The photographer and visual artist Alfred Mauve was born in Germany and studied at the Academie des Beaux Arts in France. He worked both in film and video before developing a photographic body of work using alternative printing processes such as Lith printing or Platinoype, to be found today in various museums and printed editions. In 2000, he arrived in Barcelona, and specialized in performing art photography. In 2003 he founded El Palomar, a cultural association dedicated to the organisation of artistic exchanges, interdisciplinary exhibitions, workshops and international partnerships.