ONLINE EDUCATION

NEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM 
ONLINE

HYDRA has always had a vocation to generate new forms of dialogue and horizontal learning, through the creation of heterogeneous groups of students and teachers, where the different cultural, geographical and ideological origins generate a space of creation, experimentation and exchange of an enormous and surprising wealth. 

At this moment in which uncertainty permeates everything, corporeality is resignified, and we find ourselves in unforeseen and extraordinary ways in vital experiences of dialogue and collaboration, we seek to open a space for the multiplicity of views that will allow us to regenerate our ways of conceiving the other and ourselves, the relationship between the moment, tradition and the future. 

The current situation of transformation throughout the world allows us to listen and dialogue about creation, its links to life, the social, political and cultural context in which it is inserted in regions previously out of our reach, allowing us to open up fundamental questions about the very nature of creation and to question the way in which the circuits of validation of art work and our position in relation to them. 

HYDRA offers you a new and extensive programme of online seminars and workshops that open up new possibilities for learning, dialogue and collaboration with artists, thinkers and specialists from all over the world.

We open a growing variety of online programs that complement each other, with the aim of offering training from theory, reflection, production of works, photobooks, digital preservation, archive management, as well as technical workshops.
SOME PROGRAMME DATES TO BE CONFIRMED 
Due to COVID conditions in the different countries of the workshop participants, the starting date of some programmes had to be adapted to the circumstances of each case.

DIFFERENT PROGRAMS, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

THEORETICAL SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
REFLECTION AND DIALOGUE PROGRAMMES
PERSONALISED ADVICE
PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS
DIPLOMA IN COLLECTION MANAGEMENT
SPECIALISED TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS

MULTIPLICITY OF HYDRA HEADS

ONLINE PROGRAMMES AND WORKSHOPS

PHOTOGRAPHY AS ARCHIVOLOGICAL PRACTICE
JOAN FONTCUBERTA
IN-LINE PRE-ENGRAVED TALLLER

The application of good practices in institutional photographic archives, private collections or personal archives is the best way to ensure the protection of this artistic and historical heritage. 

The purpose of this diploma is to provide working tools to authors, specialists, researchers, personnel working in archives and interested in the management, study and dissemination of photographic collections. 

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DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT, STUDY AND DISSEMINATION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS 
ACADEMIC COORDINATION 
GABRIELA GONZÁLEZ REYES AND EUGENIA MACÍAS
ONLINE PRE-ENGRAVING WORKSHOP

The application of good practices in institutional photographic archives, private collections or personal archives is the best way to ensure the protection of this artistic and historical heritage. This diploma course aims to provide working tools to authors, specialists, researchers, personnel working in archives and interested in the management, study and dissemination of photographic collections. 
Juan José Herrera

I DISAGREE
VARIOUS GUESTS
GISELA VOLÁ AND ANA CASAS BRODA
COORDINATORS

I disagree is a search for meaning and alternative ways of thinking outside of binary thinking. To re-signify reality and reinvent that marginal place and the denied in a paradise of new discoveries from which to think as people.

In this workshop we will have a wide and diverse participation of invited curators, authors and critics from several countries.
Paula López Droguett

MOTHERHOOD AND PHOTOGRAPHY 
VARIOUS GUESTS
ANA CASAS BRODA | COORDINATION

Motherhood is and has always been a complex subject. This program brings together the gaze and work of different artists, curators, writers, poets, researchers, performers, from different parts of the world, cultures and generations who share their experiences and enquiries on the subject of motherhood and seeks to open up the subject to new perspectives, collaborations and dialogues.   
Harun Faroki

IMAGE TECHNOLOGIES
LAURO LÓPEZ SÁNCHEZ
MEXICO
ONLINE PRE-ENGRAVING WORKSHOP

The aim of this course is to trace an archaeology of technological media and their close ideological relationship to the development of reproduction media such as film, the camera and audiovisual media from their very beginnings. On the one hand, we will analyse concrete examples of how the gaze has been gradually displaced and supplanted by a complex system of military and police security surveillance. We now have a hybrid technological system deployed at all levels of life, where reality is associated, organised and determined. This leads to a whole ontological problematic, as it rethinks the place of the production of the gaze and the place of the spectator. 
Seydou Keita

ALBUM: (RE)VISIONS OF FAMILY REPRESENTATION, INTIMACY, ARCHIVE, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, MEMORY, NOSTALGIA AND MOURNING 

PEDRO VICENTE | SPAIN
ACADEMIC COORDINATION 
PRE-RECORDED ONLINE WORKSHOP COMBINED WITH LIVE LECTURES

This course will analyse and study the relevance and significance of the family album in the construction of individual and collective identities; as well as different theoretical works and projects by contemporary artists on the family album that highlight the interest of artists in the family album, making it almost a genre of its own in contemporary art and photography in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

