Ilán Rabchinskey was born in 1980 in Mexico City.

He has a BA in Media Studies by the Universidad Iberoamericana and has lived in Mexico, Spain and Israel.

Among other themes, his photographic work explores the tension between the forces of nature and the human species, the physical constitution of matter,and the sculptural qualities of objects.

He has exhibited in Mexico, France, England, United States, Spain and Chile. His latest solo exhibitions were: Firmamentoat the 1 Mes 1 Artista project space (2017), Foundation Stone at Patricia Conde Galería (2016), Remolino de Tierra at Ediciones Acapulco (2014) and El Medio Terrestre at Museo Archivo de la Fotografía CDMX (2012).

In 2015 he was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Young Creators Grant and in 2006 he was recipient of the Cultural Projects and Co-investments Development Program, awarded by the same institution.

He is the author of Yo’tan K’op Corazón de la Palabra, Remolino deTierra  and El Medio Terrestre (with a text by Mario Bellatin) published respectively by Trilce, Ediciones Acapulco and Artes de Mexico.

He was selected for the ONOMA Fiskars Artist in Residence program, in Finland (2018), as well as Casa Wabi, in Oaxaca (2016), and will participate at the Dedazo Artist Residency, in Chiapas, later this year.

He has received several awards, such as honorable mentions at the Nexophoto (Spain 2016) and Portfolio Festivals (Mexico 2014) and has published his work in numerous books and magazines.

He currently lives and works in Mexico City where he teaches a Project Development class as adjunct professor at Centro ADM.

His work is represented by Patricia Conde Galería (


  • 2018       Foundation  Stone, Centro de Artes Vivas, Mexico City.
  • 2017       Firmament, 1 Mes 1 Artista, Mexico City.
  • 2016       Foundation Stone, Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City.
  • 2015       Residents / Terrestrial Environent, El Estudio Galería, Morelia, Michoacan.
  • 2014       Whirlwind of Earth, Ediciones Acapulco, Mexico City.
  • 2012       Terrestrial Environment, Museo Archivo de la Fotografía. Mexico City.
  • 2003       Greatest Hits!, Galería Reverso, Mexico City.


  • 2019       Artist in Residence, Dedazo Artist Residency, Chiapas, Mexico.
  • 2018       Artist in Residence, ONOMA Fiskars AiR, Fiskars, Finland.
  • 2016       Artist in Residence, Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  •                 Honorable Mention, Festival Portfolio, Mexico.
  •                 Honorable Mention, NexoFoto prize, Spain.
  • 2015       Recipient, Young Creators Grant, FONCA National Endowment for the Arts,  Mexico.
  •                 Finalist, 1st National Nature Photography Award, Mexico.
  • 2014       Shortlisted, XVI Biennial of the Centro de la Imagen, Mexico.
  •                 Honorable Mention, Festival Portfolio, Mexico City.
  • 2010       Selected for the National Book Program, Department of Public Education, Mexico.
  • 2006       Recipient, Art Projects and Cultural Co-investment Fund, FONCA National Endowment for the Arts.
  • 2004       1st prize winner, International Photography Prize, University of Salamanca, Spain.


  • 2019       Confluencias, Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City.
  •                 Salon ACME, Main section, Mexico City.
  • 2018       National Endowment for the Arts FONCA, Young Creators Grant, Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos, Mexico
  • 2017       Conceptual Optics, Leon International Photography festival FFIEL, Leon.
  •                 Luz Portátil, Centro Cultural Olimpo, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
  • 2016       National Endowment for the Arts FONCA, Young Creators Grant, Capilla del Arte, Puebla, Mexico
  •                 Ekho Gallery, Santiago, Chile.
  •                 10 years of the Portable Light Photobook Collection, Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City.
  •                 3W Gallery, Reims, France.
  •                 ArtCube Gallerie, Paris, France.
  • 2015       Remolino de Tierra, Nave Dos Quince, Mexico City.
  •                 Casa Nomada, San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.
  •                 Gallery Weekend Mexico, Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City.
  •                 Visiones de Nuestra Naturaleza, Rejas deChapultepec Open Gallery, Mexico City.
  • 2014       Gallery Weekend Mexico, Patricia Conde Galeria, Mexico City.
  •                 52, Rejas de Chapultepec Open Gallery, Mexico City.
  •                 Paris Photo, Patricia Conde Galeria Booth, Paramount Picture Studios, Los Angeles, California, US.
  •                 Sin Motivo Alguno (Without a Known Motive), Hamburgo Kunstgalerie 43, Mexico City.
  •                 Biophilia 3.7, Taller 13, Mexico City.
  •                 Zona MACO, Patricia Conde Galeria Booth, Mexico City.
  • 2013       HFAF (Houston Fine Art Fair), Texas, US.
  •                 The Story of the Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, NewYork, US.
  •                 Biophilia, Mycellium Ingenium, Mexico City.
  • 2012       Obra Reciente (Recent Works) Galería Patricia Conde, Mexico City.
  •                 El Lago Asfaltado (The Asphalted Lake), Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City.
  • 2009       Revive la Ciudad (Revive the City), Rejas de Chapultepec Open Gallery, Mexico City.  
  • 2005       Them! Virreyes Hotel, Mexico City.
  • 2004       Cuadricula (Grid), Ist International Photography Prize, University of Salamanca, Spain.
  •                 Guadalupe en la Cultura Popular (Guadalupe in Popular Culture), Chapultepec Open Gallery, Mexico.

