Laia Abril

Laia Abril
30 March 2021 juliend
© Laia Abril / Courtesy Les Filles du Calvaire

Laia Abril

Les Filles du Calvaire

 

Born in Barcelona in 1986, Laia Abril first studied journalism at university, before moving to New York and focusing on photography. Today she is developing a multidisciplinary work – taking the form of installations, books, web documents or even films – but also a committed one, exploring intimate themes such as sexuality, eating disorders or even gender and its inequalities. Since 2016, she has been working on a long-term project, entitled A History of Misogyny. A poignant series divided into chapters “On Abortion”, “On Rape” and “On Mass Hysteria”. Her works have been exhibited internationally – at the Rencontres d’Arles (2016), at PhotoIreland (2018), or at the Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki, 2019), and have received numerous distinctions: the Madame Figaro Photo Prize, the Foam Paul Huf Award, the Aperture/Paris Photo Book Prize… They have also become part of public and private collections (Musée de l’Élysée, FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, FotoColectania, and, in 2021, the Centre Pompidou).

Laia Abril © Mahala Nuuk
© Laia Abril / Courtesy Les Filles du Calvaire
© Laia Abril / Courtesy Les Filles du Calvaire