In 1993 Anna Malagrida (Barcelona, 1970) graduated with a degree in Information Science from the University of Barcelona and that same year continued her studies in photography at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arlés. She was a professor of the History of Photography until 1998 when she began to display her work at Galería Senda in Barcelona. She moved to Paris in the 2000s, where she continues to live and work.
In her videos and photographs, the artist questions the contemporary city’s space through a focus on oppositions between interiors and exteriors, light and darkness, reality and representation. Storefronts, windows, and veils are some of the elements and devices that appear in her work allowing her to highlight said dualities.
Her work is included in important national and international collections and she received numerous awards such as the Prix au Projet at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arlés in 2005, which included the publication Anna Malagrida. Fotografías e Instalaciones (1999-2006) [Anna Malagraida. Photographs and Installations], and the Premio Recorridos Fotográficos at ARCO art fair in 2008. In 2020 she was awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.