ALMUDENA ROMERO

Born in Spain in 1986,  Almudena Romero is a visual artist working with a wide range of photographic processes from early printing techniques such as cyanotype, salt printing or wet plate collodion, to new technologies including 3D scanning and printing. 

In 2017-2015, Almudena has worked with TATE Britain, TATE Exchange - TATE Modern, The Photographers' Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum (Tokyo), the Fundación Mapfre (Madrid), Wellcome Trust, and the Victoria & Albert Museum to deliver different educational projects (talks, workshops, demonstrations) to promote knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of photographic processes.

Her practice has been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally in galleries and festivals including the Brighton Photo Biennial and PhotoIreland, and has been featured in TimeOut, DUST magazine, Uncertain States and Photomonitor.

Education

  • 2015  Pg Cert Academic Practice in Art,Design & Communication, UAL. 
  • 2012 MA Photography, London College of Communication, UAL. 
  • 2011 Photojournalism, documentary photography & studio lighting,  University of Montreal, UdeM.
  • 2004/10 BA (Hons) Communication,Complutense University of Madrid 
  • 2008/09 Art Workshops in non-formaleducation. University of Fine Arts of Madrid

Commissions

Exhibitions and displays

  • 2017. TATE Exchange-TATE Modern. With Digital makers Collective.London, UK.
  • 2017. Venice Biennale 2017. Diaspora Pavilion. In collaboration with artist Khadija Saye. Venice, Italy. 
  • 2017. The Photographers' Gallery. With the London Alternative Photography Collective. London, UK.
  • 2017. Four Corners Gallery. With the London Alternative Photography Collective. London Pinhole Festival. UK.
  • 2017.  Revela-T Festival. Artistic Exchange. Cataluña, Spain. 
  • 2016. MozEx. Curated by V&A and Tate Digital Learning teams.
  • 2016. Victoria and Albert Museum. Wet plate collodion workshop display. London, UK.
  • 2016. Fundación MAPFRE Cultura. Pop up collodion darkroom tintypes display. Madrid, Spain. 
  • 2016. Brighton Photo Fringe with the London Alternative Photography Collective. Brighton, Uk.
  • 2016. Process. Dreamspace Gallery.  London, Uk
  • 2016. Chasing Shadows. Lake District Arts Centre. Kendal. UK
  • 2016. Obsolete and Discontinued. Revela-T. Cataluña. Spain
  • 2016. Obsolete and Discontinued. Photokina. Cologne. Germany.
  • 2016. Process. Scene Art Gallery. London, UK.
  • 2015. Revela-T Festival, Cataluña, Spain.
  • 2015. ACTINIC Festival, Edinburgh, UK.
  • 2015. Analogue Mania Festival, Timisoara, Romania
  • 2015. Gallery X, Dublin ,Photoireland, Ireland. 
  • 2015. The Arts Pavilion. Photomonth. London, UK.
  • 2015. The Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK.
  • 2015. This Is What A Photographer Looks Like. (with Old Girls Club & Metro Imaging) London, UK.
  • 2014. Open Peckham Platform, London, UK. 
  • 2014. Night Contact, Brighton Photo Biennial, UK. 
  • 2014. The Polaroid show, Doomed Gallery, London, UK. 
  • 2014. London Analogue Festival, OXO Tower Wharf, London, UK. 
  • 2014. Spring Salon, Double Negative Darkroom, London, UK. 
  • 2013. Camberwell College of Arts, London, UAL, UK. 
  • 2013. Print it, UAL Showroom, London, UK. 
  • 2012. A Forming State, London College of Communication, London, UK. 
  • 2012. PHOTON Festival, Valencia, Spain. 
  • 2011. Arte Emergente Urgente, E-1 Gallery, Madrid, Spain. 
  • 2011. 20 projets | 20 regards, RCA building of Montreal, Canada. 
  • 2011. Fotoaplauso, Madrid, Spain. 
  • 2010. Fissazioni,Projection at the Château D’eau Gallery in Toulouse, France. 
  • 2010. Cadavre Exquis, St Cyprien Library, Toulouse, France. Feedback, 
  • 2010. La Loupiote, Toulouse, France. 
  • 2009. St Cyprien, La Gouaille, Toulouse, France. 
  • 2009. Fototalentos, University of Valladolid, Spain.

Residencies

  • 2016. The Camera Club. London, UK.
  • 2016. Revela-T Festival. Catalonia, Spain. 
  • 2016. Process. Scene Art. London, UK.
  • 2015 E5 Process Darkroom. London, UK.
  • 2014 Double Negative Dark Room. London, UK.

Archives and Public Collections

  • Photography Archive and Research Centre. University of the Arts London, UK.
  • Bow Arts Trust. London, UK.

Publications & Press

  • 2017. Beneath the Salt photobook. Compilation of works curated and produced by Marianne Bjørnmyr and Dan Mariner.
  • 2017.  She Shoots Film print magazine. Project featured: self-constructed
  • 2016. Culture Trip. Media platform. Video interview. Practice Featured.
  • 2015. Time Out. Press. Practice Featured.
  • 2015. Photomonitor. Online publication. Project featured: self-constructed
  • 2015. Uncertain States.Print Publication.  Project featured: self-constructed
  • 2015. The Old Girls Club. Online Publication. Project featured:self-constructed
  • 2015. She Shoots Film.Online publication. Project featured: self-constructed
  • 2012 . Recreative. Online publication.  Project featured: Sports Professionals of the 21st Century.
  • 2012 . Les Editions Du Somnambule art magazine. Print publication. Project featured: Fissazioni
  • 2012 . DUST magazine online. Project featured: Fissazioni
  • 2010 Cadavre Exquis, St.Cyprien Library.Photobook.
  • 2009 Fototalentos,Universia. Photobook.

