Workshop: From the Single Image to the Photographic Project: Masterclass by Nicolas Combarro 워크샵:


이미지에서 작업으로

당신의 사진을 다른 레벨의 작품으로 끌어올리기

니콜라스 콤바로와 함께 하는 마스터 수업

기간: 2014. 12/11~12/13


Ricardo Cases 와 Cristina de Middel 과 함께 한 워크샵의 대성공 이후에, IED Madrid는 EMAHO 매거진과

함께 ‘Nicolas Combarro의 마스터 수업’ 워크샵이 12월 11일부터 12월 13일까지 서울에서 열립니다.

Nicolas 는 IED Madrid의 현대예술사진 특별 수업의 디렉터이며 유명한 예술가이자 큐레이터로서 스페인

마드리드를 기반으로 국제적인 다양한 활동을 하고 있습니다.

니콜라스의 작품은 공간의 변형과 건축학 구조를 다루는 연구조사 과정을 바탕으로 하고 있으며 그는 작업

과정에서 주로 사진을 그림, 조각, 설치와 함께 결합하여 사용합니다.

이 워크샵은 IED Madrid의 사진학부 학장인 모리츠 노이큘러에 의해 소개되며, 또한 EMAHO 매거진의 디렉터인

Manik Katyal이 포트폴리오 리뷰를 진행하게 됩니다.

본 워크샵은 EMAHO와 IED Madrid 에서 주최되며 서울, SPACE22에서 열립니다.


본 워크샵은 학생 뿐만 아니라 사진과 시각예술을 바탕으로 한 모든 전문가들에게 제공됩니다.

사진작가, 뉴미디어 작가, 디자이너, 큐레이터, 학생들(순수예술, 시청각 의사소통, 출판, 저널리즘, 예술사, 건축,

인문학을 공부하는 학생들)

지원방법: 의 주소로 “WORKSHOP APPLICATION:KOREA” 라는 제목과 함께

아래 내용의 파일을 첨부하여 메일을 보내주시면 됩니다.

1. PDF 포트폴리오 : 본인의 주요, 대표작품으로 최대 30페이지, 5MB 를 넘지 않도록 합니다. 포트폴리오는

사진작품 또는 다양한 분야의 창작작품(사진작가가 아닌 경우)으로 제작할 수 있습니다.

2. PDF파일 필수 첨부 내용 :

• 자기소개와 프로젝트에 관한 설명.

• CV 이력서와 전시경력 리스트 (전시경력이 있는 경우)

수업 구성 및 워크샵 일정:

첫째날 :

• 09-12:30

– 니콜라스 콤바로의 작품 소개

– 현대미술의 맥락에서 유럽과 아메리카 그리고 해외에서 사진분야로 활동하는 작가들의 작품 소개

– 참가자(학생)의 소개와 본 워크샵에 참여하게된 동기에 대한 설명

– 워크샵의 동적 영향 및 목표 소개

• 12:30-13:30


• 13:30-15

– 개인별 프레젠테이션과 각 참가자들의 작품에 대한 접근

– 각 참가자의 포트폴리오 검토와 개인별, 그룹별 비평 토론

– 각 참가자가 작업 과정을 통해 자신의 목소리를 찾을 수 있도록 하며 수업의 전체적인 하모니를 위한 니콜라스의

수업 지도

– 각 참가자가 본 워크숍 동안 진행할 수 있는 작업 과제 선정


• 09-12:30

– 니콜라스의 도움과 함께 각 학생들의 개인과제 진행 및 개발

– 사진과 그와 다른 분야의 영역의 틀을 깨고 서로 혼합하는 다른 전략 시도

• 12:30-13:30


• 13:30-15

-“ 당신의 작품 편집하기” 작품을 선보이는데 있어 이미지와 분량 그리고 연속성과의 관계를 찾아나가며 어떻게

당신의 작업을 적합하게 편집할 수 있는지에 대한 연구

– “ 당신의 작품 설정화하기” 예술/사진의 역사 안에서 참가자의 작업에 적합한 맥락 설정하기.

참가자의 작업과 비슷한 다른 예술가의 사례를 다루고 상호 관계성과 고유성을 지닌 작품 만들기.

– “ 당신의 작품을 설명하기” 참가자의 작품을 발표와 글쓰기를 통해 프레젠테이션하기; 작품 소개, 포트폴리오

검토와 발표.


• 9-12:30

-니콜라스의 도움과 함께 각 참가자들의 최종 프레젠테이션을 최상의 단계로 끌어올리기.

• 12:30-13:30

– 점심시간

• 13:30-15

– 그룹 평가 및 Nicolas와 Manik의 프레젠테이션

워크샵 장소: Space22 (


워크샵을 위한 최소 참가 인원- 9

워크샵을 위한 최대 참가 인원- 14

수업료: 390 유로 (54만원)

10% 할인- 동아시아에서 온 학생들 (사진이 부착된 유요한 신분증 지참 필요)

15% 할인- 추천 참가자 (수업료)

한 학생에게는 수업료가 전액 환불되는 아카이버 상이 수여됩니다. 수상자는 워크샵의 마지막 날에 공표될


지원 마감기한: 2014년 12월 01일

영어를 하지 못하는 분들을 위한 동시통역이 제공됩니다.

Please note that the participation in this workshop can be validated as 2 ECTS credits of the following courses at IED Madrid:

European Master of Fine Art Photography (April 2015 – March 2016)

Master Program of Professional Photography (Oct 2015 – July 2016)

Contemporary Art Photography (Jan 2015 – April 2015)

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