Laia Abril (1986) is an artist from Barcelona who works with photography, text and sound in projects based on long researches on hidden and uncomfortable realities around mourning, biopolitics and women’s rights.
Her work has been exhibited in more than 15 countries and is part of private and public collections. Her career has been recognized among others with the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro (Arles 2016), The Hood Medal (London, 2019) and the FOAM Paul Huf Award (Amsterdam, 2020). Author of several books, in 2018 she published A History of Misogyny, chapter one: On Abortion – nominated for the prestigious Deutsche Börse Prize and winner of the Aperture-Paris Photo Best Book Award.
Abril is represented by the Parisian gallery Les Filles du Calvaire, and is currently developing her next book, On Rape (Dewi Lewis, 2021) and her next installation, On Mass Hysteria (Le Bal, Paris & Musée de l’Elysée 2023).