Simona Ciocarlan is a Romanian visual artist and photographer based in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
She holds a First Class Honours Degree in Photography, specialising in fine art and documentary photography.
Simona’s work explores the relationship and impact between traditions and the modern era, investigating how our perceptions over the world are influenced by cultural heritage. Throughout her projects, she constantly seeks to reference diverse layers of personal history and collective memory that shape our identity.
Her photographs have been featured in The Herald, The National, The Evening Times, Clydebank Post and BBC Travel.
FORMAT Festival Shutter Hub Portfolio Award 2019 – Winner
Jill Todd Photographic Award 2018 – Highly Commended Awardee
Fòcas Document India 2017- 2018,“The Best Single Images”, Fòcas Scotland – Winner
Made Brave photography competition 2016, United Kingdom – Winner
“Images of Research 2015”, United Kingdom – Finalist
“Picture This 2014”, United Kingdom – Winner
“Shoot the Future”, OPEN Glasgow 2014, United Kingdom – Runner up
“My UK student postcard” 2014, Education UK – British Council – Finalist
NOW, FOR THE FUTURE, Look Photo Biennial at Open Eye Gallery, Collective exhibition Liverpool, UK – November 2019
LifeFramer Photography Prize, Officine Fotografiche Milano, Collective exhibition, Italy – October 2019
Street Level Open, Glasgow September 2019, Collective exhibition, UK – September 2019
LifeFramer Photography Prize, Bermondsey Project Space London, Collective exhibition, UK – September 2019
STREET / FORM at Pow! Wow! Rotterdam, Collective exhibition, Netherlands – September 2019
New Photographers Guild: Still Searching… , Trongate 103, Collective exhibition, Glasgow, UK – July 2019
Time to Think, Festival Pil’Ours, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, Collective exhibition, France – July 2019
Jill Todd Photographic Award, Street Level Photoworks, Collective exhibition, Glasgow, UK – December 2018
Futureproof, Street Level Photoworks, Collective exhibition, Irvine, UK – July 2018
Free Range, The Old Truman Brewery | Shoreditch London, Collective exhibition, UK – June 2018
Structured, Quartermile Edinburgh, Collective exhibition, UK – December 2017
Purvai Festival, An Laintar, “The Best Single Images”, Collective exhibition, Fòcas Scotland, UK – August 2017
Free Range, The Old Truman Brewery | Shoreditch London, Collective exhibition, UK – June 2017
Type 22, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, Collective exhibition, UK – October 2016
Transitions, Theatre Royal, Collective exhibition, Glasgow, UK – May 2016
Picturing the Future, Technology & Innovation Centre Glasgow, Collective exhibition, UK – July 2015