Born in Barcelona, Carlota Guerrero is a photographer, videographer and performance artist
With her own universe and a language that features women, nudity, minimalism, nature, and pastel colors, Carlota Guerrero has become one of the most sought-after artists in recent years.
Carlota is self-taught: as a teenager she started taking pictures with an analog camera given to her by a photographer friend. Inspired by the city of Barcelona and its natural setting, especially the Mediterranean, Carlota began by taking pictures of her friends on the coast and sharing them on the internet.
She has always used social networks to share her vision and personal work, and they have helped her to become an internationally recognized artist. Her career took off when singer Solange, Beyonce's sister, saw her work on Instagram. Carlota created a world of her own for Solange's album A Seat at the Table and took charge of the entire audiovisual project, earning international recognition for her work. A Seat at the Table de Solange y se encargó de todo el proyecto audiovisual y de este modo se ganó el reconocimiento internacional.
"Carlota is followed by 272,000 people from all over the world on Instagram and was recognized by Forbes as one of the top 60 influencers in Spain"
Guerrero is fascinated by haute couture and fashion, and in both personal and commercial projects has collaborated with brands such as Dior, Givenchy, Loewe, Nike, Balmain, and Desigual, and with magazines such as Numero, Paper Magazine, Vogue, and Playboy. She was also the artistic director for a live performance of a poem by Canadian poet Rupi Kaur and photographed Emilia Clark, Daenerys Targaryen in the Game of Thrones, for her interview in The New Yorker.
As a woman working principally with women, Carlota Guerrero is a feminist activist as well as an artist and a photographer. Her main objective as an artist is to give visibility to women while one of the most important features of her work is the representation of female beauty and diversity.
Barcelona, where Guerrero was born and raised, is the most important influence on her creative career. She herself says that the secret of her success, like that of other creative artists such as Rosalia or Paloma Wool, is being from Barcelona, a city that inspires creativity for numerous reasons: its authenticity, nature, and tranquility, the combination of mountain and beaches, and being able to get around easily on foot. All this make her happy and inspires her to create.