About

Credit: Lydia Metral
Photo: Lydia Metral

Emilie Hallard (France, 1979) lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.
She first worked with a diary-based approach focusing on people and nightlife with an intimate and sensual dialogue before to move on to a more straightforward and political approach. She is interested in feminism, vulnerability, gender studies, sexualities and body representations (and rocky landscapes to rest her mind).

Her first great solo show was held at the French Institute of Barcelona and she took part to a collective exhibition at MACBA (Museum of modern art of Barcelona). Her work has been published several times in specialized photography webzines. Her passion for photography led her to curatorship and publishing activities (Maria Inc.), to work as an interpreter for the Rencontres d’Arles or photographer Antoine d’Agata or as an assistant at the Galerie Michèle Chomette in Paris.

SOLO SHOWS
2021 Spain, Barcelona, Les corps incorruptibles, Institut français de Barcelone
2021 Spain, Barcelona, Les corps incorruptibles, La Raposa
2021
Spain, Barcelona, Les corps incorruptibles, Prole
2013 France, Paris, Animal Triste, a selection, Espace B.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021
Belgium, Brussels, Lesbiennale x L-festival, Rainbow House
2021 Spain, Barcelona, Gender Deconstruction, Odd Kiosk
2020 Spain, Barcelona, On Riots, Grief and Parties, PEI, (CED) MACBA
2020
France, Paris, C*NSORSH*P, Galerie &co119
2018
France, Arles, Family of No Man, Cosmos.
2017
France, Paris, Genre? Unique!” Le Boudoir2.0 and Photo Saint-Germain
2017
Myanmar, Yangon, Raving madness / Coming home, Myanmar Deitta
2017
Spain, Barcelona, Top 3 Photo, AktivitÄt Gallery
2015 Spain, Barcelona, 05/15 10 años de Miscelänea, Miscelänea Gallery
2014 France, Paris, Pandore(s), Le Carreau du Temple
2011 Spain, Barcelona, Sudor, Miscelänea Gallery
2011 Tunisia, Tunis, [odela], Kanvas Gallery
2010 Spain, Seville, Sexo III, El Photomata Gallery
2008 Spain, Barcelona, El act de resistir, Festival Trafic08
2008 Spain, Barcelona, Caja de Luz, Miscelänea Gallery, curatorship and photography
2006 Spain, Barcelona, Postal Project, Miscelänea Gallery

SCREENINGS AND ONLINE EXHIBITIONS
2020
Tunisia, Tunis, A room with a view, Maison de l’image
2011  Sweden, 591 Spring Exhibition: 150 Images of men and women.
2007 Switzerland, Lausanne, We are all photographers now!, Musée de l’Élysée

PODCASTS
2021
Estación Cafe (Spanish)
2020 Curve #6 (French)
2019 Conversas #30 (Spanish)

TALKS & CONFERENCES
2019 Conversas #30, Barcelona, Spain (Podcast)
2019 Artist Talks curated by the Eyes, Paris Photo, Paris, France (Video)
2019 “El cuerpo heteronormativo y otros cuentos racistas y capacistas”, Miscelänea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2019 “Mujeres y sexualidades disidentes en el entorno nocturno”, Teorema, Convent Sant Agusti, Barcelona, Spain
2018 “Un photographe, des métiers. (Table ronde autour de David Fathi)”, Photo Saint-Germain, France
2017
“Strategies of the representation of the body”, Le Boudoir2.0, Arles, France
2015 “Extrafort Photography”, Recycl Art, Bruxelles, Belgium.
2011 “Neither documentary nor conceptual photography, the difficulty of defining the autobiographic genre”, Miscelänea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
2008 “Public relations of photo collectives”, Festival Trafic08, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain.

AWARDS & CONTESTS
2018
Nominated for the Mack First Book Award
2012 Finalist for the 1st MONO by Gomma Contest. Honorable Mention.
2012 Selected for The Twin project.
2011 Selected for the Black Box at Nofound_photofair.

AUCTIONS
2012 France, Le Touquet, Benefit Auction of photographs in favour of the association “Open your eyes”.

OTHER ACTIVITIES
2015/Present Co-founder of the Think-Tank & Publishing House Maria Inc.
2013/16 Co-founder of Le PhotobookFest.
2013/16 Co-founder of the Paris Photobook Club.
2013/16 Gallery Assistant at the Michèle Chomette Gallery, Paris, France.
2011/13 Blogger: Dirty Style Photo (video presentation here).
2011 Co-curator of the nofound_photoreviews for photo-festivals.
2010/11 Co-founder of PHacto, a cultural venue promoting photography, Barcelona, Spain.
2009 Assistant and interpreter of Antoine d’Agata.
2006/09 Co-founder of the International Photography and Visual Arts Festival Caja de Luz, Barcelona, Spain.
2006/07 Interpreter at Les Rencontres d’Arles.