Francisco Riego is a Spanish-born artist based in London. He studied Fine Arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), from which he graduated in 1998. Having explored other creative areas, he focused on photography as a means of expression. Varied in terms of approach, his work is permeated by overtones of introspective emotion. The built environment, the natural landscape and the relationships between representation and subjective significance are some of the main concerns in his search, in which the poetic prevails over the explanatory. Riego has lived and worked in Spain, Italy and Ireland. In 2011 he moved to the UK, where he has since been based.

1993-1998   Fine Arts. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.

2010   PX3 2010 First Prize, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France.
            Category: Nature Non-pro. Catalogue: Px3 Annual Book No. 04.
2010   Finalist in the Roberto Villagraz Scholarship of Photography 2010.
            EFTI Centro Internacional de Fotografía y Cine, Madrid, Spain.
2009   Finalist in the XXI Photography Competition – Architecture 2008.
            Demarcación de Toledo del COACM, Toledo, Spain.
2009   VI Photography Competition Clics de Extremadura. Caja de Extremadura, Spain.
            Work selected for exhibition and catalogue.
2008   Finalist in the XX Photography Competition – Architecture 2007.
            Demarcación de Toledo del COACM, Toledo, Spain.
2007   Finalist in the XII International Photography Award Rafael Ramos García 2007.
            Universidad de la Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. Catalogue.
2007   Selected for the Bienal SICAFI 2007 - 5º Salón Internacional CAF Internet. Quilmes, Argentina.

Group exhibitions
2017   Folio Friday. The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK.
2017   Photography on a Postcard. Theprintspace, London, UK.
2009   The Daily Universe. Collective street video-installation at the Emergent-Lleida Photography
            and Visual Arts International Festival. & Fundació Ferreruela Sanfeliu. Lleida, Spain.
2009   Travelling exhibition of winners and finalists of the VI Photography Competition Clics de
            Extremadura, around several cities of Extremadura, Spain:
              May-Jun:  Sala de Exposiciones Vaquero Poblador de la Diputación de Badajoz.
              Jul-Sept:  Sala de Exposiciones de la Caja de Extremadura, Cáceres.
              Oct–Nov:  Sala de Exposiciones del Espacio para la Creación Joven de Zafra, Badajoz.
2009   Escuela de Arte de Toledo, Toledo, Spain.
2008   Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain.
2008   Escuela de Arte de Toledo, Toledo, Spain.

Online Publications & Features
2017    Art on a Postcard.
             Revista Détour.
             Raïm. Artistas visuales de la Comunidad Valenciana.