Xavier Guardans is a fine art photographer whose photographs explore nature and light. Through widespread travels for extended periods of time, Guardans demonstrates an extraordinary ability to be comfortable in many different worlds. His photography is characterized by impressive technical and aesthetic skill, a gifted sense of composition, and an underlying sensibility of distinctive and rare humanism. His reductive eye imparts his photographs, whether landscapes or portraits, with the power to concentrate things to their essential beauty and ultimate truths.


b. 1954, Barcelona, Spain
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York


Bournemouth College of Art, England, 1979-1982

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017  La Simplicité de l'Image, ARCADIA, Geneva, Switzerland 
2016    Self-Portraits, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, NY
2015    Traveling Lights, SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2013    Windows, Abel14, Paris, France
1997    Mississippi, Galería Carles Tache, Barcelona
1997    Mississippi, Galería Gamarra, Madrid, Spain
1992    Contre Allée Gallery, Paris, France
1986    Galería Forum, Tarragona, Spain
1985    Galería Gamarra Garrigues, Madrid, Spain
1983    Zahara-22 with Arranz-Bravo, Galería Eude, Barcelona, Spain

Selected Group Exhibitions and Festivals

2015    Origins, HEIST, London, UK
2006    PHotoEspaña, Galería Arte & Naturaleza, Madrid, Spain
2005    Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Cuenca, Spain
2004    Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani, Palma, Spain
1998    Museo Contemporaneo de Ibiza, Spain
1998    ARCOmadrid, Madrid, Spain
1994    Espace des Arts, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
1991    Fesitval Internacional de la Moda, Barcelona, Spain
1990    Photokina, Cologne, Germany
1986    Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de España, Madrid, Spain
1985    Cultureel Centrum, Hasselt, Belgium
1985    Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
1981    White Chapel Art Center, London, England
1980    Cenill Gallery, London, England
1979    The Photographer’s Gallery, London, England

Public Collections

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Center of Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