C O M M I N G S O O N

PERSONALISED ADVICE 
VARIOUS PARTNERS 
FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Beyond its biological imperatives and the contingencies inherent to its being in the world, the body demands to be invented on a daily basis: in image. If each era promotes an ideal body and insists on a catalogue of bodily anathemas, it is in the face of them that each person invents the image of their body, that singular and dynamic image with which they recognise themselves and present themselves to others. Art concentrates the tension between the acceptance of the ideal and its negation, between the approval of the anathemas and their rejection, between submission and rebellion against the stereotype. 
Joel Peter Witkin

INVENTIONS OF THE BODY 
REBECA GONZÁLEZ AND MAURICIO ORTIZ

Beyond its biological imperatives and the contingencies inherent to its being in the world, the body demands to be invented on a daily basis: in image. If each era promotes an ideal body and insists on a catalogue of bodily anathemas, it is in the face of them that each person invents the image of their body, that singular and dynamic image with which they recognise themselves and present themselves to others. Art concentrates the tension between the acceptance of the ideal and its negation, between the approval of the anathemas and their rejection, between submission and rebellion against the stereotype.  
Tier. dienacht

THE PHOTOBOOK: NEW NARRATIVES 
DIFFERENT GUESTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

I disagree is a search for meaning and alternative ways of thinking outside of binary thinking. To re-signify reality and reinvent that marginal place and the denied in a paradise of new discoveries from which to think as people.

In this workshop we will have a wide and diverse participation of invited curators, authors and critics from several countries.

C O M M I N G S O O N

Yangon Fashion 1979. Lukas Birk. Fraglich Publishing

INCUBADORA DE FOTOLIBRO 2021 
PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTHOR'S BOOK WITH DIFFERENT TUTORS FROM MEXICO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

Motherhood is and has always been a complex issue. This program gathers the look and the work of different artists, curators, writers, poetxs investigators, performers, from different places of the world, cultures and generations that share us their experiences and inquiries about the theme of motherhood and seeks to open the subject to new looks, collaborations and dialogues. 

C O M M I N G S O O N

Yangon Fashion 1979. Lukas Birk

INCUBADORA DE FOTOLIBRO 2021
PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTHOR'S BOOK WITH DIFFERENT TUTORS FROM MEXICO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

C O M M I N G S O O N

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SINAPSIS 2021
PHOTO PRODUCTION PROGRAM

C O M M I N G S O O N

MULTIPLICITY OF HYDRA HEADS

Exhibition Views, Look, Stranger!: Technologies of Lens-based Practice in South Asia, Presented at Serendipity Arts Festival in partnership with Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, Goa

PRODUCTION PROGRAMMES

MULTIPLICITY OF HYDRA HEADS

AN AXIS AND SEVERAL COMMUNICATING VESSELS

This program seeks to offer, from the multiplicity of moments constructed by the gaze of each participant, a multiverse of cultures, places, disciplines, reflections, personal stories; to open up a rich panorama full of new paths, as a basis for other forms of dialogue, collaboration and production that open up the possibility of other scenarios and circuits for the circulation and validation of the work from a critical stance that includes forms of creation that respond to the needs of communities that until now have not been within the hegemonic scenarios of contemporary art. 

A look at the threads that connect the present with the traditions that go back to 1500, to the present from different approaches such as philosophy, art, politics, culture. These programs seek to build rafts that allow us to navigate in new waters to create other forms of collaboration, production and dialogue between cultures and, above all, people, in future projects. 

Openness to listening to different voices, initiating dialogue and building new ways of collaborating is fundamental to a transformation of our notion of the art medium, asking questions about the place from which we create, the needs of artists, different cultures and places in the world, and how to rethink spaces and circuits of validation that correspond to the reality of a huge part of the world that has been considered peripheral to the hegemonic art scene. 

What makes us create? What themes are addressed in different parts of the world? What are the spaces for validation, museums, galleries, competitions, fairs, publications, what do we seek as a goal for our work? What is the role of photography in different parts of the world and how does it relate to local and global society? 

The global crisis we are facing urges us to rethink these essential questions to art and reinvent the scene in which we want to develop and grow projects that respond to places previously isolated from each other, and that need to rebuild other ways of thinking, creating and circulating art according to the real needs of artists and the communities and audiences we want to reach. 

