It has been through photography that I have found a way of understanding myself better.
Being in front of the camera or having other women in front of mine, has been a lesson of acceptance for me. 
An exercise of looking at myself, an opportunity to go beyond my personal world and consider how the outside world sees me. 
These practices of seeing myself has done a lot for me on being me and fortunately, along this process I have realized
it did not only helped myself but also other women. 
Being in contact with other females; led me to the conclusion that a lot of questions I had were also the same for others.
From this thought, I have decided that what I was doing should be shared with other people. It was through this process that I had found the subjects I wanted
to work on: the observation of the human body in itself and its behavior, the study of the feminine, not only trough self-portraits and portraits
but also considering what femininity could be  having  it as a concept that goes beyond gender.
We all have stories to be told. The essence of womankind cannot exist from individuality; it must belong to the collective. 
 

Luiza Helena de Barros Lacava

luizahbarroslacava@gmail.com

+34 605 992 881

born in São Paulo, 1986
living and working in Barcelona

 

EDUCATION:

BFA Visual Communication - Graphic Design at Instituto Europeo de Design, Barcelona Jul/ 2015

Photography at Idep- Escola Superior d' Imatge i Disseny, Barcelona Jul/2012

Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Santo Amaro, São Paulo, Brasil - 2007/ 2009

 

OTHER STUDIES:

Atelier Retaguardia, Fotografía y Creación Artística, con Llorenç Reich, Barcelona - 2012

Central St. Martins College of Arts & Design, Portrait photography specialization Course, London - 2011

 

AWARDS/GRANTS:

Fabric, Fabrica, Fabricationn - ADG-FAD Bronze Laus Award 2016

Scholarship in Visual Communication BFA, Instituto Europeo di Design, Barcelona, Jun/2011

 

RESIDENCIES:

Arteles Center, December 2014, researching the subject of Silence and Awareness, Haukijärvi Finland

 

EXHIBITIONS:

Participated in the  SCAN Photo Books, The Folio Club Barcelona, Feb/2015

Participated in the  SCAN Books, International Festival of Photography, Tarragona, Oct/2014   

Participated in We Art Festival Barcelona, Oct/2013

Participated in the SCAN Tarragona, International Festival of Photography, Tarragona, Spain, Oct/2012

Participated in the Vist a Barcelona, anual photography exhibition at Centre de la Imatge Can Basté, Barcelona, Nov/2012

Participated in the La Autoedició Exposada Art Books Collective Exhibition at The Private Space, Barcelona, Nov/2012

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Elämänhalu - Flamantes Vol.5 book, published by Hago Cosas, Madrid , November 2016

Elämänhalu - Selected Books, Visual Communication from Bilbao, Index Books, published in September 2015 ISBN: 978-84-15308-83-6

Elämänhalu - Ten Years of Miscelanea Gallery, Stendhal Books, published in november 2015