Stemming from her own heritage as Galician, Lua Ribeira´s work deals with dynamics of oppression and the mechanisms of exclusion implied by dominant culture. Her practice is characterized by its collaborative nature, extensive research and an immersive approach to her subject matter. She is interested in using the photographic medium as a means to create encounters that establish relationships and question structural separations between people.
Ribeira was born in Galicia (Spain) in 1986 and currently lives in Bristol, U.K. She graduated in Documentary Photography from the University of South Wales in 2016 and since then she has continued her academic engagement as a guest lecturer at various universities, including the University of Westminster, University of the West of England and Complutense University of Madrid. Ribeira is currently an Associate member of Magnum Photos. Her work has received several awards and honors, including the Firecracker Grant for Women in Photography, and the Jerwood/Photoworks award. Her work has been published in book form by Fishbar, London in 2017, and has been featured in the publication Firecrackers: Female Photographer Now published by Thames and Hudson as well as Raw View Magazine, “Women looking at Women”. She was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf award and Prix Pictet 2019. Her work has been exhibited internationally in both solo and group shows in venues including Impressions Gallery (Bradford), Ffotogallery (Cardiff) Belfast Exposed, Beijing International Photography Biennale, Tabacalera (Madrid) Fundacion Seoane (Coruña) amongst others. Currently her work is part of Close Enough, New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers in Magnum, at ICP New York, curated by Charlotte Cotton, and in March 2023 DALPINE is publishing her first monograph Subida al Cielo alongside a solo show at Tabakalera Museum in Donosti, in the Basque Country
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