investigating the Inbetween

Biography

Ana Escobar has a background in fine art, having earned her bachelors and her MA in Photography at the London College Of Communication, University of the Arts, London in 2016. 

She was born in Huelva, Spain in 1975. Ana works predominantly with the medium of photography, including multi-media installations and live performance.

Her main theme is the in-between space the artist inhabits, which is explored through the use of archetypes, alchemy and mythologies in a psychoanalytical Jungian tradition.

She has had various collective and solo shows in U.K, Europe and China and it is part of the Writing Photographs Research Hub, LCC. She lives and works in London.

Individual Exhibitions

2018    #iamawitchbecause, one month solo show at Studio 73, Brixton, London

2018    (In)Memoriam at The Womens Library, London

 Group Exhibitions

2019 Writing Photographs, Lower Gallery London College Communication, London

2019Lilith, International Womens Day Fringe Festival, The Stables Gallery, Folkestone

2018 In(Memoriam), Sheroes at ugly Duck, London

2017 Developing Photographs, as part of the Three-Fold show, Hangzhou, China

2017 Alice and The Fawn, as part of the Writing Photographs show, London. Symposium at Tate Modern, London

2017 Supernatural, Carmel by the Green, London

2017 Belly of the Whale, Mock Space, London

2016 Developing photographs, Ugly Duck gallery, live performance, London

2016 Nadar and I, Ugly Duck gallery, live performance, London

2016 CoyoteLoveFlow, ASC as part of Art Licks, live performance, London

2016 26,Caledonian Rd: A Smudging Ritual, Geddes gallery, live performance, London

2016 Imago, LCC Atrium gallery, London

2015 Spring Love, Euston Crypt Gallery, London

2010 After we arrive, before we leave, Clore Centre, Tate Modern, London

2010 The Urge, LCC Atrium gallery, London

2009 In Memoriam, The Womens Library, London. Exhibition, community tours and talk as part of The Feminist Collective

2009 Death Of A Loyalist Consumer, 100sqft gallery, London

2008 Lonely Butterflies, The Roxy, London

2007 Lonely Butterflies, Fucking Cool Art show, London

2006 God Saves the Queen, National Theatre Green Room, London 

Education

2016 UAL: London College of Communication (LCC), MA Photography

2010 UAL: London College of Communication (LCC), BA Photography

2006 UAL: London College of Communication (LCC), ABC Photography

2002 Art School N.4, BA Interior Design. Madrid, Spain

Professional Experience

2019                Workshops facilitator, London College of Communication, UAL, London

2018/current  Research and art assistant for Professor Sara Davidmann, London

2017/2018      Photography lecturer at London College of Creative Arts (LCCA),

London

2009/current Photographer at the Tate (in house photographer), London

2007/current Freelance photographer

Published Photographs

2017 The New York Times, commercial photography of Grayson Perry

2012 Goldsmith University Research Centre, commercial photography of David   Hoyle.

2011 The Herald Tribune, commercial photography of Symposium on LGBT at Starr

Auditorium, London

2010 Currents. Council for advancement and support of education. N.Y ,p.6

2010 Source Magazine Photographic Review. The Urge – (showcased work)

2010 Centrepoint Collective. Free Fall – (showcased work)

2009 Arterial Magazine. Free Fall – (showcased work)

2007 ‘The Guardian’ weekend magazine ‘In Pictures’ section. Family – photographic work selected. Published on 2nd November, UK

Published Texts

In collaboration with Dr. Paola Valerio for her book on countertransference in the therapy room, 2017

“The Hangzhou Collective Experience”, LCC newsletter, 2017

“In Conversation with Ana Escobar”, Parallax Photographic Coop website, 2017

“Photography Is An Artist’s Medium”, MAP16 Catalogue, 2016

Awards

2018 Highly Commended artist for Nasty Women International Art Prize

2017 Parallax Photography Award

2016 Sproxton Photography Award Commendation

2010 Sony World Photography Award, Conceptual category finalist

 Relevant workshops/talks

2017 ‘Self_Express’. Photography workshop exploring the boundaries of representation within photography. For Certitude NGO, London.

2017 Writing Photographs at Tate Modern Symposium, workshop with artist Marcus Coates

2016-current Writing Photographs: a series of workshops and talks on the topic of the relationship between text and image, run by The Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary

Research Hub, London, (writing-photographs.tumblr.com), culminating in a public symposium at Tate Modern, London

2017 Workshops on alternative processes with Almudena Romero and Melanie King: Wet Collodium, Salt Print (Four Corners) , Cianotype (Photographers Gallery) Photograms (London College of Communication)

2016 Workshop with artist Lucy Orta and forager at Gillespie Park, investigating biodiversity, sustainability and edibility, London

2016 Workshop with artist Nicky Coutts at LCC, experimenting with the possibility of communication and hierarchy in human and animal kingdom, London

2016 Miracle Marathon: a symposium weekend on the symbiosis between miracles and art at Serpentine Gallery, London

2013 One year series of workshops exploring the concepts of ‘change’ and ‘from macroto- micro”, resulting in a published book and a public symposium at Tate Modern, Star Auditorium, “If you had a year to change something what would that be”, Tate Live Thought Programme, London

Curatorial projects

2018, “Sheroes”, international art show, Ugly Duck gallery, London

2017, “The Val Williams Archive: The Others Observers”, PARC space, London

2017, “Moose on the Loose Photography Festival”, the Photography Archive  Research Centre Instagram account takeover

2017, “Self” exhibition by photographer Mike Tinney at Certitude charity, London.

2010, “After we arrive, before we leave”, Clore Centre, Tate Modern, London. The exhibition

is the result of collaboration between Tate Modern’s Adult Programme’s team and the BA Photography department at LCC. Initiated in 2009, the project aimed to create a photographic archive of public events and offer students a professional development opportunity as well as an insight into the workings of a major art institution.

Residencies

2017 One year at Photography Archive Research Centre (PARC), London

2013 BMW Tate Live Thought Workshops ‘If you had a year to change something, what would that be?’ I was selected and took part in a one-year series of workshops exploring and creating work around the idea of change. I collaborated with artists such as Quarantine and David Hoyle,