Apollo: The International Art Magazine
Amazing review by Apollo: The International Art Magazine of my solo show Memoria Perdida within PHotoEspaña 2019: "But the show that most disturbingly and urgently embodies a feeling of déjà vu is Gonzalez’s project documenting Spain’s fosas comunes – unmarked mass graves where more than 100,000 citizens were killed and discarded during the Civil War – in excruciating detail. Every stone, leaf, and blade of grass in these abandoned fields, gulches, and walls is accounted for, as if offering evidence of what transpired there...
Memory Studies Association Conference 2019
25 – 28 June 2019 Madrid is the capital of Memory Studies hosting the Annual Memory Studies Association Conference 2019. I am happy to see that my exposition Memoria Perdida at the Goethe-Institut Madrid within PHotoEspaña 2019 is part the official arts program.
Radio Interview for istopia Historia
Juan Ramón Ortega from Radio Iznájar interviewed me for the history program istopia Historia. Click to listen.
Memoria Perdida - La 2 Noticias
Spanish RTVE La 2 Noticas news featuring MEMORIA PERDIDA.
Opening - Goethe-Institut Madrid
We had a successful opening of the exhibition Memoria Perdida at the Goethe-Institut Madrid. The exhibtion is part of the international festival for photography PHotoEspaña 2019 and will be on view until 31 August 2019. Photos: © Goethe-Institut Madrid, Photographer: David Sirvent
Memoria Perdida - Telediario RTVE
Spanish RTVE Telediario news featuring my exhibition MEMORIA PERDIDA at the Goethe-Institut Madrid as part of the international festival for photography PHotoEspaña 2019.
El Pais - Valley of the Fallen
‘Deep Space’ presented at the Goethe Institut in Madrid, uses virtual reality to change the totalitarian nature of Civil War monument the Valley of the Fallen. The Goethe Institut is also hosting a photo exhibition by Miquel González about the lingering traces of Francoism.
Memoria Perdida - iMPACT DOC Amsterdam
It was a pleasure discuss the benefit of remembering wars through photography with Ton Hendriks and Misha Piperic. If you are in Amsterdam you can see this compact show of Memoria Perdida funtil 14 June 2019 at iMPACT DOC, Keizersgracht 166, Amsterdam.
Remembering Wars with Photography - iMPACT DOC Amsterdam
The necessity to keep remembering wars with photography. On Friday 24 May I will take part in a debate on the use of war images and the necessity to keep remembering wars with photography. In her latest book Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag wrote that the public should remain open to images of world problems because they should not be forgotten. The debate is about the role of war images in our media age. Two photographers are taking part in the debate, which is led by editor-in-chief of Pf Magazine Ton Hendriks. 16.00-18.00pm, 24 May 2019. Free Entry. Location: iMPACT DOC, Keizersgracht 166, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Memoria Perdida will be part of PHotoEspaña 2019 in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Madrid. 06.06.2019 — 16.08.2019. Mon-Fri: 09.00 h – 19.00 h. Sat-Sun: Closed. Free admission. Goethe Institut Madrid, Calle de Zurbarán, 21, 28010 Madrid - T +34 913 913 944
Memoria Perdida in Lugo
Exhibition at the Centro Cultural O Vello Cárcere, 16 March —2 May 2019 Praza da Constitución, 27002 Lugo, Spain, Tel. +34 982 297 195
Memoria Perdida in Lugo
Opening of Memoria Perdida on 16th March at 12:00 at the Centro Cultural O Vello Cárcere in Lugo. The Vello Cárcere is located in the former prison of Lugo and many people imprisoned here disappeared during the Franco regime. Memoria Perdida - Miquel Gonzalez 16th March — 2nd May 2019 Centro Cultural O Vello Cárcere, Praza da Constitución, 27002 Lugo, Spain Tel. +34 982 297 195
Memoria Perdida in Bureau Buitenland NPO Radio 1
Interview at the dutch NPO Radio 1 Bureau Buitenland about Franco's relocation from the Valle De Los Caidos and my book Memoria Perdida.
