Alberto García Alix was born in 1956 in León, Spain. He lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
Garcia Alix is one of the best portraitists, photographers and artists of the Spanish and international art scene. With a raw and elegant style, Garcia Alix has built his career around his life experiences. His portraits marked a generation, that of the Movida madrileña. Feeding his creativity with excesses and fears, his photographs are a journey through an era, a history and a life, his life.
His work is part of important international collections such as the Reina Sofia Museum (Spain); Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (France); Deutsche Börse (Germany), among others. García-Alix has combined his photographic activity with that of editor, being founder of the cultural magazine El Canto de la Crecimiento (1989 to 1997), and more recently co-founder of the publishing house Cabeza de Chorlito, which has published some of his most recent creations: El Paraíso de los Creyentes (2011); Diaporamas (2012) and MOTO (2015).
The artist has received the National Photography Award (1999) and the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2019), among other awards obtained throughout his career. In 2022 he was distinguished with the Enaire Foundation Photography Lifetime Achievement Award and the PhotoESPAÑA award.