Alejandro Áboli

Alejandro Áboli (Madrid, 1980) is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer. He grew up surrounded by art and culture, as his family was an active member of the art community in Madrid. His uncle, Juan Áboli, is a famous Spanish illustrator and painter and was a close friend of Andy Warhol. Furthermore, Juan’s father-in-law, Francisco Prósper, was one of the most relevant international film set designers with more than 400 movies under his belt, including “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Doctor Zhivago” and “The Fall of the Roman Empire”.

Influenced by his artistic roots, Alejandro Áboli developed an early passion for film and photography, combining his natural talent with an extensive education in the subject. He attended the Universidad Complutense de Madrid where he received his BA in Visual Arts. He complemented his studies with Techniques for Multimedia Applications and an MA of Humanities, both at the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria

Prior to creating The RedLine series, Áboli worked as a filmmaker, producer, and photographer for over a decade. With extensive experience in filmmaking, Alejandro has written and/or directed 6 short films, and he received an award from the New York Film Academy in 2004 for his short film entitled “A solas”. This award gave Alejandro the opportunity to come to New York City and complete the AMC Intensive movie-making course at the prestigious New York Film Academy. In addition, his short films “Clarividencia” and “Hemisferio” later received international awards and “Hemisferio” was preselected for Goya’s 2011 fiction short film.

Áboli has also worked in the advertising industry. He collaborated with some of the biggest European consumer brands including Mercedes-Benz, Mahou San Miguel, and Granini. As a producer, he led “Promised Land”, a series of 25 documentaries about Israel and also produced 5 documentaries about Spanish National Parks for The National Geographic.

Áboli is now focusing on The RedLine, which represents a significant transition from a photographer to a visual artist. Combining reality with fiction, Áboli reduces images to their simplest forms to capture the delicate relationship between real and imaginary worlds.