Born in Mexico City in 1979.

His work has been internationally recognized having solo exhibitions at Museo El Eco, Museo del Chopo, Arroniz Arte Contemporáneo, Botanique and Centro Fotográfico Álvarez Bravo. He has also participated in the collective exhibitions at Photographer´s Gallery, Fondation Cartier pour l´art Contemporain, National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, International Center of Photography New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Palacio de Bellas Artes.

He is the author of six monographs: Pablo Lopez Luz (Editorial RM; Bilingual edition. 2012), Pyramid (Editorial RM; Bilingual edition. 2014), Frontera (Newwer editorial, Toluca Editions, Bilingual edition 2016), Frontera (Photogramas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017), Bajo la Sombra de la Pirámide (Toluca Editions, Bilingual edition 2018) and Piedra Volcánica (Toluca Editions, Editorial RM, Bilingual edition 2019).

His awards include MAST Foundation Photography, Les Résidences de Photoquai, The Syngenta Photography Award, Alt+1000 Photography Award, IILA Photography Award and his nominations include Prix Pictet, Prix HCB and Prix Elysée.

Public and Private Collections have acquired his work including the SFMOMA, National Gallery of Canada, Fondation A. Stitching, Poniatowsky photography collection, Fondation Hermés, Perez Museum, The LeBaron Collection, Museum of Modern Art Mexico, Chapman University Art Collection, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mellon Bank Collection.

Education

2004 – 2006 MA in Visual Arts. New York University / ICP. New York.

Solo exhibitions

2019 Piedra volcánica. Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City.
2019 Frontera. Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Oaxaca.
2018 Pyramid. La Silueta Casa, Bogotá.
2018 Líneas y piedras. Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City.
2017 Frontera. Galería Arroniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City.
2016 Views from the Expanded City. Botanique, Brussels.
2016 Nuevos preshipanismos. El Agora Museum, Veracruz.
2013 Pyramid. Galería Arroniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City.
2013 Mexico City. Alt + 1000. Rossiniere, Suitzerland.
2011 Al final… el horizonte. Museo Archivo Fotográfico (MAF), Mexico City.
2008 Terrazo. Galería Eloisa Jimenez, Guanajuato.
2007 Terrazo: Views Of Mexico City. Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York.
2006 Terrazo. Museo Casa del Lago de Chapultepec, Mexico City.
2005 Ciudad de México. Arena México, Guadalajara.

Group exhibitions

2021 L'Amerique Latine Éraflée. Fondation A Stitching. Brussels, Belgium.
2020 VS. Galería Arroniz Arte Contemporáneo. Mexico City, Mexico.
2020 Mast Photography Grant on Industry and Work. Fondazione MAST. Bologna, Italy.
2020 Centro Histórico, corazón de México. El Museo del Objeto (MOdO). CDMX, México.
2019 Urban Impulses: Latin American Photography from 1959 to 2017. The Photographer's gallery, London.
2019 US-Mexico Border. Maison Folie Wazemmes, Lille.
2018 Southern Geometries. Fondation Cartier Pour l'art Contemporain, Paris.
2018 Civilization, the Way we Live. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art,Seoul.
2017 Mundo Futbol. FOLA. Buenos Aires.
2017 Inasible, Colección Fotográfica MAM. Museum Of Modern Art, Mexico. Mexico City.
2017 Archivo(s) Centro SCOP. Archivo. Mexico City.
2017 Frontera: Views of the US-Mexico Border. Canadian Photography Institute. Ottawa.
2017. Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography. Museum of Photographic Arts. San Diego.
2017 The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination and Possibility. Craft & Folk Art Museum. Los Angeles.
2017 Pulsions Urbaines. Photographie Latino-Américaine. Arles 2017. Espace Van Gogh. Arles.
2017 México Contemporáneo. FOLA. Buenos Aires.
2017 Líneas y Piedras. Josee Bienvenu Gallery. New York.
2016 La Ciudad de las Montañas. Mexican Cultural Institute. Paris.
2016 Changing Circumstances. FotoFest 16th Biennial. Houston.
2016 Knokke Heist Fotofestival. Knokke Heist, Belgium.
2015 Develar y Detonar. Centro + Centro Palacio de Cibeles (PhotoEspaña), Madrid.
2015 The Curve. Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2015 I Bienal Nacional del Paisaje. Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil. Mexico City.
2015 T de Tlatelolco. Museo de Sitio Tlatelolco. Mexico City.
2015 Existe lo que tiene nombre: Contemporary Photography in Mexico. San Francisco Camera Work. S.F.
2015 X Bienal de Monterrey FEMSA. Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City.
2015 Alt + 1000. La Masion du Futur. Berges de Vessy, Suiza.
2014 I Bienal de las Fronteras. Tamaulipas Contemporary Art Museum (MACT), Tamaulipas.
2014 Urbes Mutantes. International Center of Photography, N.Y.
2014 Fotografía Latinoamericana 1960 – 2013. Museo Amparo, Puebla.
2014 Ilusion Optica. Museum of Modern Art, Mexico.
2013 America Latina 1960 – 2013. Fondation Cartier pour l´art Contemporain. Paris.
2013 Syngenta Photography Award. Sommerset House. UK.
2013 Paisaje 1969 – 2013. Museo Palacio de Bellas Artes. Mexico City.
2012 Ouroboros – A Mexican Cycle. Pingyao International Photography Festival. Pingyao.
2012 Photography in Mexico: Selected Works from the Collections of SFMOMA and Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (SFMOMA). S. F.
2011 Tiempo de Sospecha. Museum of Modern Art Mexico. Mexico City.
2010 Lo Crudo Cocido. Galería IILA. FotoGrafia Festival Internaziionale di Roma. Roma.
2010 Programa Arte Acual Bancomer/MACG Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City.
2009 Photoquai. Musée Quai de Branly. Paris.
2009 Paradise City. Museo de la Ciudad. Querétaro.
2009 Human Nature. Houston Center for Photography (HCP). Houston.
2008 In Our Dreams. Sasha Wolf Gallery. New York.
2008 De Viaje. Instituto Cervantes de Madrid. PHE Festival. Madrid.
2007 The Gaze of 45 Mexican Photographers. Guandong Museum of Art. China.
2007 Limiares Urbanos. Centro Cultural Correios. Río de Janeiro.
2006 Allá por las Torres de Satélite. Museo Experimental El Eco. Mexico City.
2005 El Paisaje Artificial. Museo Casa del Lago. Mexico City