It is time to rethink these questions, to choose our interlocutors to invent the spaces that allow creation to be enriched by other experiences and thus find new forms of dialogue and circulation of our work.
This project is built in two stages:

53 HYDRA HEADS 
WITH-TEXT 
This programme is born in the present, an unprecedented reality, which confines us physically and at the same time brings us together through digital media. Fostering dialogue with diverse places, cultures and disciplines, the new temporality of virtuality has allowed us to dialogue in real time with artists, curators, collectives, publishers, writers from all over the world. 
Through the multiplicity of voices from all over the world, we open up to the public questions and reflections about photography, art and the time in which we live.

C O M M I N G S O O N

53 HYDRA HEADS

MULTIVERSES OF THE INFRAMUNDO 
WARP AND WEFT OF STORIES THAT WEAVE TOGETHER THOSE PRESENT

This programme is born in the present, an unprecedented reality, which confines us physically and at the same time brings us together through digital media. Fostering dialogue with diverse places, cultures and disciplines, the new temporality of virtuality has allowed us to dialogue in real time with artists, curators, collectives, publishers, writers from all over the world. 

Throughthemultiplicity of voices from all over the world, we open to the public questions and reflections on photography, art and the times in which we live.

C O M M I N G S O O N

SPECIALISED TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS

Now we also offer you workshops with specialists for the development of specialized photographic technique.
Gerardo Montiel Klint. Melancholy my Baobab seeds

ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING FOR PERSONAL PROJECTS
GERARDO MONTIEL KLINT 

Tutorials for different topics of technical work in photography: the use of parameter settings and how to take advantage of them for efficient workflow; the use of equipment and ways of working to make film scanning.

C O M M I N G S O O N

COLOUR MANAGEMENT 
FILE COLOUR CONTROL
AGUSTÍN ESTRADA

Colour management for different outputs such as reprographics, photographic printing and in other processes such as offset.




DIGITAL FILES
RAW FILES | SCANNING | REPROGRAPHY
AGUSTÍN ESTRADA

Tutorials for different topics of technical work in photography: the use of parameter settings and how to take advantage of them for efficient workflow; the use of equipment and ways of working to make film scanning.

PRINTING PROCESSES
AGUSTÍN ESTRADA

Tutorial about the preparation of images for printing in general, covering the series of procedures that have to be carried out in any printing process and that are the determinants of the final quality and also ensure that the copies are the best possible result in various printing processes such as offset, inket and / or laser.

COURSE ON DIGITISATION OF DOCUMENTS AND DIGITAL PRESERVATION BASICS 
ERICK CARDOSO

C O M M I N G S O O N

PAST ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Find out about the online workshops that have taken place in 2020 and 2021.

BEFORE THE PORTFOLIO, 
THE PERSONALITY
ERIK KESSELS
NETHERLANDS
live online workshop 
two editions: August 2020 and SEPTEMBER 2021 

Who are you in relation to your work? 
Photographers are very good at creating images, but often lack the ability to communicate about their work and themselves as artists. In this intensive online workshop/class, Erik Kessels helps participants to communicate more clearly about themselves and to enhance their personality in relation to their work. Being an author and being a promoter of your work are two completely different skills. 
Silvia Gruner, The Middle of the Road, INSITE, 1994.

VISUAL ANALYSIS: IMAGE THRESHOLD

EUGENIA MACÍAS
LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP
two editions: August 2020 and August 2021

This course offers tools for visual analysis of various expressive-communicative mechanisms of the image.

Various strategies and criteria for visual analysis will be discussed, based on cases of images in archives or the production of artists and managers and researchers who deal with processes of: intertextuality between photography and other plastic supports, discursive plots and archives, visual anthropology, image and living matter, experimental art and links between written and visual testimonies, different supports for visuals of social mobilisations, photographic recording of artistic processes as political criticism and photography of performing arts. 


BEFORE THE PORTFOLIO, 
THE PERSONALITY
ERIK KESSELS
Netherlands
4, 5, 11 and 12 September 2021
REGISTER UNTIL 24 AUGUST

Who are you in relation to your work? 
Photographers are very good at creating images, but often lack the ability to communicate about their work and themselves as artists. In this intensive online workshop/class, Erik Kessels helps participants to communicate more clearly about themselves and to enhance their personality in relation to their work. Being an author and being a promoter of your work are two completely different skills. 

DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT, STUDY AND DISSEMINATION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS 
ACADEMIC COORDINATION 
GABRIELA GONZÁLEZ REYES AND EUGENIA MACÍAS
ONLINE PRE-ENGRAVING WORKSHOP

The application of good practices in institutional photographic archives, private collections or personal archives is the best way to ensure the protection of this artistic and historical heritage. This diploma course aims to provide working tools to authors, specialists, researchers, personnel working in archives and interested in the management, study and dissemination of photographic collections.