BOOKS (author)

  • 2016        El Medio Terrestre (Terrestrial Environment with text by Mario Bellatín), Artes de Mexico, Mexico.
  • 2014        Remolino de Tierra (Whirlwind of Earth), Ediciones Acapulco, Mexico.
  • 2009        Yo'tanK'op Corazón de la Palabra (Heart of the Word), Trilce, INAH, FONCA and INALI, Mexico.


  • 2016 - present         Adjunct Professor, Integral Photography Program, Centro ADM, Mexico City.
  • 2106                          Facilitator of the “Looking and Deciding, Photography as a Construction” workshop for local teenagers as part of a community project while at residence at Casa Wabi, Oaxaca.
  • 2010 - 2012              Adjunct Professor, Advanced  Photography Course, Escuela Estudio Urquiza, Mexico City.


  • 2019        Inspiration, technique, and project developement, Patricia Conde Galería, México City.
  • 2018        Exploring Photobooks, by FOLIO and Panorama Fotografico at Centro de la Imagen, Mexico.
  •                  ONOMA Cooperative of Artists, Designers and Artisans, Fiskars, Finland.
  • 2017        MUNAL National Museum of Art, Mexico City.
  •                  Casa Wabi Santa Maria la Riviera, Mexico City.
  •                  FIL International Book Fair, Book launch and round table, Palacio de Minería, Mexico City.
  •                  Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City.
  •                  Library of Mexico, Mexico City.
  • 2016        Los Solistas Backstage Lecture series, Bandini Cultural Space, Mexico City.
  •                  FONCA National Endowment for the Arts, Young Creators Grant artist meeting, Taxco, Mexico.
  •                  FONCA National Endowment for the Arts, Young Creators Grant artist meeting, Puebla, Mexico.
  • 2015        PaperWorks Artist Book Fair, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City.
  •                  El Estudio Galería, Morelia, Michaocan,  Mexico.
  • 2014        Ediciones Acapulco, Book launch and roundtable.   
  • 2012        Guest Lecturer, 20th anniversary of the Escuela Activa de Fotografía, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
  • 2009        National Anthropology Museum, Book launch and lecture.


  • 2019, online feature on the Terrestrial Environment series, Mexico.
  • 2017       Panorama Fotográfico, online feature on the Residents series, Mexico.
  •                 PICS, Centro de la Imagen, online, artist profile, Mexico.
  • 2016       Tom Smith, Amuse, I.D, Vice, online, Mexico´s Beautiful Artist Comunne, England.
  •                 David Polo, Cuartoscuro Magazine, El Principio de las cosas (The Beginning of Things), interview, Mexico.
  •                 Lourdes Zambrano, Reforma Newspaper, Explora otros mundos (Exploring other Worlds), interview.
  •                 Ramón Rivas, EMNM Magazine, Ilán Rabchinskey, interview, Spain.
  •                 Huemanzín Rodriguez, Canal 22, online, El Orden eltiempo y el comienzo (Order, Time and the Beginning).
  •                 Bartolomé Delmar, Chilango Magazine, Buscando el origén (Searching for the Origin).
  • 2015       LAT Photo Magazine, online, feature.
  •                 Guillermo Sanchez Cervantes, Gatopardo Magazine, Una bitacora de viajes (A Travel Journal), Mexico.
  •                 Bartolomé Delmar, Chilango Magazine, Artsection, book review, Mexico.
  • 2012       Éricka P. Bucio, Reforma Newspaper, Idealizan mundo salvaje (Idealizing the Wilderness), Mexico.
  •                 Joyce García, Cuartoscuro Magazine, El espacio imaginario (Imaginary Space), interview, Mexico.
  •                Bartolomé Delmar, Chilango Magazine, Memoria disecada, (Dissecated Memory), exhibition review.
  •                Emiliano Balerini, Milenio Newspaper, El medio terrestre, vision crítica del medio ambiente (Terrestrial    
  •                Environment, a Critical Vision of Habitat), exhibition review, Mexico.
  •                El Universal Newspaper Sunday supplement, El método Rabchinskey (The Rabchinskey Method), Mexico.
  •                Yanireth Israde, Reforma Newspaper, Captan paso del tiempo (Capturing the passage of time), Mexico.
  • 2009      Jorge Ricardo, Reforma Newspaper, Ilustra libro la actualidad de los tseltales (Book Ilustrates the Modern
  •                Tseltal), Mexico.


  • 2005                       BA Degree, Media Studies, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.
  • 2004                       Photography studies with Allen Frame, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City.
  • 2003                       Media and Photography studies, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.



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