1960: Was born in Madrid
2010: National Prize of photography
Juan Manuel Ballester, bachelor of Fine arts in 1984 by the Complutense University of Madrid, his artistic career began in the painting with special interest by Italian and Flemish schools technique from the 15th and 18th centuries. Since 1990, focused on architectural photography.
From among its numerous exhibits highlight Passages (Valencia, 2003), Setting out (New York, 2003) or room 523 (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2005). Collectively it has stated on numerous occasions in ARCO, Art Institute of Chicago - Art Chicago, Art Forum Berlín of Germany and Paris Photo, among other exhibitions. In the years 1999, 2000 and 2002, he received the National prize of engraving and his works are part of the funds of the Museum Reina Sofía, Marugame Hirai Museum of contemporary Spanish art (Japan) and Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo - ARTIUM (Vitoria), among others.
The national prize for photography was awarded by the Ministry of culture of Spain in 2010, considering him the jury awarded the prize "for his career staff, from fine arts and crystallized with rigour in the field of photography, for his unique interpretation of architectural space and light, and for their contributions leading to the renewal of the photographic techniques."