Virginia Villacisla was born in Burgos in 1994. She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Burgos. After been graduated she moved to Madrid to specialize in contemporary photography. Thereby, in 2017 she got the MA Photography in EFTI International Center of Photography and Cinema in Madrid.
Since then she started to develope personal projects: Presencio & The Rural Kids and Antiálbum Familiar. Both projects adress her inmediate reality.
Her project Presencio & The Rural Kids, which portraits the way in which the youth interacts with the rural sapaces inherited from their parents, has been recognized in several photography contests, exhibited in different galleries and published in magazines such us EXIT or newspapers like El País.
At the same time, Antiálbum Familiar has won the 3rd prize at OnPhoto Soria and exhibited in FOTONOVIEMBRE (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain) and in University of Burgos (Spain.).
EDUCATION & TRAINING
2021-2022, Course on Digital Film Making. EFTI.
2019 - Three-month workshop in Creativity and Strategies in Contemporary Photography with Javier Vallhonrat. EFTI.
2019, Fiebre Photobook. A crash course on reading photography workshop with Valentina Abenavoli (Akina Books).
2016-2017, MA Photography in EFTI International Center of Photography and Cinema in Madrid.
GRANTS & COMPETITIONS
2022 - IV Joana Biarnés. Finalist.
2022 - Full Contact, International Photography Festival SCAN Tarragona. Selected.
2021 - Librarte: artbook fair of Castilla y León. Accésit best book (Dummy 'Presencio & The Rural Kids'). Winner.
2021 - EMERGENTES 2021. BFoto Festival of Barbastro (Huesca). Selected.
2021 - XX Photography Award of University of Murcia - Exhibition Photographic Production Prize. Winner.
2021 - On Photo Soria. 3rd Prize.
2019 - On Photo Soria. Finalist.
2019 - CANON Student Development Programme 2019 Grant to attend Visa Pour L’Image Festival in Perpignan (France). Winner.
2019 - IX Encontro de Artistas Novos: #EAN9. Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Winner.
2022 - SOLASTALGIA (October 21th - December 2nd) | Collective exhibition. Espacio Tangente. Burgos.
2022 - 'Presencio & The Rural Kids' (June 1st - 24th) | Solo exhibition. University of Murcia, Espacio ES/UM, Campus de la Merced.
2022 - 'Antiálbum Familiar' (May 10th - June 3rd) | Solo exhibition. CÓDIGO UBU. University of Burgos, Burgos.
2022 - 'Presencio & The Rural Kids' (February 8th - March 5th) | Solo exhibition. Real Sociedad Fotográfica. Madrid, Spain.
2021 - 'Antiálbum Familiar' (October 29th - December 19th) | Solo exhibitionl. Atlánticas Colectivas - FOTONOVIEMBRE. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
2021 - 'Presencio & The Rural Kids' (September 20th - October 2nd) | Solo exhibition. Sala Francisco de Goya - UNED. Festival BFOTO, Barbastro (Huesca). Spain.
2021 - 'Presencio & The Rural Kids' (April 9th - May 13th) | Solo exhibition. Espacio Tangente. Burgos (Spain).
2017 - Y nuestros rostros, mi vida, breves como fotos | Collective exhibition. Curator: María Santoyo. EFTI. Madrid (Spain).
2021, September 13th - 18th - Presencio & The Rural Kids | El País | Sección Opinión: Exposición
2021, July - Presencio & The Rural Kids | Salvaje Magazine #9
TALKS / LECTURES
2022, Lecture at Master Universitario en Estudios Avanzados en Historia del Arte Español. University Complutense of Madrid.
2022, PHotoESPAÑA, Travel Talks: La búsqueda de lo extraordinario en lo cotidiano. Xperience Madrid.
Espacio Tangente (Spain)
University of Burgos (Spain)
UNED Barbastro (Spain)
Council of Sant Joan d'Alacant (Spain)