Kbr is not just an exhibition venue. Our aim is also to offer a permanent educational program focused more on training future generations in the understanding of photographic language and its artistic dimension, than explaining a specific exhibition.
In addition, we will schedule gatherings and conferences with photographers, curators and experts in the field of photography who will share their experiences and knowledge.
We open the doors of KBr to you, your family, and all those interested in delving into the world of photography, in learning how to to look and feel. Take part in our activities.
June 7th, 2023
Coinciding with the presentation of the exhibition Jules Ainaud’s Catalonia (1871-1872) and International Archives Week, Jep Martí Baiget (curator of the exhibition) recounts his experience of researching the figure of Ainaud in different archives, and explains the key points of the exhibition he is presenting at the KBr.
Workshop Get Real! (Open your eyes!)
April 12, 2023
Coinciding with the workshop that photographer Cristina De Middel will be giving at the KBr (April 13 to 16), we present this opening talk, in which the photographer -recognized with the National Photography Award in 2017- will review her trajectory from her dedication to photojournalism for a decade to her current photographic practice, which combines documentary and conceptual character at the same time.
February 28 – March 2, 2023
The three talks in this cycle belong to the program of activities organized for the Francesc Català-Roca Year, which commemorates the centenary of the photographer’s birth.
Directed by Laura Terré, the series invites three voices from different backgrounds to address Català-Roca’s legacy from a personal and creative point of view, contributing new readings of his work, understood by Terré as an open to interpretation.
February 21, 2023
Juan Vicente Aliaga, curator of the exhibition Ilse Bing (February 16–May 14) presents the work of this German photographer, creator of a unique oeuvre spanning the central decades of the 20th century through which she achieved professional recognition exceptional for women in the field of photography.
February 15, 2023
Anastasia Samoylova discusses Image Cities, the winning project of the inaugural KBr Photo Award. Launched in 2021, the award demonstrates KBr Fundación MAPFRE’s dedication to supporting new projects in contemporary photography.
October 11th 2022 – December 13th 2022
Directed by Joan Boadas, this cycle will discuss the relationship that is established between the act of photography and the conservation of the images that have been produced: the creation of image archives.
The program’s eight conferences propose a journey ranging from the birth of the archive to its possible death, highlighting its relationship with memory and with literary and artistic creation, among other matters.
November 2nd – 5th 2022
This cycle of conferences stems from the mutual collaboration between Panoràmic Festival and KBr Fundación MAPFRE. Under the direction of Joan Fontcuberta, five guests will address the notion of landscape as a representation and how it is influenced by history, culture, politics, and aesthetics.
Workshop Get Real! (Open your eyes!)
Opening talk of the first Get Real! (Open your eyes!)’s workshop, conducted by photojournalist Donna Ferrato this fall term in KBr (October 20-23).
Donna Ferrato reviews the different projects from her acclaimed career and the concepts and criteria that have guided her professional life.
October 5th 2022
KBr Guests will host Carrie Mae Weems. On the occasion of the opening of A Great Turn in the Possible (KBr and Fundación Foto Colectania), this discussion between the North American artist and Elvira Dyangani Ose, curator of the exhibition, will cover the main facets of the show as well as several aspects of the artist’s entire body of work.
7th June 2022
KBr Guests proposes a meeting where the artists and the curator talk about the exhibition in which they are the protagonists, Bleda y Rosa, one of this season’s exhibition proposals.
25th May 2022
On this occasion, the KBr Guests section proposes a conversation to bring us closer to the exhibition Resonances. Fundación MAPFRE Collections, curated by Joan Fontcuberta.
March 8th 2022 – May 17th 2022
This cycle, directed by Carles Guerra, will address a main issue facing photography in terms of its relationship with its own tradition, through ten case studies. Each one investigates how to respond to claims made by those who identify as victims because of the unauthorized taking and use of their photographic image.
Restitutions at the Filmoteca
April 6,20 and 27, 2022
Filmoteca de Catalunya presents a special program dedicated to show some works related to three of the conferences of the cycle Restitutions. Photography in Debt with its Past: those pronounced by Hilde Van Gelder, Ana Longoni and Michaëla Danjé / Cases Rebelles Collective.
Jazz at the KBr
February 26th 2022 – May 7th 2022
On the occasion of the Lee Friedlander’s exhibition, and in collaboration with the Conservatori del Liceu and the Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival, KBr presents a program of 6 jazz concerts that will take place on different Saturdays in the exhibition space.
February 22nd 2022
Within the KBr Guests series, which features programming dedicated to current exhibitions, this session will delve into Adolf Mas. The Eyes of Barcelona under the guidance of Carmen Perrotta, the exhibition’s curator.
October 5th 2021 – January 11th 2022
November 2nd – 5th 2021
Conversation with Paolo Gasparini.
September 29th 2021
Among the conversations and lectures scheduled in conjunction with the center’s exhibitions, to which this section is dedicated, we present a three-way conversation, including the photographer himself, which will allow us to gain crucial insights into his body of work. The conversation will focus on a selection of photographs on view in Field of Images.
KBr Guests. Dialogues and conferences about the exhibitions
2 May – 15 June
KBr Guests provides a new way of approaching the activities at KBr: The program includes discussions and conferences in which the protagonists of the exhibitions (photographers and curators), as well as experts within the national and international photographic scene (critics, writers etc.) share their impressions on the current exhibitions at KBr.
(public, private, secret)
4th-7th November 2020
Photography and exhibitions: cross-cutting knowledge
2 March – 27 April
Directed by Marta Dahó, this online cycle explores the different aspects of the complex and changing relationship between photography and exhibitions thereof over the years. The eight sessions complete a fascinating cross-cutting focus that embraces historiographic, theoretical and curatorial perspectives.
10th-22nd November 2020
Paul Strand in La Filmoteca
22th-26th December 2020
We invite you to enter our virtual daguerreotype workshop and learn all about the process of making a daguerreotype. You can also discover all the details of these little works of art in our 3D images.