Credit: Lydia Metral
Credit: Lydia Metral

Emilie Hallard, lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.
Emilie Hallard was born in 1979 in France. She started photography while living in Barcelona, Spain, as a self-taught photographer. She first worked with a diary-based approach focusing on people and nightlife with an intimate, moody and sensual dialogue before to move on to a more straightforward approach. Nowadays, she is interested in feminism, vulnerability, gender fluidity and issues, sexuality, body positivity and representation (and rocky landscapes to rest her mind).

Her first 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.

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

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.


2021 Spain, Barcelona, Les corps incorruptibles, Institut français de Barcelone
2021 Spain, Barcelona, Les corps incorruptibles, Prole.
2020 Spain, Barcelona, On Riots, Grief and Parties, PEI, (CED) MACBA
France, Paris, C*NSORSH*P, Galerie &co119
2020 Tunisia, Tunise, A room with a view, Maison de l’image
France, Arles, Family of No Man, Cosmos.
France, Paris, Genre? Unique!” Le Boudoir2.0 and Photo Saint-Germain.
Myanmar, Yangon, Raving madness / Coming home, Myanmar Deitta.
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.
2013 France, Paris, Animal Triste, a selection, Espace B.
2011 Spain, Barcelona, Sudor, Miscelänea Gallery.
2011 Tunisia, Tunis, [odela], Kanvas Gallery.
2011 Sweden, 591 Spring Exhibition: 150 Images of men and women.
2010 Spain, Seville, Sexo III, El Photomata Gallery.
2008 Spain, Barcelona, El act de resistir, Festival Trafic08.
2008 Spain, Barcelona, Caja de Luz, II International Photography and Visual Arts Festival, Miscelänea Gallery, curatorial work and photography.
2007 Switzerland, Lausanne, We are all photographers now!, Musée de l’Elysée.
2006 Spain, Barcelona, Postal Project, Miscelänea Gallery.

2020 Curve #6 (French)
2019 Conversas #30 (Spanish)

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
“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.

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.