Meeting with Gloria Oyarzabal at IFF


Date: June 11, 2024 | Tuesday | 7.00 PM

Venue: The Fort Institute of Photography, Fort Mokotów, 99 Racławicka Street, building 4, Warsaw

Admission fee: free | Registration by e-mail is required:

The Fort Institute of Photography and the Cervantes Institute in Warsaw invite to a meeting with the Spanish artist and photographer Gloria Oyarzabal, which will take place on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. in the reading room of the Fort Institute of Photography. The conversation will be led by Marta Bogdańska - a visual artist, photographer, film maker and cultural manager.

The conversation with the artist will be held in English.


Gloria Oyarzabal is a Spanish visual artist and photographer that diversifies her professional activity between cinema, photography and teaching; developing her projects in different countries of the African continent. Programmer and co-founder of the independant Cinema "La Enana Marrón" (Madrid, 1999-2009). Lived 3 years in Mali (2009-2012) developing her research in the construction of the African imaginary, processes of colonization/decolonization, new strategies of colonialism and the diverse voices around African feminisms. After her Master at Blankpaper School of Photography, her work is shown, among others, at FOTOFESTIWAL (Lódź,Pl), FORMAT (Derby, UK), ORGAN VIDA (Zagreb, Cr), KaunasFoto (Lith), PHE PhotoEspaña (Madrid, Sp), Athens Photo (Gr), LagosFoto (Nig), Museum of Photography Thessaloniki (Gr), SIPF Singapore International Photo Festival, Photo Marseille (Fr), Odessa Foto Days (Ukr), Biennale Für Aktuelle Fotografie (Mannheim, De), Helsinki Foto (Fin), Copenhague Photo (Den), FIFBH- Festival Internacional de Belo Horizonte (Br).

She has published two photobooks: PICNOS TSHOMBÉ (Landskrona Photobook Award 2017,Sweden), and WOMAN GO NO’GREE (Vevey Images Photobook Award and APERTURE PARIS PHOTO Best Photobook of the Year 2020)

She was nominated to the Prix Elysée 2022-2024 (Switzerland) and the Foam Paul Huff Award (Netherlands); and awarded with Fotografía Europea Award 2022 (Reggia Emilia, Italy) Fotofestiwal Lodz Grand Prix 2019 (Poland), Encontros Da Imagem Discovery Award 2018 (Braga, Portugal) , PHOTOMED 1st Prize 2019, Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography PHOTO IS:RAEL 2019 (Tel Aviv, Israel), PhotoChronicles Portrait Award 2019, among others.

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Marta Bogdańska is a visual artist, photographer, filmmaker and cultural manager. She holds a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Warsaw. She studied art at the Home Workspace Program in Beirut. She graduated from Academy of Photography, School of Looking, Open Institute & School of Ecopoetics. She has led international art & cultural projects. Marta is a member of Futures Photography and Women Photograph. She is the winner of the National Grant Program Artistic Journey of Hestia for 2024 and the Artist Meets Archive residency PhotoSzene Cologne 2024. Her book "SHIFTERS" (Visual Arts Foundation & Landskrona Foto) won the PHotoESPAÑA award for the best international photographic publication of 2022, and was nominated for Kassel Dummy Award, Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles and MACK First Book. Artist received the "Konrad Pustoła" & "Selma Lagerlöf" scholarships. She was an artist in residency at the Institute for Postnatural Studies in Madrid. Marta won the Open Air Installation at Gibellina Photoroad 2023 and received a grant from Culture & Animals Foundation in New York. Her works and films have been shown and published around the world.

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The partner of the meeting is the Cervantes Institute in Warsaw / Instituto Cervantes en Varsovia.

IFF SPONSORS: Fort Mokotów, White Stone Development

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