Fran Rodríguez Casal

From March 14th to April 30th 2024. tuesday to saturday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Museo do Pobo Galego (Ala Sur)
'Da túa man para a miña'

Da túa man para a miña questions two times, the past and the present, through photographies and video-archive images—filmed by Mari Luz and Baldomero Pombo Muíños—from the artist hometown, Traspielas (Fornelos de Montes). In that place Fran Rodríguez Casal started his adventures with photography. When he was an Audiovisual Communication second year student, he started taking pictures of his neighbours and the small town landscapes. Six years later, in this exhibition we can see what began with a very clear intention of reclaiming the rural areas and people who work for their survival.

It is a reflection on the concept of community, the socio-economic situation and the policies on the rural areas and the emigration to the cities or abroad that affected these populations and caused the current community breakdown: the deterioration of the relationships between people, the loss of health, administrative, transport and connections services or others, and demobilisation. In the past, there were a lot of complications, but the sense of community seemed to prevail. The dialogue opens with the confrontation of these two realities.


He holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication from Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. His work focuses on the interaction between the body and the environment, using cinema, photography and sound as tools. He moves between the borders of the artistic genres with a notion of an expanded field of artistic practices in his interventions that use from archive material to his own footage.

He is currently working on his first feature film, Da túa man para a miña, with Coral Piñeiro and the producer Miramemira. It is the result of a multidisciplinary project exhibited in Zone C in 2022.

His work was exhibited in 2021 in Encontros da Imagem, International Photography and Visual Arts Festival in Braga (Portugal). In 2020 he took part in the artistic residence X Meeting of New Artists in Galicia’s City of Culture, and in 2022 he received a grant for an artistic residence in the Aran Islands in Ireland to carry out a photographic project in the archipelago with Stills & Motion.