Ira Lombardia is an artist and researcher 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 production, both theoretical and practical, focuses on the transformation of the postmodern paradigm in relation to the digital visual culture.
Ira Lombardia, Syracuse, NY, 2020
Photo credit: Kaytlin L Philavanh
Ira Lombardia is a multidisciplinary artist living and working at Syracuse, NY. 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. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally, including venues such as Festival Off Photoespaña, ( Online, 2020 ) 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 2019 PICE Mobility Grant, 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 Sammlung Phol (Germany), Susch Museum ( Switzerland), Kells Collection (Spain) Kablanc Otazu Foundation (Spain), Pilar Citoler Foundation (Spain), Font-Irvin Collection (UK), 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.