Bubi Canal (b. 1980, Santander, Spain) is a New York-based artist whose photography, video art, and sculpture playfully addresses ideas around hybrid mythology, identity and personal history. After earning a BFA at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, he went on to study at the Complutense University of Madrid (with a SICUE/Seneca grant), before moving to New York in 2011. Canal’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions worldwide, including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati; Digitaliseum in Malmö, Sweden; and Munch Gallery in New York. He has also shown work in numerous group exhibitions, in venues including the Galicia Contemporary Art Center in Spain, Aperture Foundation in New York, New Art Projects in London, and Benaki Museum in Athens. In addition, his video art has been screened at Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin; and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York. 

Canal’s work was featured on the cover of The British Journal of Photography. He was selected for the 2016 issue of Foam Talent, and included in the Foam Talent group exhibitions at Red Hook Labs in New York City and Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall in London. He is a contributor to The New Yorker, T Magazine - The New York Times, and won the Photography Gold Medal at the SPD Awards for work he contributed to New York Magazine. He is the author of photobooks including Dreamtime, published by Actividad Contemporánea, and Manual, published by RV.Papers. Canal is currently an artist-in-residence at Silver Art Projects, an organization that supports artists by providing a yearlong studio space in New York.