This intense masterclass led by artist Laia Abril aims to provide participants with a series of tools and strategies to enhance the storytelling within their own projects. Abril’s research-based work revolves around conceptualisation and interpretation of facts, working with photography, video and mixed media installations. Trained as a journalist and through her experience as a photographer, bookmaker and art director, Abril has developed a collaborative creative method to construct, analyse and refine narratives across a number of platforms. Examples of her work methodology will act as triggers for participants to think laterally about their own projects.
SCHEDULE & FEE
11-2pm Fri 4 May 2018
Location: The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street, Dublin.
Laia Abril (Barcelona, 1986) is a photographer, visual artist and bookmaker who studied Journalism in Barcelona, and photography in New York; she enrolled FABRICA’s artist residency where she worked at COLORS Magazine as a creative editor and staff photographer for 5 years. Her projects have been shown internationally including the United States, Canada, UK, China, Poland, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, France, Italy or Spain. Her work is held in private and public collections as Musée de l’Elysée and Winterthur Museum in Switzerland, Madame Figaro-Arles and FRAC in France or MNAC in Barcelona. Her work has been recognized with several nominations as Foam’s Paul Huf Award, Visionary Award, Magnum Foundation and Catchlight. Recently she has been awarded with Fotopres Grant, Premio Revelación PhotoEspaña and the Prix Madame Figaro for her exhibition at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2016, A History of Misogyny, chapter One: On Abortion. After working for 5 years on her long-term project On Eating Disorders, Abril has started her new project A History of Misogyny, which first chapter On Abortion was published by Dewi Lewis in Paris Photo.