Spanish artist Laia Abril (1986) is the fourteenth winner of the Foam Paul Huf Award. This prize is awarded annually to a talented young photographer. The multidisciplinary artist uses photography, text, video and sound. With her work, Abril tells intimate stories that evoke uncomfortable and hidden realities and often deal with inequality between the sexes and oppression of women.
Ala Kachuu, 2019, On Rape © courtesy Laia Abril & Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
With On Rape - A History of Misogyny, Chapter Two, the artist presents a series of conceptual portraits and testimonies that together symbolise the current impunity of institutional rape. Abril tracks back the origin of the rape culture and its structures by creating a series of visual and audio metaphors; inviting the audience to experience her research journey.
ABOUT THE FOAM PAUL HUF AWARD
The prize consists of a cash prize of €20,000,- and a solo exhibition at Foam. Additionally, the work of the winner will be published in the prestigious annual talent issue of Foam Magazine. Abril’s solo exhibition will be on show at Foam from 6 November onwards.
The exhibition is made possible with the support of the Tim Hetherington Trust and the Magnum Foundation, and is a collaboration with Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire.
The Foam Paul Huf Award is made possible with the generous support from an anonymous partner.
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In 2021 Foam receives additional support from Kickstart Cultuurfonds and the Mondriaan Fund.