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Biography of Clemente Bernad

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b. 1963, Pamplona, Spain

1963
Born on May 7.
1985
Graduates with a fine arts degree from the Universitat de Barcelona, specializing in photography, cinema, and video.
1986
Receives a grant from the government of Navarre.
Leaves his job as an assistant to photographer Koldo Chamorro to launch his own career as a photographer. The Museo de Navarra mounts an exhibition of Bernad's work.
1987
Begins the series Crónicas del País Vasco, about the history of the Basque Country's political conflict; will continue work on the series until 2001.
Begins the Jornaleros series, which illustrates the trade- union struggles, the nomadism, and the precarious existence of a group of Andalusian day laborers.
1992
Bernad's work is shown in the exhibition Open Spain/España Abierta at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago.
1994
Until 1996, works in Chiapas, Mexico, following the start of the Zapatista revolution. Wins an award from Fotopress for his documentary series Mujeres sin tierra, on Saharawi women in refugee camps in southern Algiers.
1996
Bernad's work is featured in the exhibition Pauvres de n ous, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the French association Les Petits Frères des Pauvres. Photographs by Bernad and other noted photographers are included in the book Conocer España, published by National Geographic and RBA Editores.
1998
Participates in the traveling group exhibition Doce fotógrafos y el Mediterráneo, organized by Obra Social Caja Ahorros Mediterráneo.
1999
Bernad's work is shown in the exhibition Fotocarnaval 99 at the Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo in Badajoz, Spain.
The publishing house La Fábrica devotes a volume of the Photobolsillo collection, which brings together the most important names in Spanish contemporary photography, to Bernad's work.
2000
His work is featured in the exhibition Diarios íntimos, organized by the Fundació "la Caixa"; the exhibition travels to several cities in Spain.
2001
Executes A tumba abierta, on the hunger strike conducted by families of extreme leftist Turkish prisoners to protest prison conditions.
2002
Publishes Canopus, which documents the effects of the economic crisis in Argentina.
Conflictos, a retrospective exhibition of Bernad's work as a photojournalist, opens at the Photomuseum in Zarauz, Spain.
Photographs by Bernad and other noted photographers are included in the book Una geografía: Ocho viajes andaluces published by Editorial Planeta S.A.. The project will be presented as an exhibition at the Palacio Dar-al-Horra in Granada in 2009.
2003
Arco Iris Solidario commissions Bernad to create the series Kiev 12, on orphaned and abandoned children with learning problems; the series is exhibited as part of the Punto de Vista international documentary cinema festival in Pamplona.
Takes part in Nuevas cartografías de Madrid, a project that explores the impact of immigration, at La Casa de América and La Casa Encendida in Madrid. Creates the Caracas series, on the 2002 general strike in Venezuela protesting the policies of President Hugo Chávez.
2004
Publishes El sueño de Malika, which will lead Bernad to make his first documentary film, on the repatriation of the body of a young Moroccan (Malika), who died after a voyage in a dinghy.
Presents the film report Los olvidados de Tubmanburg, on the city of Tubmanburg in Liberia, where 35,000 people were held in isolation without food or supplies during the civil war until humanitarian aid arrived.
2005
Creates La meca, on the Casa de Misericordia nursing home in Pamplona.
2006
Finishes Donde habita el recuerdo, on the recovery of the historical memory of the Spanish Civil War.
2007
The Llotja del Cànem in Castellón de la Plana, Spain, presents Mala vida: Imágenes de la exclusión, an exhibition of Bernad's work.
Participates in the exhibitions Chacun à son goût at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Nudos: Catálogos de afinidades at the Cuarto Espacio in Saragossa, Spain. His work is also shown in the exhibitions Latidos de un mundo convulso, organized by Obra Social Caja Madrid, which travels to various cities in Spain over the course of two years, and Málaga: Cuerpo y sombra, promoted by the provincial government of Málaga and held at the Sala de Arte de la Casa de la Cultura Vicente Aleixandre in Málaga.
2008
Has a two-person exhibition with Koro Cantabrana titled Miradas sobre África, organized by Medicus Mundi and presented at the Escuela Universitaria de Estudios Sanitarios, Universidad Pública de Navarra in Pamplona.
Teaches a workshop on experimental photography at the Museo Oteiza in Alzuza, Spain, on the occasion of the museum's fifth anniversary.
2009
Bernad's work is featured in the exhibitions Mercado hambre: Abierto 24 horas at the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Madrid and La crueldad sin sentido a través de miradas valientes, organized by Carta Mediterránea on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Participates in "El diálogo: La imagen en conflicto", an online competition presented by the organization KRTU on the occasion of the photography festival SCAN 09 in Tarragona, Spain.
2010
The gallery Eugenio Lafuente in Archidona, Málaga, Spain, opens the exhibition Mujeres sin tierra as part of Fotomanías 2010. His work is included in the exhibition Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, organized by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
2011
The Museo Barjola in Gijón, Spain, holds Mujeres sin tierra as part of the 4th annual Jornadas fotográficas, DeFoto sponsored by the Ateneo Obrero, Gijón.
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