Laia Abril (Barcelona, 1986) is a research-based artist working with photography, text and sound. After graduating in journalism and working as an editor at Colors Magazine, she focused on developing long-term projects on uneasy and hidden realities about women rights, grief and bio-politics. She is the author of several books: The Epilogue (2014, Dewi Lewis), Lobismuller (2016, RM) and On Abortion (2018 Dewi Lewis)  —which was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Prize and the winner of the Aperture-Paris Photo Best Book Award. Her installations have been exhibited in more than 15 countries and are part of collections such as the Centre Pompidou, FRAC, Musée de l’Elysée, Fotomuseum Winterthur, MoCP or MNAC. Her career has been recognized with the Prix de la Photo in Arles, The Hood Medal in London and the FOAM Paul Huf Award in Amsterdam, among others. Abril’s next book On Rape will be published by Dewi Lewis in september 2022. She is based in Barcelona and represented by the Parisian gallery Les Filles du Calvaire.

Portrait/Foto: Mahala Nuuk