Neus Solà Neus Solà

Bio

Neus Solà (1984) is a documentary photographer and portraitist born and based in Barcelona. She holds a degree in Humanities, a diploma in Fine Arts and a master’s degree in Visual Anthropology. Interested in exploring the human condition, her body of work encompasses long-term photographic projects revolving around topics of identity, gender, and territory from an ethnographical approach. With this view, Neus Solà has documented topics such as the historical memory of the Balkans, the alternative farm life in California, the status of gypsy women in France or the transgender community in India, amongst others.

Her work has been awarded in numerous festivals, including the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie 2019, the Manifesto Festival 2017 or the International Woman Photographers Awards 2017 and has been exhibited in several countries such as Spain, France, Germany, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates or Mexico, amongst others. Recently, she was selected as one of the fellows for the Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII.

Currently, Neus is available for assignments. She is also leading workshops and participatory photography projects.

GRANTS & AWARDS

2019_Rencontres Photographiques Musée Albert Kahn (selected), Paris, France
2019_XXXII Eddie Adams Workshop (selected), New York, United States
2019_Prix HSBC pour la Photographie (finalist), Paris, France
2018_Burn Emerging Photographer Fund (shortlisted), Burn Magazine, USA
2018_VII Photo Agency Workshop (selected), Eyes in Progres, Barcelona, Spain
2017_PhotogrVphy Grant (finalist), Culture Nominee Award, London, United Kingdom
2017_Lucie Foundation (shortlisted), Emerging Scholarship, USA
2017_Bob Books Photobook Award (finalist), British Journal of Photography, UK
2017_Nuevos Talentos Scholarship (recipient), Encuentros Fotográficos de Gijón, Spain
2017_Descubrimientos PHotoESPAÑA (selected), Madrid, Spain
2017_Photosalon Window Exhibition (recipient), Landskrona Foto Festival, Sweden
2017_Festival ManifestO (recipient), Toulouse, France
2017_International Women Photographers Award IWPA (finalist), Arab Emirates
2017_Joan Cabanes-Alibau Scholarship (honorable mention), Qgat-Foto, Sant Cugat, Spain
2016_Fòrum Fotogràfic Can Basté Scholarship (honorable mention), Barcelona, Spain
2016_VIPHOTO Photo Fair (selected), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2015_Docs Cooperants Scholarship (finalist), Casa Sagnier, Barcelona, Spain
2013_Young Values Film Festival (honorable mention), Plataforma per la Família Catalunya-ONU 2013, Barcelona, Spain
2012_CLIC Audiovisual Photojournalism Scholarship (winner), Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019_Poupées - Fotolimo Festival, Salle Georges Clausells, Mairie de Cerbère, France
2019_Poupées - Centro de Arte Tomás Valiente, Fuenlabrada Museum, Madrid, Spain
2019_Poupées - Lumínic Festival, Ateneu Santcugatenc, Sant Cugat del Vallés, Spain
2018_Poupées - Centre Cívic Can Basté, Barcelona, Spain
2017_Poupées - Barjola Museum, curated by Chema Conesa, Gijón, Spain
2017_Poupées - Festival ManifestO, Toulouse, France

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019_"Salvoconducto", Participatory dynamic about the borders, Fotolimo Festival, Portbou, Spain
2019_"Luft", [wa:|wa:] Festival, Kabawil, Düsseldorf, Germany
2019_"Poupées", Les Boutographies, Projection du Jury (screening), Montpellier, France
2018_"Equal in Rights" travelling exhibition, Abogacía Española, Madrid, Spain
2018_"Poupées", ArtPhotoBcn, La Capella, Barcelona, Spain
2018_"Poupées", Les coups de coeur des Festivals Européens (screening), Festival Circulations, Paris, France
2017_"Caprichosos Destellos de Belleza", ArtCage Gallery, FotoMéxico Festival, D.F. México
2017_"Poupées" - Atlántica Colectivas, Fotonoviembre Festival, Tenerife, Spain
2017_"Images d'Elles", IWPA travelling exhibition in Dubai, New Delhi, Port-Said, Cairo, Alexandria, Paris, Toulouse, Marseille, Riyadh, Lahore, Islamabad and Kuwait.
2017_"Poupées", exhibition and sale at the UTOPIA Photo Market. Barcelona, Spain
2017_"Twelve", curated by Natasha Christia. La Nau Bostik, Barcelona
2016_"Poupées", Exhibition and sale at the VIPHOTO Photo Fair. Amárica Gallery, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

PUBLICATIONS 

2019_"Poupées", i-D Spain Magazine, Vice, España
2018_"De niña a mujer gitana, un viaje al control patriarcal",
Diario Público, España
2018_"Poupées", Clavoardiendo Magazine by Agencia Zoom, España
2018_"Wounds of War", Edge of Humanity Magazine, US
2017_"Poupées: l'historie d'une existence contrastée", Fisheye Magazine, Paris, France
2017_"Lentes divergentes #4: Poupées", Inquire Magazine, Paris, France
2017_"The Balkan Song", Float Photo Magazine, New York, US
2017_"Poupées", NEWS Magazine, Afoco, Cordoba, Spain
2015_KIKAN MINZOKU-GAKU, Magazine of Ethnographic Studies. Cultural Foundation of Senri (Osaka), Japan
2012/2014_LA DIRECTA Journal, mixed publications combining texts and photographs about several reports. Barcelona