Felipe Romero Beltrán

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Felipe Romero Beltrán: 2022 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner

Exhibition Dates:
July 27, 2022 - August 27, 2022

Opening Reception:
July 27, 2022 6-8pm

Artist:
Felipe Romero Beltrán

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Felipe Romero Beltrán: 2022 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner

Baxter St is pleased to announce Dialect, the solo exhibition of Felipe Romero Beltrán, winner of the 2022 Aperture Portfolio Prize, will be hosted at Baxter St from July 27 – August 27, 2022.  Dialect is about young immigrant men navigating legal limbo in Spain. Beltrán’s work, chosen from more than 1,000 submissions, will also be published in the Summer 2022 issue of Aperture magazine, and he will receive a $3,000 cash prize.

As Kaelen Wilson-Goldie writes in ApertureDialect delves “into the routines, memories, and experiences of a small group of young immigrants who crossed into Spain from Morocco as minors and are living in a refugee center, awaiting the normalization of their legal status.” Comparing Romero Beltrán’s work to projects by leading artists, including Yto Barrada, Hassan Khan, and Bouchra Khalili, Wilson-Goldie also notes Romero Beltrán’s deep collaboration with his subjects: “Rather than presenting types, tropes, or tragic cases, Romero Beltrán’s images introduce viewers to the humorous quirks and wondrous specificities of Youssef, Hamza, Bilal, and other young men, named and almost knowable characters who, moreover, have a say in how the work is made and shown.”

ABOUT FELIPE ROMERO BELTRÁN

Felipe is a Colombian photographer based in Madrid, Spain. Felipe focuses on social issues, dealing with the tension that new narratives introduce in the field of documentary photography. At the same time, he is currently preparing a PhD dissertation on photography at Complutense University of Madrid. His practice, characterized by its interest on social matters, is the result of long-term projects accompanied by extensive research on the subject. 

ABOUT THE APERTURE PORTFOLIO PRIZE

The Aperture Portfolio Prize is an annual international competition to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography. The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial staff looks for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues. The Aperture Portfolio Prize is open exclusively to Aperture magazine print subscribers. 

Exhibition Dates:
July 27, 2022 - August 27, 2022

Opening Reception:
July 27, 2022 6-8pm

Artist:
Felipe Romero Beltrán