Photography

Xan Padrón

Bio

English

Galician photographer Xan Padrón (Ourense 1969), received his first camera at the hands of the photojournalist Enrique Reza, who awoke in him a passion for the photography of the everyday, just as his father, the journalist Luís Padrón, awoke in him the patience to listen and observe stories.

After diverse street photography projects in New York City, in 2011 he began his acclaimed project, Time-Lapse: a collection of portraits of various cities through the people who inhabit them. His series Time-Lapse has been exhibited, among other places, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, The Pfizer Building in New York, and in the art fairs Photo LA, Art on Paper NYC and The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art in London, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Chicago. His work has been published on the cover of the eleventh edition of the anthology Race, Class and Gender in the United States (MacMillan, 2020), in the sociology volume Personal Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2021), and in international publications such as the New England Review (NER), Die Zeit Magazine (Germany), PRISM International (Canada), and Photo World Magazine (China). His Time-Lapses were even on the cover of the autumn catalog of Saatchi Art (2019) and were selected for the program Art on Link (#ArtOnLink) of the City of New York (LinkNYC, CityBridge 2020) where Xan Padrón’s sociological portraits were shared on more than 1,700 digital kiosks citywide.

Xan Padrón’s career as a photographer is also linked to his previous occupation as a professional musician. During more than a decade, he toured with his bass and his camera documenting life around musicians with whom he worked. As a photographer of artists and concerts, he has worked in an official capacity for APAP (Association of Performing Arts Professionals, United States) and for the publications Inside Arts and The Writer Magazine (United States).

In addition to Saatchi Art, Xan Padrón works with the galleries Susan Spiritus Gallery in California, Michelle Mariaud in New York, Merritt Gallery in Baltimore, Jules Place in Boston, The CAMP Gallery in Miami, Shayne Gallery in Montreal, Trove Art Gallery in Dubai, and the Hadani Gallery in Tel-Aviv.

Xan Padrón shares his life with the musician, educator, and writer Cristina Pato. Since 2005, he spends his time between Galicia and New York City and has his studio at Mana Contemporary (NJ).


Galego

O fotógrafo galego Xan Padrón (Ourense 1969), recibiu a súa primeira cámara da man do foto- xornalista Enrique Reza que espertou nel a paixón pola fotografía do cotián, do mesmo xeito que o seu pai, o xornalista Luís Padrón espertara nel a paciencia para escoitar e observar historias.

Tras diversos proxectos de fotografía de rúa na cidade de Nova York, no ano 2011 comezou co seu aclamadoproxecto “Time Lapse”: unha colección de retratos de cidades a través das persoas que as habitan. A súa serie Time Lapse ten sido exposta, entre outros lugares, na sede da Organización das Nacións Unidas de Nova York, no Edificio Pfizer de Nova York, e nas feiras de arte Photo LA, Art on Paper NYC e The Other Art Fair, presentada pola galería Saatchi Art en Londres, Nova York, Dallas, Los Angeles e Chicago. A súa obra ten sido publicada na portada da undécima edición da antoloxía “Race, Class and Gender in the United States” (MacMillan, 2020), na do libro de socioloxía “Personal Networks” (Cambridge University Press, 2021), e en revistas internacionais coma o New England Review (NER), Die Zeit Magazine (Alemaña), PRISM International (Canadá) e o Photo World Magazine (China). Os seus “Time Lapses” chegaron a ser portada do catálogo de outono da galería Saatchi Art (2019) e foron seleccionados para o programa Art on Link (#ArtOnLink) da cidade de Nova York (LinkNYC, CityBridge 2020), que levou os retratos sociolóxicos de Xan Padrón ás máis de 1,700 pantallas dixitais (e públicas) espalladas por toda a cidade.

A carreira de Xan Padrón coma fotógrafo está tamén ligada á súa antiga profesión coma músico profesional. Durante máis dunha década xirou co seu baixo e a súa cámara documentando a vida que acontecía arredor dos músicos cos que traballaba. Como fotógrafo de artistas e concertos ten traballado como fotógrafo oficial para a APAP (Association of Performing Arts Professionals, EUA), e para a revista Inside Arts e The Writer Magazine (EUA).

Ademais de Saatchi Art, Xan Padrón traballa coas galerías Susan Spiritus Gallery en California, Michelle Mariaud en Nova York, Merritt Gallery en Baltimore, Jules Place en Boston, The CAMP Gallery en Miami, Shayne Gallery en Montreal, Trove Art Gallery en Dubai e a Hadani Gallery en Tel-Aviv.

Xan Padrón comparte a súa vida coa música, educadora e escritora Cristina Pato. Desde o ano 2005, divide o seu tempo entre Galicia e Nova York onde ten o seu estudio no centro cultural Mana Contemporary (NJ).




Latest Exhibitions and Art Fairs:

  • Art on Paper, NYC. Michele Mariaud Gallery. March 2020
  • PhotoLA. Susan Spiritus Gallery. January 2020
  • #ArtOnLink NYC. 1.700+ Link digital kiosks across NYC's five boroughs. January 2020
  • CENTER Award Winners Exhibition. Pictura Gallery at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts. December 2019-February 2020
  • The Other Art Fair Dallas. Dallas Market Hall. September 2019
  • The Other Art Fair LA. Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA. September 2019
  • The Other Art Fair London. Handyside Canopy. London, July 2019
  • The Other Art Fair Chicago. Mana Contemporary Chicago. May 2019
  • The Other Art Fair Brooklyn. Brooklyn Expo Center. May 2019
  • The Other Art Fair LA. The Magic Box, LA. March 2019
  • Time Lapse, Xan Padrón. United Nations Headquarters, NYC. January - February 2019
  • The Other Art Fair. Brooklyn Expo Pavilion, New York. November 2018
  •  The Other Art Fair LA. Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA. October 2018 
  •  The Other Art Fair Chicago. Mana Contemporary Chicago. September 2018 
  •  Xan Padrón | Paintings. The Shayne Gallery, Montreal. July 6-20 2018 
  •  The Other Art Fair. Brooklyn Expo Pavilion, New York. May 2018