Idalia Vasquez-Achury is a Colombian-born, Philadelphia-based lens media artist. Delving into performance, installation, and photography, her practice centers on exploring the state of permanent transition or perpetual becoming, as well as the ambiguity and fluidity inherent in contemporary diasporic experiences. Her multidisciplinary practice encompasses photography, artist books, and large-scale photographic installations. Currently, Idalia teaches photography at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and has previously taught at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster, PA.

In 2023, Vasquez-Achury was the winner of the 97th Annual at the Print Center, Philadelphia, where she was awarded a solo exhibition. The same year, she received the Blake Bradford Filter Club Artist in Residence award. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at The Print Center, Fleisher Art Memorial, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Scarab Club Gallery, Detroit, MI; 555 Gallery, Dearborn, MI; Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT; and Casa Sin Fin in Bogota, Colombia. Her works are part of the collections at the University of the Arts and the Charles Library at Temple University. Her works have also been featured in Lenscratch and Don't Take Pictures, among other publications. Idalia earned an MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University.



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