Laura Ben Hayoun is born in 1984, in Valence (France). She lives and work in Paris. After studies in visual anthropology, she follows a MA in Documentary film, and MA in Photography and Contemporary art. Her work questions wanderings, borders and migration. Photography became a place of domesticated violence where it physically foothold, family histories are interpreted as echoes of history. The image is interrogated in its capacity of movement and instability. She is working on mixed media, photography, video, textiles, drawings, installation. She made collective exhibitions solo exhibitions in London (Tate Modern, Source Spotlight), Paris (Festival Circulations, Meetings of the 10th arrondissement, Mois de la photo), in Nice (Festival of Mediterranean Photography), and in Spain (Outono Fotografico) . Exhibitions: Festival Outono Fotografico, A Coruña, 2018 Festival of Mediterranean Photography, Seven Off, Nice, 2017 Circulation (s) Festival of Young European Photography, Paris, 2017 The Photographic Meetings of the 10th arrondissement, Paris 2015 Month of the Photo- OFF, Paris, 2014 Tate Britain: Source spotlight texture and collages, London, 2014 Publications: Paper : Ces editions, 2018 L'Incroyable magazine, 2016 Review The Incident, 2015 Online : Der Greif Wetransfer interviews Wired Magazine Photografia magazineLocked Pro Plan feature
Directing shorts films with youngsters in high school.
Worshop "Sauvage" , worshop about image and anthropology with the BA in Textils
Interview and photoshoot with the cyborg Neil Harbisson
Photography for the movie "Disaster Playground" by Nelly Ben Hayoun at NASA Ames Center