ALMUDENA ROMERO

Almudena Romero (b. in Madrid in 1986) is a visual artist based in London working with a wide range of photographic processes. 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 practise 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 (Upcoming)(FR), PhotoLondon  (Upcoming)(UK),  Circulations (FR), Belfast Photo Festival (UK) and Brighton Photo Biennale (UK). She has received various awards and bursaries including the  Heritage Lottery FundCreative Europe Fund, Arts Council England (2018, 2020,2021), London Community Foundation (2019), a-n Bursaries (2019, 2018), and awards from private foundations including the Richard and Siobhán Coward Foundation, The Harnisch Foundation and BMW France Culture. Romero has also been awarded prestigious international residencies at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute(China) , Penumbra Foundation (USA) ISCP New York( USA),   BMW -Gobelins (France),  Lucy Art Residency (Greece)Whitechapel Gallery(UK) and National Portrait Gallery (UK), and has been nominated for the Prix Pictet (2021).  

Romero has received public artwork commissions from Team London Bridge, Southwark CouncilEmergency Exit ArtistWellcome Trust 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 University of The Arts London and by XYZ Books (upcoming) and featured in BBC Four, BBC Two, FOAM Magazine,  Photomonitor, Radio France InternationaleTimeOut, Fisheye magazine, DUST magazine, EXTRA magazine (FOMU, Foto Museum) 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 on Stanford University’s Bring Overseas Study Program in Florence, Italy. Romero has also delivered courses, lectures and artist talks at universities and museums 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), 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), and Fundacion Mapfre Cultura (Spain). 


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 & studio lighting, University of Montreal, UdeM.

Commissions

Selected residencies

Works in archives and collections

  • Stephan Loewentheil Collection, USA.
  • Penumbra Foundation, USA.
  • Gabriela Cendoya-Bergareche Collection, France.
  • Jerome Kohler, The Philanthropic Lab, France.
  • Photography Archive and Research Centre. University of the Arts London, UK.
  • Bow Arts Trust, UK.
  • Lucy Art Residency, Greece.
  • BBC Four, UK.

Awards, Grants and Funding

Solo exhibitions

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2021. PhotoLondon, UK.
  • 2020. London Art Fair,Nunnery Gallery,  UK.
  • 2020. Grenze Festival, Verona, Italy.
  • 2019. Belfast Photo Festival with Golden Thread Gallery, UK.
  • 2019. Bow Arts Nunnery Gallery group show curated by Carey Young. London, UK.
  • 2019. Contemporary London Art. Curated by Anna Dorofeeva. Fundacja Polsko Ormiańska, Warsaw, Poland.
  • 2019. Menier Gallery. Curated by Francesca Wilson.
  • 2019. Obsolete and Discontinued. Curated by Mike Crawford. Magazzini Fotografici Gallery, Italy.
  • 2018. Tsinghua Art Museum. Vision and Reflection. Curated by Phillip Prodger. Beijing, China.
  • 2018. UNSEEN Festival. CO-OP space. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2018. Centquatre-Paris. Festival Circulation(s). France.
  • 2018. Pic.London photo festival
  • 2017. HYPERANALOGUE. The Photographers' Gallery. London, UK.
  • 2017. Studio Bong Gallery. Florence. Italy. Curated by Chiara Salvi.
  • 2017. Techniques anciennes utilisées par les jeunes photographes. Festival Circulation(s). France.
  • 2017. Making a Photograph. The Photographers' Gallery. London, UK.
  • 2017. TATE Exchange-TATE Modern. With Digital makers Collective.London, UK.
  • 2017. New Approaches in Photography. Four Corners Gallery. London, UK.
  • 2017. Venice Biennale 2017. Diaspora Pavilion. Tintypes produced in collaboration with artist Khadija Saye. Venice, Italy.
  • 2017. Four Corners Gallery. 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 tintype 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.
  • 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. 
  • 2013. Print it, UAL Showroom, London, UK.
  • 2012. A Forming State, London College of Communication, London, UK.
  • 2012. PHOTON Festival, Valencia, Spain.

Publications

Press & Media 

Selected Teaching, Lectures, Seminars & Symposia


2021

  • Visiting Lecturer. Falmouth University. BA Photography.
  • Artist Talk. The Eyes x Rencontres d'Arles. 
  • Artist Talk. Les Nuits Photographiques. Rencontres d'Arles.
  • Artist Talk. Sustainable Futures. Podcast. 
  • Artist Talk. LandArt Collective. 

2020

  • Professor of Photography. Stanford University Florence campus. 
  • Visiting Lecturer. GOBELINS. Ecole de l'image.
  • Visiting Lecturer. IESA. L'école internationale des métiers de la culture et du marché de l'art. 
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund. Online talks and workshop programme. 
  • Guest Projects (Yinka Shonibare studio) digital residency programme of talks and workshops.

2019

2018

2017

2016

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

2015

  • Visiting Lecturer. Sotheby's Institute of Art, London
  • Associate Lecturer. BA Photography. Camberwell College of Arts. (UAL)
  • Tutor. International Summer School. Chelsea College of Arts.(UAL)
  • Tutor. Alternative Photographic Printing, Camberwell College of Arts.(UAL)
  • Speaker. William Whiffin's East End. Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
  • Guest Speaker.University of the Arts London (UAL) biennial of research, UK.
  • Guest Speaker. London College of Communication. BA Photography students.
  • Guest Speaker. Underway. Photography Archive and Research Centre. UAL
  • Workshop leader. V&A Museum. Wet Plate Collodion.
  • Workshop leader.Four Corners .Wet Plate Collodion.
  • Workshop leader. Camberwell College of Arts. Open House.
  • Workshop leader. On Light. Wellcome Trust & UCL.

2014

  • Tutor. Alternative Photographic Printing, Camberwell College of Arts. UAL
  • Tutor.International Summer School, Camberwell College of Arts. UAL
  • Tutor. Digital Photography,Camberwell College of Arts. UAL
  • Workshop Facilitator. Open House.Camberwell College of Arts. UAL
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