Laura C. Vela
Como la casa mía
847,00€ – 1.815,00€
Laura C. Vela’s work focuses on the everyday, the infinitely small, and the relationship human beings share with their surroundings. She perceives photography as a way of placing herself in the world and a means of communicating with others.
Hahnemühle paper (308 gr)
Como La Casa Mía depicts the story of Xirou Xiao and me, two young women from different cultures who live in the same city and share the same desire: to find our place and make a home. The project gently examines the interior life of the protagonist, a Chinese migrant, and it portrays the story of an intercultural friendship. The desire to discover the world made Xirou come to Madrid in 2013. We met in 2014 and since then I have accompanied her in her search for a way to be and live in the place she came to explore.
She published her first book, Vorhandenheit, in 2014, which was reissued in 2020. In 2016 she collaborated on Subculturcide, a book about Madrid during the 2010s. She was a selected artist at Plat(t)form 2018 (Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland) and in May 2019 she published her first photo book, Como la casa mía, with the publishing house Dalpine.
In July 2020 she published Las cosas simples, a collective photo book with Laia Sabaté, Helena Goñi, Maider Jiménez, Isaac Rupérez Cano, Elisa Victoria, Andrea Abreu and Carlota Visier. She is a Superior Technician of Plastic Arts and Design in Photography (Arte 10 School, Madrid). Laura graduated in Philosophy (Universidad Complutense, Madrid) and she won the BlankPaper scholarship to study a Master’s in Development of Artistic Projects. She also has a Diploma in Chinese Studies (International Institute of International Studies, UCM, Madrid).
Photential-How to Be Home
Galería Le Mur, Madrid, Spain
Selected Artist, Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Junior High Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Galería Cero, Madrid, Spain
The Showroom, Lens, Madrid, Spain