Gloria Oyarzabal


Spanish artist photographer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (UCM,1998)she diversifies her professional activity between photography, cinema and teaching. Programmer and co-founder of the Independent Cinema "La Enana Marrón"(The Brown Dwarf)Madrid(1999-2009)dedicated to the diffusion of author, experimental and alternative cinema. Graduated on Conservation & Restoration of Art(1993). Lived 3 years in Bamako, Mali(2009-2012)developing her interest on the construction of the Idea of Africa, History of colonization-decolonization, new tactics of colonialism and African feminisms. After her Master's degree in Creation & Development of Photographic Projects at Blankpaper School of Photography(2014-15)her work has been shown at Organ Vida(Zagreb, Cr) Format(Derby, UK)Fotofestiwal(Lodz, Pl)Athens Photo(Gr)Lagos Photo(Nig)PHE PhotoEspaña(Sp)Thessalonika Foto Museum(Gr)Bitume Festival Lecce(It)Encontros da Imagem Braga(Pt)Odessa Foto(Ukr)Kaunas Foto(Lith),...among others.2017:selected for the artistic residency Ranchito Matadero Nigeria-South Africa where she develops her last project about African feminisms in Madrid and Lagos(Ng). That same year she wins the Landskrona Dummy Award, which allowed her to publish his first photobook "Picnos Tshombé".2018:Winner of Encontros da Imagem Discovery Award/Community of Madrid Grant/PHmuseum 2nd Honorable Mention.2019:Images Vevey Dummy Award/PHOTO IS:RAEL Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography/PHOTOMED PRIZE/FOTOFESTIWAL GRAND PRIX(Lodz, Pol)

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