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ARCO Lisboa

May 23-26 2024

Contemporary Art Fair

Alarcón Criado Gallery Lisbon

Whitehot Magazine

Art Review

Making Visible

Harlan Levey Projects

Curated by Lara Pan


Ira Lombardia is an artist, researcher and educator who works across a diverse range of media such as photography, video, graphic design and sculpture. With her work she questions discourses, dynamics and rhetorics that have been assumed in the realm of contemporary art, photography and philosophy. Her research based practice, focuses on the transformation of the postmodern paradigm in relation to the digital visual culture.

Ira Lombardia (Spain, 1977) lives and works at Upstate NY where she teaches at Syracuse University. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally, including her first solo show in USA, VOID, in SCAD Museum of Arts (Savannah, Georgia, 2021-2022) and venues such as Israel Museum, (Jerusalem,2023) SCAN Project Room, (London 2019) Caixa Forum (Barcelona,2019), European Photography Festival (Italy 2017 ), The Billboard Creative (Los Angeles, 2016 ) and Liverpool Biennial (Liverpool, UK, 2015) .  Her work has been widely recognized with awards such as Derivada. 6º Edition. Santander Bank Foundation Grant. (Spain,2023) PICE Mobility Grant (2019) , she has been nominated for the First Post-photography Prototyping Prize (P3) held by Fotomuseum Winterthur and Julius Baer Foundation (Switzerland, 2017), she gained the UCO-LF. International Contemporary Photography Grant (Spain, 2015) and Entreacto Award by Santander Bank Foundation (Spain, 2015) , among other awards and recognitions. She had been artist in residency in programs such SCAN, 2º AIR, London, 2018 and La Fragua International Residency Program, 2015. Her work is present in collections such as IMJ Collection. Israel Museum. (Jerusalem, Israel), Susch Museum ( Switzerland), Kells Collection (Spain) Kablanc Otazu Foundation (Spain), Pilar Citoler Foundation (Spain),and private collections at New York, Chicago, London, Sydney and Paris. Recently her work has being highlighted at Paris Photo on Paris x Elles an initiative of the French Ministry of Culture curated by Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandoska (curator of photography at Centre Pompidou, Paris). Her works has being publish in magazines such as Eikon ( Viena, 2014 ) or Fisheye ( Paris, 2020 ) were her work has being chosen as a cover image for nº44 dedicated to women photographers and books like Elles x Paris Photo, Editions Textuel 2023.Her work is represented by Alarcon Criado Gallery, participating in international art fairs such as Paris Photo, Untitled Miami, Artbo Bogota, ARCO Lisboa and ARCO Madrid among others.

Void. Curated by DJ Hellerman. SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, USA. 2021

Void.Sector Curiosa.Paris Photo. Curated by Shoair Mavlin. Paris, France, Alarcón Criado Gallery. 2021

The Rest is History, Alarcón Criado Gallery, Seville, Spain. 2021

Neo Gods and Hyper Myths. Alarcón Criado Gallery, Festival Off. Photoespaña 2020

Neo Gods and Hyper Myths. Scan Project Room. London.UK 2019

Neo Gods and Hyper Myths. Alarcón Criado Gallery. Sevilla. Spain.  2019

Influencer. Alarcón Criado Gallery. Sevilla. 2016

The End of the Index Logic. Combo Independent Art Space. Córdoba. Spain. 2015

It’s not about looking; It´s about reading. Moisés Pérez de Albéniz Gallery. Madrid. 2015

A Thousand Pieces. Curator: Roberto Vidal. Off Gallery, Just Madrid, Madrid. 2013

A Cabine. Sopro Gallery. Lisbon. 2009

An Interfered Landscape. Curator: Abel Hernandez. Young Art Center, Madrid. 2009


Derivada. Santander Bank Foundation. ARCO Madrid. Art Fair. Alarcón Criado Gallery, Madrid, Spain. 2024

Making Visible. Collective Show. Curated by Lara Pan

Harlan Levey Projects, Brusells, Belgium. January-March 2024

Mujeres por el Arte. Colección DKV. Atarazanas El Grau. Valencia. December 2023-January 2022

Derivada. Santander Bank Foundation. Estampa. Art Fair. Alarcón Criado Gallery, Madrid, Spain. 2024

In Pictures: Walter Benjamin´s Little History of Photography, Curated by Gilad Reich (curator of Photography IMJ),Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, August-December 2023

Parcous Elles x Paris Photo. A circuit dedicated to Women Photographers.Curated by Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandoska (curator of photography at Centre Pompidou, Paris)         

A Certain Darkness. Curator: Alexandra Laudo. Caixa Forum, Barcelona. 2018-2019

Intervention. Curator: Juan José Santos. Centro de exposiciones SUBTE, Montevideo. Uruguay. 2018

