About Francisco


FRANCISCO MATA ROSAS (Ciudad de México, 1958)

Graduated in Social Communication Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco.

Master's Degree in Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Full-time professor-researcher in the Communication career at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Cuajimalpa unit.

Belongs to the National System of Art Creators of Mexico, since 2000.

He has participated in more than 130 collective exhibitions and has had more than 80 individual exhibitions in 51 countries: Argentina, Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, China, Ecuador, Scotland, Spain, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Guatemala, Honduras, the Netherlands, Hungary, England, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Romania, Russia, Saint Lucia, Serbia, South Africa, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Awards and distinctions (selection):

Acquisition Prize at the Biennial of Mexican Photography, 1988.

Award of Honor in the Bicentennial Contest of the French Revolution, Mexico-France, 1989.

Third Mother Jones Fund for Documentary Photography, USA, 1993.

In 2009, he was nominated for the Henri Cartier Bresson Award in France, postulated by the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, USA.

In 2015 Time magazine names him as one of the nine Mexican photographers to follow. Http://time.com/3845326/nine-mexican-photographers-you-need-to-follow/

He is author of the books: América Profunda, 1992. Saturday of Glory, 1994. Coastlines, 2000. Mexico Tenochtitlan, 2005. Tepito, bravo the neighborhood !, 2007. Noah's Ark. 2009. A trip, 2011. The line.

He has illustrated, participated, or been included in more than 50 books.

He has participated as a Lecturer, Jury, Curator or Workshop Host at the main photography meetings in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, China, Spain, the United States, France, England and Mexico. He belongs to advisory or editorial boards of foundations, magazines and cultural institutions in Mexico.

Age 61
Nationality Mexican
Born in Mexico
Based in Mexico
Languages spoken English, Spanish
Specialisations Daily Life, Social Issues, Contemporary Issues

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Current Location: Mexico