THROUGH HER LENS
September 27 – November 30, 2023
In The Gallery is proud to present ‘Through Her Lens’, a group exhibition dedicated to showcasing talented women photographers from Denmark and abroad. Women photographers and artists receive far less attention today and we find it vital to reflect on this imbalance thus this exhibition aims to promote and widen the knowledge of three women photographers and the representation of their work.
The exhibition invites the viewer to see the world through her lens and engage in their personal and poetic narratives. The starting point for each artist is the portrait which they investigate in various ways. Lise Johansson’s works are self-portraits that explore what it means to feel at home and delve into concepts of identity and place of belonging. Andrea Torres Balaguer experiments with materialities and challenges the traditional notion of a portrait by intervening the photograph with a unique brushstroke across the subject’s face in post-production. Camila Fenster is particularly interested in textures, shapes, and objects which she uses to create photomontage portraits of doll-like humans. All artists remain close to a poetic and subtle perspective of the world and find their inspiration in the borderland between the conscious and the unconscious mind – creating a sense of distorted reality that encourages the viewer to look closer. They explore dreams, the surreal, and the uncanny, combining familiar concepts in unexpected ways that challenge our conventional ways of perceiving photographic portraiture. The viewer is left to create their own interpretation and decipher for themselves what is real and what is fiction.
Artists presented : Andrea Torres Balaguer (ES), Camila Fenster (PT/DK), Lise Johansson (DK)
Andrea Torres Balaguer (b. 1990) is a Spanish photographer and holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona. After winning her first award, Artevistas New Talents, her work has been exhibited in i.a. Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, New York, London, and Berlin. Her work is included in the private collections of Fundació Vila Casas, Col·lecció Bassat, and Universitat de Barcelona, and in 2019 she was selected as one of the “top five artists to invest in” in Art Madrid.
Camila Fenster (b. 1970) lives and works in Portugal. She has a background as a production manager in advertisement films and holds a degree in Photography from Ar.co School in Lisbon. She has collaborated with the Danish brand “By Malene Birger” to create a unique piece built upon her artistic practice and her work has been exhibited in i.a. Norway, Switzerland, the UK, and Brazil as well as shown in magazines in Portugal and Denmark.