Laura Van Severen

(1993) is a photographer graduated from KASK School of Arts in Ghent (Belgium) in 2015. After finishing her studies, she moved to Barcelona (Spain) where she is currently residing. The emphasis of her work lies on the human capacity to transform the landscape in both destructive as regenerative manners.

In 2015, Laura was selected as one of Belgium’s top ten young talents by the FOMU Photography Museum in Antwerp. Her projects have been exhibited in Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Mexico and Spain.

Her first long-term project ‘Land’, a visual investigation of landscape alterations, was published as a photobook in 2016 with Dutch publishing house The Eriskay Connection. The book was awarded with The Best Dutch Book Design 2016.

Currently Laura is working on a project that investigates the effects of landfill and waste management on the landscape. Although the work is still ongoing, the different chapters have been awarded by the UCM of Madrid, by the CNA in Luxembourg and at Art Photo Barcelona which resulted in several exhibitions and the participation in portfolio reviews.





Education



2016     Graphic Design, Luca School Of Arts, Ghent, Belgium
2015      Master of Fine Arts (Photography), KASK School Of Arts, Ghent, Belgium
2013      Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography), KASK School Of Arts, Ghent, Belgium




Selected exhibitions

2019    The arrangement of unwanted features, Fuga/Art Photo Bcn, Barcelona, Spain
2018    Despega 2018, C Arte C, Madrid, Spain
2017    Bougie 2017, CBK Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017    Unexposed Twens 2017, CC Kapel Romaanse Poort, Leuven, Belgium
2017    Land, Galeria Spectrum Sotos, Zaragoza, Spain
2017    Setba Jove 2017, Fundació Setba, Barcelona, Spain
2016    crox 521-525, Croxhapox, Gent, Belgium
2016    Bfoto Emergentes, El Moliné, Barbastro, Spain
2016    Foto Forum Brasschaat, Antverpiagebouw, Brasschaat, Belgium.
2015    .TIFF launch & Artist Talk, FOMU Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
2015    .TIFF Outdoor Expo, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015    Graduation 15, KASK/ School Of Arts, Ghent, Belgium
2015    Tumult In Gent, LOD muziekcentrum, Ghent, Belgium
2015    From Where We Stand, Zwarte Zaal, Ghent, Belgium
2013    It’s the poetry, stupid! (curated by ARTWALL), Campo Santo, Ghent, Belgium