Virginia Villacisla
Photographer

Virginia Villacisla was born in Burgos (Spain) in 1994. She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Burgos. After been graduated she moved to Madrid to specialize in contemporary photography. Thereby, in 2017 she got the MA Photography in EFTI International Center of Photography and Cinema in Madrid.

The tensions generated in her feelings, notions of identity and classic uprooting from the small rural hamlet where she grew up, lead her to develop her project ‘Presencio & The Rural Kids’, which portraits the way in which the youth interacts with the rural spaces inherited from their parents. Presencio & The Rural Kids has been recognized in several photography contests (Seminario de Fotografía y Periodismo de Albarracín, Beca Joana Biarnés…), selected in photography festivals (BFoto, Photoalicante, SCAN Tarragona…), exhibited in different Spanish cities (Burgos, Madrid, Alicante…) and published in magazines such us EXIT or newspapers like El País.

Subsequently Villacisla develops the project ‘Antiálbum Familiar’, also recognized (OnPhoto Soria) and exhibited (Tenerife). This project is intended to be the opposite of a family album. Villacisla seeks to capture the dysfunctional nature of his family environment and embrace it, fleeing from poses and artifice.

Virginia is currently working in new projects that addresses concepts such as territory and identity. In all her projects the author prints her peculiar vision on the environment that surrounds her. Distanced humor, irony and dysfunctionality are the pillars on which her gaze sustains.

Virginia Villacisla
Photographer

Virginia Villacisla was born in Burgos (Spain) in 1994. She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Burgos. After been graduated she moved to Madrid to specialize in contemporary photography. Thereby, in 2017 she got the MA Photography in EFTI International Center of Photography and Cinema in Madrid.

The tensions generated in her feelings, notions of identity and classic uprooting from the small rural hamlet where she grew up, lead her to develop her project ‘Presencio & The Rural Kids’, which portraits the way in which the youth interacts with the rural spaces inherited from their parents. Presencio & The Rural Kids has been recognized in several photography contests (Seminario de Fotografía y Periodismo de Albarracín, Beca Joana Biarnés…), selected in photography festivals (BFoto, Photoalicante, SCAN Tarragona…), exhibited in different Spanish cities (Burgos, Madrid, Alicante…) and published in magazines such us EXIT or newspapers like El País.

Subsequently Villacisla develops the project ‘Antiálbum Familiar’, also recognized (OnPhoto Soria) and exhibited (Tenerife). This project is intended to be the opposite of a family album. Villacisla seeks to capture the dysfunctional nature of his family environment and embrace it, fleeing from poses and artifice.

Virginia is currently working in new projects that addresses concepts such as territory and identity. In all her projects the author prints her peculiar vision on the environment that surrounds her. Distanced humor, irony and dysfunctionality are the pillars on which her gaze sustains.

  • Tongues of Fire
    Feb 22 – May 5, 2024
    Kunsthall Trondheim
    Trondheim, Norway
    In response to our home building’s former life as a fire station, and Trondheim’s history as a city shaped by blazes whose traces are still present in its design today, this group exhibition brings together artists who have been deeply touched and transformed through the challenges manifest in the burnt and burning. Hailing from diverse generations and backgrounds, these individuals converge to explore how flames have served as agents of change across time and space. (more…)
  • Mara Palena: Oikeiôsis
    Publication
    Witty Books
    International
    The knowledge of one’s inner self as the sole tool for self-fulfillment, for stoically embracing the human condition in all its turmoils – that is what ancient Greeks used to call Oikeiôsis. The same word was chosen by Mara Palena to call a project that unfolds over the duration of existence. The analog images shot by the artist from her childhood to today do not follow any external precept. (more…)
  • Bára Prášilová: Circles
    Publication
    PositiF
    International
    The first comprehensive book by photographer and visual artist Bára Prašilová summarizing her work over the past 15 years. The editor of the book, Thomas Beachdel, characterizes her work as “pictures of wonder” balancing on the edge of beauty and strangeness, reality and fantasy, tenderness and violence, which stems from the author’s sense of the absurd. (more…)