Coco Capitán

Coco Capitán’s acutely intimate and emotive portraits capture the subtlety of human gestures and spontaneous moments that manifest in her poetic and narrative-driven imagery.

Capitán was born in Seville, Spain and is currently based in London, where she completed her MA Master of Fine Arts with honors in the field of Photography at the Royal College of Art, London, in 2016. Her art practice straddles the fine art and commercial art worlds, and includes photography, painting, and prose.

She has produced editorial and commercial collaborations with Gucci, Dior, Converse, Paco Rabanne, Maje, Maison Margiela, and her work has appeared in magazines including the British Vogue, New York Times Magazine, Self Service, Dazed & Confused, M Le Monde, Document Journal, and Vogue.

Capitán has three solo museum exhibitions including MEP, her first institutional exhibition in France; Daelim Museum in Seoul, Korea; and MoCA in Shanghai. With nearly 150 works, the exhibitions are built as an immersive journey into the artist’s universe. The route is punctuated by several series of the artist, most often mixing photography with text. One is composed of landscapes of the American West representing abandoned infrastructures, another reveals the critical view that the artist bears on the consumer society and translates a true filiation with Pop Art.