ALMUDENA ROMERO

Almudena Romero (b. in Madrid in 1986) is a British/Spanish visual artist based in London and Valencia. Her practice uses photographic processes to reflect on issues relating to identity, representation and ideology. Romero’s works focus on how perception affects existence and how photography contributes to organising perception. 

Romero’s practice has been exhibited at international public institutions including the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK)National Portrait Gallery (UK)TATE Modern-TATE Exchange (UK)The Photographers’ Gallery (UK)Tsinghua Art Museum (CH)Le Cent-Quatre Paris (FR),  University of the Arts London (UK) and international photography festivals such as Unseen Amsterdam (NL), Les Rencontres d’Arles (FR), Paris Photo (FR)PhotoLondon (UK),  Circulations (FR)Belfast Photo Festival (UK) and Brighton Photo Biennale (UK). She has received grants from the  Heritage Lottery FundCreative Europe FundArts Council England (2018, 2020,2021), London Community Foundation (2019), a-n Bursaries (2019, 2018), and awards from private foundations such as the Richard and Siobhán Coward Foundation, The Harnisch Foundation and BMW France Culture. 

Romero was nominated for the Prix Pictet in 2021, and has been awarded prestigious international residencies at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute(China)Penumbra Foundation (USA) ISCP New York(US),  BMW -Gobelins (France),  Lucy Art Residency (Greece)Whitechapel Gallery(UK) and National Portrait Gallery (UK).   

Romero has received public art commissions from  Wellcome TrustEmergency Exit Artist,  Team London Bridge, Southwark Council and Bow Arts Trust for the London Festival of Architecture. Her practice has been published in monographs by the Photography Archive and Research Centre at the University of the Arts London and by Fisheye (upcoming) and featured in BBC Four, BBC Two, FOAM Magazine,  EL PAISLiberationVOGUERadio France Internationale and other international media. 

Romero holds an MA in Photography from the University of the Arts London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication (university teaching qualifications). She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2020, Romero worked as a professor of photography in Stanford University Bring Overseas Study Program in Florence, Italy. Romero has also delivered courses, lectures and artist talks at universities, museums, and institutions internationally, including: Falmouth University (UK), University for the Creative Arts (UK), University of Westminster (UK), Camberwell College of Arts (UK), London College of Communication (UK), Kingston School of Art (UK), Southampton Solent University (UK), Chelsea College of Arts (UK), University College London (UK), School of Visual Arts New York (NY), GOBELINS. Ecole de l'image (FR), IESA (FR), KASK, School of Arts Ghent(BE), Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (CH), Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum (JP), Sotheby's Institute of Art (UK), Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), Royal Society (UK), Estorick Collection (UK), Wellcome Trust (UK) Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Science Museum (UK), National Portrait Gallery (UK), South London Gallery (UK), Whitechapel Gallery (UK), The Photographers' Gallery (UK), TATE Modern (UK), TATE Britain (UK), Fundacion Mapfre Cultura (SP), Guest Projects (Yinka Shonibare studio- UK), Les Nuits de la photographie-Les Rencontres d'Arles (FR), Penumbra Foundation (US), PhotoForum FORMAT Festival (UK), Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts (UK), Golden Thread Gallery- Belfast Photo Festival (UK), Lucy Art Residency (GR), London Art Fair (UK), [ SPACE ] (UK), TOMA Metal Art School ( UK), Four Corners Gallery (UK), Photofusion (UK) and Photography Archive and Research Centre. UAL (UK). 

Awards, Grants and Funding (selected)

Commissions  (selected)

Residencies  (selected)

Works in archives and collections

  • BBC Four, UK.
  • BMW Art Collection, France. 
  • Photography Archive and Research Centre. University of the Arts London, UK.
  • Bow Arts Trust, UK.
  • Lucy Art Residency, Greece.
  • Elizabeth and William Kahane Collection, USA.
  • Hans P Kraus Jr Fine Photographs Collection, USA.
  • Herve Digne Collection, France. 
  • Almudena Legorreta Collection, USA.
  • Stephan Loewentheil Collection, USA.
  • Penumbra Foundation, USA.
  • Gabriela Cendoya-Bergareche Collection, France.
  • Jerome Kohler, The Philanthropic Lab, France.

Solo exhibitions

Group exhibitions (selected)

Education

  • 2015 Pg Cert Academic Practice in Art,Design & Communication, UAL. (University teaching qualifications)
  • 2012 MA Photography, London College of Communication, UAL.
  • 2011 Photojournalism & documentary photography, University of Montreal, UdeM.
  • 2009 BA Audiovisual Communication. Complutense University Madrid. 

Publications (monographs)

Press, media & books featuring my work

Using Format