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.


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
2019 Featured Artists, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati
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
2019 Spain Arts & Culture, Washington DC
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
2020 Two Pages, Lockdown live talk, London 
2020 Online class, Cesine University, Santander, Spain
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

2019 Hope - Prix Pictet 08, teNeues
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