La Parida Gallery

Room 204

La Parida Gallery

Madrid, Spain


Charo Guijarro
Helena Maldonado
Leia Amat Ortega
Julia Clara de la Torre


Sometimes it has a performative character and we didn't want to leave behind the opportunity of an art fair to show how one of our photographs comes to be, that is to say, how the idea is arrived at, what the process of creation, editing, printing, etc. is. In the room we will place elements reminiscent of a laboratory, such as film reels, vats, cameras, red lights, etc. The idea is to divide the room into several areas, for example, the one that simulates the analogue developing laboratory, the studio area, the printing area, the editing area for the works made for the clients, etc. For this edition, we hope for a more active participation with the public, from adults to children, so that they understand that art is not only for collecting, decorating or contemplating, but above all for enjoying it, both in its elaboration and in its process. 

This year the space will revolve around a photographic laboratory. For the first time we will bring our analogue work as a novelty, as well as our digital work.

Likewise, it will not be a space destined exclusively for the sale of work, but rather the client will be able to take a photograph of themselves taken live, by one of the participating photographers. It will be available in both digital and analogue format, respecting the style of each author when creating and editing her work. In times in which AI is gaining prominence, we wanted to vindicate all the work behind each photograph, the effort and passion that must be dedicated to an image. An artistic work is not only a work of art once it is finished, but also the process.

About the exhibitor

The main aim of La Parida Gallery is to work with mothers, as well as it could include trans men, intergender people who have given birth or artists who have adopted or other mothers, who are very often relatives, mainly grandmothers. It will also include the artistic work of women who have decided to channel abortion through art. In this way, knowing each case well, without judging anyone and having an ethical basis, the register of Artists de La Parida is broad. I would like to offer the public a wide range of creators to whom the very act of gestation, childbirth and/or childbearing will unite, bringing forward their work as Artists during or after childbirth: this is the only indispensable requirement. Making them visible is activism, social justice and feminism.

Leia Amat Ortega