Laura San Segundo (1990, Spain) is an artist based in Madrid. Her oeuvre draws on the ideas, feelings and perceptions that a concept, an experience, an observation or the interstices between different images can trigger; working not with particular stories, but intuitively reflecting on space, time, materiality and the narrative or metaphorical potential of the everyday, with numerous references to the history of art and the European painting traditions. She is currently a doctoral researcher in Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid, where she holds a BA in Fine Arts, and lecturer at EFTI, where she was awarded with a scholarship to study a Masters Degree in Photography, completed in 2016 with distinction.

Her work has been exhibited in art institutions, galleries and fairs as the Centro Para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura (Guimarães), Galería Cero (Madrid), Doomed Gallery (London), Matadero (Madrid), Casa Décor (Madrid), Palacio de las Alhajas (Madrid) or Conde Duque Cultural Centre (Madrid); and she has taken part in festivals like PhotoEspaña, Serpentine Galleries 89+Marathon (London), Encontros da Imagen (Braga), JustMAD (Madrid), Santander Photo (Santander), Fotonoviembre (Tenerife), DOCfield (Barcelona) or the CNA Portfolio Days & Night (Luxembourg). In the last years, she has been the recipient of the Blank Paper Photobook scholarship (2017), an internship in the Publications Service of the National Library of Spain (2017), the Spain Ministry of Culture FormARTE scholarship to be an artist-in-residence at the Spanish College in Paris (2018) and, most recently, the Community of Madrid International Residency grant to complete a project at SÍM Reykjavík.

EDUCATION

2016-2021 PhD Program in Fine Arts, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
2017-2018 Research and Education Internship in Publications, National Library of Spain
2015-2016 Masters Degree in Contemporary Photography (Distinction), EFTI, Madrid, Spain
2008-2013 BA Fine Arts, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
2010-2011 BA (Hons) Photography (2nd Year), University of the Arts, London, UK

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

2020 Ayudas a la Creación. VEGAP, Madrid
2019 Portfolio Days & Night, Visionados de portfolio. CNA Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2019 XXX Circuitos de Artes Plásticas. Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
2019 Becas de residencia en el extranjero. Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
2018 XXVII Young Artists Competition (Photography Category), Madrid
2018 I The Yellow Awards (Art Photography Category), Too Many Flash, Madrid
2018 FormARTE Scholarship for the Spanish College in Paris, Spain Ministry of Culture
2017 Publications Service of the National Library of Spain Internship, BNE, Madrid
2017 II Blank Paper Scholarship for the Masters in Photobook, Blank Paper School, Madrid
2017 Fotonoviembre Biennial of Photography: Selected Artists, TEA, Tenerife
2017 Autric Tamayo Grant for PhotoEspaña17 Descubrimientos Portfolio Reviews, Madrid
2017 III Fotoproyecciones Contest, Santander Photo, Santander
2017 Still Life Contest, Photographic Association of La Rioja, Logroño
2016 IV One Shot Project: Urban walks Contest, Madrid
2016 Futuro Al Betrayal Award (Master´s Degree Distinction), EFTI, Madrid
2015 XIII Roberto Villagraz Scholarship of Photography, EFTI, Madrid
2015 IV Helie Memorial International Photography Competition, Casa de la Cultura, Villena
2015 EFTI Network. Selected Portfolio, EFTI, Madrid
2013 89plus Marathon Slideshow, SPBH and Serpentine Galleries, London
2013 Paisajes del Cuerpo Contest, Alliance Française and Pilar Citoler Foundation, Madrid

SOLO SHOWS

2019 One can only give examples of it, Sala EFTI, Madrid
2017 El ser entreabierto, Fotonoviembre Biennial of Photography, Tenerife
2016 Composiçoes, Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Guimarães, Portugal

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 ¡Uno, libre, redondo, autónomo, entero!. LABoral, Gijón
2020 Tiempo detenido. Fundación Enaire y PhotoESPAÑA, Madrid
2020 Again and again. Facultad de Bellas Artes UCM, Madrid
2019 XXX Circuitos de Artes Plásticas. Sala de Arte Joven, Madrid
2019 Namut. SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2018 Family Portrait. DOCfield Barcelona, Palau Robert, Barcelona
2018 XXVII Young Artists Competition. Sala La Lonja de la Casa del Reloj, Matadero, Madrid
2018 The Yellow Awards. Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
2018 Modos de mirar. Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid
2018 We see as much. Spaguetti Vernissage, Palacio de las Alhajas, Madrid
2017 Soy la que soy. Sala La Lonja de la Casa del Reloj, Matadero, Madrid
2017 Arte Abierto. Casa Decor, Madrid
2017 3/30 Constructio. Galería Cero, Festival Off PhotoEspaña, Madrid
2017 Fotoproyecciones. Enclave Pronillo, Santander Photo Festival, Madrid
2017 Cotidiano. Urban intervention in Cuesta de Moyano, Madrid
2017 Emerge. JustMAD Emerging Art Fair, Madrid
2016 Hacia dónde mirar. MA group show, EFTI, Madrid
2016 Fotoproyectos 13. Festival Encontros da Imagen, Braga, Portugal
2016 Modos de mirar. Mulafest (Festival of Urban Trends), Madrid
2015 Of The Afternoon Pop-Up exhibition. Doomed Gallery, London
2015 La mujer y el mar. IV Edition Helie Memorial, Casa de la Cultura de Villena
2014 [aprender, crear, investigar]. College of Fine Arts and Complutense Art Centre, Madrid
2014 Proyecto Nudo. Espacio Ciento y Pico, Madrid
2013 89+ SPBH Slideshow. 89plus Marathon, Serpentine Sackler Galleries, London
2013 Paisajes del Cuerpo. OpenPhoto, Photo España 2013, Alliance Française, Madrid
2011 The Peek Show. The Biscuit Factory, London
2011 Camuflados. College of Fine Arts, Madrid

RESIDENCIES

2019 SÍM Seljavegur Residency. Reykjavík, Iceland
2018 College d’Espagne. Spain Ministry of Culture FormARTE Scholarship. Paris, France
2016 David Díez Studio. Madrid, Spain