July 22, 2014 – September 14, 2014.
Masks is the title of a series of photographic portraits taken in the 80’s by Alberto Schommer of Contemporary Spanish intellectuals. Each one of the front portraits corresponds to the same typology whose precedent goes back to sculpted forms of the important figures of classic antiquity. The series Masks was shown in the Prado Museum in a special context, faced with a selection of portraits of their collections painted by Spanish artists.
February 8, 2010 – May 16, 2010.
Schommer. Retrospective 1952-2009.
The exhibition reviewed the figure and the long career of Alberto Schommer as one of the most distinguished photographers of the Spanish creative panorama of the last decades. Between more than the hundred pieces of work which were selected for this great retrospective there were vintages and modern copies from an early-period, photos of diverse series such as Black landscapes, Masks or Cascographies. The exhibition was divided into three sections –Early-period, Landscapes and urban scenes, and Experimentation and staging – and was commissioned by Alejandro Castellote, photography theorist and expert on Schommer’s work.
Schommer. The living Museum.
It was the second photographic exhibition held in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. It offered an ensemble of twenty pieces of work carried out by Alberto Schommer in the lounges in the Villahermosa palace. The images made in black and white contained the personal vision of the artist about the people who visit the museum and about the artwork it accommodated.
Four directorates. Contemporary spanish photography.
This exhibition had a double aim. On one hand it presented a tour of the names which made up history and the Spanish photographic practice and on the other, it had the desire to make up the first step for the creation of a documentary base which could be used in the future in order to extend his study and knowledge.
Alberto Schommer: portraits 1969-1989.
In 1989 the Fine Arts circle of Madrid organized an exhibition of his portraits, which, a year later, was transferred to the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris. Through the 70 private portraits of Contemporary Spanish personalities, he portrayed the surrealistic Iberian reality. In black and white or in colour, the Spain exhibited by Schommer in the Parisian cultural trend setting space represented one of the most amazing countries of Europe.
Sonimag. Barcelona 1963.
Portraits, Ibero-American Culture Center. Madrid 1969.
Multitud Gallery. 1975
“Sweet Violence” and “Fermented land”, Tambor Gallery. Madrid 1976.
“259 images. Contemporary Photography from Spain”, Fine arts circle. Madrid 1984
Fotofutura. Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid 1984.
“Masks”. Juana Mordo Gallery, Madrid 1985.
“Ferment”. Juana Mordo Gallery, Madrid 1985.
“Photography at the Museum”, MEAC. Madrid 1985.
“Civilizations”, Juana Mordo Gallery. Madrid 1987.
Museum of Contemporary Art. Bilbao 1987.
Museum of San Telmo. San Sebastian 1989.
School of Architecture. Zaragoza 1987.
Fine Arts Circle of Madrid. Madrid 1989.
“Cascographies”, Ceramo Gallery. Vitoria 1990.
“Found images”. San Sebastian 1993.
“Cascographies”, Levy Gallery. Madrid 1994.
“The journey”, Fine Arts Circle. Madrid 1995.
Tenerife Biennial. Tenerife 1995.
“Other Meninas”, Telefonica Foundation. Madrid 2002.
“Metropolis”, Vitoria-Gasteiz Municipality. Vitoria 2003.
Orain Group, Amarica Gallery. Vitoria 2005.
“The Transition”. Castellon 2006.
“Metropoli”, Koldo Mitxelena. San Sebastian 2006.
“Portrait-The look”, Alejandra Irigoyen Gallery. Madrid 2011.
“Femenine look”, Aina Nowack Gallery. Madrid 2014.
Exhibition of the magazine: “Photographic art”. Cologne 1967.
Representative of Spain at the Expo-67. Monreal 1967.
Photokina. Cologne 1967.
Shaday Gallery. Tokyo and Osaka 1978.
Visual Studies Workshop. New York 1983.
Photograph and video conference. Montpellier 1984.
Center for creative Photography. Tucson, Arizona 1988
“Civilizations”. Wiesbaden 1990.
Europalia in Central Station of Brussels. Brussels 1985.
“Cascography” Les Rencontres D`Arles. France 1991.
Salander- O´Reilly Gallery. Berlon 1992.
“Cascographies”, “Portraits” and “Ferment”, Photo Biennial. Enschede 1993.
“Found Images”. Trento 1993.
Il Diafragma Gallery. Milan 1995.
Retrospective exhibition. Brussels 2001.
Retrospective exhibition. Bratislava 2001.
Retrospective exhibition. Prague 2001.
Retrospective exhibition. Moscow 2001.
Retrospective exhibition. Tel Aviv 2001.
“Stones of living”, Mexico city 2004.
“The Transition”. Bordeaux 2006.