Alejandro Áboli

(Madrid, 1980) is an award- winning filmmaker and photographer born into an artistic family. His uncle, Juan Áboli, is a famous Spanish illustrator and painter – and was Andy Warhol’s friend. The incredible technique of his uncle’s illustrations made him the go-to artist for vinyl and magazine covers, as well as a favorite artist for advertising campaigns back in the 1970s before he moved to Ibiza. Furthermore, Juan’s father in-law, Francisco Prósper, was one of the most important 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 family roots, Alejandro Áboli developed an early passion for filming and photography, combining his natural talent with an extensive education. Starting his studies in Madrid, he attended the Universidad Complutense de Madrid where he received his BA in Visual Arts. He complemented his studies with Technique for Multimedia Applications and an MA of Humanities, both at Universidad Francisco de Victoria.

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

In publicity, Áboli has worked with some of the biggest European consumer brands, such as Mercedes-Benz, San Miguel, and Granini. As a producer, he has directed 25 documentaries on “Promised Land” (shot in Israel) and five documentaries about Spanish Nature Reserves for National Geographic.

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