Ouka Leele at Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta

Bárbara Allende Gil de Biedma, better known as Ouka Leele, is a Spanish photographer who was actively involved in La Movida Madrleña, a countercultural movement that emerged in Madrid after Franco’s death and made freedom its core value.  Her pseudonym is inspired by a painting of a constellation of stars by El Hortelano, another important figure in the Madrid art movement.

Ouka Leele, who understands photography to be a form of visual poetry, combines photography and engraving techniques and fills her images with vibrant colors.

Throughout April The Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta will be showcasing a special exhibit featuring some of the artist’s best work.

The museum, decorated as a stunning Spanish renaissance palace, also features author Enrique Larreta’s extensive collection of sculptures, paintings and furniture, mostly from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Juramento 2291, Belgrano, 4784-4040.

Museum Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday from 1pm-7pm

Saturday from 10am-8pm