Memoria Perdida in La Coruña
Exhibition at the Casa Museo Casares Quiroga. I am looking forward to see you at the opening on 14th February at 19:30. 14 February—10 March 2019 Casa Museo Casares Quiroga, Rúa Panaderas, 12, 15001 A Coruña, Spain Organized by: ARMH (Asociación para la Recuperación de la Mémoria Histórica), Sponsored by: Castell de Montjuïc/Ajuntament de Barcelona and ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
The New Yorker - Spain's Open Wounds
Happy to see my photograph of the Valley of the Fallen in the The New Yorker featuring a great article: "Spain’s Open Wounds. Decades after Franco’s regime, the country’s citizens continue to unearth the crimes of the past."
Memoria Perdida in Barcelona
The city of Barcelona did a nice job putting up streetbanners for the exhibtion Memòria Perduda (catalan for Memoria Perdida) that took place at the Castle of Montjuïc from 10th May to 18th November 2018.
The Washington Post
In Sight: Memoria Perdida. The Washington Post features my book Memoria Perdida: ‘I captured the places as close to the same hour, day and season of the year of the killings as possible’.
Memoria Perdida on RiffReporter
Interview "Bewegende Erinnerung" by Björn Göttlicher on the exhibition and book Memoria Perdida for the German online magazine RiffReporter.
Memoria Perdida in Frankfurter Allgemeine Woche
"Totenstille" (Deathly Silence). Frankfurter Allgemeine Woche featuring Memoria Perdida, my series on Spain's lack of historical memory. Published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Woche Nr34, 17-08-2018.
Exhibition & Book Presentation Memoria Perdida in Alkmaar
Book presentation and opening of the exhibition Memoria Perdida Friday 29 juni, 17:30 at Karavaan in Alkmaar. I will talk about my project Memoria Perdida and of course the exhibited prints will be available for sale. You are welcome to visit he show Wednesday-Friday 9:00-17:00 or on appointment. 29 June—1 August 2018, Karavaan, Luttik Oudorp 114, 1811MZ Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Radio 4 Territori Clandestí (Interview in Catalan)
Territori clandestí - Memòria perduda a les fosses comunes. Durant la Guerra Civil 200.000 civils van ser assassinats. Que sapiguem, els cossos de 114.000 persones resten encara en fosses comunes. El fotògraf Miquel González ha fet una investigació i ha localitzat algunes d'aquestes fosses oblidades que encara no han estat excavades ni commemorades. Les ha fotografiat intentant ser el més fidel possible al moment en què es va produir l'assassinat, el mateix dia i hora. Amb això vol, a través de la imatge, intentar apropar-se a les sensacions de les víctimes i denunciar el poc reconeixement que han tingut.
Exhibition: Memoria Perdida in Barcelona
The Castle of Montjuïc in Barcelona will exhibit my series Memoria Perdida from 10 May 2018 to 11 September 2018. The castle, a former prison and execution site during the Spanish Civil War and postwar, is an impressing location to show the work. Memoria Perdida (Spain's Lost Memory 1936-1975) comprises photographs of atrocity sites and sites of mass graves that have not been opened or commemorated yet. To this day the bodies of up to 114,000 ‘disappeared’ from the Spanish Civil War and the dictatorship of Francisco Franco lie in unmarked mass graves in roadsides, on the edges of towns and villages, in ravines or in fields.
Memoria Perdida at the Castle of Montjuïc, Barcelona
The Castle of Montjuïc in Barcelona will exhibit Memoria Perdida from 10th May 2018 to 11th September 2018.
Memoria Perdida nominated for GoSee Award 2017
I’m happy to see my series Spain's Lost Memory 1936-1975 nominated for this year's GoSee Award 2017 in the category reportage photography. Spain's Lost Memory comprises photographs of the sites of the atrocities or of the mass graves, that have not been opened or dignified to date.