José María Rodríguez Madoz (Madrid, March 15, 1958) is a Spanish photographer, National Photography Award in 2000.
He was born in 1958 in Madrid, his real name is José María Rodríguez Madoz, between 1980 and 1983 he studied Art History at the Complutense University of Madrid, which he simultaneously studied photography at the Centro de Enseñanza de la Image. The Royal Photographic Society of Madrid exhibited the author's first individual exhibition in 1984. In 1988 the Sala Minerva of the Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid) inaugurated its photography program with an exhibition of his work. Two years later, in 1990, he began to develop the concept of objects, a constant theme in his photography to date. In 1991, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía showed the exhibition "Four Directions: Contemporary Spanish Photography" that will travel through several countries. Some of Madoz's photographs are part of this exhibition. That same year he received the Kodak Award. In 1993 he received the Artistic Creation Grant from the Banesto Cultural Foundation.</ P>
Editorial Art-Plus in Madrid published the first monograph of him in 1995: the book Chema Madoz (1985-1995). Three years later, Editorial Mestizo, A. C., from Murcia, published a volume for the artist, the book entitled Mixtos - Chema Madoz.
In 1999, the Galician Center for Contemporary Art in Santiago de Compostela showed an individual exhibition of works carried out between 1996 and 1997. At the end of that year, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía dedicated the individual exhibition "Objects 1990 - 1999", which is configured as the first retrospective exhibition that this museum dedicates to a Spanish photographer in life.
In 2000 the Madrid photographer received the Spanish National Photography Award. That same year, the Houston Fotofest Biennial recognized him as "Outstanding Author." His work exceeds the Spanish borders, reaching not only the North American city but also the Chateau d'Eau de Toulouse (France). That year he received the Higashikawa Award in Japan.