Mexican born Spaniard, Angélica has lived in all four continents and considers herself a cultural mutt. Her focus is on capturing the essence of the mundane. Making the ordinary seem unique.
“This is Angelica’s strength, capturing people and places and making the everyday look beautiful and exotic.” (Emma Fordham, artist)
She views the photograph as only the first step in the process, "sculpting" the image through the editing process to enhance its essence.
Angélica begun studying photography in 1990 in the Center for Visual Arts (CEV) in Madrid. She is mostly self taught but has undertaken studies with Chien-Chi Chang (Magnum), Ron Haviv (VII) and Tito Herrera (STUDIO at Getty Images). She was lucky to receive mentoring from the late Tim Hetherington (Magnum).
She had her first solo exhibition in 1993 and has exhibited solo and in groups in Europe, Asia and the United States, including:
[scheduled] 2019 - Horizons @ Isolina Gallery (Spain) solo show
2016 - Futures @ The Warsaw (Brooklyn, New York) group show
2013 - The story of the Creative, SeeMe Gallery (New York) group show
2008 - "Noodle soup and other morning rituals" Black Box Cultural Center (Marbella, Spain) solo
2008 Association of Photographers Gallery (London, UK), Critic’s choice group show organized by Vice UK.
2007- "Noodle soup and other morning rituals" Foreign Correspondents Club as part of the Photo Phnom Penh Fringe Festival (Phnom Penh) solo
1995 - No Lo Se Bar (Madrid) solo
1994 - Upcoming Spanish photographers (Texas)group show
1993 - Center for Visual Arts (Madrid) solo
Art Collective, FUTURES, The War Saw - Brooklyn, New York (http://www.rawartists.org/angelicaarbulu)
Group, The Story of the Creative, See.Me Gallery - Long Island City, New York
Group, Vice UK. Gender, power and poverty, Association of Photographers - London, UK (Judge’s choice, honorary mention)
Solo, Noodle Soup, Black Box Cultural Center - Marbella, Spain
Solo, Noodle soup and other morning rituals by the Mekon, Foreign Correspondents Club - Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Part of the fringe Phnom Penh Photo Festival)
Group, Muestra Concurso Fotografía Comunidad de Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid - Madrid, Spain (Third Price, Photography Competition)
Group, Up and coming Spanish Photographers, Texas University - Texas, USA
Solo, Retratos, Bar Sin Nombre - Madrid, Spain
Solo Exhibition, Abstract Landscapes, Centro de Estudios del Video y la Imagen - Madrid, Spain