Born in Guadalajara Mexico in 1988. Cristóbal Ascencio is a Mexican photographer who currently resides in Madrid. He has studied for a degree in Audiovisual Media and Advertising from the CAAV in Jalisco and a master's in contemporary photography at EFTI.
His work and research focuses on the relationship that exists between images and memory and how we build identities and realities based on this correspondence, while his practice expands to new forms of the image such as virtual reality, data manipulation, and photogrammetry in an effort to expand photography to new ways of consumption.
He has been invited for Plat(t)form review 2023 by Fotomuseum Winterthur. He was included in the “Ones to watch 2022” list by the BJP. In 2022 He was included in the 100 list of “The Next Great Fashion Image Makers” by Vogue. His work has been exhibited in the 2022 edition of the Getxo Photo Festival, the Discovery awards 2022 in Encontros da Imagem Festival in Braga, and was shortlisted for the PHmuseum grant in 2002. He received the 1st prize for the portfolio reviews at Art Photo Bcn and Panorámic Festival in 2022. In 2021 his work was selected in the PhotoSlam of Les Rencontres d’Arles (France). His work has been exhibited in places like Gimnasio de Arte y Cultura (Mexico), Experimental Photo Festival (Barcelona), Karne Kunst (Berlin), Space Millepiani (Rome), Casa Volcán (Guadalajara) or The Curated Fridge, among others. He is currently a recipient of the Mexican Grant for emerging artists from "Jovenes Creadores " (FONCA, 2022-2023).