Helena Aguilar Mayans, 1989, Olot

Helena is a fine art/experimental photographer from Catalonia. She grew up in Olot, in the Garrotxa Natural Park, surrounded by nature she has always been fascinated by the magic of this volcanic area. She attended the University of Barcelona and has a BA in Fine Arts and a MA in Art Education.  While she was taking Fine Arts she learned  various photographic techniques. She currently mostly works with analogue and alternative/experimental processes. She also does the art direction for most of her photo shoots. 

She feels photography as something magical, alchemical, ... she loves to get lost into the woods and sneak into abandoned places, her photographies are a gate to outer realities. Helena does not work only in photography, she has deep interest on needlework and its artistic applications, she loves to make embroidery. Some of her sources of inspiration are the Brontë siblings, antique objects and past eras, specially the Victorian period. Her work has been exhibited and featured in various national and international publications and media.

For more information on Helena's work, to get in touch regarding employment opportunities, or just to say hello, feel free to send a message.

For Fine Art/collector prints  you can send an e-mail to: prints@helenaaguilarmayans.com

For other inquieres you can send a message to: info@helenaaguilarmayans.com or use the contact form.

Published/online features/interviews

" El Fuego" first issue (2016) published on paper

"Seities AUTUMN 14/15 PUBLICATION THEME:THE MACABRE" (2015) published on paper

"Seities AUTUMN 13/14 PUBLICATION THEME:ICON" (2014) published on paper

“SHOTS Magazine” Summer Issue, no. 124 (2014) published on paper

“S-kean” (2014)

"Barcelona Creativa" (2014)

“IMAGINED REALITIES catalogue” (2014) published on paper

“ND Gallery” (2014)

“Bleaq.” (2013) interview

"Weekend Artists" (2013)

"Photo VOGUE Italia" (2013 - currently)


"photographyblogger.net" (2013)

“Snoot” (2013)

“Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies and Mirages catalogue” (2013) published on paper

"Faunerie: Les Editions du Faune" (2013)

"Sciences Occultes" #1 The fall issue (2012) published on paper

"Baba Artzine" #1 El Final (2011) published on paper


"Remembrança" solo exhibition, Can Trincheria, Olot. (2016) 

“Evasionistes d'Avui” collective exhibition curated by Ilaria Termolino, La Contra, Barcelona. (2016)

“Evasionistesd'Avui” collective exhibition curated by Ilaria Termolino, La Puntual, Mercantic de Sant Cugat del Vallès. (2015)

“Evasionistesd'Avui” collective exhibition curated by Ilaria Termolino, espai de lliure creació Carme Malaret, Sant Just Desvern (2015) 

"SEITIES STUDIO: Exhibition at BRAVA BISTRO", Brava Bistro, Calgary (2014)

"SEITIES THEME ICON Publication Launch + Exhibition", Shelf life books, Calgary (2014)

“Heptagone” collective exhibition, La Maison du Canal, Paris (2014)

"Ennéagone" collective exhibition during les Rencontres Photographiques du 10ème, La Maison du Canal, Paris (2013)

“Uno Scatto per la feclicità” collective exhibition, palazzo della Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Reggio de Calabria (2013)

“Estudio 120m” collective exhibition, Würth museum, la Rioja (2013)

"Sortilèges" solo exhbition, Estada Juvinyà, Sant Joan les Fonts (2013)

Biennal d'Art jove, collective exhibition, Acadèmia de Belles Arts de Sabadell fundació privada, Sabadell (2013)

"Patrim 12" collective exhibition, Espai Volart, Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona (2013)

"Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies and Mirages", collective exhibition, PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont (2013)

"Paramnèsia" solo exhibition, Claustres del Carme, Olot, during "Olot Fotografia" (2012)

"S/T'12" collective exhibition, University of Barcelona, Barcelona (2012)

"Foto/Grafia/Lith", collective exhibition, University of Barcelona, Barcelona (2010)

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