Granada, Spain, 1979.

He currently lives and works between Rome and Madrid.


José Guerrero, trained as a technical architect, decided to take a turn in his career around 2002 to devote himself to photography. Since then he has received various awards and grants such as Purificación García (2008), Generaciones (2008), Iniciarte (2007 and 2010), Manuel Rivera (2011), and Pilar Citoler (2017), among others.


He has also been an artist-in-residence at the Colegio de España in Paris (2008) and the Academia de España in Rome (2015-2016). He has been commissioned by MUSAC and the Fundación Banco Santander, and his work forms part of collections including: the Banco de España, the Fundación Mapfre, the Amon Carter Museum and the JP-Morgan Chase Art Collection.

Guerrero presented his works in solo exhibitions as: After the Rainbow (Centro de Arte Alcobendas, 2015), Roma (Galería Alarcón Criado, 2017), Paisajes del límite (with Nico Munuera at the Museo Patio Herreriano, 2019-2020), José Guerrero: 2002-2020 (Sala Vimcorsa, 2020) and BRG (Galería Alarcón Criado, 2021), among others. In 2019 the monograph José Guerrero / Trabajos-Works 02-20 (Ed. UCO + RM) will be published, which traces the artist’s career over the series in which his work is structured.


In 2025, the Mapfre Foundation will host a solo exhibition in Madrid and Barcelona that will bring together works from throughout his career.

José Guerrero’s work revolves around the representation of landscape and our perception of it through the photographic image.

His work is structured into series the artist develops in places that in some way form a part of our imagination. He is interested in situating himself in borderline spaces, between the rural and the urban, the document and the abstraction, the particular and the universal, the present and the past, painting and photography.


A fundamental characteristic of his work is his specific use of the sequencing of images, as well as of light and colour as structural elements of the work.