Idalia Vasquez-Achury (she/her/hers) is a Colombian-born, Philadelphia-based photographer and educator. Exploring performance, installation, and photography, her practice center on Latinx identity through ethnic affect in the United States, combining factual and fictional re-imagination of the experience.  

She has shown her work widely, including at the Woodmere Art Museum, PA; Photo Place Gallery, VT; Scaraba Club Gallery, MI; 555 Gallery, MI; Goldilock Gallery, PA; Casa sin Fin, Colombia. Idalia has received grants and awards from the Glassell School of Art MFAH, Texas; Dean’s Grant Support for Student Research Tyler School of Art and Architecture Philadelphia PA. Her projects have been featured in Lenscratch, Don’t Take Pictures and Fotomerika. Idalia has taught at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. She studied graphic design in Bogota and worked in advertising in Bogota, Colombia before moving to the U.S. Idalia holds an MFA in photography from Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Philadelphia, PA, and a BFA in Photography from College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia with her partner and daughter.  

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