Jon Cazenave (San Sebastian, 1978) is an economist and visual artist. His approach to photography stems from an intimate anthropological perspective to develop a contemporary creative language grounded in ancestral signs and symbols. An austere, silent, intense and generative author, he uses a process based on the search for knowledge through introspective questioning with the ultimate goal of better understanding his epistemic context.
From 2007 to 2019 he worked on a project called Galerna, which he published in 2020 with the iconic publishing house Éditions Xavier Barral and Dalpine.
His work has been exhibited in public and private venues such as Sala Canal de Isabel II (Spain), CaixaForum (Spain), Tabakalera (Spain), CentroCentro Palacio de Cibeles (Spain), CCCB (Spain), Fundación Museo Jorge Oteiza (Spain), Guangdong Museum of Art (China), Museum Belvédère (Netherlands), and the Fotomuseum Antwerp (Belgium).
He has also participated in numerous international events, including: Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles (France), Noorderlicht Photofestival (Netherlands), Guangzhou Image Triennial (China), Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de América del Sur BIENALSUR (Argentina), Foto México (Mexico) and PHotoEspaña (Spain).