Laura Ben Hayoun creates/recreates events. With her camera, she provokes situations revealing identitary, political or geopolitical stakes.  


Biographie



Laura Ben Hayoun est née à Valence (France). Elle vit et travaille à Paris, Yerevan et Alger.
Sa photographie est un espace de tension et de jeu, explorant l’entre-deux et la frontière à travers des histoires intimes envisagées comme des échos de l’Histoire. Elle cherche à rendre visible des récits non conventionnels.
L’image est fragmentée et fragilisée par de multiples expérimentations, se mêle photographie, vidéo, textiles, dessins, installation.
Après des études en anthropologie, elle obtient un Master en réalisation documentaire, et un Master de photographie et art contemporain à l'Université Paris 8.
Elle a présenté son travail lors d'expositions collectives et personnelles à Londres, Paris, Nice, La Corogne, Hanovre, Bienne.

Laura Ben Hayoun was born in Valence (France). She lives in Paris and currently works in Paris/Yerevan/ Alger. Her work questions notions of « in between », borders and migration. Personal stories are interpreted as echoes of History. She tries to give visibility to unconventional narratives. The image is questioned in its capacity of movement through multiple experimentations. She is working on mixed medias, photography, video, textiles, drawings, installation.
She studied visual anthropology and continued with a MA in Documentary film, and a MA in Photography and Contemporary art.
She had collective and solo exhibitions in London, Paris, Nice, Hanover, Bienne.




ON GOING



2020 Narratives from Algeria, Pasquart Photoforum, Bienne, Switzerland
2020 PLATFORM, Winterthur Photomuseum, Switzeland
2020 Commisionned by Iris Sikking, Lumix Festival, Festival for young visual journalism, Hanover, Germany
2021 Solo exhibition Centre du Patrimoine Arménien, Valence

AWARD:
Shortlist C/O Berlin Talent Award 2020
Finalist UNSEEN Dummy award, 2019
Award of Contemporary Photography, Vence, 2017
Award Huawei, Circulations Festival of young European photography, 2017

RESIDENCIES:
2020/ 2021 Residency with le GRAPH/ réseau Diagonal, Alger/ Carcassonne
2019/2021 Visual artist invited by the ethnopole «Migrations, frontiers, memory» at the Centre du patrimoine Arménien, Valence
2019 Les Capucins, Contemporary Art Center, Embrun
2013 Montalvo Arts center, California

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