Antonio Briceño

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1966, Antonio Briceño is a professional photographer and has been a passionate activist in environmental issues, as well as in ethnic minorities and human rights. He has a graduate degree in Biology from the Central University of Venezuela (Caracas, 1993) and a Master’s degree in Digital Arts from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, 2015). His works have been exhibited worldwide in more than 70 collective and 40 solo shows. He lives between Barcelona and Caracas. 

Briceño’s passion for photography began when he was a teenager and he first exhibited his work in 1987. Between 2000 and 2021, he worked on the project entitled Gods of America: Natural Pantheon, in which he used digital photomontage (carried out during long-term periods of field research), creating a pantheon of different deities and mythological beings from different indigenous cultures across the Americas. Gods of America represented Venezuela at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) and have been exhibited, in either solo or group shows, in Finland, France, Hungary, Sweden, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Panama, New Zealand and Venezuela.

The artist received the Green Leaf Award for Artistic Excellence 2008, awarded by the Natural World Museum and the United Nations Environment Program for this compelling series, in addition to various other prizes and highly commented awards in his home country, Venezuela. His works have been published in more than 10 books worldwide and has printed 6 photobooks from the beginning of his career. His works are present in several particular and public collections all around the world.

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