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-present PhD Program in Fine ArtsComplutense University, Madrid
2017-18 Research and Education Internship in Publications. National Library of Spain
2015-16 Masters Degree in Contemporary Photography (Distinction). EFTI, Madrid
2010-11 BA Photography. Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
2008-13 BA Fine Arts. Complutense University, Madrid

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2019 SÍM Seljavegur residency, Reykjavík
2018 Collège d’Espagne, Paris
2016 David Diez Studio, Madrid

 SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

2019 XXX Circuitos de Artes Plásticas. Comunidad de Madrid
2019 Beca de residencia en el extranjero. Comunidad de Madrid
2019 Portfolio Days & Night (Portfolio reviews). CNA Luxembourg, Dudelange 
2018 The Yellow Awards. First Prize (Author Project). Too Many Flash, Madrid
2018 FormARTE Scholarship of Photography. Spain Ministry of Culture, Paris 
2018 XXVII Young Artists Competition (Photography). Winner (2nd prize). Madrid
2017 II Blank Paper Photobook Scholarship. Blank Paper, Madrid
2017 Autores en SelecciónXIV Fotonoviembre Biennial of Photography, Tenerife
2017 III Fotoproyecciones Contest. Finalist. Santander Photo, Santander
2017 Cátedra Autric Tamayo Grant for Descubrimientos PHE17. Madrid
2016 Futuro Al Betrayal Award. Master´s Degree Distinction. EFTI, Madrid
2016 DDZ Creative Residence. David Diez Studio, Madrid
2015 XIII Roberto Villagraz Scholarship of Photography. EFTI, Madrid
2015 IV Helie Memorial International Photography Competition. Finalist. Villena
2014 XII Roberto Villagraz Scholarship of Photography. Finalist. EFTI, Madrid
2013 89plus Marathon. Self Publish, Be Happy and Serpentine Galleries, London
2013 Paisajes del Cuerpo Contest. Selected. Alliance Française, Madrid

SOLO SHOWS

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 XXX Circuitos de Artes Plásticas. Sala de Arte Joven, Madrid
2019 SÍM Residency August Group Show. SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík
2018 Family Portrait. DOCfield Barcelona, Palau Robert, Barcelona
2018 XXVII Young Artists Competition. Casa del Reloj, Matadero Madrid
2018 The Yellow Awards. Too Many Flash, Madrid
2018 Modos de Mirar. Conde Duque Cultural Centre, Madrid
2018 We see as much. Spaguetti Vernissage, Palacio de las Alhajas, Madrid
2018 Soy la que soy. Casa del Reloj, Matadero Madrid
2017 Arte Abierto. Casa Decor, Madrid
2017 3/30 Constructio. Galería Cero, Festival Off PHE 17, Madrid
2017 Fotoproyecciones. Enclave Pronillo, Santander
2017 Cotidiano. Cuesta de Moyano, Madrid
2017 Emerge. JustMAD Emerging Art Fair, Madrid
2016 Fotoproyectos 14. UnoNueve-EFTI, 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 Der Greif Guest-Room. Curated by Timothy Person
2015 La mujer y el mar. IV Edition Helie Memorial, Casa de la Cultura de Villena
2014 [aprender, crear, investigar]. UCM 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. Alliance Française, Festival Off PHE 13, Madrid
2011 The Peek Show. The Biscuit Factory, London
2011 Camuflados. College of Fine Arts, Madrid