KBr is the new Photography Center with which Fundación MAPFRE begins a new stage in its intense dedication to artistic photography, one of its main areas of cultural activity since 2009.

With two exhibition areas, a bookstore, an area for educational activities and a multi-purpose auditorium, KBr becomes a national and international reference in the field of photography.

Current exhibitions

The retrospective exhibition on the great multidisciplinary artist Carrie Mae Weems takes a chronological tour of her entire career, highlighting the way in which Weems approached photography, and even performance, video and installation, as one ahead of its time.

KBr Flama was born with the purpose of giving visibility to the youngest talent trained in the photography schools of Barcelona. In this new edition, the exhibition presents the projects of Nanouch Congost, Guillermo Fernández, Jordi Miquel Riera and Sílvia Parés

Carrie Mae Weems - Un gran gir dins del possible
Carrie Mae Weems
The Edge of Time – Ancient Rome ,from the series “Roaming”, 2006.
Courtesy of the artist and Shainman Gallery, New York.
KBr Flama 22 - Young talents from photography schools
Guillermo Fernández
serie The Holy Innocents, 2019
© Guillermo Fernández

KBr today

At KBr things happen. Here we are developing a permanent educational program, focused more on training future generations in the understanding of the language of photography and its artistic dimension than on explaining a specific exhibition. We share knowledge about photography through meetings and conferences. 

All our activities aim to contribute to the dynamism and projection of Barcelona through an area – artistic photography – closely associated with the cultural excellence of contemporary Catalonia.