Laura Bonnefous

Through mixed-media images that focus on the spaces she encounters or the ones she recreates, Laura Bonnefous offers a poetic depiction of reality. Her projects navigate between personal endeavors and commissioned work, using both photography and video.


Inspired by the relationships humankind entertains with contemporary landscapes, but also captivated by the transformations our society goes through, she studies and deciphers the mythologies of our humanity in order to depict them with sensitivity. From these elements taken from reality, she crafts her own spaces: metaphorical and personal universes.


Both pictorial and sculptural, her work flirts with abstraction, and thus proposes a new archeology of contemporary codes. She developed her mixed-media practice studying at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, at the Otis College of Art and Design of Los Angeles, and at Gobelins, l’École de l’Image, in Paris.


Laura Bonnefous has taken part in exhibitions and residencies across the world. She has held and participated in many exhibitions at institutions such as: 104 in Paris, the Cité Internationale des Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok, the Onishi Studio in Japan, the Parcours Saint Germain, the Voies Off, the Mois de la Photo, the Festival de la Jeune Photographie Internationale de Niort, the Palais Galliera, the Arezzo festival in Italy, FotoHaus in Arles, the Rencontres Photographiques du 10e in Paris, the Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme, the Festival de Saint Brieuc, Mairie de Paris, and recently at Haute Photographie in Rotterdam in February 2023. In 2024 she will participate in the Xposure International Photography Festival in Sharjah, UAE.


Bonnefous was part of the Artpil 30 under 30 Women Photographers in 2015. She has won several prizes, such as the Bourse du Talent, the Prix Picto, and the Eyes on Talents prize. In 2023, she won the LensCulture Critics Choice. In 2021, she published her first monograph of the series Failles with Éditions H2L2; in 2022, her second book Kilamba was published with Louis Vuitton Editions.