Gerardo Montiel Klint

México D.F. 1968

Industrial Designer graduated by the  Universidad Iberoamericana. He studied photography in the Active School of Photography and Image Center. His work belongs to the collections of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan), Guangdong Museum of Arts (China), Museet for Fotokunst (Denmark), Museum of Fine Arts MFAH (Houston), SFCAMERAWORKS (San Francisco Ca.), Museu de Modern Art Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 320fok Cultural Center (Hungary), CDAN BEULAS Foundation, Huesca (Spain), Nave Ka Foundation (Spain), Wittliff Collection of Southwestern & Mexican Photography (Texas), Banff Center for the Arts (Canada) ), Centro de la Imagen (Federal District), National Photo Gallery of INAH (Mexico), Cultural Heritage of UNAM (Museo del Chopo), Museum of El Carmen (Mexico), Omnilife Cultural Foundation (Mexico), Televisa Foundation (Mexico) and the Fototeca Lorenzo Becerril (Mexico).

Scholarships and distinctions:

Member of the National System of Art Creators (FONCA Emisiónes 2003 and 2009) has obtained the following distinctions: Acquisition Award of the XIII Biennial of Photography (Mexico 2008), Audience Award / Silver Medal of Fine Arts of the XIII Biennial of Photography (Mexico 2008), Acquisition Award of the XI Photography Biennial (Mexico 2004), Exchange Program Photo-literature exchange Mexico-Canada FONCA / Banff Center for the Arts 2002-2003, Artistic Residency Fellowship 2001 FONCA / Banff Center for the Arts (Canada), the Acquisition Prize "Grand Prix Omnilife 2000", Honorable Mention "XVIII National Encounter of Young Art 1998", Honorable Mention "Body and Fruit" CCC-IFAL (2000), Honorable Mention "1 era. Photography Biennial of Puerto Rico "(1998), scholarship" Young Creators "FONCA in 1996/1997.


Among his latest exhibitions are "De cuerpo absente en paraje desconocido" (Cartagena, Spain 2007), "De Cuerpo presente" (Huesca, Spain 2004), "De la Pintura" at the National Fototeca (Pachuca, México 2003), and " TRANSMIGRATION "in Centro de la Imagen (DF México 1999). He has participated in several group exhibitions, among which are: "Eu undodo em muitos - a auto representação na arte contemporânea" at the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2011), "1 Biennale des images du monde, Photoquai "at the Musée du Quai Branly (Paris, France 2007)," Mexican Contemporary Photography "Guangdong Museum of Arts (Guangdong, China, 2007)," Boneless Fish, Soundless Wind, A Story without Darkness "Kiyosato Museum of Photography (Kiyosato , Japan, 2001), "Looking at the 90s, Four Views of Current Mexican Photography" Fotofest 1998 (Houston, USA) and METAPHOR, Photography Built at the Museum of Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico 1996). It is represented by: Emma Molina Gallery (Mexico) and Daniel Azoulay Photography Gallery (USA).

Workshops and seminars:

He has taught workshops and seminars since 1998 at: Centro Gabriela Mistral. Santiago, Chile 2011, Paraty Em Foco. Paraty Brasil 2010, in Fine Printing Workshop, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2010, the Center of the Image (Mexico City since 1998), the Dynamic School of Writers, Center for the Arts (Monterrey), The Active School of Photography (Querétaro, León y DF), International Photography Symposium, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico, La Esmeralda School of Arts, School of Arts, Academia de San Carlos, Centro de las Artes Oaxaca CASA, Center of the Arts San Luis Potosí, the Autonomous University of Baja California, the University of Sonora, the CONAFE, and the Potosino Institute of Fine Arts. Teacher of the subject of photography at the Faculty of Arts at the Autonomous University of Morelos (2001 - 2005), Art Gym. Mexico DF.


He published his monographs "De Cuerpo absente en paraje desconocido" with Mestizo publishing house (Spain, 2007), and "De Cuerpo presente" from the Luz portable collection of Artes de México (Mexico, 2007), as well as "Transmigración" (Mexico, 1999). ). In addition his images have been published in the books: Open Maps: Latin American Photography 1991-2002 (Lunwerg Editores, Spain), Conversations with Mexican Photographers (Gustavo Gili, 2007), C Magazine 02 (Ivory Press, Spain, China, England 2006) , HUESCA IMAGEN 14 (Spain), 160 years of photography in Mexico (Ocean, Mexico), Towards another art history in Mexico. DISOLVENCES (1960-2000) VOLUME IV (Art and Image CONACULTA), B & W PHOTOGRAPHY. Manifest Visions, An International Collection (Rockport publishers, USA), and in the magazines "Artes de México", "Luna Cornea", "Alquimia", "Tierra Adentro", "Letras Libres", "La Tempestad", "Casas & People "," Cuartoscuro "," Marvin "," Viceversa "," Generación "," Eyemazing "(Holland)," Private "(Italy)," Estilo "(Venezuela), Extracamara (Venezuela)," Photometro "(San Francisco), and in "Photodom" (Japan), as well as in several catalogs.

He has published articles of analysis and photographic criticism in the following media:, Alquimia Magazine and Tierra Adentro Magazine. Guest editor of the magazine PhotoIcon (England) in the issue dedicated to Mexico, for the article of Contemporary Mexican Photography.


He has a particular interest in teaching that comes from locating photography not only as a technological medium, but also in confronting the photographic image as a phenomenon of ideological transition and its repercussions in the public imagination. Where discourse, conception, strategy, hybridization of genres, intertextuality, transmedia, ornament,

monumentality, ideological status, means, visibility, circulation and history of the image are continually cross-linked and sometimes contradictorily when trying to generate a reflection and awareness of a seemingly close environment that presents complex levels from personal creation.

Other projects:

Co-director with Fernando Montiel Klint of the Klint & Photo photo studio in Mexico City.

Co-founder of the HYDRA platform to generate projects related to the medium of photography such as exhibitions, books, workshops, etc. Likewise, a network of contacts will be woven to link photographers and contemporary artists with curators, institutions, publishers, etc.

Advisor to the SDMOPA San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts (USA), Advisor of the magazine Exit (Spain), member of the advisory board of the Alquimia magazine of the National Photo Library System (Mexico).

I invent ecological developers Ecotol and E-76, based on Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) for developing film and black and white paper. He also designed the first ecological photography laboratory in Mexico, for the Centro de las Artes of San Agustín Etla, Oaxaca: CASA, and CONACULTA.