Laura San Segundo (Madrid, 1990). Graduated in Fine Arts in Madrid, studied Photography in Camberwell College of Arts (London) and was recipient of the Roberto Villagraz Scholarship of Photography to study a Master´s Degree in EFTI (Madrid), completed in 2016 with distinction. Her work has been exhibited in art institutions, galleries and fairs as the Centro Para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura (Guimarães), Galería Cero (Madrid), Doomed Gallery (London), Matadero (Madrid), Casa Décor (Madrid), Palacio de las Alhajas (Madrid) or Conde Duque Cultural Centre (Madrid); and she has taken part in festivals like PhotoEspaña, Serpentine Galleries 89+Marathon (London), Encontros da Imagen (Braga), JustMAD (Madrid), Santander Photo (Santander), Fotonoviembre (Tenerife) or DOCfield (Barcelona). In 2016 she was resident at the DDZ studio (Madrid) and admitted into the PhD program in Fine Arts at the Complutense University (Madrid), being recipient in 2017 of the Blank Paper Photobook scholarship and an internship in the Publications Service of the National Library of Spain. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Spanish College in Paris and combines her personal projects with editorial, commercial and documentary commissions, as well as teaching the workshop Intimism and Poetic Photography within the course New Languages, Forms and Genres of Photography at EFTI.

Most of her works reflects on the poetics of the ordinary, which she playfully approaches through representations that are both literal and symbolic and go beyond the idea of the image as a mere document.

 

EDUCATION
Research and Education Internship in Publications. National Library of Spain, 2017-18
PhD Program in Fine Arts
Complutense University, Madrid, 2016-present
Masters Degree in Contemporary Photography (Distinction). EFTI, Madrid, 2015-2016
BA Photography. Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London, 2011
BA Fine Arts. Complutense University, Madrid, 2008-2013

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS
The Yellow Awards. First Prize (Author Project). Too Many Flash, Madrid, 2018
FormARTE Scholarship of PhotographySpanish College in Paris, 2018
XXVII Young Artists Competition 
(Photography). Winner (2nd prize). Madrid, 2018
II Blank Paper Scholarship for the Masters in Photobook
. Blank Paper, Madrid, 2017
Autores en Selección
XIV Fotonoviembre International Biennial of Photography, 2017
III Fotoproyecciones Contest
. Finalist. Santander Photo, 2017
Cátedra Autric Tamayo Grant for Descubrimientos PHE17
. Madrid, 2017
Futuro Al Betrayal Award
, Master´s Degree Distinction. EFTI, Madrid, 2016
DDZ Creative Residence. DDZ Studio, Madrid, 2016
XIII Roberto Villagraz Scholarship of Photography. EFTI, Madrid, 2015
IV Helie Memorial International Photography Competition. Finalist. Villena, 2015
Selected Portfolio. EFTI Network, Madrid, 2015
XII Roberto Villagraz Scholarship of Photography. Finalist. EFTI, Madrid, 2014
89plus Marathon. SPBH and Serpentine Galleries, London, 2013
Paisajes del Cuerpo Contest. Selected. Alliance Française, Madrid, 2013

SOLO SHOWS

El ser entreabierto, XIV Fotonoviembre International Biennial of Photography, 2018
Composiçoes, Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Guimarães, 2016

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Family Portrait, DOCfield Barcelona, Palau Robert, Barcelona, 2018
XXVII Young Artists Competition, Casa del Reloj, Matadero Madrid, 2018
The Yellow Awards, Too Many Flash, Madrid, 2018
Modos de mirar
, Conde Duque Cultural Centre, Madrid, 2018
We see as much, Spaguetti Vernissage, Palacio de las Alhajas, Madrid, 2018
Soy la que soy, Casa del Reloj, Matadero Madrid, 2018
Arte Abierto, Casa Decor, Madrid, 2017
3/30 Constructio, Galería Cero, Festival Off PHE 17, Madrid, 2017
Fotoproyecciones, Enclave Pronillo, Santander, 2017
Cotidiano, Cuesta de Moyano, Madrid, 2017
Emerge, JustMAD Emerging Art Fair, Madrid, 2017
Fotoproyectos 14
, UnoNueve-EFTI, Madrid, 2016
Hacia dónde mirar, MA group show, EFTI, Madrid, 2016
Fotoproyectos 13, Festival Encontros da Imagen, Braga, Portugal, 2016
Modos de mirar, Mulafest (Festival of Urban Trends), Madrid, 2016
Of The Afternoon Pop-Up exhibition, Doomed Gallery, London, 2015
Der Greif Guest-Room, Curated by Timothy Person, 2015
La mujer y el mar
, IV Edition Helie Memorial, Casa de la Cultura de Villena, 2015
[aprender, crear, investigar], UCM and Complutense Art Centre, Madrid, 2014
Proyecto Nudo, Espacio Ciento y Pico, Madrid, 2014
89+ SPBH Slideshow, 89plus Marathon, Serpentine Sackler Galleries, London, 2013
Paisajes del Cuerpo, Alliance Française, Festival Off PHE 13, Madrid, 2013
The Peek Show, The Biscuit Factory, London, 2011
Camuflados, College of Fine Arts, Madrid, 2011