Founded in 1994

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 627
08010, Barcelona




Marcel Giró, Miguel Rio Branco, Ouka  Leele, Palmira Puig-Giró, Rubens Teixeira-Scavone, Sergio Vega

The RocioSantaCruz Gallery shows an important collection of photographs and artists that are part of the Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante (FCCB). Founded in Sāo Paulo in 1939, the experimental group is known for applying modern aesthetics to photography and cinema in Brazil. Representing the few women of the FCCB – Gertrudes Altschul, Menha S. Polacow, Dulce G. Carneiro, among others – are the works by Palmira Puig(Spain, 1912–1978), which features alongside that of her husband, fellow photographer Marcel Giró(Spain, 1913-2011), and by Rubens Teixeira Scavone(Brazil, 1925-2007). The RocioSantaCruz Gallery’s project draws historical works into a conversation with works by contemporary artists that share their formal and experimental interests. In dialogue with the FCCB a selection of recent works by Miguel Rio Branco(1946), Sergio Vega(Argentina, 1959), and Ouka Leele(Spain, 1957), which capture the essence of Spain’s cultural reality during 80s and 90s, in particular, the Movida madrileña