About

Credit: Lydia Metral
Photo: Lydia Metral

Emilie Hallard, born 1979 in France, lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.

Her work initially took the form of a diary, where she addressed themes such as nightlife and relationships, before evolving into artivism. Her interests are now focused on portraiture, anti-racist transfeminism, gender studies, and body representations.

Over the years, Emilie has been involved with well known photography festivals and institutions such as Rencontres d’Arles and Galerie Michèle Chomette in Paris, and worked with photographer Antoine d’Agata (France).

Emilie’s passion for photography can be seen in Maria Inc, a curatorial and publishing project that helps artists to publish their first photobook and receive international visibility. She was the co-founder of Visual Art and Photo Festival Caja de Luz (Spain), and Le PhotobookFest (France). For the past years, Emilie has been a jury member for the La Nuu Photo Festival (Spain) as well as a panel member in photography conferences in Belgium, France and Spain.

Emilie regularly collaborates with visual artist Lizette Nin throughout the year with “Ethics and Portrait”, an interactive workshop discussing ethics in photography.
With her work being seen in Belgium, Spain, France, Myanmar, Sweden, Switzerland and Tunisia, Emilie’s solo show, with support from the French Institute, will be touring Spain until September 2023. She took part in a collective exhibition at the MACBA (Museum of modern art of Barcelona).

SOLO SHOWS
2023 Spain, Valencia, Les corps incorruptibles, La Nau x Institut français de Valence (September – October)
2023 Spain, Bilbao, Les corps incorruptibles, Institut français de Bilbao (February)
2022 Spain, Madrid, Les corps incorruptibles, Institut français de Madrid (June 1rs – July 15th)
2022 Spain, Barcelona, Les corps incorruptibles, Centre LGBTI de Barcelona
2021 Spain, Barcelona, Les corps incorruptibles, Institut français de Barcelone
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, 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
2019 Spain, Barcelona, Cuerpos, Nau Bostik
2011  Sweden, 591 Spring Exhibition: 150 Images of men and women.
2007 Switzerland, Lausanne, We are all photographers now!, Musée de l’Élysée

WORKSHOPS
2021/22
Ethics and Portraits, with Lizette Nin
2015/16 Introduction to Photobook Making, with Pablo Porlan

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

TALKS & CONFERENCES
2022 “Experiencias de transformación: diálogo en torno al fotolibro y sus posibilidades”, Fundación Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain
2022
“El cuerpo heteronormativo y otros cuentos racistas y capacistas”, Centre LGBTI, Barcelona, Spain
2021
“El cuerpo heteronormativo y otros cuentos racistas y capacistas”, La Raposa, Barcelona, Spain
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
2022
Nominator for the Star Photobook Dummy Award
2018/Present Jury Member of the Screen Award, La Nuu Photo Festival, Rubi, Spain
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.