Laura Henno was born in Croix (France) in 1976. She lives and works in Paris (France).
After her studies in photography at the ENSAV of La Cambre, Laura Henno took up cinema at the Fresnoy. Winner of the Prix Découverte des Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d'Arles in 2007, the artist has since had numerous solo exhibitions in France and abroad, such as her exhibition Radical Devotion at the Institut pour la Photographie de Lille (France), M'Tsamboro at the Ryerson Image Center, Toronto (Canada) in 2019, Redemption at the Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles (France) in 2018, M'Tsamboro at the BBB Centre d'Art in Toulouse (France) in 2017, or Summer Crossing at the Centre Photographique Ile-de-France as well as her exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki (Finland) in 2011.
Winner of the SAM Prize for Contemporary Art 2019, Laura Henno is currently enjoying an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, from April 15 to September 4, 2022. Selected for the Villa Albertine, Laura Henno will inaugurate the new French artist residency in the United States in 2022. Laura Henno also participates in many group exhibitions such as Diaspora at Home at the Centre for Contemporary Art (2020, Nigeria), Eldorama at the Tri Postal in Lille (2018, France), Persona Grata, at the Mac Val and the Musée National de l'Histoire de l'Immigration, Paris (2018, France), at the Sharjah Biennial (2017, Lebanon), and at the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art in Memphis (2017, USA).
Laura Henno is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Prix du Jury of the Festival des Champs Elysées 2019 for her film Djo, also awarded the Prix Camira short film, Entrevues de Belfort of the 2018 International Film Festival, Belfort. Her film Koropa receives the Jury Award for the short film competition "The Societal Challenges of Asylum and Migration in the 21st Century" 2018.
Laura Henno's work can be found in a number of important private and public collections such as the Abattoirs (Toulouse, France), the Fonds Régionaux d'Art Contemporain PACA (France) and Saint-Denis (Reunion Island, France), the MAC/VAL, Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne (France), the BPS22 (Charleroi, Belgium), or the Fondation Kadist (Paris, France).
Laura Henno is represented by Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels, since 2021.