Ira Lombardía is an artist and researcher who works across a diverse range of media such as photography, video, graphic design and sculpture. With her work she questions discourses, dynamics and rhetorics that have been assumed in the realm of contemporary art, image and philosophy.
The production, both theoretical and practical, focuses on the transformation of the postmodern paradigm in relation to the digital visual culture.
This line of research challenges traditional forms of production, exhibition and documentation.
Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. International highlights include a solo show at Curiosa Sector – Paris Photo 2021 (Curated by Shoair Mavlian), exhibiting “The Rest is History” at Alarcón Criado’s Booth and “VOID” an individual exhibition in the United States, curated by DJ Hellerman, at SCAD Museum, Savannah (GA), 2021. “Not All Photographs are Records”, (Curated by Lorenzo Fusi, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, UK, 2014), The Billboard Creative International Exhibition (Curated by Mona Kuhn Los Angeles, USA, 2016), and Les Nouveaux Encyclopédistes (Curated by Joan Fontcuberta, European Photography Festival, Regio Emilia, Italy, 2017).
At a national level she has exhibited in the CCCB of Barcelona with “A Certain Darkness” (Curated by Alexandra Laudo, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, 2018 – 2019), the National Library of Madrid and the Center Of Young Art of the Community of Madrid.
Ira has also been nominated for numerous prestigious photography awards such as the Post-Photography Prototyping Prize (Fotomuseum Winterthur and Julius Baer Foundation, Switzerland, 2016) and the UCO-LaFragua International Photography Prize (Córdoba 2015).
She has been a beneficiary of a PICE grant and being granted a scholarship in production and residence with SCAN Project Room (SCAN, Spanish Contemporary art Network, July, 2018, London). Ira has also received the support of institutions such as the Banco Santander Foundation and The University of Córdoba.
Currently, Lombardía is in the process of developing her Doctoral Thesis at the Complutense University of Madrid, entitled “The Transfotography or Post-photographic Derivative: a re-reading of photographic theory in the Post-Internet era”, which is part of the R + D Internet Research group as a thematic field of research in the new Artistic Practices.
Ira Lombardía currently lives and works in the State of New York, where she works as a teacher in Department of Transmedia in the Faculty of Visual and Performative Arts of the University of Syracuse.