Awards, Grants and Contests

  • 2016 Recipient, London Creative Network, professional development programme, Four Corners Gallery, London
  • 2015 Finalist, The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. 
  • 2014 Winner, Ideas Tap , Night Contact, Brighton Photo Biennial. 
  • 2013 Shortlisted, Challenge The Unchallengeable open call,London. 
  • 2012 Recipient, New Creative Markets Programme, Four Corners Gallery, London
  • 2012 Shortlisted, Novel Authors Grant. PHOTON Festival, Valencia, Spain. 
  • 2009 Shortlisted, Universia Contest Fototalentos, Spain. 
  • 2009 Recipient, FARO Grant. UCM. Madrid, Spain.

Recent talks, lectures and workshops

2017

  • Artist talk. TATE Modern, TATE Exchange with Digital Makers Collective, UK.
  • Artist talk. The Photographers' Gallery, UK.
  • Artist talk.Material Matters.London Art Fair, UK.
  • Artist talk. In conversation with Garry Fabian Miller. Moose On The Loose biennial of research, UAL, UK.
  • Summer Study Lecturer. Sotheby's Institute of Art, London
  • Tutor, Photographic Processes. Victoria and Albert Museum, UK.
  • Tutor, Wet Plate Collodion. Camberwell College of Arts. University of the Arts London,UAL. UK.
  • Tutor, Black and White Photography Darkroom Techniques. London College of Communication. UAL, London, UK.
  • Tutor, Darkroom Photography: Analogue Processes. London College of Communication. UAL, London, UK.
  • Workshop Leader. Cyanotype printing on wood. The Photographers' Gallery. London, UK.
  • Workshop leader. Chemigrams. Moose On The Loose biennial of research, University of the Arts London, UK.
  • Workshop Leader. Salt Print Process. Four Corners Gallery. London.UK
  • Workshop Leader. Wet Plate Collodion. Four Corners Gallery. London.UK

2016

  • Artist talk. TATE Britain. London, UK.
  • Summer Study Lecturer. Sotheby's Institute of Art, London.
  • Visiting practitioner. Wet Plate Collodion. BA Photography Students. London College of Communication. UAL, London.
  • Visiting practitioner, 3D Portraiture. BA Photography Students.  London College of Communication. UAL, London.
  • Visiting practitioner. Cyanotype Process. BA Photography Students. University of Westminster. London
  • Visiting practitioner. Salt Print Process. BA Photography Students. University of Westminster. London
  • Tutor, staff development courses. Chemigrams. London College of Communication. UAL, London.
  • Tutor, staff development courses. Wet Plate Collodion. London College of Communication. UAL, London.
  • Tutor, staff development courses. Wet Plate Collodion. Southampton Solent University. UK
  • Tutor, Darkroom Photography: Analogue Processes. London College of Communication. UAL, London.
  • Tutor, Black and White Photography Darkroom Techniques. London College of Communication. UAL, London.
  • Tutor, Photofusion photography courses. 
  • Workshop Leader, Wet Plate Collodion, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
  • Workshop Leader. Camera-less photography series of workshops, Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo.
  • Workshop Leader. Fundación MAPFRE Cultura. Camera-Less Photography workshop, Madrid. 
  • Workshop Leader. Victoria & Albert Museum. Camera-less photography series of workshops for secondary schools, London.
  • Workshop Leader. Collaborative cyanotype workshop. Scene Art Process, London. 
  • Workshop Leader. Salt Print Process. Four Corners Gallery. London.UK
  • Workshop Leader. Wet Plate Collodion. Four Corners Gallery. London.UK

2015

  • Summer Study Lecturer. Sotheby's Institute of Art, London
  • Associate Lecturer. Camberwell College of Arts.
  • Tutor. Digital Photography. Chelsea College of Arts.
  • Tutor. Alternative Photographic Printing, Camberwell College of Arts.
  • Speaker. William Whiffin's East End. Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
  • Speaker. London Alternative Photography Collective. 
  • Speaker. Panel discussion. Shadows Symposium. UAL
  • Guest Speaker. London College of Communication. BA Photography students.
  • Guest Speaker. Underway. Photography Archive and Research Centre.  UAL
  • Workshop leader. Wet Plate Collodion.V&A Museum.
  • Workshop leader.Wet Plate Collodion. Four Corners 
  • Workshop leader. Open House.Camberwell College of Arts.
  • Workshop leader. On Light. Wellcome Trust & UCL.

 2014 

  • Tutor. Alternative Photographic Printing, Camberwell College of Arts
  • Tutor.International Summer School for 16-18 Year Olds, Camberwell College of Arts
  • Tutor. Digital Photography,Camberwell College of Arts
  • Workshop Facilitator. Open House.Camberwell College of Arts
  • Teaching Assistant. Adventures in Polaroids, Double Negative Darkroom.
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