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Laia Abril

Multidisciplinary artist whose works focus on women's rights, mourning and biopolitics. Her research-based practice uses photography, text and sound to explore difficult and hidden realities. One of her most acclaimed projects, "A History of Misogyny", has been exhibited in more than fifteen countries, and her works are held in collections such as those of the Centre Pompidou and FRAC in France, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Musée de l'Élysée and the Fotomuseum Winterthur, both in Switzerland. Her career has brought her numerous awards, such as the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro 2016 in Arles, the FOAM Paul Huf Award 2020 in Amsterdam, the Hood Medal 2022 in London and the Shpilman Prize 2023. Laia Abril has published outstanding works, such as The Epilogue (Dewi Lewis, 2014) and Lobismuller (RM, 2016), which won the Images Vevey Best Book 2015 award. In addition, On Abortion (Dewi Lewis, 2018) was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Prize and won the Aperture-Paris Photo Best Book Award 2018. Her most recent publication, On Rape, was published by Dewi Lewis in 2022. Abril teaches at the Lucerne University of Art and Design and is represented by the Parisian gallery Les Filles du Calvaire.

Update: 24 April 2023


Has participated in

The Infinite Talk

Experiments with the CCCB Archive

Laia Abril, Marcelo Brodsky, Teresa Margolles and Joan Morey

Sade: from the perspective of art