Bubi Canal (b. 1980, Spain) is a New York-based artist whose work deals with recurring themes of love, dreams, and hope. Focusing on photography and sculpture, Canal received a BFA from Bilbao’s University of the Basque Country. His work has appeared in New York magazine, the British Journal of Photography, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Exhibitions include shows at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Aperture Foundation in New York, and Benaki Museum in Athens. Canal was featured as Foam Talent in 2016.

Education
2005  BFA Photography, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

Selected Solo Shows 
2019  Into the Gloaming, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
2016  Hologram, Digitaliseum, Malmö, Sweden
2015  Magic Garden, Munch Gallery, New York
2013  Special Moment, Munch Gallery, New York
2011  Supercolor, Del Sol St. Art Gallery, Santander
2010  Supercolor, La Fresh Gallery, Madrid

Selected Group Shows
2018  On The Wall, Arts+Literature Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin
2018  In·spire, Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York
2018  Identidad y máscara, La Encartada Museoa, Balmaseda, Bizkaia  
2018  Bizkaia Pride, Sala de exposiciones Juntas Generales de Bizkaia, Bilbao
2017  Still Searching, The Benaki Museum, Athens
2017  Foam TALENT, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London
2017  Mujhéroes (r)evolucionando, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México
2017  Foam TALENT, Red Hook Labs, New York
2016  Photography is Magic, Aperture Foundation, New York
2016  Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
2016  Erik Hanson ‘Two years of looking’, New Art Projects, London
2016  Rituals and Performance, Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria 
2016  Athens Photo Festival 2016, Benaki Museum, Athens 
2015  Nonobjective, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas
2015  Interface, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York
2015  Art After Dark, AMA Art Museum of the Americas, Washington
2015  H30/003 The Drift, Three Rivers, Pittsburgh 
2015  Art Up!, Samuel Maenhoudt Gallery, Lille, France
2014  Unseen Photo Fair, Galería Tagomago, Amsterdam 
2014  P2P, PHoto España 2014, Fernán Gómez, Madrid
2014  Turismo Efímero, Centro Cultural Pachano Lalama, Ambato, Ecuador
2014  Bubi Canal for Spain Fresh, Bowery, New York
2014  Turismo Efímero, ADDAYA, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Mallorca 
2013  Trust In Me, Field Projects Gallery, New York
2013  Video Dumbo, Eyebeam Art+Technology Center, New York
2013  Turismo Efímero, Galería Anomalía, México D.F
2013  Illustrative Berlin, Direktorenhaus Gallery, Berlin
2013  Don't Look at My Camera, Museu da Image, Braga, Portugal
2013  Last Night, Jugada a tres bandas, Galería 6mas1, Madrid
2012  Psychopomp, Munch Gallery, New York
2012  Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2012  It’s a Small, Small World, Family Business Gallery, New York
2012  Dandi, Jugada a 3 bandas, Mad is Mad, Madrid
2012  Fonlad, Galería Santa Clara, Coimbra, Portugal
2011  Rencontres Internationales, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2011  Skeletor Saves, Headquarters Studios, New York
2011  Proyecto Género 4, Espace Ample, Barcelona
2011  BYOB Bring Your Own Beamer, Matadero, Madrid
2011  La música es la respuesta a tus problemas, La Fresh Gallery, Madrid
2010  Arte Lisboa, Del Sol St Art Gallery, Lisboa
2010  Videomusichat Generation, Espace Ample, Barcelona
2010  MutaVideo, MID_E Studio, Arteleku, San Sebastián 
2010  Arte Santander, Del Sol St Art Gallery, Santander
2010  Óptica Festival, La Casa Encendida, Madrid

Awards and Scholarships
2016  Foam TALENT, Amsterdam
2011  Archivo de Creadores de Madrid, Matadero, Madrid
2011  Visual Arts Fellowship, Government of Cantabria, Santander
2009  Optica Award, Best Gallery Video, Del Sol St. Art Gallery, Madrid

Artist Talks and Workshop
2019 Visiting Lecture Series, DAAP, University of Cincinnati 
2018  Bubi Canal Workshop, Wix Design Playground, New York 
2018  Diálogos de artistas en español, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York
2017  Docent tour for Parsons students at Foam Talent, Red Hook Labs, New York
2016  Artist talk, Digitaliseum, Malmö, Sweden
2016  Foam Talent Panel Discussion, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam
2015  Interface Artist Walk-Through, Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York
2012  Bubi Canal Workshop, ICI Independent Curators International, New York
2012  PopRally presents CHERYL, Collaboration with CHERYL, MoMA, New York
2012  Creators of Matadero, Matadero, Madrid

Books
2017  American-ABCD, Paripe Books
2016  Bubi Canal by Jorge Clar, Pupa Press
2014  Dreamtime, ACDOS Actividad Contemporánea
2013  Manual, RV.Papers
2010  Canal, RV.Papers

Press
2019  The British Journal of Photography, Into the Gloaming
2019  T: The New York Times,  America 2024   
2019  New York Magazine, Monster Blazers
2018  A Shaded View on Fashion, Hologram by Bubi Canal .
2017  Foam Magazine, Issue 48, Bubi Canal.
2017  OOOM Magazine, Bubi Canal: Childhood Dreams .
2016  Calling Magazine, Karanlik zamanlarin en renkli manifestosu Bubi Canal.
2016  Aperture, In Experimental Photography, Is There Ever a Decisive Moment?.
2016  Stitch, Dreamtime - Bubi Canal.
2016  Et Alors? Magazine 17.
2015  Yatzer, The Bright, Magical Universe of Bubi Canal.
2015  Foam, Bubi Canal: The Magic Garden.
2015  DIVO, Bubi Canal Interview by Jorge Clar.
2015  The New York Photo Review, Bubi Canal Magic Garden.
2015  New York Observer, Welcome to Bubi Canal’s Colorful World of Toys at Munch Gallery.
2015  Hi Fructose, Bubi Canal’s Magic Garden at Munch Gallery.
2015  Quiet Lunch, The many colors of Bubi Canal.
2014  The British Journal of Photography, The Spanish Are Coming: A Golden Generation Emerges.
2013  Beautiful Decay, Bubi Canal’s Surrealistic Whimsy