Rodrigo Gonzalo Encinar


Rodrigo Gonzalo Encinar

Lecturer, Design Communication
Rodrigo Gonzalo Encinar
  • PhD (C) Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • MFA Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
  • BA Design, Georg Simon Ohm Th, Nuremberg, Germany
  • BFA Fine Arts, University Of Salamanca, Spain


Rodrigo is a visual artist, designer, researcher and mentor. His artistic work revolves around analytical explorations of representation within culture, focusing on a complex, politicised and critical awareness of the photographic image. 

His projects are presented as installations with photographs, video projections and objects. The mediums he uses include digital images, moving images and code. The relationship between photographic records, objectivity and truth drive Rodrigo's studio practice. He interrogates the documentary use of the camera, addressing photography’s technological idiosyncratic notion of trace and the history of the photographic medium, its uses and interpretation.

The topics he deals with are primarily home, belonging, place, and identity. His academic research currently focuses on digital archives and body technologies in Southeast Asia.

Research and Practice

Solo Exhibitions

  • Tractatus, Camara Oscura Art Gallery; Madrid, Spain (2011)
  • Tractatus, SPAS Gallery; Rochester NY, US (2011)
  • Noctambula, Camara Oscura Art Gallery; Madrid, Spain (2008)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Rimba, Singapore International Photography Festival; Singapore (2020)
  • Elèctric i llunyà Olor VISUAL; Barcelona, Spain (2018)
  • Converge; Rochester NY, USA (2010)
  • Descubrimientos; Madrid, Spain (2009)
  • 11th Photoespaña photo festival, ARCO; Madrid, Spain (2009)
  • 28th International contemporary art fair, Camara Oscura Art Gallery; Madrid, Spain (2009)
  • 16th International print & contemporary art editions fair, Camara Oscura Art Gallery; Madrid, Spain (2007)
  • With Works of Nan Goldin, Bill Henson, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Sally Mann, CAB Centro de Arte; Burgos, Spain (2007)
  • Arrebato, Camara Oscura Art Gallery; Madrid Spain (2007)
  • Young Artists Award CyL; Burgos, Spain (2006)
  • Descubrimientos; Madrid, Spain (2006)
  • 8th Photoespaña photo festival 2005 INJU VE, Amadís exhibition hall; Madrid, Spain (2005)
  • Nächste Leerung!; TH Nuremberg, Germany (2005)
  • Guest Speaker

    • ICSPS Media & Globalization: Utopian/Dystopian Views, Speaker: Truth, identity & consumerism in the Post-photographic era, Universitas Pelita Harapan; Jakarta, Indonesia (2013)
    • JICC Communication in culture: Whose Culture? Speaker: Pop Culture, Identity, Gender and Media Representation, Universitas Pembangunan; Yogyakarta Indonesia (2012)