Malagrida, Anna

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Anna Malagrida

Barcelona 1970


Anna Malagrida was born in Barcelona in 1970. After gaining a degree in Information Sciences she decided to continue her photography studies at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles. During the first few years of her career she alternated between working as a history of photography teacher and carrying out more personal work, until she came into contact with the Galería Senda in Barcelona where she began to stage solo exhibitions. Moving to Paris in 2000 coincided with the beginning of her series  Interiores. From this moment on her work is associated with the idea of the opposition between the interior and the exterior, by means of windows, shop fronts, veils and borders, which enable us to rethink these different spaces and conceive of new ways of seeing them.

In 2002 she took part in the Parisian Le Mois de la Photo festival and PhotoEspana. In 2005 she received the Prix au Projet prize at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, which was accompanied by a monograph about her work entitled Anna Malagrida. Fotografías e instalaciones (1999-2006). After receiving a scholarship to carry out a project in the city of Amman, entitled Vistas veladas, Malagrida focused on the video installation Danza de Mujer. From this point onwards this genre would become increasingly interesting to her. In 2007 she began to work with the Galerie RX in Paris and the Figge von Rosen Galerie in Cologne and in 2010 Fundación MAPFRE held her first retrospective exhibition. Her work currently forms part of important national and international collections.