Gabi Jimenez lives and works in France. He has long been committed to the memory of tragedies and social injustice and to the visibility of the lives of those whom we do not speak of.
He is one of the leading artists from discriminated minorities who has helped to develop an international art movement from the First Roma pavilion at the 2007 Venice International Biennale, Paradise Lost, which featured Jimenez’s work. In 2011, he held the first international seminar on Roma art and cultures in Spain. In 2013, the French state bought two paintings depicting “Le Grand Paris” from him after his exhibition at the DIHAL – Interministerial delegation for accommodation and access to housing in Paris.
In 2014, Gabi Jimenez received the Painting and Plastic Arts prize from the Spanish Ministry of Culture. In the same year, the President of the European Court of Human Rights acquired one of his works, which is now exhibited in the judge’s room.
In 2016, the work Caravan Under Two Cypress Trees was exhibited in San Sebastian (Spain), the European capital of art, during the exhibition Tratado de Paz among more than 300 works by artists such as Goya, Rubens, Murillo, Picasso, Ribera and Sophie Ristelhueber.