On November 5th at 6.00pm, PCA Talks will welcome Laia Abril (Barcelona, 1986). Laia is a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, text, video and sound. Her research-based projects focus on uneasy and hidden realities in biopolitics.
After graduating from college with a degree in Journalism and studying photography in New York she enrolled in a 5-year artist residency at FABRICA, the Benetton Research Centre in Treviso, Italy, where she worked as a creative editor and staff photographer at COLORS magazine. Her work has been shown internationally and is also held in private collections and museums, such as Musée de l’Elysée and Fotomuseum Winterthur, FRAC, MNAC and FotoColectania. In 2016 she was awarded the Revelación Photo España Award, Fotopress Grant and Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro for her exhibition at Les Rencontres d’Arles (2016) A History of Misogyny, chapter one: On Abortion.
She is the author of “The Epilogue”, “Thinspiration”, “Tediousphilia”, “Lobismuller” and “On Abortion” — recipient of the 2018 Aperture Best Book of the year Award and the prestigious Deutsche Borse nomination. And now she is currently developing the next chapters, On Rape Culture — recipient of the Visionary Award from Tim Hetherington Trustand On Mass Hysteria — current nominee of the Prix Elysée.