Gloria Oyarzabal (London, UK 1971) Spanish artist photographer, bachelor of Fine Arts at UCM (Complutense University at Madrid, 1998), she diversifies her activity between film, photography and teaching. Co-founder and programmer at the independent cinema “La Enana Marrón” (The Brown Dwarf) in Madrid (1999-2009), dedicated to the diffusion of author, experimental and alternative cinema.

Since 1996 working in the cinema world taking care of artistic direction and photography of experimental short films & documentaries.
Lived 3 years in Bamako, Mali (2009-2012) where she works in the shooting of his partner’s experimental documentary, while researching on the construction of the Idea of Africa, processes of colonization/decolonization, new tactics of colonialism and the diversity around the different voices of the African Feminisms.

After 2 years in France (2013-2014), she goes back to Madrid where she gets her Masters degree in Creation & Development of Photographic Projects at Blankpaper School of Photography (Madrid 2014-2015).In 2017 she’s selected for the artist residence Ranchito Matadero Nigeria/South Africa working between Madrid and Art House Foundation Lagos (Nigeria) which enables her to develop her research around the colonization of the concept of woman.  In 2020 she’s invited as resident artist at Gibellina Photoroad (Sicily, Italy) by The Orestiada Foundation (due to the pandemic crisis this has been postponed).She was teacher of Analisys of Architectural Forms at IADE(2001-2010) and now she gives photography workshops at Lens School of Photography and MADPHOTO School of Photography (Madrid, Spain)

Thanks to a Grant given by Madrid’s City Hall, she will develop her new project travelling around Europe and Africa.