Les Nouveaux Encyclopédistes. Curator: Joan Fontcuberta. Festival Europea de fotografía. Reggio Emilia. Italy. 2017

Lockers. Curators: Borja Llobregat and Diego Díez. MNCARS, Madrid. Spain. 2017

Adorno was Wrong. Curator: Mona Kuhn. The Billboard Creative Show, Los Ángeles. 2016

Me acuerdo. Curator: Jesús Alcaide. Alarcón Criado Gallery, Sevilla. 2016

Sobreexposición. Curator: Junajo Santos. MAC, Museum of Contemporary art. Santiago de Chile. 2016

Undocuments. Curator: Jesús Alcaide. Combo Independent Art Space, Córdoba. 2015

Cartography of Reality. Curator: Sara Rubinow. Centre d’Art La Panera, Lleida. 2015

Not All Photographs are Records. Curator: Lorenzo Fusi. Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool Biennale. Liverpool. 2014

Parallel Universes. Curator: Pepe Isla. Hospedería Fonseca, Salamanca. 2014

Stochastic Resonances. Curator: Lola Barrena. Sitio Festival, Tenerife. 2014

Sub/verso. Curator: Jesús Alcaide. Cosmopoética Festival. Fundación Antonio Gala. Córdoba. 2014

Parallel Universes. Curators: Pepe Isla and Laura Bravo. Francisco Oller Art Gallery and Fine Art Gallery 209. Puerto Rico. 2014

Spanish Artists’ Books from Libros Mutantes, the Madrid Art Book Fair. Curator: Max Schumann.Printed Matter, PS1, New York. 2013

Libros Mutantes, the Madrid Art Book Fair.Curator: Roberto Vidal. La Casa Encendida. Madrid. 2013

Without Departing from the Groove. Curator: Natalia Gimenez. Begoña Malone Gallery, Madrid. 2011


VI International Festival of the Image, Manizales, Colombia. 2007

Monterrey International Film Festival. Mexico. 2007

Festival Les Instants Vidéo. 20th edition, Gaza, Palestine

(traveled to Beirut, Lebanon; Avignon, Marseille, Valence, France). 2007

Images Against Nature. International Festival of Experimental Video, Marseille. 2007

Mostra Collective Video. Museum of Natural History, Lisbon. 2006

BAC 06. International Contemporary Arts Festival, CCCB, Barcelona. 2006

Abstracta 06. Roma, Italy
D-Neef, International film festival, Vitoria 2006

EXIS. Experimental Film and Video Festival, Seoul. 2006

International Film Festival of Gijon 43rd edition. Gijón, Spain. 2005

OBSESSION, International Video Art Festival, Istanbul, Turkey.

Images Contra Nature, International Festival of Experimental Video, Marseille. 2005

The First and the Last Experimental International Film Festival, Sydney. 2005

Rellumes, Spanish Film Archive, Madrid (traveled to CGAI, A Coruña; Valencia Film Archive, Valencia) 2005

Mínima, Mostra de Video Curt, Valencia. 2005

International Film Festival of Gijon 42nd edition. Asturias. 2004


Derivada. 6º Edition. Santander Bank Foundation Grant. 2023

PICE Mobility Grant, ACE ( Spanish  Cultural Agency, Ministry of Spain ) 2019

Cultural Ministry of Spain. Funding for the video Project Ultraimage. 2016

The Billboard Creative, International Exhibition Call. Los Angeles, USA. 2016

Post-Photography Prototyping Prize (P3). ( Nominee )

Fotomuseum Winterthur and Julius Baer Foundation. Switzerland. 2016

UCO-LF. International Contemporary Photography Grant.

Córdoba University and La Fragua Artist Residency Program. Cordoba. Spain. 2015

Entreacto award. Santander Bank Foundation. Madrid. Spain. 2015

XXI Fine Arts Exhibition of Asturias Award. Oviedo. Spain. 2015

Young Artists Competition Madrid City Council. Accesit. Madrid. 2008

Complutense Young Artists Foundation Award. National Library. 2008

Solo Exhibition Award at Young Art Centre, Open Call for Young Creation of Madrid. 2008

42nd Gijón Film Festival. First Prize. 2004


SCAN Second Artist Residence Program, London, UK. 2018

UCO-LF. International Contemporary Photography Residence. 2016

Córdoba University and La Fragua Artist Residency Program. Cordoba. Spain. 2015

IMJ Collection. Israel Museum. Jerusalem.

DKV Collection.Spain.

Susch Museum. Switzerland.

Kells Collection.Spain.

Sammlung Phol. Germany.

Kablanc Otazu Collection and Art Foundation. Spain.

Pilar Citoler. Spain.

Private Collections. (In New York, Chicago, Sydney, and Paris, among others)




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