Book your 1 hour photography portfolio review with Laia Abril

Multidisciplinary Artist

  • Research
  • Narrative
  • Concept Development
  • Photobook
  • Installation
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Catalan
  • Italian


Laia Abril (Barcelona, 1986) is a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, text, video and sound. 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 are held in private collections and museums, such as Musée de l’Elysée and Fotomuseum Winterthur, FRAC and MNAC. 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"" -- published in 2017; and now she is currently developing the next chapters, On Rape Culture — recipient of the Visionary Award from Tim Hetherington trust and Mass Hysteria — current nominee of the Prix Elysée. Abril also has a background as an editor and has collaborated in the Art Direction and editing of books such “The Afronauts”, “The Heavens”, “The Hunt” or “Miserachs Barcelona”. She has been offering workshops internationally for the past 5+ years and been an staff educator at Camera Arts University (Luzern), IDEP (Barcelona), a guest teacher at SVA (New York), The New School (New York), LCC (London), McGill University (Montreal); a lecturer at RISD (Rhode Island), University of Illinois (US), CUNY (New York), and she is a current teacher guest at the school CEPV (Vevey) and EFTI (Madrid).

Laia also offers a 12-hour mentorship, click here to apply.

In this session you can present Laia a specific body of work and receive critical feedback in terms of concept, narrative or edit as well to discuss possible future ideas of form and platform, goals and directions for it development.

Laia also offers a 12-hour mentorship, click here to apply.

This consultancy can be used for different approaches. It could be used to help to structure the narrative of a project - book or installation; improve the editing of the story or brainstorm in possible design and formats. It could be also used to accompany and discuss the beginning or the continuity of a project, in stages of conceptualization, research or production; as re-structure several projects into a new long-term idea.

During this mentorship Laia can guide you to the construction of a mock-up - for a book or installation; in order to be shown to a publisher or curators; as provide insights of the best way and strategies to present it to the photo-art scene, like open calls or contests. The same scenario is possible if the project is still in initial stages of development, in which she can mentor you during research, conceptualization and creating narrative structures.

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