Books

Piedra Volcanica
Published by Toluca Editions, Editorial RM, 2019
Texts by Cristobal Jacomé – Moreno, Alejandro Hernández

Bajo La Sombra de la Piramide
Published by Toluca Editions, Hewlett Packard, 2019
Text by Iñaki Herranz

Frontera
Published by Editorial Photogramas, 2017
Text by Eduardo Antonio Parra

Frontera
Published by Toluca Editions, Editorial RM, 2016
Text by Eduardo Antonio Parra

Pyramid
Published by Toluca Editions, Editorial RM, 2014
Texts by Alfonso Morales

Pablo Lopez Luz
Published by Toluca Editions, Editorial RM, 2014
Texts by Itzel Vargas, Horacio Fernández

Awards and fellowships

2021 Prix Pictet FIRE, nomination.
2020 Shpilman International Prize for Excellency in Photography.Theme: Action. nomination.
2019 Les Residences de Photoquaai, Musee Quai Branly.
2018 Prix Pictet HOPE, nomination.
2018 MAST Foundation Photography, MAST Foundation.
2016 Prix Pictet SPACE, nomination.
2016 Mangum Foundation Fund, nomination.
2014 Primera Bienal Nacional del Paisaje. Instituto Sonorense de Cultura.
2014 · 2016 Prix Pictet CONSUMPTION, nomination.
2013 Alt +1000
2013 Syngenta Photography Award
2013 HCB Award, nomination.
2010 IILA Photography Award.
2014 Sistema Nacional de Creadores Grant. FONCA.
2011. Jovenes Creadores Grant. FONCA.
2008 Programa Arte Actual Grant. Awarded by Bancomer and the Carrillo Gil Museum of Contemporary Art.
2007 Jovenes Creadores Grant. FONCA.

Biennials

2016 Knokke Heist Photography Biennial
2016 Venice Architecture Biennale
2016 Foto Fest Biennial. Houston
2015 Lianzhou Photography Biennial
2012 Pingyao Photoraphy Festival

Public collections

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
National Gallery of Canada
LACMA
Anna Gamazo de Abelló Photography Collection
Hermès International
Stanislas and Leticia Poniatovsky Collection
Fondation A. Stitching
MAST
Fundacion Lariviere
Schoepflin Stiftung Collection
Fundación Calosa
Perez Museum
Museum of Modern Art Mexico
Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo
Museo Tamayo
Syngenta Photography Collection
Melon Bank Art Collection

Press and publication

Aperture Magazine, Foam, Exit, Platform, L'Insense, Revista Animal, National Geographic, Else Magazine, Photoworld, Wired, Zoom Magazine, La Tempestad, Beaux Arts Editions, Revista Rara, Icon, 192 magazine, Luna Zeta, Arquine.

Auctions

Phillips Photographs, London. 2019
Phillips Photographs, London. 2018
Phillips Photographs, London. 2017