Laura Van Severen

Born in 1993 in Ghent, Belgium. Laura Van Severen is a photographer graduated from KASK School of Arts in Belgium in 2015. Her work focuses on geographical locations, both natural landscapes and inhabited spaces, and how humans interact or interfere with it.

In 2015, Laura was selected as one of belgium’s top ten young talents for the yearly publication .TIFF of the FOMU Photography Museum in Antwerp. She has exhibited in Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Mexico and Spain and published her first photobook ‘Land’ in 2016 with dutch publishing house The Eriskay Connection.

Laura divides her time between Ghent and Barcelona working on her personal projects and doing commercial assignments. She is currently developing a long-term project focussing on the practice of landfill and waste treatment facilities in the EU.





Education



2016     Graphic Design, Luca School Of Arts, Ghent, Belgium
2015     'Haciendo Libros', photobook workshop with Juan Valbuena of PHREE editorial, Barcelona, Spain
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

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