Workshop: Laia Abril – Research, narratives and platforms


Foto Forum, Bolzano/Bozen (Italy) Workshop with Laie Abril

Research, narratives & platforms
Workshop with Laia Abril
This workshop led by Laia Abril aims to provide participants a series of tools and strategies to enhance the investigation and construction of their narratives within their own projects. Abril’s work research-based revolves around conceptualization 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. The workshop also considers how a combination of different media such as photography, design, text, film or illustration can transform an idea into a wider artistic project. Participants are encouraged to bring to the workshop an existing body of work, a book mock-up or installation proposal that they would like to evolve beyond the scope of photography. Projects or ideas at an earlier stage could focus more on the generation of a research work plan rather than analyzing and editing the existing content.

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Participants: min 10 max 12
Language: English
Date: To be confirmed
Location: Foto Forum, Bozen, Italy
Address: via Weggenstein-Straße 3f
Time: Saturday 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 7 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm
Fee: €200
Early bird discount: 10%


Laia Abril (Barcelona, 1986) is a photographer, bookmaker and visual artist from Barcelona. After graduating in Journalism in Barcelona and studying 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 and her work is held in private and public collections including Musée de l’Elysée, Winterthur Museum in Switzerland or MNAC in Barcelona. In 2015 she was nominated for Foam’s Paul Huf Award and the Joop Swart Masterclass in 2014, and more recently she has been awarded with Premio Revelación PhotoEspaña and the Madame Figaro – Rencontres Arles award for her exhibition A History of Misogyny, chapter one: On Abortion.
She self-published Thinspiration in 2012, Tediousphilia (Musée de l’Elysée, 2014) and The Epilogue (Dewi Lewis, 2014), which was highly acclaimed and shortlisted for the ParisPhoto-Aperture First Book Award, Kassel PhotoBook Festival and Photo España Best Book Award. Her book-project Lobismuller (RM, 2016) won the Images Book Award and was presented in Paris Photo 2016.