Augusto Zanela (1967, Buenos Aires, Argentina) has a degree in Architecture and Urbanism (UBA 1996) with a focus on Photography, Drawing and Aesthetics. He creates and manages the Workshop of Photography of the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) since 1991.
He is currently a Titular Professor in Advertising Degree of the Belgrano University (UB), Titular Professor in the Electronics Art Master of the National Univeristy of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), and Teacher in the Ricardo Rojas Cultural Center (UBA) and the Escuela de Proyectos.
He received the following distictions: Grant to the artistic creation, Metropolitan Fund of the City of Buenos Aires, 2010; Jury Mention, Pratt Price of Visual Arts, Isidro Miranda Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2008; "Ignacio Pirovano" Prize to the young artist of the year, Asociación Argentina de Críticos de Arte, Buenos Aires, 2006; Great Prize (Acquisition) in New Media, National Prize of Visual Arts, Palais of Glace, Buenos Aires, 2004; First Prize. Prize of Visual Arts of the Association of Art Galleries of Argentina. Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, 2003; First Prize in New Media, National Prize of Visual Arts, Palais of Glace, Buenos Aires, 2002; Grant to the artistic creation in Installations. Antorchas Foundation, Buenos Aires, 2002; Grant to the Audiovisual Creation. National Fund of the Arts, Buenos Aires, 2002; Guillermo Kuitca Grant for Young Artists, Institute of Ibero-American Cooperation - ICI - and Borges Cultural Center, 1997/1998.