Roberto Goya, 1977, Tenerife. Degree in Dramatic Art by the Canary Islands School of Actors. He has specialized as a Cultural Manager and Scheduler by “Pedro García Cabrera” Foundation, member of E.N.C.A.T.C (European Network Cultural Administration Training Centers).


In parallel, he continues with his self-taught formation in the field of Photography, that is complemented with several courses and workshops given by artists and curators as Dora García, Pablo Helguera, Nicolas Bourriaud, Ricardo Cases, Juan Curto, Joan Morey, Xavier Ribas and Sven Ehmann.

His photographic work arises of the reflection regarding an object, a concept, a fact or a text with perceptible social signification to the observer. His decontextualized use or his transposition asks the spectator to review the meaning of it and its importance or social magnitude, pretending to provoke in her/him a sort of discovery that would reveal a new aspect that has remind hidden for him/ her.


His photographs explain the story of an encounter, using a theatrical proposed action and that it is executed by the photographed or by himself. An interaction that is fundamental in his images and that converts the subjects in momentary actors that at the same time reflect a long with the propose initiative. 


  • Concurso Internacional de Fotografía Alliance Française en España y EFTI. Madrid. 2017
  • FotoRoomOPEN, Rubber Factory Gallery. London. 2017
  • zenith Photo Award 2017. Germany.
  • Bienal Internacional de Fotografía de Tenerife Fotonoviembre 2017 & 2007 (Selected Atlánticas Colectivas), 2013, 2011. Tenerife, Spain.
  • Cosmos PDF Award 2017.
  • Der Greif, Guest Room: Tiina Rauhala. Germany.
  • Der Greif Magazine #10. Germany.
  • Der Greif, Guest-Room: Azu Nwagbogu. Germany.
  • Fiebre Dummy Award 2017. Spain.
  • Der Greif, Guest-Room: Diane Smyth. Germany.
  • Open Call "Family". FotoRoom. London. 2017.
  • The Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013. Italy.
  • Der Greif, Guest-Room: Shoair Mavlian. Germany.
  • Open Call V#2 VANDALS magazine.
  • Emerging Talent Awards 2016. LensCulture.

  • FotoCanal. Libro de Fotografía 2016. Madrid. Spain.
  • ExperimentoBIO 2016. Bilbao. Spain. (Selected)
  • Dummy Award 2016. La Fabrica publisher. Madrid. Spain.
  • Open Call “Identidad y familia” Urban Photo Festival 2016 (UPHO/INDOOR). Malaga. Spain.
  • Addis Foto Fest 2016. Addis Ababa. Ethiopia.
  • Open Call “Ultraviolence” Cámara Oscura Art Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
  • XX Premio Internacional de Fotografía Rafael Ramos García de la Universidad de La Laguna 2015. Tenerife. Spain.
  • Visionados de Sobremesa. PA-TA-TA Festival 2015. Granada. Spain.
  • OjodePez 41: Self Calling edited by Natasha Christia.
  • HUESO, 2015/16 Season. Madrid.
  • NEXOFOTO2015, Iberoamerican Photography Competition.
  • International Photography Competition 2015, Alliance Francaise Spain, Madrid and Pilar Citoler Foundation.
  • Process Room V, 2015, Madrid.
  • International Kontinent Photography Awards, 2015, 2014. Turkey.
  • Emergentes. CASA//ARTE 2015. Madrid.
  • Openhouse project. 2014-2015. Barcelona.
  • Proyecto Coordenadas. 2014. Buenos Aires. Argentina.
  • 10º Paraty em Foco, Festival Internacional de Fotografía. 2014. Brazil.
  • JÄÄLPROJECT 2014. Madrid. (Selected)
  • ESPACIO 55. Temporada 2014-2015. Valencia. Spain.
  • Festival Internacional de Fotografía, SCAN Tarragona 2016, 2014. Spain.
  • The Renaissance Photography Prize 2014. London.
  • Circulation(s) 2014, Festival de la jeune photographie européenne. Paris.
  • Convocatoria de Visionado de Porfolios. Café Dossier 2014. Spain.
  • XVI Call 2014. Galería Luis Adelantado. Valencia. Spain.
  • Feria de Arte Canario Emergente, El Charco Art F.A.C.E. 2014. Lanzarote, Spain.
  • 9º Paraty em Foco, Festival Internacional de Fotografía. 2013. Brazil.
  • Festival Internacional de Fotografía de Belo Horizonte, FIF-BH 2013. Brazil.
  • Absolut Porfolios 2013. Spain.
  • Festival Internacional de Fotografía Ciudad de Guatemala, GuatePhoto 2012. Guatemala.
  • Campo Adentro 2012. Programa de residencias artísticas en el medio rural. Spain.
  • FOAM Magazine Talent Call 2012. Amsterdam.
  • The International Photography Competition, Hey, Hot Shot! 2012. New York.
  • FotoVisura Grant, Outstanding Personal Photography Project 2012. New York.



  • The Human Body: Reflections, group exhibition, La Paloma. Madrid. Spain. 2015
  • JÄÄLPROJECT. Mayerling Hotel. Madrid. Spain. 2014
  • White Wall, P2P-Prácticas contemporáneas en la fotografía española, group exhibition. PHE. Madrid. Spain. 2014
  • The Journey, group exhibition at The Brick Lane Gallery, London. UK. 2011
  • Memoria: Paisajes inexistentes, lugares olvidados, group exhibition, FOTONOVIEMBRE. Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Spain. 2007



  • A Day in The World. Bokförlaget Max Ström, Sweden. 2012
  • Carpaccio Guide to emerging illustrators, photographers & artists Vol 4. Atem Books. Catalonia. Spain. 2011
  • IX International Photography Festival, FOTONOVIEMBRE 2007. Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Spain
  • IV Regional Photography Award. Savings Banks of the Canary Islands. Spain. 2005