“Valme de Toledo´s photographs are metaphors for loneliness. In her images we can see a lonely man, someone who wanders all alone, people who walks along a way that doesn´t seem to have an end. Her work plays a delicate music, something that could be heard as the trembling of the unavoidable”. (Antonio Lucas, El Mundo)
Valme de Toledo seeks for lonelyness, loss or a place to rest, to be defined. She tries to make portraits of man in our society, with all the fears and doubts we all have. Her figures make us travel within ourselves, feel those lonely moments and listen to our deep thoughts. The background of her pictures is the result of drawing and melting different scenarios. Figure and background perfectly merge and make us contemplate an intimate world of solitude.
Honorable Mention in the 2009 International Photography Awards,
Daily Awards 2009, daily awards 2008.
Selected Sotheby´s Young Artist
Denis Darzacq photography workshop, 2008.
Antique Philosophy, Contemporary Humanities School, Madrid, 2007-08.
Digital photography, Professional Course, EFTI, Madrid, 2005-06.
Master in Humanities and Social Change, Contemporary Humanities College, Madrid, 2004-05.
Literature, Escuela de Letras, Madrid 1995-98. Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, Richmond University, England, 1989-92. Sculpture, painting and photography, Richmond University, England, 1990-92.
History of Art, Saint Louis University, Madrid, 1988.
2009, Rome, Italy, Museo Storico della Fanteria;
2009, Valencia, Spain. Galería 0+0.
2009, Peruggia, Italy. Gallería Minerva;
2009, Reggio Emilia, Italy. Gallería Metamorfosi;
2009, Rome, Italy. Galleria Vista Centro d´Arte e Comunicazione;
2009, Barcelona, Spain, La Fábrica.
2008, “The Lonely”, collective showing, Conde Duque Cultural Center, Madrid.
2008, “The Lonely”, individual. Sotheby´s, Madrid.
2006, “Brave New World”, individual. Standarte Galery, Madrid.
2006, “Brave New World”, collective. Estampa, Madrid.
2006, “The Turn of the Screw”, collective, Conde Duque Cultural Center, Madrid.
FAIM Madrid Art Fair, exhibition catalogue, 2009
Estampa Madrid Art Fair, exhibition catalogue, 2009
Arte y Libertad, October 2009
O+O Galery, exhibition catalogue, 2009
El Mundo. Article and review, September 2009
Arte y Libertad, review, September 2009
"Contaminazioni Culturale", exhibition catalogue, 2009
Arquitectural Digest. 2009.
Arquitectural Digest. Review, May 2008. Arteinformado.com. Interview, March 2007. El Mundo. Article and interview, November 2006. ABC, Madrid 360, review, November 2006. El Mundo.es, Cultural Blog, review, December 2006. Ñaque, cultural magazine, cover and back page, June 2006. Entrefotos VIII 06, exhibition catalogue, 2006.